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.
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…
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.
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!
I was extremely privileged to have worked on the main stage of Field Day 2016 in London this year.
Myself and Mikey from The People Speak shot video and photographs of main stage performers The Mysterys with Doug Hream Blunt.
It was quite an experience being amongst 25 stage performers whilst thousands of people clapped and cheered. We’ll have some exciting photos and a documentary to share with you shortly.
We had some glorious weather at this years Imperial College Science Festival. I hosted some outdoor Talkaoke shows and as always the vibrant conversation went everywhere! We talked about what people had seen and done at the festival, about EU politics, religion, the pros and cons of various scientific fields and more.
I hosted some Talkaoke sessions at Hackstock, part of 2016’s London Science Fiction Festival.
The theme was virtual reality so most conversations started there then soon deviated into strangely wild and unexpected areas…
I ran a playshop (workshop for you stick-in-the-muds) for children at the Imagine Children’s Festival 2016 which took place in the Southbank Centre. With some assistants from the London College of Communication and Westminster University we taught groups of about ten aged five or more the basics of stop motion animation.
The first step was to come up with a very simple story, something character driven where an event happens to them or because of them.
Then we created articulate characters and props from card and paper. We brought these to life using a lit green screen with a DSLR camera taking pictures from above. The images went straight to a laptop which swapped out the green screen for a photographic background.
Here’s all the animations together!