Events

Climate Action and the long-haul flights dilemma: Four Modes of Sense-Making for a Transatlantic Trip

Date:
25 February 2019
Location:
De Montfort University, Queens Building Q0.12
Description
Action to mitigate and adapt to climate change is a major priority for international governments, and represents one of the United Nations' 17 Global Goals for sustainable development.

Nita's Archive

Date:
25 February 2019
Location:
Clephan 0.01, De Montfort University
Description
'Nita's Archive' is a presentation by respected photographer, scholar, filmmaker and teacher Ellen Nolan as part of this year's Cultural Exchanges Festival. It opens up the fascinating archive of her great aunt Nita.

Seminar series presents: Governance of AI through explanations: From Approximations to Counterfactuals

Date:
27 February 2019
Description
Explanations are viewed as an ideal mechanism to enhance the accountability of algorithmic systems. This talk provides an overview of current methods for explaining decisions and outputs of AI systems.

Mark Griffiths, Introduced by Professor Rusi Jaspal

Date:
01 March 2019
Location:
0.01, Clephan Building, De Montfort University
Description
Mark Griffiths provides the reasons on how and why individuals can be genuinely addicted to behaviours such as gambling, gaming and social media.

"It feels bubbly": Listening to the emotional climate in prison

Date:
05 March 2019
Location:
De Montfort University, Vijay Patel 1.11 (Pod)
Description
How does sound change how we understand order and emotion in prison? This talk is based on an aural ethnography conducted in a local men's prison between February and August 2017, with the aim of exploring the significance of sound in prison society.

Holograms in Our Digital Age

Date:
05 March 2019
Location:
Lecture Theatre 1.12, Queens Building
Description
This fascinating lecture explains the principles behind a new 3D holographic printer that uses sets of images made from digital video, including smartphone images.
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