Workshop: Human capabilities for interdisciplinary research

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A workshop presented at the 2021 ESRC/NCRM Festival of Methods. October 28th 2021 Organisers: Ola Michalec (University of Bristol), Joshua Moon (University of Sussex), Cian O’Donovan (UCL), Mehdi Sobhani (Bristol Robotics Laboratory). 2021-ESRC-Methods-Fest-capabilities-211028-3Download

Co-creation. What now?

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Some early thoughts on a book chapter project about social innovation and co-creation. Title: Co-creation. What now? Authors: Cian O’Donovan, Melanie Smallman Presented at: 4S Annual Meeting 2021. 9th October 2021 Session: Interrogating “Co-creation”: The good, the bad and the ugly Abstract: Like all the best epistemic imaginaries, co-creation eludes easy interpretation. Researchers have shown … Read More

Smart city robot competitions: how incumbency shapes public engagement

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Title: Programming Engagement in a Smart City Robot Competition. How incumbency shapes public engagement Authors: Carlos Cuevas-Garcia, Cian O’Donovan Presented at: 4S Annual Meeting 2021. 8th October 2021 Session: Making Science in Public Abstract: In the last two decades, robotics competitions have become one of the most iconic events of interaction between robots, students, specialists, … Read More

Tracking imaginations of modern sustainability

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Preliminary sketch of ideas and research on the role of hope in establishing visions and pathways towards future worlds. Title: Worlds of hope colonised? Tracking imaginations of modern sustainability in the 21st century Authors: Cian O’Donovan, Saurabh Arora Presented at: 4S Annual Meeting 2021. 8th October 2021 Session: Confronting Worlds. The Concept of “Worlds” and … Read More

Public Trust, Deliberative Engagement and Health Data Projects: Beyond Legal Provisions

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Title: Public Trust, Deliberative Engagement and Health Data Projects: Beyond Legal Provisions Authors: Nishtha Bharti, Cian O’Donovan, Melanie Smallman, James Wilson Journal: Engaging Science, Technology, and Society Abstract In England, a new scheme for collating and sharing General Practice data has faced resistance from various quarters and has been deferred repeatedly. While insufficient communication and … Read More

A-levels 2021: understanding grade inflation and fairness

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Authors: Ruchi Sharma, Cian O’Donovan Project: UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Originally published: https://ukpandemicethics.org/blog/a-levels-2021-understanding-grade-inflation-and-fairness For the second year running students’ A-levels have been graded by their own teachers. Covid-19 has caused disruption throughout the academic year, leading to cancelled exams and forcing changes to how A-levels have been assessed. After last year’s algorithm controversy, the regulator Ofqual … Read More