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The Challenges Of 2030: Geography In A Digital Age: Reflections On The Smart Technology Revolution With Professor Mark Whitehead From Aberystwyth University
October 5 @ 14:00 - 14:45
In the first event in Aberystwyth’s The Challenges of 2030 series, Professor Mark Whitehead from Department of Geography and Earth Sciences will present Geography In A Digital Age: Reflections On The Smart Technology Revolution.
The session will provide participants with a critical introduction to the ways in which smart technology is changing our lives and particular attention will be given to the ways in which smart technology is reshaping our social and working lives. Mark will also explore the issues of surveillance and injustice that are associated with the smart technology revolution.
The session will be split into 4 sections of about 10 minutes each and participants will be able to ask questions at the end of each section. There will also be a short interactive exercise that participants will be invited to take part in.
The other events in The Challenges of 2030 series, which we are adding to, are (Please click):
- 12 October – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Fake News, Conspiracy Theories and Disinformation: Past, Present and Future
- 19 October – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Theatre & Performance – The Show Must Go On
- 2 November – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Criminology’s Contribution to the Climate Crisis
- 9 November – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Business: Rise of the Machines
Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Professor Mark Whitehead
Suitable for: Year 10 to Year 13 students studying, or thinking about studying, Geography, Sociology, Politics.
Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no specific preparation or pre-reading but we recommend that students consider and discuss some of the key issues as they perceive them and think of any questions they would like to ask.
The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.
Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: