Science on Screen: The Social Network

Network pioneer¬†Michelle Girvan¬†asks how her field of research reflects and is reflected in our social lives. Girvan discusses how social media websites like Facebook, which have dramatically transformed the nature of human interactions, are invaluable to scientists because they generate and store massive amounts of Big Data which can be used to gain new insights […]

Electronic Superhighway Exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

Technology and the internet is the subject and medium of this London art exhibition, in over 100 works from the 1960’s through to present day.

Convergence: Information, evolution, and intelligent design

The concept of information is fundamental to all areas of science, and ubiquitous in daily life in the Internet Age. However, it is still not well understood despite being recognised for more than 40 years. In this talk, Daniel Dennett will explore steps towards a unified theory of information, through common threads in evolution, learning, and engineering.