SWCTN Autumn Data Talks

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Join us for the first in our season of Data talks Beyond Effect: Affective Wisdom for Uncertain Times

This Autumn The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) are running a series of monthly Data Talks for our whole network, as part of our year of thinking about Data.

SWCTN’s Data Talks will focus on data & social and racial inequality, at a time when issues of privacy, ownership and power around data seem ever more pressing.

To get us started we’re delighted that on Thursday 15 Oct, at 1pm, Natalie Nzeyimana will be doing a talk titled Beyond Effect: Affective Wisdom for Uncertain Times. Come and explore with us the world of A.I and ethics – then join us for a Q&A afterwards.

In this talk, Natalie be asking how we can imagine (and re-imagine) what we have come to understand about emotions as they relate to emerging technologies. Can we reorient them from the margins of technology design, development and research? What would emerge if we started with feelings as a guide? Which kinds of adaptive, intuitive guidance systems might we build? How could they help support collective harmony during, despite and beyond uncertainty?

Natalie is a strategist, technologist and researcher based in London. She leads strategy at Nuanced Technologies where she focusses on artificial intelligence ethics and weaves emergent strategy into the nuanced approach. Exploring the sociology of Black life, she is writing a book about Grenfell.

SWCTN are currently hosting 24 Data fellows to think about data and creative technology, and in November we’ll announce who we’ll be supporting via our Data prototyping funding call. SWCTN Data Talks will take place monthly until Christmas 2020, and we’ll be hosting recordings on our YouTube Channel and via www.swctn.org.uk.

The talk will also feature BSL interpreters and a captioned version will be available after the event.