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18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 22/02/2019 - 5:30pm

Booking for this event has now closed.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 60 places available

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19/02/2019 - 4:00pm to 22/02/2019 - 10:00pm
Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
20/02/2019 - 9:00am to 22/02/2019 - 5:00pm

We are pleased to announce that the Internet of Things Challenge is running again this year!

The IoT Challenge is a 3 day making challenge where you will get together into teams, be given some equipment and have a go at tackling a real world challenge using IoT technologies! Whatever your experience level, even if you are a completed beginner or want to learn the basics of coding and working with hardware, come along and learn something new in a fun, relaxed environment.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 3 places available

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21/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 22/02/2019 - 6:30pm

This event has two parts: Part [1] involves a creative challenge that requests the participants to find sustainable solutions in order to power a village in a developing region on Day 1 and Part [2] is a visit to the Pitlochry Dam & Hydroelectric Power Station where participants will learn about the environmental precautions taken for the Atlantic Salmon species and others to enable the green power generation in the Highlands.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are NO places available

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22/02/2019 - 9:30am to 11:00pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly affects us, often without knowing it. Cinema has been using AI to explore ideas of the future since the early movies.  Lately some high-profile people have been warning the public about the dangers of uncontrolled AI. Are they right?  The theme of the event is possible modes of interaction between intelligent (eg. human level) AI and humans.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 374 places available

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22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

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22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Collaborative workshop to create a new adult colouring book inspired by over 40,000 images published by the University's Centre for Research Collections (CRC) under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY).

Combining both analogue and digital processes participants will learn key skills to transform photographs from the collection into new artworks. 

Attendees will be encouraged to print their contribution and colour them in with materials provided. The event will conclude with an informal competition with small prizes for the winners.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

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22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This hands-on creative workshop, held in the historic Anatomical Museum, looks at the anatomy of the face that allows us to make different facial expressions. You will have the chance to learn about the muscles of facial expression through modelling the anatomy using plasticine onto plastic skulls, with the tuition of an Anatomist, allowing you to better undersand the anatomy of the face in a fun, engaging and relaxing workshop.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are NO places available

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22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Shelly is hosting a workshop on live-coding visuals using Hydra - https://hydra-editor-v1.glitch.me/

Hydra is a platform for live coding visuals in Javascript, in which each connected browser window can be used as a node of a modular and distributed video synthesizer.

Inspired by analog modular synthesizers, these tools are an exploration into using streaming over the web for routing video sources and outputs in realtime.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Everything changes, nothing changes. In the 200 years since James Hutton walked the streets of Edinburgh, the city has changed beyond all recognition but the underlying landscape has hardly changed at all. A reflection on time, and how the landscape of Edinburgh has influenced how we think about the world.

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22/02/2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

This event is for non-security experts.

You will learn how to read URLs and easily recognise phishing from legit ones. Also, you will learn how to manipulate them using the same tricks phishers use and then practice distinguishing phishing from trustworthy ones. Using this approach, you will understand phishers’ capabilities.

 

Pre-request (optional): Participants should sign in the event Slack channel.

Available to: University Students, University Alumni

There are 12 places available

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22/02/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are 4 places available

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22/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Research has shown that walking can help to focus the mind and improve memory. It also helps us to stay on task for a longer period of time. For these reasons we would like to invite you to walk with us while practicing and learning some Spanish. This workshop is also an opportunity for students to explore their own learning while doing some physical activity. (NOT SUITABLE FOR  BEGINNERS)

Available to: University Students, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Staff

There are 15 places available

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22/02/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Have you ever wondered how to make a glow in the dark plant? Or how to make yoghurt that flavours itself? Do you want to learn how to build with biology and develop your own project over the summer?

Available to: University Students

There are 58 places available

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22/02/2019 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are 4 places available

University Hosted Event - You need to login with your University EASE account to book on this event or join the waiting list

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22/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Secret messages have existed for centuries.

From the use of invisible inks and messages hidden in plain sight to the use of military grade encryption, people have always wanted to hide their secrets. In this special Festival of Creative Learning workshop we will look at exactly how we can do that, with one essential twist: There will be no computers.

So bring your pens and papers, your folding fans and your lemons as we delve into the art of sending and receiving secret messages.

Techniques will include:

Available to: University Staff, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

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22/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

News articles can be persuasive, manipulative, informative or just plain wrong. Without being omniscient, how can we tell the difference between an article we should trust, and one that we should discredit? In this workshop, learn to read the newspaper like a mathematician by evaluating the validity of arguments, understanding statistics and spotting fallacies.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

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22/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

We are 2 young international artists studying Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art, collaborating in a show followed by a workshop.

The exhibition is focused on the experimental side of creating an artwork based on a traditional approach.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are 23 places available

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22/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are 4 places available

University Hosted Event - You need to login with your University EASE account to book on this event or join the waiting list

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

22/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:20pm

What does the delicate wing of a bee look like up close? Or the structure of a fungus? Join biologists to use different types of microscope to look closer at samples from biological research and nature. Then, express your scientific observations in a different way: create a collage in a giant petri-dish or a marbled art-work of your favourite sample or close up detail.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

University Hosted Event - You need to login with your University EASE account to book on this event or join the waiting list

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22/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

It is mesmerising the world of crystals that lurks in surprising places around us. Have you ever asked yourself, where can I find them? How do they form and what is actually going on? Come and create your own microscopic crystalline compositions under the guidance of molecular biologist and crystallography artist Waad Albawardi. Learn more from soft matter physicist, Carmen Morcillo Perez about the physics behind the different crystals that emerge.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

THE LIMITS OF LANGUAGE MEAN THE LIMITS OF MY WORLD - WITTGENSTEIN

 

The Bilingual Workshop in Creative Writing

 

Available to: University Staff

There are 9 places available

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22/02/2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Borderlines is a group exhibition that gives form to the conceptual, geo-political, economic and cultural impacts of borders. It draws attention to the ownership of the earth beneath our feet, underwater realms, the rules governing the international movement of goods, nation-states, the UK border in Ireland, financial sovereignty, tribal territories, anarchic polar exploration and the world-wide distribution of natural resources.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

We made it! We learned so much! We had so much fun! Join us for a celebration of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning on the final day of our curated week of over 100 creative learning events, and be entertained, amused, intrigued and enlightened by two Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CoDI) shows! 

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

It is mesmerising the world of crystals that lurks in surprising places around us. Have you ever asked yourself, where can I find them? How do they form and what is actually going on? Come and create your own microscopic crystalline compositions under the guidance of molecular biologist and crystallography artist Waad Albawardi. Learn more from soft matter physicist, Carmen Morcillo Perez about the physics behind the different crystals that emerge.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students