Serendipitous Opportunities

Serendipity has been well-documented in the history of discovery and innovations in science, and now, in contemporary digital life there seems to be a lot of revived interest in chance encounters of the serendipitous kind…

Join the SerenA team for a series of FREE events and some lunch – you never know who you might end up bumping into or what opportunity might come your way as a result!

THE SERENDIPITOUS COMMUNITY – LUNCH AND TALK – 27TH JUNE – VRC, DCA
A lively talk about the challenges of Serendipity. This well-documented but fleeting phenomenon in the history of discovery and innovations in science now appears to have a resurgence of interest in contemporary digital life. Here from the interdisciplinary panel recently featured on Radio 4’s ‘Digital Human‘, Computer Scientists, Artists, HCI and Interaction Designers from the SerenA RCUK Project and invited guests will join the discussion.

Please book, light lunch 12.15pm. Talk 12.30pm – 1.30pm, VRC, DCA
www.serena.eventbrite.co.uk

Workshops:

CHASING SERENDIPITY WITH LINKED OPEN DATA – WORKSHOP – 27TH JUNE – VRC,DCA
Are you interested in Linked Open Data (LOD) and the vision for the semantic web that is becoming reality now? With all BBC programming, Wikipedia (DBpedia) as well as museums, libraries, cultural organisations adopting LOD, this workshop will provide hands-on experience of working with semantic information published as LOD. Computer Scientists/Hackers from QMUL and HW will run this workshop.

Please book: 2pm -4.30pm 27 Jun,
VRC,DCA
www.chasingserendipity.eventbrite.co.uk 

DESIGN FOR THE PREPARED MIND – WORKSHOP – 28TH JUNE – EDUCATION RM,DCA
Are you interested in the elusive phenomenon of serendipity in everyday life, community, creative practice and research? Join members of SerenA RCUK research team to explore the role of design and the prepared mind, with stories and experiences to design tools and technologies that facilitate valuable connections.

Please book: 10am – 12.30pm, 28 Jun,
Education Rm, DCA
www.preparedmind.eventbrite.co.uk