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.
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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.

Zombielab

Over 12,000 visitors flocked to ZombieLab to explore the science of consciousness and the implications of a zombie attack!

The ‘outbreak’ began at one of the Museum’s popular Lates events on 30 January, continuing across the following weekend (2-3 Feb 2013). ZombieLab featured interactive live games, mass experiments, a series of short talks and a zombie trial.

I commissioned and oversaw production of this short film made by Chocolate Films.

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