National Science and Engineering Week 2011
Tuesday 15th March 2011, Woodend Barn, Banchory
For a special National Science and Engineering Week edition of Cafe Sci in the Shire, dot.rural's Hien Nguyen (Computing Science Research Fellow) asked 'can computers be persuasive?'.
Hien's interactive and free public talk formed part of the established Cafe Sci in the Shire programme and attracted an enthusiastic crowd of ~40 people.
Are the people of Banchory now more aware of dot.rural and the Digital Economy programme? Tick!
Do we have a better understanding of the thought processes behind Amazon's 'one click', and the Swedish piano staircase as an alternative to escalators? Tick!
Are we equipped to 'defend' ourselves against the more negative implications of persuasive technologies? Tick!
Do we now know how these technologies can be used for the better, particularly in the field of Healthcare? Tick!
For more information on the Cafe Sci in the Shire programme, or indeed on any of the other Cafe Sci events...
Cafe Sci in the City, Waterstones, Aberdeen: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/science/cafescience/CafeSci_CITY_2011_Season5.pdf
Cafe Sci in the Shire, Woodened Barn, Banchory: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/science/cafescience/CafeSci_SHIRE_2011.pdf
Cafe MED, Suttie Centre, Foresterhill, Aberdeen: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/science/cafescience/CafeMed_2011.pdf
Cafe Controversial, Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/science/cafescience/cafecontroversial_programme2010.pdf
Cafe Light, Lighthouse Museum, Fraserburgh: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/science/cafescience/CafeLight2010_programme.pdf
Great job Hien!