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The Silent Teacher

Film screening, 18 October 2017, 7pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. European première of The Silent Teacher 那個靜默的陽光午後 by Maso Chen 陳志漢 produced by Ging Lee 李孟津 (Taiwan, 2016) — a moving and intellectually provocative documentary on body donation for medical training and research from the perspective of one donor’s family.
Plus video Q&A with the director, and panel discussion with Professor Chris Berry (KCL Film Studies), Dr Vivienne Lo 羅維前 (UCL History) and Dr James Wilson (UCL Philosophy).
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YiMovi Exhibition of Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities


A UCL-PKU collaborative event, jointly convened by Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Prof. Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Daniel Vuillermin (PKU). Peking University Medical Campus, 31 May – 2 June 2017. More...

UNexpected London Chinese Short Film Festival 2017

UCL main campus 22–27 May. Short film screenings: 26–27 May. Free tickets from Eventbrite.

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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2017

Wednesday 24 May, 2.00–5.00pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please do come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

LOOMS OF LIFE – weaving, medicine and knowledge production in early China

An international conference on the amazing 2nd-century BCE Laoguanshan 老官山 tomb finds, jointly convened by CCHH (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity) and ICCHA (International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology). Time: 30 March 2017, 10–17.30. Place: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Institute of Digital Health seminar

Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE) More...

Abortion in China

Thursday 9th Feb, 6–7pm, Room 802, Institute of EducationHealth Humanities Seminar. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU), introduced by Vivienne Lo. More...

Dumplings 饺子 (2004)

Our New Year bonus film, by Hong Kong iconoclast director Fruit Chan 陈果, is 'a sinister story of diet, deception and death'.
Time: Wednesday 8 February, 7pm
Place: IAS Common GroundSouth Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Institute of Digital Health seminar

11 February 2017

Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE)

This event is open to all UCL members who have a broad interest in digital health. Please register online.

ABSTRACT

There has been a recent proliferation of technologies for use by autistic people or those who support them. A few are explicitly targeted at health; more common are projects that indirectly contribute to fostering wellbeing and quality of life by targeting general skills that can support individuals' capacity and opportunities for choice, self-determination, self-expression, community participation, etc. Technologies for autistic children, especially, may target “foundational” social and communicative skills that may not show an immediate relevance to health, but are related to longer-term benefits and positive outcomes.

This talk will give a brief overview of the current autism and technology landscape as it relates to this broad concept of digital health. It will use the ongoing DE-ENIGMA Horizon 2020 project as a case study of a technology that targets this “long term” wellbeing through foundational social skills. This project uses a humanoid robot, Zeno, as a tool to teach autistic children about emotions, and is working closely with schools, teachers, and autism practitioners to evaluate and refine the teaching programme as the project progresses.

Alyssa Alcorn joined the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) in August 2016, after completing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics. Her work investigated how novel and surprising computer game elements can motivate autistic children to initiate communication. Alyssa has specialised in designing and evaluating technologies to support and teach young children on the autism spectrum, with a particular focus on social communication. She has been active in the autism and technology community, particularly as an organiser for the International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR) special interest group on autism and technology (2013-2015). Prior to her PhD, she worked at Heriot-Watt University on the ESRC/EPSRC ECHOES technology-enhanced learning project for autism. She has an MSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in Psychology from Mills College (California).

If you have any questions please contact Dr Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes (delmiro.fernandez-reyes@ucl.ac.uk)

This talk is part of the Frontiers in Digital Health seminar series.
For details of this and further events, visit the Institute of Digital Health 'Upcoming Events' page:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/digital-health/digital-health-events-viewer

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