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Gymkhana Grid 2016

BY ANDREW STEVENS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

Andrew Stevens journey qualifying for the worlds biggest Gymkhana. A race with a Subaru Impreza to the finish line. 

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Art and the Science of Visual Perception

BY BARBARA NASTO
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

In this presentation, Barbara Nasto will prove people are interested in science by using perception games to teach about neural networks. 

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The Art of 'Her'

BY LORETO VALENZUELA
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

Loreto Valenzuela talks about "The art of 'Her'". “...real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad." From An encounter by James Joyce. Human encounters, as we all know, are inevitable. Most humans, adhering to their daily routine, tend to have encounters with the same people. However, when one leaves the routine and for example goes on holiday one finds themselves with many more fortuitous encounters than usual. What exactly counts as a fortuitous encounter, what effect may it have on ones life? This presentation will invite you to explore the links between art, curiosity and fortuitous human encounters.

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Travels Towards My Father

BY TIM HEADLEY
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

Tim Headley struggled with his own identity and confidence. In often cases, the source of the struggle can be traced back to the level of our father's presence and influence growing up. This story is about being fatherless, the need for true identity and search to meet the man who can be called "dad".

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Twenty Beers That Changed My Life

BY MARK PHILLIPS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

Mark Phillips talks about his discovery of craft beer and shares the 20 beers that have changed his life. A personal journey of discovery and appreciation, whilst trying to remain sober! Cheers to good beer and a wonderful life!

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Urban Sketching

BY YASEMIN GYFORD
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

What is USK, its origins, its manifesto and what Cambridge urban sketchers do. Yasemin Gyford explores the magic of sketching on location with others and talks about sharing with the world online.

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Changing perspectives towards those of us with Down syndrome

BY TANIA KHAN
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

Every child should be brought into this world with optimism. A life with Down Syndrome (the most common genetic condition!) should be celebrated as much as a life without Down Syndrome! Tania Khan shares. 

 

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Sniff it all, Collect it all, Know it All

BY COLIN RAMSAY
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

The age of privacy is over, or is it? Colin Ramsay walks us through recent changes to UK surveillance law, musings on the Orwellian state, Snowden revelations, the mass harvesting of our personal data and asks what have we given up (and does it matter?) by embracing the convenience of digital apps & technologies.  

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Analogue photography: embracing imperfection

BY JACK CLEARMAN
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

Why should film when digital cameras are so convenient and ubiquitous? Jack Clearman explains that the joy of film is as much about the process itself as the dreamy look and fashion statement. To shoot with analogue cameras is to accept and work with imperfection, to embrace the unknown and revel in it.

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Life’s Important Things

BY ADRIAN REITH
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

Adrian Reith explains that Act 3 is the 20+ extra years we’re all going to have - in reasonable health - with higher expectations -  that our parents didn't get, or just called ‘retirement’,  pipe and slippers, decline… Our generation will want much more than our parents, and will be capable of more … but there isn’t a model.  Yet.

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Burning Man, Creative Nirvana

BY PAUL SMITH
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

The largest gathering of creative people on the planet, gathering for one week in the Nevada Desert with 75,000 like minded souls sharing a diverse collection of creative experiences and outpouring. This was Paul Smith's journey.

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Look up & Look around

BY SUSIE OLCZAK
IN CAMBRIDGE

Artist Susie Olczak talks about how she documents her inspiration as she moves through urban spaces and how this influences the sculpture and installations she makes which focus on light, materials and geometry.

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