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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

Sat 26 Sep
12:00-17:00 | Andromeda, Gudrunsvej 78, 8220 Brabrand
Fermenting Data: collecting and chopping
Workshop 1 - 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.
Thu 01 Oct
00:01-23:59 |
Call for Co-Tutelle PhD projects: Mobilizing Dramaturgy
Aarhus University and Coventry University and inviting applications from suitably qualified graduates under the AU Faculty of Arts Open Call for PhD scholarships for PhD research on the new cotutuelle programme Mobilizing Dramaturgy. Application deadline: 1 October 2020 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS) Enrolment start: 1 February 2021.
Thu 01 Oct
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C
Alexander Wilson: HOW WE REMAINED HUMAN: Posthumans, the Technosphere, and the Selfish Meme
Aesthetic Seminar
Fri 02 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Zoom
Ph.D.-forsvar: Mia Falch Yates
Ældre kunst og nye brugere: Nye metoder til formidling af Skovgaard Museets samling
Wed 07 Oct
17:00-19:00 | Høegh Guldbergs Gade 65B, 8000C Aarhus
Fermenting Data: categorising taste and colour
Workshop 2 - 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.