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2020.09.10 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

Students’ work selected to exhibit at Ars Electronica 2020

Commenting on the power and control of technology the artwork uses the framework of the game 4-Card Monte to explore how we as users are led to believe that we are in control only to find out the game is rigged… The work has been selected for showcase at Ars Electronica Festival.

Mistrust of scientific expertise is spread via the internet and particularly via social media We can now see this with COVID19, where other forms of ‘advice’ are being propagated alongside science-based advice, which leads to the spread of misinformation. A new research group at Aarhus University will investigate how mistrust in scientific expertise arises and spreads online.

2020.04.14 | Research, Health and disease, Arts

New research group to investigate mistrust of scientific expertise online

Mistrust of scientific expertise can have far-reaching consequences for public health. We have recently seen an anti-vaccine movement that has resulted in a measles outbreak and girls who refused to have the HPV vaccine. Now we are confronted with COVID19, where scientific expertise once again needs to stand its ground. A new research network will…

Dementia patients have a tendency to go wandering off. A new research project at Aarhus University aims to ensure the ethical use of surveillance technology to make it possible to find signs of life in dementia patients who have gone wandering off somewhere. (Model photo: Colourbox.com)
Lektor og leder af Center for Overvågningsforskning Anders Albrechtslund står i spidsen for projektet men i tæt samarbejde med pårørende til demente og plejepersonale.
Associate Professor Anders Albrechtslund, the Director of the Center for Surveillance Studies, is the leader of the project – which will be working closely alongside both care staff and the families of dementia patients.

2020.01.09 | Grant, Health and disease, Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab, Arts

An ethical framework for the use of surveillance technology to ensure that dementia patients can retain their dignity and lead a safe life

Researchers from Aarhus University, in partnership with VIVE, Aarhus Municipality and Business Academy Aarhus, have received a grant from VELUX FONDEN for a project they call LIVSTEGN (which means “sign of life” in Danish). The project involves close collaboration between researchers, dementia patients, their families and their care staff.

Events

Thu 29 Oct
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Bygning 1584 lokale 112
A. S. Aurora Hoel: Human/Nonhuman Images
Aesthetic Seminar Attend the seminar at the venue or join us via zoom
Sat 31 Oct
12:00-17:00 | Sigrids Stue, Dortesvej 3, , Karen Blixens Boulevard, 8220 Brabrand
Fermenting Data: sharing food sharing data
Workshop 3 - A series of three workshops invites you to explore fermentation and digitization together. Working with microbes, vegetables, minerals, jars, sensors and other technologies, we will experiment with these two processing techniques to play and discover how fermenting can infuse data and how data can become part of fermentation. The workshops are participatory and open to all.
Tue 03 Nov
18:00-21:00 | Online via Zoom
PhD Defence Midas Nouwens - Negotiating Software: Redistributing Control at Work and on the Web
Midas Nouwens, MSc, will be defending his dissertation
Thu 12 Nov
10:00-17:00 | Aarhus University
EUKO 2020
20th International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Research Network „European Cultures in Corporate and Business Communication“ – “Europäische Kulturen in der Wirtschaftskommunikation”
Thu 12 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Bygning 1584 lokale 112
Jacob Wamberg: Un/veiling Duchamp’s Fountain: From penetrated urinal to ready maid
Aesthetic Seminar