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Faced with more and more unfamiliar hazards, planners and governments want to know whether their preparations are sufficient. Citizens are increasingly asking the same questions. We hear from Dr Hitomi Nakanishi (University of Canberra) and Dr Sarah Wise (UCL CASA) on how new kinds of simulation can be used to help people understand evacuation, and…
 
In February and March, many Universities across the United Kingdom were affected by the largest wave of industrial action to hit the sector for many years. For this episode of the Global Lab, we spoke to Tony Brown and Sean Wallis from UCL's University and College Union branch about why the strikes took place.To give you a sense of what it felt lik…
 
As part of a new strand for the Global Lab, this month's podcast features a roundtable discussion with researchers from CASA about the relationship between Science Fiction and technology.The short story discussed in this episode, "The Gernsbach Continuum" by William Gibson, is available to read here:https://web.archive.org/web/20070217183337/http:/…
 
We look at visions of future domestic bliss through the eyes of engineers, researchers, and historians. Peter Childs talks internet of fridges, Kaisa Puustinen helps us discover our emotional side, and Michael Hebbert sees the future through the eyes of the past.___Produced by Martin Zaltz Austwick, Hannah Sender, and Duncan Hay.…
 
Our theme for this episode is "pinning it down", the importance of labelling, classification and definitions in the fields of cities research, mapping and technology, with a literary sidestep into the eighteenth century for good measure.Our guests are Giles Rhys Jones, CMO of the innovative new mapping website what3words.com, Sophie Coulombeau, a s…
 
In this March episode of Global Lab, we take a look at two major events celebrated on 8 March: International Women’s Day and the 99th anniversary of the February Revolution in Russia. We have been inspired by the events of the February Revolution in Russia - when women took to the streets in protest for - and have, with the help of our interviewees…
 
Bees, urban gardening in skips and the carbon footprint of a Valentine's Day feature in the 'Other side of St Valentine'. YouTube wildlife presenter Maddie Moate (twitter.com/maddiemoate) tells us about her passion for bees (see https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate), Julia King (twitter.com/atjuliaking) talks to us about a mobile garden project…
 
We’re slap bang in the middle of panto season, so this month The Global Lab becomes The Global Stage, looking at the connections between our usual themes of cities, space and global networks and the world of the theatre.Treading the boards with us in this episode, we have playwright and academic, Dan Rebellato, telling us how the rising tide of glo…
 
Mud, mud, glorious mud - and glorious dust, smells and mould too - feature in Dirty City. Kate McLean (http://twitter.com/katemclean) tells us about Smell Maps of cities (which you can see at http://sensorymaps.com), Jay Owens (http://twitter.com/hautepop) explores the social history of dust, and Anna Mavrogianni talks about the dirty dangers lurki…
 
Our guests today sift the wheat from the chaff, the signal from the noise. Featuring Ian Rawes from the London Sound Survey http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk , Andy Linehan and James Tugwell from the British Library Sound Archive http://www.bl.uk/subjects/sound and Merijn Royaards from the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL http://bit.ly/1NXuXzX .T…
 
The Death of Distance arrives in the present day with Jen Kavanagh (@_jen_kavanagh) destroying distance between curators and audiences at the Science Museum, Xinyuan Wang (@amberwanguk)discovering the way that Chinese migrant workers use social media, and Nick Attree (@nick_attree) exploring space from the (relative) comfort of East London.The show…
 
Rumours of the death of distance have been greatly exaggerated since 1515. Chiara Ambrosio talks Clara the Rhino, Catherine Beck tells us about the perils of a Patron on the High Seas, and Javier Sajuria (@jsajuria) explores 21st century online political communities. The show was put together by Oli Marsh (@sidewaysScience) with Misha Ewen (@MishaE…
 
This month, we count heads with our experts - Carl Cullinane from Democratic Audit at LSE, Cecilia Lantana Briones (also from the LSE) and Duncan Smith from closer to home at CASA.Carl Cullinane can be found on Twitter at @CullinaneCarl. Read the Democratic Audit blog at www.democraticaudit.com, and check out Democratic Dashboard at http://democrat…
 
This episode we go out in the field with Daniel Raven-Ellison telling us about http://GreaterLondonNationalPark.org.uk, Matt Pennells talks about his work for http://mapaction.org, and Anna Ploszajski talks about taking the hydrogen economy to the UK's favourite music festival (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucell/people/anna_ploszajski).Hosted by Martin Zal…
 
In this episode, we look at love - from the point of view of a mathematician trying to figure out their love life, a film-maker exploring the way the state exploits love, and an energy expert researching how family ties can influence climate change. Martin Zaltz Austwick hosts and chats to mathematician Hannah Fry (who talks more about her new book…
 
Physicist Damien George talks about visualising the cosmic microwave background(http://thecmb.org/) and the arxiv, Physics' open source behemoth (http://paperscape.org).---Damien George is a theoretical physicist at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University.---You can get in contact with the podcast via our email address: theglob…
 
Archaeologist Paul Wordsworth talks to Thomas Oléron Evans about how he uses spatial technology, including geographic information systems (GIS), on expeditions in Central Asia.---Paul Wordsworth is a research officer in the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford. He is currently working on the Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project, studyi…
 
Johanna Kieniewicz talks about her curation of the current Beautiful Science Exhibition at the British Library.---Johanna Kieniewicz works on the BL Science team, and is @johannaKz on twitter. The Beautiful Science science exhibition runs at the British Library in London until May 26th.---You can get in contact with the podcast via our email addres…
 
Ed Manley, from CASA, UCL, talks to Thomas Oléron Evans about his work modelling the way that people choose their routes for moving from place to place in a city.---Ed Manley is a research associate at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL. He specialises in the application of computational techniques to urban systems and works on …
 
This episode, James Kneale from UCL Geography tells us about the festive curse: alcohol. We find out whether cities lead to alcoholism, what the gin craze was, and learn about Britain's own peculiar form of prohibition.---James Kneale is Senior Lecturer in UCL Geography; you can tweet him at @ jameskneale or find more about his work in literary geo…
 
Thomas Oléron Evans is a PhD student at CASA, doing a PhD in the Maths department, on the CASA based ENFOLD-ing project.---Thomas works on the mathematical features of agent-based models, stripped back to the foundations. You can tweet him at @ Mathistopheles and find out more about him at: www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/casa/people/m…/Thomas_Evans---You c…
 
John Burn-Murdoch from the FT Interactive team talks to Martin Zaltz Austwick about what Data Journalism is, and where it's heading.---John Burn-Murdoch is a data journalist at FT interactive, having previously worked at the Guardian datablog. You can see his recent work here http://blogs.ft.com/ftdata/author/johnburnmurdoch/ or follow him on twitt…
 
Hrishi Ballal is a PhD student at CASA, and runs Urbanflow Engine, a site to facilitate participatory planning and discussion.---Hrishi Ballal is a PhD student at CASA, and runs Urban Flow Engine, a site to facilitate participatory planning and discussion. You can find more about his work at http://urbanflowengine.com/ or on twitter at @hrishiballa…
 
Holly Hauser from Puget Sound Bike Share talks about the challenges of planning a brand new bike share for Seattle and beyond.---Holly Hauser is the Executive Director of Puget Sound Bike Share - you can find more about their work at http://pugetsoundbikeshare.org/. ---You can get in contact with the podcast via our email address: thegloballab@gmai…
 
Mariam Asad from Georgia Tech talks to Martin Zaltz Austwick about citizen sensing and access to cycling in Atlanta.---Mariam Asad is a first year Ph.D. student in the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech. Her Master's research looked at rhetorical and formal qualities of modernist poetry and how they might be used in game design to make videogame…
 
Adam Dennett, joint researcher in CASA and UCLDH talks to Martin Zaltz Austwick about the census and what "synthetic data" means to researchers.---Adam Dennett is a post-doctoral research associate in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), and the Department for Information Studies, University College London. At present he works across a …
 
Kaitlin Thaney from Digital Science talks about copyright law, creative commons, sharing and what this has to teach us about open science and open data.---Kaitlin Thaney is a technologist, open advocate, and data enthusiast. She serves as the manager of external partnerships at Digital Science (http://www.digital-science.com/), responsible for the …
 
We're back! In this latest episode find out about augmented reality and museums, why we could be in for another dot com bust and we talk Digital Humanities with Dr Melissa Terras.---Here are your links for this weekQRator wins Museum Award: http://claireyross.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/qrator-wins-a-museums-heritage-award-for-excellence-innovation/Sc…
 
This episode features a panel session featuring some of the top names in the world of spatial analysis talking about their own take on Smart Cities at UCL CASA's recent Smart Cities conference.---On 20th April 2012, UCL CASA hosted a one day conference focusing on the research of cities covering crowd-sourcing, participatory mapping, sensing using …
 
Another Special Episode of the Global Lab live from San Diego. We bring you the latest news from Museums and the Web along with an Interview with Jeanie Sinclair. ---Jeanie Sinclair is a PhD Researcher, University College Falmouth and a Research Fellow, St. Ives Archive. You can read more about her research at http://theintangiblearchive.wordpress.…
 
In this special episode we bring you from Talkfest and pick up the discussions about the the sounds of science. You can find out more about the event by visiting http://www.biochemistry.org/SciencePolicy/Events/TalkfestFebruary2012.aspx ---You can get in contact with the podcast via our email address: thegloballab@gmail.com or if you prefer twitter…
 
In this episode we discuss how addictive Twitter actually is, we look at the new application of the Xbox Kinect and our brand new presenter Claire Ross talks to Peter Williams about his research in Information Systems for people with learning difficulties.---Please let us know what you think about the podcast! You can find our online form here:http…
 
Today, Martin debates the use of the word ‘geek’, Hannah discusses the theory behind supermarket queues and our guest Jon Reades explains how data can help us improve our social, business & transport networks, and why we should all start shredding our rubbish.---Please let us know what you think about the podcast! You can find our online form here:…
 
In this episode we talk to Emma McKay about the interface between science and policy. Martin explains why Wikipedia went offline and Hannah discusses toothpick statues and what it's like to work as a mathematician. ---Please let us know what you think about the podcast! You can find our online form here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?…
 
In this (vaguely) festive episode, Jason Dittmer talks Nationalist Superheroes, Hannah guesses the weight of a cake and Martin reads a map-themed comic book.---Please let us know what you think about the podcast! You can find our online form here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEs2Zkdza3VsN2p1Qkh2bTAxNHhHVUE6MQ-Here are links …
 
This episode we speak to Stephen Lorimer from the UCL Energy Institute about why your hangover is ruining the world, Hannah talks about WWII tweeters and JISC geodevelopers of the year, and Martin talks about Manuel Castells and hand-drawn maps.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show...Manuel Castells' visit to the occupy L…
 
Featuring an interview with Anders Johansson, as well as news about FuturICT, Londonist's mapping event, and a shout out to other academic podcasters – get in touch!---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:FuturICT: http://www.futurict.eu/ -Details of Londonist's mapping event can be found here: http://londonist.com/2011/11/…
 
Find out how Occupy London is linked to NASA, wearable computing, and UCL's Suzy Moat talks about her work in FuturICT and analysing Google search volumes.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:FuturICT: http://www.futurict.eu/ Chris Harrison: http://www.chrisharrison.net/index.php/Research/OmniTouch ScratchInput Project: …
 
News from Science Question Time, Siri and 3D printing, and UCL's Claire Ross talks about QRator and Jeremy Bentham.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:For funny things Siri says google "funny things siri says". Some are not safe for work, exercise your judgment.You can find information about the latest Science Question …
 
This week features two interviews from ECCS 2011: Nicolas Perony on what animal behaviour can teach us about human society, and Pauline Cotelle talking about crime and security in Post - Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:European Conference on Complex System:http://eccs2011.eu/---Nicolas …
 
News on Vitruvian Man on Ice, visualising the Eurozone crisis, Faster than Light Neutrinos and the European Conference on Complex Systems, and we speak to Erica Fille Legara about Media Framing in the Phillipines.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:Faster than Light Neutrinos:http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/2…
 
This week we talk about a recent citizen science project involving school children and get to grips with 'Necrogeography'. Our featured guest is Hannah Fry talking about her research in global modelling and modelling people's actions during riots.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:Science Online 2011 Conference - http:…
 
Martin reports back on Einstein's Garden at the Green Man festival and Steve talks AI and internet security. Our guest is James Cheshire, talking about mapping surnames in the UK.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:Einstein's Garden at The Green Man Festival: http://www.greenman.net/node/3994Bright Club ("the thinking p…
 
This week we talk about mapping unrest in the wake of recent UK events, social media mapping and the potential of IBM's Watson project. Steve talks to Dan Lewis from UCL's Geography department about his work on access to healthcare in London.---Here are links to some of the topics we discussed on the show:Maps of unrest:Telegraph: http://www.telegr…
 
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