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Students’ work selected to exhibit at Ars Electronica 2020

2020.09.10 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

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.

New research group to investigate mistrust of scientific expertise online

2020.04.14 | Research

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.

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

2020.01.09 | Grant

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.

WRO 2019 Awards

2019.05.20 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

Artist-Researcher Winnie Soon receives WRO 2019 Biennale Award Winnie is now exhibiting two artworks at Four Domes Pavilion in WRO Media Art Biennale, one of the leading forums for new media art in Poland and Central Europe. Her work “Unerasable Images” receives the WRO 2019 Award.

ERC funding for studying classical influences on Irish culture

2018.11.29 | Grant

Isabelle Torrance has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for studying the role of classical influences in shaping Irish culture. The project will be affiliated with The Centre for Irish Studies in Aarhus.

Events

Fri 05 Feb
14:15-16:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus and on Zoom: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/69317341114
Postponed until further notice! Talk by Christina Varvia on The Murder of Pavlos Fyssas by Golden Dawn
On 7 October 2020, Golden Dawn, the Greek neo-Nazi organisation, was indicted for its criminal activities after 5.5 years of court proceedings. Golden Dawn that operated as a criminal organisation for decades, also held seats at the Greek parliament, making this trial the most significant legal confrontation of a nazi party since the Nuremberg tribunals. This lecture will present the analysis of one of the key cases included in the court files, the murder of the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.
Thu 11 Feb
13:00-18:00 |
The Digital Reading Condition
The Reading Between Media Group at Aarhus University invites all interested participants to a one-day seminar on The Digital Reading Condition
Mon 26 Jul
10:00-17:00 | Aarhus Universsity
Medievalism and the North
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore constructions of the medieval North across genres and media from the Nordic renaissance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the present.
Tue 17 Aug
10:00-17:00 | Aarhus University
ROM20
The Nordic Romanist Conference