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Festival of Ideas 1st - 2nd May
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Join us for two days of provocative, stimulating and motivating interactions addressing critical computational topics. 

Curated by globally leading scientists – Professor Ben Shneiderman, Professor Jennifer Preece and Professor Alan Dix – we’ll explore Algorithmic Accountability and Citizen Science.

During the event we’ll also be celebrating the UK’s Digital Economy strengths with demos, posters and opportunities to talk with researchers across the UK.

Day 1 (1st May): Algorithmic Accountability

Professor Shneiderman is holding a day’s workshop to think deeply around the subject of algorithmic accountability on 1st May, together with a panel of experts comprised of:

  • Professor Christopher Hankin, Co-Director of Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College London
  • Professor Richard Harper Co-Director of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University
  • Dr Sandra Wachter, Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute
  • Dr Brent Mittelstadt, Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute

Day 2 (2nd May): Citizen Science

Professor Preece is holding a day’s workshop to think deeply around the subject of Citizen Science on 2nd May, together with a panel of experts comprised of:

  • Muki Haklay Professor of GI Science at University College London
  • Professor Julia Parrish, Associate Dean College of the Environment at the University of Washington
  • Dr Helen Spiers, University of Oxford, Biomedical Research Lead at the Zooniverse
  • Professor Geoff Proffitt, Director of Knowledge Economy (Biosciences) at Swansea University