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From 18-28 September 2014, the University teamed up with Sheffield’s creative community for a celebration of ideas, culture and collaboration. This collection showcases some of the special one - off events and performances that took place during the festival.

Festival of the Mind: Special Events Sheffield University

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From 18-28 September 2014, the University teamed up with Sheffield’s creative community for a celebration of ideas, culture and collaboration. This collection showcases some of the special one - off events and performances that took place during the festival.

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    Dress of Glass & Flame at the Winter Gardens

    Dress of Glass & Flame at the Winter Gardens

    "Dress of Glass and Flame" is a collaboration between Helen and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and London College of Fashion. It has been produced by world renowned Berengo Studio in Venice. Helen Storey was drawn towards the chemistry of both glass and flame. She wanted to create a work within which a part of the original creative and alchemic process could be kept alive. Helen discusses some of the creative and technical considerations that went into the production of the dress.

    In collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), University of Sheffield, Berengo Studio (Venice/Italy), London College of Fashion and Helen Storey Foundation.

    Music - Cloud 9 by Poddington Bear

    • 3 min
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    Disruptive Technology: Astronomy

    Disruptive Technology: Astronomy

    Three Sheffield physicists have used Raspberry Pi computing and 3D modelling technology to construct a telescope to photograph and record the night sky. Mark Wrigley describes how the cheap Raspberry Pi computer can be used to take extraordinary images of the Moon.

    Sheffield-born Mark Wrigley is a physicist who works with industry to help companies manage new technology. His career has taken him to China, Japan and the USA.

    • 25 min
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    Mind Reading: Man vs Machine - Highlights

    Mind Reading: Man vs Machine - Highlights

    Is it really possible to read minds? This performance pits a professional mind reader against new magnetic resonance imaging technology to see who gets the best results. This contains a 15 min excerpt of the show.

    Dr Aneurin Kennerley is a research fellow with a professional interest in neuro-imaging and a personal interest in mentalism – the fusion of science and magic. Looch is an award-winning mind reader and mentalist.

    • 11 min
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    Mind Reading: Man vs Machine - Full Event

    Mind Reading: Man vs Machine - Full Event

    Is it really possible to read minds? This performance pits a professional mind reader against new magnetic resonance imaging technology to see who gets the best results. Expect mind games, audience interaction and a little bit of neuroscience for good measure!

    Dr Aneurin Kennerley is a research fellow with a professional interest in neuro-imaging and a personal interest in mentalism – the fusion of science and magic. Looch is an award-winning mind reader and mentalist.

    • 1 hr
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    Codebreakers Screening: Panel Discussion with Executive Producer & Prof Allan Pacey

    Codebreakers Screening: Panel Discussion with Executive Producer & Prof Allan Pacey

    Codebreakers in a drama - documentary about one of the 20th century’s most important people; Alan Turing. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped save two million lives. Yet few people have heard his name, know his tragic story, or understand his important legacy. In 1954, Turing committed suicide at age 41 after being forced to undergo chemical castration because he was gay. He left behind a lasting legacy and lingering questions about what else he might have accomplished if society had embraced his unique genius instead of rejecting it.

    Panel discussion with Executive Producer, Patrick Sammon and Professor Allan Pacey, who appears in the film.

    For more information about the film, please visit http://www.turingfilm.com/

    • 11 min
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    Codebreakers Screening: Audience Q&A

    Codebreakers Screening: Audience Q&A

    Codebreakers in a drama - documentary about one of the 20th century’s most important people; Alan Turing. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped save two million lives. Yet few people have heard his name, know his tragic story, or understand his important legacy. In 1954, Turing committed suicide at age 41 after being forced to undergo chemical castration because he was gay. He left behind a lasting legacy and lingering questions about what else he might have accomplished if society had embraced his unique genius instead of rejecting it.

    For more information about the film, please visit http://www.turingfilm.com/

    • 16 min

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