Thursday 27 July
The Crown Hotel | Harrogate | 7.30pm
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Berwins Salon North is a revolutionary movement for the heart and mind; consisting of a night of the most stimulating ideas in art, science and psychology designed to change your life for the better. Join three expert speakers for three inspiring TED-style talks on the theme of ‘DIY’, the second event in our ‘AI, DIY, ISpy’ series, interspersed with intervals allowing time for a well-crafted G&T! Expect the remarkable!
Jamie Bartlett is Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos, an author and technology blogger for the Daily Telegraph, specialising in radical and extremist political movements and technology. He has spent the last two years imbedded with radical groups, making an exploration of the individuals, groups and movements rejecting the way we live now, and attempting to find alternatives. Jamie takes us inside the strange and exciting worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to fix it. From dawn raids into open mines to the darkest recesses of the internet, his book Radicals introduces us to some of the most secretive and influential movements today. Could it be that these radicals are not only the symptoms of a deep unrest with the world today, but might also provide the most plausible models for our future.
Adam Kucharski is an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he works on mathematical analysis of infectious disease outbreaks. Science is giving us the competitive edge over opponents, casinos and bookmakers. But is there such a thing as the perfect bet? DIY gambling – how technology, maths and statistics have given some of the smartest people on the planet the chance to improve their odds and beat the system – totally legally! The Perfect Bet looks beyond probability and statistics to examine how wagers have inspired a plethora of new disciplines – spanning chaos theory, machine learning and game theory – which are not just revolutionising gambling, but changing our fundamental notions about chance, randomness and luck.
Justine Solomons, founder of Byte the Book whose ‘help now – think later’ is taking the networking world by storm. She will lead an exploratory look at the social psychology behind reciprocity as we try to create a generosity circle, live! Recent research reveals that many people would like to receive help, but don’t ask, and also that many people enjoy helping others, but don’t know what other people need or how they can help. We’ll face this head on in an interactive reciprocity psychological experiment, so join in with a request of your own (e.g. a contact at a certain business, a workshop with a circular saw?) and let’s see if we can help you and also enable you to help others.
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