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UoN Skeptic Cinema: Enemies of Reason

MK:Smart - Transport work package

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 from 12:30 to 13:30 (GMT)

UoN Skeptic Cinema: Enemies of Reason

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Free screening of the documentary "Enemies of Reason- The Irrational Health Service", with an introductory talk by the Nottingham chapter of "Skeptics in the Pub".

 

In "Enemies of Reason", Professor Richard Dawkins confronts the epidemic of irrational, superstitious thinking with logic, observation and evidence, and looks at how health has become a battleground between reason and superstition.

 

The screening will be preceded by a talk by "Skeptics in the Pub", a group for all those interested in science, history, psychology, philosophy, investigative journalism and how to examine extraordinary claims of all types.

 

The documentary screening has been organized by the Science, Technology and Society group of the University of Nottingham, in accordance with its goal of engaging the general public in issues around science, technology and culture.  

 

Screen 4 at the Broadway Cinema. Admission is free, but please register to secure your place (and to ensure we have enough hot drinks for everyone!)

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Broadway Cinema - cafe bar
14 - 18 Broad Street
Hockley
NG1 3AL Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 from 12:30 to 13:30 (GMT)


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MK:Smart - Transport work package

The transport demonstrator will focus on Cloud Enabled Mobility (CEM). This concept seeks to connect users with information and other cloud-based services (e.g., booking and billing systems) in such a way as to make spontaneous public transport decisions.

It is understandable that a user may only want to leave their car at home if an alternative means of transport is available on-demand. Exploring the levels of facility required to achieve this goal will be the subject of the work in MK:Smart. One aspect of CEM that will be particularly examined will be the development of a city-wide transport information service. This service, MotionMap, will continuously describe the real-time movements of people and vehicles across the city, and will include embedded timetables and estimates of congestion and crowd density in different parts of the city.

A demonstration system will be delivered, which will be used to explore the extent to which this type of user-focused information might transform the provision of public transport services throughout the city.

Leader: Prof. John Miles
University of Cambridge

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