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Public Lecture Citizen Science for Community Engagement, with Dr Erinma Ochu
24/11/2015 @ 15:00 - 16:30| Free
This day sees two public events run in conjunction with the National Museum of Scotland:
Public Lecture with Dr Erinma Ochu, MBE, FRSA
Erinma is an academic and social entrepreneur. She is Creative Director and co-founder of social enterprise, Squirrel Nation which makes and curates films, events, exhibitions and pop up social franchises. Current projects include FarmLab, a pop up urban farm, empathy game, Lost Cats legacy and Interactive exhibit, I’m Still Here. Squirrel national’s latest endeavour is crowdsourcing a recycled Robot Orchestra for Manchester as part of the European City of Science 2016 with 2014 RI Christmas lecturer Professor Danielle George.Her latest sci-art film, Nature’s Switch, commissioned by Wellcome Collection as part of their ON LIGHT programme, won a best short award at The Shuffle Film Festival and online distribution via MUBI. Nature’s Switch was recently selected to screen at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015.
Erinma was awarded an MBE for services to Public Engagement with Science, Engineering and Technology in 2015
The lecture and Q&A will be Chaired by Prof Mary Bownes, Vice-Principal Community Development, University of Edinburgh
Don’t forget to come early and talk to the researchers demonstrating their citizen science and crowdsourcing experiments in the ‘Show and Tell’.