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Join us for a night of time travel, with two exciting talks - one that looks into the future and one that looks into the past.
VR Photography from the Victorians to Today
Dr Christian Richardt (Lecturer, Department of Computer Science)
VR photography might at first seem like a rather modern achievement. However, the basic technology goes back to the early Victorian era, and it enjoyed great popularity for around half a century between the 1860s and the 1920s. Nowadays, VR photography is seeing a resurgence of interest that is fuelled by recent advances in virtual reality. Join Christian on this journey through time and find out how Victorian technology inspires today’s VR photos and videos.
If There are Only 11 Years Left to Save the Planet, are We Going to Choose Climate Change Catastrophe, or Transformation?
Caroline Hickman (Teaching Fellow, Department of Social & Policy Sciences)
We understandably wish we hadn’t caused the current climate emergency; we wish it wasn’t really happening. And yet it is. There may be more agreement now that technical, scientific, economic, political, environmental and sustainable solutions are urgently needed, but we are probably delusional if we think these are enough. Because we have known about this growing emergency for decades, and had solutions; and not acted. We need to get creative if we are going to find a way to navigate this successfully now. And that means looking in unexpected places, shadowy corners and under the surface.