Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Extra study spaces around campus

Over the summer we have increased the number of study spaces on campus.

These can be found on the Grove and Quad mezzanines, ground floor of the Quad, outside C117/118 and behind CG76/77.

These spaces include a variety of seating options and power supply for your own devices.


Monday, 24 October 2016

Machine intelligence makes human morals more important

Machine intelligence is here, and we're already using it to make subjective decisions -- like who to hire, or what news you should see in your social media feeds. In this fascinating talk, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci shows how our intelligent machines can fail us in unexpected ways -- in particular, by creating decisions that don't match our shared human values. "We cannot outsource our responsibilities to machines," she says. "We must hold on ever tighter to human values and human ethics."

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Open Access Week 24th-28th Oct 2016

Open Access Week takes place next week.
Our Research Repository Team will be available for drop-in sessions, questions and queries in the Quad between 12noon and 2pm every day 24th -28th Oct.
Feel free to go and meet them, ask questions, share your experiences as well as feedback.

Free Personal eTextbook

The Personal eTextbook scheme (KorText) at Middlesex University has made available over 53,000 free eTextbooks for students this academic year.
These books have been chosen for you by your module leaders and are yours to keep throughout your course and after you graduate.
16,000 students are in the scheme and so far 11,000 of you have accessed your KorText accounts.
Don’t miss out of your free etextbook, so make sure you access your account.....you have all been sent an email from KorText Customer Services.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016

Animal-Computer Interaction Conference early registration by 15th October

Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
15th-17th November 2016, Milton Keynes, UK


In co-operation with ACM and SIGCHI

In recent years an increasing body of work from within the interaction design community has been shaping the emerging field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), with a focus on: 1) studying the interaction between animals and technology in naturalistic settings, around specific animal activities or interspecies relations; 2) developing user-centered technology that can improve animals’ welfare and support animals in their activities; 3) informing user-centered approaches to the design of technology intended for animals, derived from both interaction design and animal science. Building on a series of previous ACI events, the ACI2016 Conference aims to advance this area of research and practice, and to support the development of ACI as an academic discipline.
Early bird registration deadline: 15th October 2016
To register, go to: 

How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers

What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials that might transform ... everything. Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov walks us through examples of amazing materials found throughout nature, in everything from cat fleas to sequoia trees, and shows the creative ways his team is harnessing them in everything from sports shoes to medical implants