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September Events 2017

Em-Em Closing Show
Thursday, 07 September 2017 (7pm)

Join us for Em-Em’s closing event here at THECUBE London. Meet the artists, learn about their work, attend a workshop and have a couple of glasses of wine to celebrate their exploration into embodiment.

Each of the em-em artists will talk about the inspiration and evolution of their artworks created during the residency and there will be a chance to view the works on show at THE CUBE. Talks will be followed by the opportunity to chat with the artists over drinks. So please do come and celebrate the Em-Em residency with us before it draws to a close at the end of October!


Brainplay: Truth As Data II
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 (7pm)

Big data continues to grow in its importance for research and application purposes.
Digital humanities and digital sociology are areas of study that have recently seen
major development. While data mining techniques allow us to trace and understand
popular movements, trends, behaviour, cultural production, etc., it is important for us
to consider how these technologies are used and the limitations that befall them,
biases or other shortcomings that may exist, and ethical implications of such.
Social media studies and biometrics are especially of importance due to their shared
visibility, totalising effect and small to large-scale implications, from Amazon
recommendations to predictive policing and international and border security. It is
important for policy-makers and general public alike to look beyond the positivism of
data science and develop technology that can cater to cultural and racial differences,
and looks beyond uniformity. As technology gets a larger foothold in the world and
artificial intelligence grows, it becomes important to understand and be critical of
machine vision and machinic decision-making processes.

Through ‘Data as Truth II’, we will be exploring the implications of concretising
identity in terms of ethics and privacy, as well as addressing more general
philosophical questions of how it is that we understand identity today.

 

THECUBE: Birthday Party
Thursday, 21 September 2017 (6pm)

Join us to celebrate our 8th anniversary. There will be plenty of food and drinks, and even some reminiscing! For a better idea about our journey so far, click here.

 

Shoreditch Design Triangle: Ana Mestre
Friday, 22 September 2017 (6pm)

CORQUE DESIGN presents an outdoor design installation with a selection of iconic CORQUE furniture pieces and accessories made from cork. The pop-up installation, taking place in the front yard of THECUBE – the team’s London co-working studio, will give visitors the opportunity to interact with the work and enjoy a drink with the designers on Friday night.

If you can’t make it for the opening, you will be able to see the design installation over the entire weekend (11am – 7pm). We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Workshop: The Future of Technology for Health Care
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 (1pm)

We are hosting Britta Schulte, currently undertaking a PhD at the Interaction Centre at University College London, where she uses critical design to critique and improve technologies for people living with dementia. As part of her PhD Britta will run a free workshop on the future of technology for health care, to learn from the expertise of designers and developers with an interest in future technologies. During the workshop you will be given a story to read and are invited to discuss the technologies presented, the story itself and your expectations of the future of smart technologies for health care.

Join us if you are a developer, designer, maker or student of smart technologies or IoT devices, or scientist! We would love to have you here!

The 90 minute workshop will take part at here at THECUBE, drinks and snacks will be provided and participants will receive a 15 GBP voucher as a thank you. You can find more info and register your interest on our website. With any questions regarding the study, please contact Britta directly via britta.schulte.15@ucl.ac.uk.

 


THECUBE London is excited and looking forward to September’s events, after our events summer break! Workspace members and non-members, please remember to sign up for the events to ensure that we keep a space for you! See you all there.