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Inter/sections Symposium

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The Art Pavilion Mile End Park

Clinton Road

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Inter/sections is a week-long, annual event organised by the students in the Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen Mary University of London. Inter/sections 2017 is taking place from 3-8 September, at the Mile End Art Pavilion in East London.

This year’s theme is Politics and Ethics in Media and Arts Technology. We will explore this theme through a week-long programme of workshops, talks, events, and an exhibition featuring new commissions by Julian Oliver and Will Hurt as well as student artwork.

Inter/sections culminates in a Symposium on Friday 8 September. This is a day-long event for discussion and exchange between academia, industry and activists. Featuring keynote speakers who are experts in emerging trends in science and media, the Inter/sections Symposium creates a space to debate new ethical frameworks for emerging technologies. Attendance is free, but booking is essential as lunch will be provided.


Symposium Keynote Speakers

Kate Bevan, freelance writer, editor and broadcaster. Kate specialises in technology and social media. In her articles she draws attention to social presence caused by social media, and the relationship between consumer and enterprise technology.

Dr Stephen Minger, expert in stem cell technology. Stephen is actively involved with the UK Department of Health and with the Minister for Public Health in the consultation with both Houses of Parliament that led to the passage of the Human Embryo Bill of 2009 and the inclusion of new forms of animal-human embryos within primary legislation.

Dr Dan McQuillan, lecturer in Creative & Social Computing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Before becoming an academic, Dan was Director of E-communications for Amnesty International, Head of Digital for Make Your Mark, and Head of Digital for Media for Development. Dan is the co-founder of Social Innovation Camp and the science & technical lead for the citizen science project Science for Change Kosovo.

We continue to welcome applications for lightning talks on ethical issues within your field or participatory activities. Please email info@intersections.io with a short description of your proposed contribution.

Please visit intersections.io for the details of our exhibition and workshops.

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