Hosting discussions at Being Human Festival

Hosting discussions at Being Human Festival

The Human Mind Project runs an annual festival called Being Human. This year at Senate House I worked with Guerilla Science and The People Speak to open up discussion about artificial intelligence and creativity.
Read more

Talkaoke at New Scientist Live 2016

Talkaoke, in conjunction with Chat Lab from Queen Mary, was at ExCel Centre in London for 4 days of New Scientist Live, a festival of ideas and discovery.

There’s also lots of photos from the event here

Talkaoke at SuperNormal Festival 2016

The People Speak made an appearance at this years small and eclectic SuperNormal festival.
We talked about anything and everything. Please note there are some sensitive topics covered in some of these discussions such as the nature of consent and individual’s experiences involving the lack of it.

Talkaoke at Citadel Festival London 2016

This year at the amazing Citadel Festival in London’s Victoria Park we ran a Talkaoke session outside an area called The Sunday Papers. At The Sunday Papers people could hear talks but various interesting speakers and engage them in Q&As. We scooped up the audience as they walked by and brought them to the flying saucer of chat. Watch these clips to find out what we talked about at a very exciting edition of Talkaoke!

Talkaoke at Festival of Genomics – Boston

The Festival of Genomics brings together pioneers, innovators, researchers, stakeholders, policy makers and members of the public who all have a shared interest in the field of Genomics.
Here you can see video archive of some of the Talkaoke talk shows I hosted with Mikey from The People Speak.

Filming at the British Psychological Society

Filming at the British Psychological Society

I’ve spent the last couple of days filming a small conference and set of seminars at the British Psychological Society in London.

This proved truly fascinating and the chair Professor Paul Grantham really brought this subject, solution focused brief therapy, to life. I briefly studied some neuroscience as part of my undergraduate degree in cybernetics and AI, but this is the first time I’ve really been engaged with academics in the field of psychology.

What was really special about this filming work though was that it was part of a live webcast. The platform used, Oli Gaffikin’s Global Podium, is a great piece of kit! It’s not just a very robust video streaming service, but it really places remote participants in the heart of the seminar environment by means of a parallel stream for additional material, slides, videos etc… Remote participants can interact with their in-situ peers through a specialised messaging service.