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The UC3M focuses its European Researchers’ Night on the relationships between communication, politics, art, and technology

It will be held on Friday 27th November


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has prepared a programme of activities that focuses on the relationships between communication, politics, and technology within the framework of the European Researchers’ Night, an event of scientific dissemination for all audiences which will be held on the same day throughout Europe. In order to attend the activities, which are being held online this year, you need to reserve a place at:

European Researchers Night 2020

At 7.30pm on Friday 27th November, an interdisciplinary colloquium will be held online that brings together academics, artists, journalists and technology experts to discuss the relationships between communication, technology, art and politics, trying to provide a critical perspective on hegemonic speeches around technology (both informative and informational, fictional and entertainment). The UC3M’s Vice-President of Communication and Culture, Pilar Carrera, will moderate the event and will be joined by Fernando Broncano, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the UC3M; Esteban Moro, lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the UC3M and the MIT Media Lab; Lluis Orriols, political scientist, lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the UC3M; María Pagés, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer; and Esther Paniagua, journalist specialised in science, technology and innovation.

In addition to this, during the day, a theatrical webinar will take place at 11am, organised by the UC3M Arts Classroom and aimed at higher education centres, titled: “How can research and performing arts help you communicate better?” Different performing arts tools will be presented that can be used to improve communication in various fields, from interpersonal relationships to video conferences. After this, various lecturers from the University will share some key elements for improving communication from the field of audio-visual communication, history, sound and telematic engineering, or journalism.

From 5pm to 8pm, four webinars and online workshops, offered in Spanish and English, will be conducted by teams of researchers participating in European scientific projects at the UC3M that will address various topics, such as: “Your smartphone knows how you feel: emotions and the digital age”, “Learning about genetic editing for good through immersive technologies”, “Discovering a science shop: A participatory experience”, and “What do you know about 5G?”

These UC3M actions are part of the European Researchers’ Night, an event comprised of various free activities of scientific dissemination and which has been held simultaneously in more than 300 European cities since 2005. In Madrid, this project is promoted by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, coordinated by the Madri+d Foundation and funded by the European Union as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, with grant agreement number 953.820. Its main objectives are bringing the researcher and the general public closer together, so that they can understand their work and their benefits to society, promoting scientific vocations among students and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit.

More information:  The European Researchers’ Night at the UC3M Website