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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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Digital Excursion: Digital Dialogue at the Grant Museum

Publication date: Feb 16, 2011 01:24 PM

Start: Jun 17, 2013 05:30 PM
End: Jun 17, 2013 07:00 PM

Location: UCL Grant Museum

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In this Digital Excursion, Jack Ashby (Manager, Grant Museum) will offer an introduction to one of the country’s oldest natural history collections. Some of its recently introduced, ground-breaking technology in museum engagement will be showcased.

The Grant Museum of Zoology moved to a more spacious location two years ago, which allowed large parts of its historic collection to be displayed to the public for the first time.  The Museum has seized the opportunity to redefine what a university museum can be, positioning itself as a place of experimentation, dialogue and debate; a place not simply for passive exposure but for active engagement – a cultural laboratory for the meeting of minds.

The new Grant Museum employs cutting-edge technology. Ten of its displays have iPads attached asking visitors to get involved in conversations about the role of science in society and how museums should be run. Visitors can respond on the Museum's iPads, on their own smart phones using QR codes or the Tales of Things app, via Twitter using #GrantQR and @UCLmuseums or on their own computers.

The technology has been jointly developed between UCL Museums, the UCLDH research project Tales of Things and the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Please note: Registration is required for this event.

The Grant Museum is located at 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE (map). 

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