New Imitation Game paper published

Posted on 1 December 2013 by Robert Evans

A new paper describing the use of the Imitation Game to research medical practitioners’ understanding of the patient perspective has just been published. Evans, Robert and Crocker, Helen (2013) The Imitation Game as a Method for Exploring Knowledge(s) of Chronic Illness, Methodological Innovations Online, Vol. 7 (2) [Published online in November 2013] Abstract Medical sociology
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KES Programme (December 2013)

Posted on 1 December 2013 by Robert Evans

The next two KES seminars will be: Friday 6 December: Will Mason-Wilkes on the presentation of science in non-fiction TV programmes Friday 13 December: Martin Weinel with the latest results and innovations in the world of Imitation Game research Both seminars will start at 3:00 pm and take place in GLAM 2.16
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Exploring Museum Expertise

Posted on 25 November 2013 by Robert Evans

Rob Evans has just returned from the Univeristy of Tromso, where he was an invited keynote speaker at the Exploring Museum Expertise Conference. The conference was organised by the University Museum of Tromso and also included a workshop on expertise and museolgy for PhD students. There were presentations for PhD students and researchers, with many
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EuroSTAR software testing conference

Posted on 15 November 2013 by Robert Evans

On Tuesday 5 November Rob Evans was at the EuroSTAR software testing conference in Gothenburg. The EuroSTAR conference bills itself as “largest and most prestigious event on the software testing calendar” and Rob was there to talk about work done by Harry Collins and himself on the nature of expertise and, in particular, the importance
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Hawk-Eye and the Public Understanding of Science

Posted on 15 November 2013 by Robert Evans

A recent column by Carl Bialik has re-opened the debate about the role of technologies in supporting umpires and referees and the extent to which this has a role to play in promoting the public understanding of science. Bialik’s column sets out the main dimensions of the debate and includes interview quotes from players, officials,
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KES programme (October, November 2013)

Posted on 15 November 2013 by Robert Evans

KES is now up and running! Meetings are held Fridays at 3:00 pm in Harry’s office. We have had four seminars so far this semester and have another two scheduled for November. The programme for December will be posted as soon as speakers are confirmed. So far we have had: 18 October: Harry Collins on
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IMGAME Trondheim, Norway – 3 November to 6 November

Posted on 11 November 2013 by Martin Weinel

Three members of the IMGAME team at Cardiff University travelled to Trondheim to conduct an Imitation Game (IG) on religious beliefs at the NTNU campus at Gløshaugen. The aim of the Trondheim-based project is to find out how much Norwegian students who describe themselves as ‘non-Christians’ know about the experiences of Norwegian students who describe
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