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GPS

In 1977 or thereabouts a collection of scientists huddled around a secret radio receiver in the US desert. This was the start of GPS, Glonass, Gallileo and the whole navigation industry. A GPS chipset now costs, in bulk, a few dollars so your watch, your phone, your computer all have GPS receivers and everyone knows where they are all the time. But how does this technology work? And are there situations when it does not work?


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The talk will start at 6.00pm.

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Professor Richard Harvey

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Richard Harvey is IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College and Professor at the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

He is also the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Admissions at the University of East Anglia. Before joining UEA in 1993, Professor Harvey was a mathematician at first Plessey Naval Systems and then Marconi Underwater Systems.

Professor Harvey holds a PhD in the application of statistical estimation theory to the passive synthetic aperture problem. In his early career, he focused on problems in signal processing, acoustics and vibration.

His research now focuses on artificial intelligence and computer vision. Recently he has been working in the field of artificial lip-reading which fascinates him because of the scientific challenge and allows him to debunk false claims and misunderstandings.

He routinely speaks at schools and conferences around the country both on technical topics related to Computer Science but also on matters relating to admissions policy and widening participation.

Professor Harvey has also acted as a consultant for international companies and as Executive and Non-Executive Director for several spin-outs and start-ups.

Professor Harvey's lecture series are as follows:

2021/22 Six Tech Inventions That Changed The World

2020/21 Great Ideas from Computer Science

2019/20 The Digital State

2018/19 The Science of Information

All lectures by the IT Livery Company Professors of Information Technology can be accessed here.

Museum of London

Opening Night - Dirtscraper

Gazell.io Project Space is pleased to welcome Peter Burr with his digital art installation Dirtscraper.

About this event

Gazell.io Project Space is pleased to welcome Peter Burr - a master of computer animation with a gift for creating images and environments that hover on the boundary between abstraction and figuration. In recent years Burr has devoted himself to exploring the concept of an endlessly mutating labyrinth, his practice often engages with tools of the video game industry in the form of immersive cinematic artworks.

Join us for the opening night to discover the installation 'Dirtscraper' , which simulates an underground structure whose 'smart architecture' is overseen by artificial intelligences - spatial and social designers that observe, learn, and make changes to the system.

 

About Gazelli Art House

Founded in 2010 by Mila Askarova, Gazelli Art House brings a fresh perspective to Mayfair. The gallery champions artists from across the globe with a focus on those at the height of their practice, presenting and contextualising their work to new audiences.

With galleries in London and Baku, Gazelli Art House has a specialist focus in promoting art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours to further a greater understanding of the rich linguistic, religious and historic ties that connect this geography.

Since 2015, the gallery has expanded to support artists working in the realm of digital art through its online platform Gazell.io. In 2020, it established the Gazell.io Project Space and VR library, the first permanent home dedicated to digital art in Mayfair.www.gazelliarthouse.com

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Gazelli Art House

London Design Capital Powered by Pecha Kucha

Come to Coal Drops Yard and explore the international projects being delivered by London based teams, showcasing both the reach of the capital

About this event

Following the launch of NLA’s report London Design Capital, exploring the current impact of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic on London’s status as a global design hub, we take a closer look at some of the international projects that have been designed by London based practices that feature as part of the reports showcase.

Masterplans, infrastructure, mixed-use and residential projects from across the world illustrate both the reach of the capital’s skills and the breadth of expertise. How has Brexit and COVID-19 impacted these international projects? How have processes and ways of collaborating with other countries had to change and adapt?

 

Organiser New London Architecture

Organiser of London Design Capital Powered by Pecha Kucha

New London Architecture (NLA) is an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. Our core mission is to bring people together to shape a better city.

A busy year-round programme of events, research and exhibitions examines all issues affecting London’s built environment and attracts all those with a stake in the future of the city – politicians, professionals and the public. We bring the broadest group of people from all disciplines and communities together to share knowledge and debate the city’s unprecedented growth.

We are based at The Building Centre in central London where our giant interactive model of central London is free to visit six days a week.

New London Architecture

AI-MAZING Tuesday

AI-MAZING Tuesday Talk: Alexander Reben

About this event

Gazell.io welcomes artist and roboticist Alexander Reben to the Project Space throughout August. Reben will present his series ‘“AI Am I?” which comprises works created by an AI and have then been produced in real-life, by the artist or others. The series subverts the traditional method of art production where a creative idea is conceived by a human and is then rendered using technology, instead the series represents a true human-machine collaboration.

In addition to this series Reben will also present five paintings from 2018/2019 and a neon work entitled I Am A Bad Situation. Reben will be dropping an NFT in conjunction with the exhibition on the Superrare platform during the show. All NFTs minted by Gazell.io are certified by Verisart.

The process for creating the ‘“AI Am I?” works starts with a series of carefully curated “start texts” that are fed into a text generation AI called GPT (one of the largest and most advanced artificial neural networks), which then outputs text including a description of an imaginary artwork, along with analysis of that artwork and other supporting text. Examples of the works created by the system include; The Final Resting Place of the Queen Bee (2018), a sculpture consisting of toothpicks stuck on a canvas, which are dipped in beeswax, by the imaginary American artist Rachellette Carneday, Time to Eat (Black Forest Steak Red )#9(1982) by “Julia Hormel” and My Kid Could Do That! (2018) created from cutouts of Artforum.

The AI comments “I hope the project will help people see that AI is still at its very earliest stages of developing a sense of creativity. I want people to understand that AI is still very much a tool that helps humans make decisions, rather than being a replacement for human creativity.”

 

About Gazelli Art House

Founded in 2010 by Mila Askarova, Gazelli Art House brings a fresh perspective to Mayfair. The gallery champions artists from across the globe with a focus on those at the height of their practice, presenting and contextualising their work to new audiences.

With galleries in London and Baku, Gazelli Art House has a specialist focus in promoting art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours to further a greater understanding of the rich linguistic, religious and historic ties that connect this geography.

Since 2015, the gallery has expanded to support artists working in the realm of digital art through its online platform Gazell.io. In 2020, it established the Gazell.io Project Space and VR library, the first permanent home dedicated to digital art in Mayfair.www.gazelliarthouse.com

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Gazelli Art House

Roy's Art Fair

Tickets are now on available.

Roy's Art Fair is London's only artist-run art fair, showcasing the work of the very best in emerging art to art lovers from all experiences.

On 12th-15th August 2021 we return to the iconic Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf presenting 70 talented artists. We're looking forward to bringing you a live art event that supports artists all while presenting an oppurtunity to purchase and view in a safe environment.

Roy's Art Fair London: Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH.

Opening Hours**

Private View, Thursday 12th August 5pm - 8:30pm - limited tickets available

Friday 13th August: 12pm-7pm

Saturday 14th August: 11am-7pm

Sunday 15th August : 11am-5pm

** Children under 16 years do not need an entry ticket and must be accompanied by an adult.

Roy’s Art Fair was created in 2017 and is run by artists Roy Tyson, William James Claridge & Emma Murphy. We give artists an alternative platform to present their work whilst also creating a unique art fair experience for visitors allowing them to interact with the artists and buy artwork directly from them. At each of our London art fairs, you will discover original affordable artwork from a wide variety of artists carefully selected based on quality and talent.

Since 2012, Roy has been working as a professional artist. Since then he has exhibited his artwork worldwide via Art Fairs & galleries. Whilst experiencing art fairs and going through the emotions of applying and exhibiting, Roy decided that he would like to create an artist-run art fair, Roy’s Art Fair. Originally joining forces with fellow artist Sam Peacock, the art fair is run by Roy, Will & Emma, with each bringing their own expertise to the organising and successful hosting of each event.

Here at Roy’s Art Fair, our team strongly believe in promoting all levels of artists from emerging to established. We work closely with each of our artists to ensure the art fair becomes a successful experience.

 

Bargehouse

Naughty Numbers in the News

Professor David Spiegelhalter, world-leading statistician, will speak about the trustworthy communication of risk and evidence.

HealthWatch is celebrating its 30th birthday on Tuesday July 27th with a special guest speaker – our 2021 joint award winner – and perhaps the first statistician to have been acclaimed a ‘national treasure’.

David Spiegelhalter holds the Winton Professorship of the Public Understanding of Risk, at the University of Cambridge, England. His controversial theme: “Trustworthy communication of risk and evidence: the battle against naughty numbers in the news.”

Please join us for a very special night in our history to hear how one of the world’s leading statisticians sees the figures that will help, for good or ill, to shape our destiny.

This is a live (in-person) event and we hope to have room for 80 guests, but final numbers may be restricted subject to Covid-19 regulations. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start-time: 6:30 for 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided.

HealthWatch is the UK charity founded in 1991 to promote good science and integrity in health care. We are independent, and run by volunteers. If you would like us to arrange more events like this, please support us: go to HealthWatch and look for the "donate" button on the homepage.

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