Wednesday 09 March 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Andy Stratton (Computing, SHU)

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Title: Building on Blockly – experience with Google’s Visual Programming language Speaker: Andy Stratton (Computing, SHU) Blockly is a block based programming language that offers unique benefits for research in many different areas. Though Blockly appears to offer a Scratch like approach, Blockly does not include its own language, but can be used to generate executable code in many different […]

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Tuesday 01 March 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Esther Johnson (Media Arts, SHU)

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Title: Alone Together – The Social Life of Benches Speakers: Esther Johnson (Media Arts, SHU) Esther Johnson will present work created as Co-Investigator of an AHRC Connected Communities innovation project, The Un-Sociable Bench, and other urban micro-territories of encounter and intimidation. This research project aimed to look at the in/exclusiveness of everyday urban realm design with a focus on benches […]

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Tuesday 23 February 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Chris Roast (Computing, SHU)

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Title: Visualising maths…Getting stuck with spreadsheets Speaker: Dr Chris Roast (Computing, SHU) This talk will cover various aspects of the EQUS project – which looks at enhancing the quality and usability of spreadsheet. The EQUS innovation aims to make the relationship between spreadsheet functionality and its visual representation easier to understand, addressing the difficulties of comprehending the textual form. The […]

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Wednesday 17 February 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Esther Johnson (Media Arts, SHU) and Debbie Ballin (Film & Media, SHU)

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Title: Echoes of Protest Speakers: Esther Johnson (Media Arts, SHU) and Debbie Ballin (Film & Media, SHU) Esther Johnson (Reader Media Arts) and Debbie Ballin (Senior Lecturer Film and Media) will present work from their on-going collaborative research project Echoes of Protest. This project aims to understand the role protest can play in the politicisation of children and the long-term […]

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Wednesday 10 February 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Keith Cheverst (Computing & Communications, Lancaster University)

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Title: Exploring the role of Locative Media relating to local history in a rural village community Speaker: Dr Keith Cheverst (School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University) Hosted by: Dr Luigina Ciolfi (Communication, SHU) Dr Keith Cheverst is a Reader in Human-Computer Interactions at Lancaster University where he obtained his PhD in 1999. Keith has also held the position of […]

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Wednesday 03 February 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Chloë Brown (Fine Art, SHU) and Joanne Lee (Visual Communication, SHU)

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Title: Returns Speakers: Chloë Brown (Fine Art, SHU) and Joanne Lee (Visual Communication, SHU) Chloë Brown and Joanne Lee will talk about the Returns project, whose current work forms In Return, an exhibition in SIA Gallery from 02-21 February. In Return presents the latest work of Returns, a group of artist researchers from Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham Trent University […]

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Tuesday 26 January 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Fatima Isiaka (PhD Computer Science, SHU)

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Title: Physiological correlates to online behaviour Speaker: Fatima Isiaka (C3RI PhD Student, Computer Science) Hosted by: Dr Kassim Mwitondi The user experience of web application and browsing is mostly studied via tangible measures such as task completion time, surveys and comprehensive test, which are based on subjective approach. The main purpose of Fatima’s study is to use physiological measures such […]

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Wednesday 20 January 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Sharon Kivland (Fine Art, SHU)

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Title: The Natural Forms Part II: The Readers, The Foxes, The Tracts, Some Coquetteries. Speaker: Dr Sharon Kivland (Reader in Fine Art SHU) Dr Sharon Kivland will talk about The Natural Forms Part II: The Readers, The Foxes, The Tracts, Some Coquetteries, her current exhibition at the Kunstverein Tiergarten. Berlin. There are women in négligées and in bed-jackets (liseuses), copied […]

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Wednesday 16 December 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History, SHU)

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Title: The Electric Guitar – A Design History Speaker: Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History, SHU) The electric guitar is a unique thing: at once ubiquitous and quotidian, and yet extraordinary and distinctive. Its sound is heard every day by millions of people in many different forms of music, consumed unconsciously by many, very consciously by some. Electric guitars […]

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