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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 ss Great Britain 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 … 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 ss Great Britain, just one of the incredible products of the mind of IKB. The ship once more sits in the very dock created to build it, and … 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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