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Declan Fleming – Clouds Suck

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu0rEuohIso] Who wouldn’t want their very own pet cloud to carry around with them? No-one, that’s who. Declan Fleming‘s remarkable, ambitious talk featured so many props we doubted it could work. We were wrong. Learn about the weight of … Continue reading

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Alan Winfield – Dances with Robots

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QTEJ1sypKM] Robots have a reputation for doing things the same every time – they’re the ultimate conservatives and that’s what we like about them. But if we are going to get them to do more than weld vehicles or … Continue reading

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Bob Evans – A History of the ss Great Britain (against the clock)

If you have ever visited the at its dock in Bristol harbour then there is a possibility that you may have met Mr Bob Evans, as enthusiastic a representative of the great ship as you might ever meet. Acting as … Continue reading

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Eleni Papavasileiou – Stories from the Vaults of the Brunel Institute

In case you missed it, Ignite Bristol #4 was held on the , just one of the incredible products of the mind of . The ship once more sits in the very dock created to build it, and where the … Continue reading

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Sam Phippen – Sixth Formers & Power Tools

Does giving “psychotic, hormonally charged teenagers” wood, metal and powertools sound like a good idea to you? Listening to student robo-creator-evangelist Sam Phippen not only it seems like fun, it’s a worthy cause. Together with students from Bristol and Southampton … Continue reading

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Martin Poulter – What is Bayesianism and why should you care?

What a way to start Ignite Bristol #2? Martin Poulter returned to the Ignite Bristol stage and sent ideas ricocheting around our heads with a little talk he called “What is Bayesianism and why should you care?”

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