The Origins of Codetermination: Tracing the British Influence, a Crag Talk by Rebecca Zahn Thursday 24 March 2016 University of Edinburgh LLC – Project Room 5.30 pm Codetermination – worker participation in management – forms part of the industrial relations traditions of a number of European countries. Among these, the German system of parity codetermination […]
Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines an article by Scott Santens On December 2nd, 1942, a team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi came back from lunch and watched as humanity created the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction inside a pile of bricks and wood […]
‘The distinction between us and robots is going to disappear.’ Rodney Brooks, Robot: The Future of Flesh and Machines, 2002. The Crag – Creation of Reality Group, directed by Luis de Miranda – is co-developing The Anthrobotics Interdisciplinary Network at the University of Edinburgh along with the school of informatics, with Ram Ramamoorthy and Michael […]
Physicists in England claim they have discovered how to create matter from light, by smashing together individual massless photons– a feat that was first theorized back in 1934, and has been considered practically impossible until now. If this new discovery pans out, the final piece of the physics jigsaw puzzle that describes how light and […]
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
Every Wednesday from 6 pm to 7 pm contact firstname.lastname@example.org Started on Wednesday 20 2016 Ways of Worldmaking, by Nelson Goodman Every week we discuss one new chapter Feel free to join at every moment (but read the chapters before here) room 3.30 LLC 50 George Square (room number may change, please contact email@example.com)
Conclusive collective Workshop of the CRAG Confluence 2015 In the first 6 minutes, Luis de Miranda recaptures the essence of the previous days and talks of the conference The next hour is dedicated to the theme of creation of reality and how it can be addressed in a cross-disciplinary manner Eventually the theme of the […]
The Articulation of Enkinaesthetic Entanglement, a Crag talk by Dr Susan Stuart Crag Seminar 2015-2016 14 October 2015 Project Room LLC School 50 George Square The University of Edinburgh 17.30 to 18.30 Abstract I will present an argument for the necessary co-articulation of meaning within our felt enkinaesthetic engagement with our world. ‘Enkinaesthesia’ refers to […]