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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 06 May
14:15-16:00 | Zoom
CANCELLED! Lea Laura Michelsen: Queer Masks: On Zach Blas’ Art of Disappearing in an Age of Biometric Surveillance
Cancelled! Aesthetic Seminar. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all Aesthetic Seminars are online and transmitted on Zoom and you must sign up for participation. If circumstances allow, we will locate them at Aarhus University or Kunsthal Aarhus as well. Venues then to be announced.
Fri 07 May
14:00-17:00 | Zoom
PhD Defence: Jakob Gaardbo Nielsen
Imagining the corporate person: Joint-stock enterprise in Victorian and Edwardian literature
Tue 18 May
14:15-16:00 | Zoom
Anselm Franke, Contemporary Art and Cosmology
Aesthetic Seminar. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all Aesthetic Seminars are online and transmitted on Zoom and you must sign up for participation. If circumstances allow, we will locate them at Aarhus University or Kunsthal Aarhus as well. Venues then to be announced.
Wed 19 May
15:00-16:30 | Zoom
Online paneldebat om og med Toril Moi
Den såkaldte postkritik har åbnet for en fornyet diskussion af, hvad læsning er, og i den forbindelse stillet sig kritisk over for mistankens hermeneutik og dens angivelige dominans i vor tids litteraturvidenskab. Litteraturprogrammet på Aarhus Universitet inviterer til paneldebat om disse og relaterede spørgsmål, sådan som de rejses og diskuteres i Toril Mois seneste bog The Revolution of the Ordinary. Literary Studies After Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell (2017). Vi har indbudt Moi selv til at rede trådende ud, men fremfor den traditionelle zoom-forelæsnings envejstale vil udredningen ske i kritisk dialog med en stribe paneldeltagere, der hver vil holde korte oplæg om Mois bog. Vi håber på den måde at kunne skabe et levende og nuanceret forum for diskussionen af de litteraturvidenskabelige metoders tilstand.
Fri 21 May
16:00-19:00 | Online
Online PhD Defence Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby
Why people sometimes consult Facebook rather than their doctors Devils in the detail, methods to the madness