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How well do Google image results represent reality?

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:26 +0000

Much has been written about Sir Tim Hunt’s remarks at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul earlier this month. The debate has developed in a number of directions, including a discussion about the gender representation in images returned by Google’s image search, with a specific example being made of the male-dominated results when […]

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Digital Classicist seminar: dissertation special

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:50:31 +0000

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015 Friday June 26th at 16:30, in Room G31, Foster Court, Malet Place, WC1E 6BT The seminar this week features Digital Humanities / Digital Classics MA and MSc students from both UCL and KCL giving short presentations on their dissertation research. Two are on the MA/MSc […]

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Failure Files

Publication date: Apr 26, 2011 12:37 AM

Start: May 24, 2011 05:30 PM
End: May 24, 2011 09:30 PM

Location: House of St Barnabas, Soho

Susan Greenberg

As part of a public event marking the publication of The Failure Files, an edited volume on failure and how it relates to a various aspects of today's society, Susan Greenberg will discuss her chapter on the importance of failure to learning and the creative process.

Susan writes:

All writing that aims for originality and beauty has failure at its core. In true stories as well as fictional ones, creativity is about acting as a shaping consciousness. There is beauty in the story’s shape alone, but even more beauty and pleasure if the story leaves spaces for the imagination, and asks questions about what the writer does and does not know. Perhaps we should abandon the language of policymaking, social constructivism and ‘best practice’, and look instead to the language of poetics, which derives from the Greek root poiein, ‘to make’, giving us permission to attend to the process rather than the finished object. Thus a single word holds within itself a whole world of incompleteness, and hence imagination.

Susan Greenberg teaches creative writing at Roehampton University and works on her PhD thesis at UCL's Department of Information Studies. She also maintains a blog named Oddfish and tweets as @sgediting.

The Failure Files event takes place at House of St. Barnabas, Soho [map].

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