Other Birmingham events

"Seeing the unseen" - The Real and the Surreal

Please note that this event will be held in the upstairs function room which can only be accessed by stairs. Sorry there is no lift or step-free access to the event.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors: 6.30pm
Event: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
The Woodman, New Canal Street,
Birmingham B5 5LG
"Seeing is believing, but feeling is the truth" - Thomas Fuller

How do you believe in the impact of microplastics in the environment around you, if you do not really see or feel their presence?

Contrarily, How does an artificial intelligence "see", perceive and feel art, an inherent quality that endorses humanity?

In this PoS - Tech me out event we find answers to these questions supported by future techs, to see, hear, feel and believe.

How much microplastic is in your pint : does it matter?

Dr Daniel Hill (Research Fellow)
Microplastics and their little siblings (nanoplastics) are introduced, their origins discussed, their global movement highlighted, and their toxicity touched upon before we ask how much is in your pint of beer and does it matter? The ‘MONPLAS’ European Commission funded project is then presented, and in doing so shows that by contributing to a global network of world-wide multi-disciplinary experts and shining a light on the plastic particles these questions can be answered.

The art of sound

Mr Edward Easton (PhD Student)
No-one can quite decide what makes artwork good, one of the more common ways to describe artwork in modern times is how it makes you feel, something which is inherently human. Before we were able to talk, we were expressing our feelings and emotions, and whilst we probably no longer cry when we drop an ice cream, this continues throughout our life. This gives us the potential to create great art but doesn’t inherently make us great artists, through AI we can help to realise this potential.
In this AI talk/art therapy session, we will explore technology’s understanding of art and emotion, exp