Thursday, 17 March 2011

Cafe Scientifique in the Shire - Can Technology be Persuasive?

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:
Cafe Sci in the Shire, Woodened Barn, Banchory:
Cafe MED, Suttie Centre, Foresterhill, Aberdeen:
Cafe Controversial, Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen:
Cafe Light, Lighthouse Museum, Fraserburgh:

Great job Hien!

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