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.
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.