A panel discussion at the International Student Summit of Nottingham University on how the future of humanity is likely to be influenced by ongoing technological development its effect on the future of work and education will feature American sociologist Steve Fuller, Amber Forrest of the Muse organisation, and proffessorAdam Clare, an expert in industrial automation.
Nottingham International Students Summit is hosting Nottingham University students from all of its international and local campuses in Malaysia, China and the UK a conversation with the Muse team and each other about the future of technology and how it will affect our society, democracy, and education in the future and how those outcomes may or may not differ due to personal circumstances.
This event will be included in the week long activities in the United Kingdom with a panel discussion and writing events to follow.
The Digital Humanities Centre will be hosting a new exhibition, Then and Now: People and Place in Nottingham.
The Digital Humanities Centre, located within the Humanities Building on University Park, houses an extensive collection of more than 80,000 fine art, architecture, and classics slides. Each year the Humanities slide collection is maintained by a group of student volunteers who learn about archive maintenance, classification systems, digitisation processes and the attendant copyright issues.
The 2016–17 volunteer team have curated an exhibition showcasing slides from the collection that feature landmarks of Nottingham. They have juxtaposed these with digital versions of the same spaces that they have captured or created themselves to showcase the centre’s embrace of both analogue and digital media.
Having collected responses to the images from various communities within the University and across the city, and recruited advice and support from DHC and Humanities staff, the team present a visual journey through the city and introduce a conversation between ‘Then' and 'Now’, both in terms of the buildings but also the media and technology through which they are portrayed.
Amber Forrest worked in an advisory and mentoring capacity, encouraging students to find relevance in the issues of the past within the present day city. Encouraging them to make conscious decisions about what they put forward for the history and archeology students of the future.
"If you're tired of arguing with people that you don't know on the internet, try talking to one of them in person." Barak Obama farewell speech USA 11/1/2017
Come to a Muse conversation event and experience how people from different professions or cultures can directly enrich your own in unexpected ways.
Date and venue to be confirmed- please register your interest on the above links to help us establish numbers, an invitation will be sent out directly.
Being Human Festival - Hope and Fear
In collaboration with the University of Nottingham's Katharina Lorenz with the Digital Heritage department, we will be launching the being Human Festival in Nottingham with a conversation.
Theodore Zeldin, 'who suggests that the greatest problem and the greatest opportunity of the twenty-first century are to be found in the way we relate to others', will be introducing our project; Nottingham- Portrait of a city and discussing how this relates to the future of work.
Main meals are available for purchase, if desired, from the menu.
To reserve your place at this unique event please click on the link below.