"Open Storytelling" is the talk to be given by Valentina Nisi this Friday, August 7th, 2015, in the Open Institute, an event being held at the University of Texas in Austin.
The goal of the Institute is to scope the range and meaning of “open” in contemporary participatory culture, and to examine some of the dynamics of a variety of projects developing open hardware, open software, open data usable for governmental purposes, and open access. The ways in which opening computer-based applications, platforms, and resources to a broad community can mobilize political and community participation will be a major theme.
This event is part of the UT Austin Portugal partnership in the Digital Media area, which has M-ITI is a partner.
André Ferreira, M-ITI researcher in the AHA project, will be spending the next few months at Carnegie Mellon University in the context of the Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP) working on Serious games with Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) for stroke rehabilitation.
Main goals of the UIP: My research proposes to explore the use of physiological signatures of workload, and attention to adapt rehabilitation exercises implemented as game tasks. I am part of the NeuroRehabLab research team, who is involved in the “AHA: Augmented Human Assistance” project, funded by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.
Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Dan Siewiorek and Asim Smailagic, School of Computer Science
Chris Csikszentmihályi, M-ITI's ERA Chair, has been invited to speak by the organisers of this year’s British Human Computer Interaction Conference to be held in Lincoln.
The speakers will discuss how this event is more relevant than ever in an age where interactive digital technology constantly shapes our lives and our relationships with each other, as well as those in authority.
Organised by the University of Lincoln’s Social Computing research centre in conjunction with the BCS Interaction Specialist Group, the British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2015) is inspired by the anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215, an event viewed as an international cornerstone of liberty and one that challenged society’s relationship with authority.
Taking place on the University’s Brayford Campus from 13th-17th July, the conference will focus on our ever-evolving digital society.
Controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is also one of the invited keynote speakers.
The full conference program can be found here.
Congratulations to M-ITI Researcher Sandy Rodrigues who won the Best Paper Award for Self-Consumption and Battery bank PV Systems in the Residential Sector in Portugal. This paper was presented at the 10th edition of the International Conference on Advanced Research in Aerospace, Robotics, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Power and Energy Engineering, Materials Engineering and Human Motricities in June, in Romania.