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Past Aberdeen Event: VOL 17

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VOL 17

March 16, 2017
@ The Belmont Filmhouse

Join some of Aberdeen’s most inspired minds for an evening of short talks in the PechaKucha format.

PechaKucha means ‘chitchat’ in Japanese and the format was created by two architects who were fed up with lengthy presentations. PechaKucha runs in over 650 cities around the world. PechaKucha nights bring together art, design, research and fresh ideas.

PechaKucha #17 in Aberdeen takes place during British Science Week and will feature a range of speakers from different backgrounds on the topic of 'Scintillating Science'. Stay tuned to this page for more info! 

PechaKucha in Aberdeen is co-ordinated by the Public Engagement with Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen. Interested in talking at a PechaKucha night? Please get in touch! 

https://www.facebook.com/PechakuchaAberdeen 

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How smart is your city? Building an Internet of Things that people can trust.

BY NAOMI JACOBS
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Naomi Jacobs is a Research Fellow with experience in design ethnography and how digital technology is influencing our lives in the modern world. Her presentation is about the Internet of Things, the TrustLens project, and why people should be at the heart of both.

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IoT Fairy Tales: Princess in the Tower

BY MILAN MARKOVIC
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Dr Milan Markovic is a researcher in Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen. His presentation focuses on giving people control over, and trust in, the Internet of Things.

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Noise pollution: how does it affect wildlife?

BY ELOISE LYNCH
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Eloise Lynch studies Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. Noise pollution is one of many factors contributing to changes in wildlife. This presentation explores the impact of human induced noise polution on various species.

 

 

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Thinking before speaking in different languages

BY AGNIESZKA KONOPKA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Agnieszka Konopka is psycholinguist and lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. This presentation explains how people prepare utterances across various languages and how people remember information that is presented with and without language.

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Seahorses: enigmatic, enchanting, and endangered

BY SUZIE SAUNDERS
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Suzie Saunders has studied marine biology at the University of Aberdeen and specialises in the aquaculture of fish. Her presentation gives a brief insight into the enchanting lives of seahorses and the struggles of seahorse conservastion.

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There is Fungus Among Us

BY DR. JUDITH BAIN
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

“There is Fungus Among Us” demonstrates, through captivating images of pathogenic fungi and white blood cells, the use of microscopy to peer into a fascinating world where our immune cells battle against hidden fungal killers that are all around us.

Dr. Judith Bain
University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen
Naomi Jacobs
Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen
Suzie Saunders
in Aberdeen