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08.08.2016

Dr Rebecca Stewart to deliver ‘The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation’

Dr Rebecca Stewart to deliver ‘The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation’

EECS Dr Rebecca Stewart will be delivering The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation  at the British Science Festival in Swansea this September.

The Daphne Oram Award Lecture was launched in 2015 by British Science Association to mark the BSA’s new vision of   making science a fundamental part of society and culture, and to   further the organisation‟s rich history of championing   cross-disciplinary discussion and debate.

The Daphne Oram Award Lecture focused on digital innovation and is awarded to an early career researcher for pushing   technological boundaries, or for driving forward computer science – such   as open data and cyber security.

Daphne Oram was a pioneer of   British electronic music. She exemplified cross disciplinary research in   technology, and applied innovative techniques with astounding results.  Daphne went on to become the first director of the BBC Radiophonics   Workshop and invented a new form of sound synthesis called Oramics. The   BSA is grateful to the Daphne Oram Trust for agreeing to name the Award   Lecture in honour of her life and work.

Dr Stewarts award lecture ‘The emergence of e-textiles’ will be held at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea on Tuesday 6th September (13:00)

Award Lecture Abstract:

Imagine a piece of fabric that can be tapped or swiped just like you   would a touch screen? Or if sensors woven into the cover of your chair   told you when you were slouching? Electronic textiles are where computer   science, electrical engineering, textiles and design all come together. Rebecca Stewart will discuss its rise and how it could change the way we interact with the world around us.

 

 

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