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  • Date and time: Tuesday 14 June 2022, 7pm to 8pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

The decisions that technology companies make impact our everyday lives, even changing the way we see and think about the world.

In this talk with interactive elements, you are invited to join the (fictional) board of our new (fictional) tech company to explore the choices about technology that go on behind the scenes and think about where the next chapter of the Internet might lie.

This will be a live event and your decisions will shape the future of our fictional tech company, by utilising the interactive features of technology (Zoom).

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you will participate using the polling feature and can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

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About the speakers

Susan Halfpenny is Head of Research and Learning Information Services at the University of Aberdeen. She has worked in libraries for the last 14 years in liaison and user education roles. Susan has led on a range of initiatives to develop staff and students digital capabilities, including the development of skills frameworks, the rollout of training programmes, and the creation of digital citizenship and wellbeing MOOCs. Her interests are digital creativity and the use of digital technologies to transform teaching, research and administrative processes.

Siobhan Dunlop is a Teaching and Learning Advisor within Library, Archives and Learning Services at the University of York, developing and delivering digital skills training for students and staff with a focus on digital creativity and coding. They also work on the ways in which digital technologies impact our lives in the digital society, think about ethics in technology and write poems using code.

Steph Jesper has spent the last umpteen years living in spreadsheets. She’s a qualified Librarian who moonlights in IT, developing and delivering digital skills training for students and staff at the University of York. Prior to that, she’s had fun at a range of educational establishments, and less fun trying to sell records online. Her role model is Maggie Philbin, her favourite Doctor Who serial is The Stones of Blood, her Eurovision Song Contest of choice is 1977 and her preferred Treasure Hunt episode is Birmingham (series 2) – all things she’s been able to re-watch thanks to the Internet.


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