Anna’s pick: The Underwire Film Festival
The festival combines few things I love: films and seeing women thriving and dismantling patriarchal structures. The Underwire Film Festival is a 10 days’ celebration of female talent in the filming industry, which has recently hit the headlines with dated and misogynist attitudes. Nevertheless the industry doesn’t lack female talent! The festival presents women on the screen and behind the scenes: from acting to producing and editing. Especially because I work at the cultural field it is encouraging to see women succeed and passionately do what they love. Women to the front!
The Underwire Film Festival, various locations. http://www.underwirefestival.com. 16–25.11.2018. Admission: £8–£13.
If you feel as baffled, yet keen as I do, when topics like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the ethics of tech design are discussed, this is for you! This month I suggest a dive into the world of algorithms and the like. These three interesting events are happening in London this month, that will touch the topics on different levels as well as from different perspectives. Enjoy my fellow tech explorers!
Nietzsche and Chill -event at Libreria Bookshop will examine how technology today cultivates nihilist behaviour.14th of November.
Women in Tech Revolution (WITechRev) will give an insight about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI etc. If the philosophical discussions are not your strength, go and listen what the women in the industry have to say!
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will provide the timeline of artificial intelligence’s history and future by expert panelists.
Nietzsche and Chill, Libreria Bookshop, 65 Hanbury St, London E1 5JP. https://libreria.io/nietszche-and-chill/. 14.11.2018. Admission: £4,93.
Women in London Talk Tech – Evolution of AI, Blockchain, Crypto; Wework Shoreditch, 1 Mark Square, London EC2A 4EG. https://www.witechrev.com/. 14.11.2018. Admission: Free.
The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Views from History, The Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Cambridge, CB2 3QF. http://lcfi.ac.uk/events/future-artificial-intelligence-views-history/. 29.11.2018. Admission: Free.
Aino-Sofia’s pick: HOOKED-exhibition
I find it interesting how we view different addictions, how some addictions like drugs and gaming have a definite stigma on them, while being hooked to social media isn’t seen as anything to be worried about. Especially in present time when social media is seen as part of a job and a necessity, it is intriguing to ponder when it becomes addiction. The Science Gallery’s free exhibition and event series HOOKED explores the questions of addiction and recovery by drawing on world-leading research from King’s College London. It challenges the stigmas associated with addiction and considers addiction as a health issue for which we are all have vulnerability for. The exhibition and events also explore the many forms recovery takes. It examines different forms of addiction from gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media.
HOOKED-exhibition, Science Gallery London, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9GU. https://london.sciencegallery.com/seasons/hooked. 21.9.2018–6.1.2019. Admission: Free.
Photo: Underwire Film Festival