Monthly Archives: November 2011

Marie Demker & Ulf Bjereld: Fria logotyper och nya politiska skiljelinjer #STU04

Denna föreläsning hölls tisdagen den 29 november 2011, klockan 18.00, av Marie Demker, @vanstrastranden, professor i statsvetenskap vid Göteborgs Universitet, och Ulf Bjereld, @UlfBjereld,  professor i statsvetenskap vid Göteborgs Universitet. Continue reading


Natalio Krasnogor: To Boldly Go: Computer Science’s Quest to Make Living Matter Algorithms-Friendly #STU03

This presentation was given on tuesday, 22nd of November 2011, 5 pm GMT, by Natalio Krasnogor, @NKrasnogor, Professor of Applied Interdisciplinary Computing, leads the “Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Systems (ICOS)” research group at the University of Nottingham, UK. He works at the interface of Computer Science and the Natural Sciences, in particular, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. He is a current holder of a Leadership Fellowship by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (#EPSRC) and a Morris Belkin visiting professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Continue reading

Protocol for crowdsourcing the recruitment of interesting tweeters

  1. You come across a mind-blowing idea.
  2. You ping The Swedish Twitter University at @SvTwuni or svtwuni @ mail . com
  3. We say: Hey, that’s brilliant!
  4. You approach the people behind the idea, link to the concept page (and perhaps the archived events) and convince them that they really should have a go at this.
  5. They say: Yes, I’d love to!
  6. You hook us up and we’ll take it from there…


If just five people can do this just once a month the number of  events on The Swedish Twitter University will double! on Rachel Armstrong’s #STU01 event

Guillermo Santamaria over at Plus Ultra Technologies/30 steps is writing a series of incredibly rich posts on Rachel’s 25 tweets (this will be updated both here and on the archived event page, as new posts come up):

#STU04 – Marie Demker & Ulf Bjereld: “Fria logotyper och nya politiska skiljelinjer”

Tisdag, 29 November 2011, klockan 18.00

Titel: Fria logotyper och nya politiska skiljelinjer
Twittrare: Marie Demker, professor i statsvetenskap, Göteborgs universitet, och Ulf Bjereld, professor i statsvetenskap, Göteborgs universitet. De båda har arbetat med analyser och begreppsliggörande av nya sociala skiljelinjer under snart ett decennium.
Beskrivning: I ett alltmer individualiserat och destabiliserat samhälle uppstår nya sociala skiljelinjer i samhället. Den kommunikationella revolutionen som fick sitt genombrott i slutet av 1960-talet har alltsedan dess omskapat samhällsgemenskapen och därmed också gett upphov till nya potentiella och sannolika politiska konflikter, rotade i de nya skiljelinjerna. En växande grupp medborgare som vi valt att kalla de fria logotyperna är centrala i mobilisering och artikulering av dessa nya skiljelinjer.
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Robert Jackson: Computational Aesthetics: Independence and execution #STU02

This presentation was given on wednesday, 16th of November 2011, 6 pm GMT, by Robert Jackson, @parallax00, MPhil/PhD candidate at the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts and Media. Kurator / Arts and Social Technologies (K/AST). Artist, academic and software programmer. Continue reading

#STU05 – Jonas Hannestad: “Nature as Technology: Strategies for Nano-Scale, DNA-Based Communication”

Wednesday, 7th of December2011, 8 pm GMT

Title: Nature as Technology: Strategies for Nano-Scale, DNA-Based Communication
Tweeter: Jonas Hannestad, @jhannestad, PhD student at Chemical and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Jonas works with bio-inspired nanotechnology, with a particular focus on nano-scale photonic devices.
Description: Natural systems often display remarkable nano-scale architectures, built through self-assembly. These complex, supramolecular, structures, whose emergent properties to a great extent depend on the spatial organization of the comprising molecules, perform a vast number of functions within the biological cell. We utilize the working principles behind natural light harvesting complexes from photosynthetic bacteria together with the programmability of the four-letter alphabet of DNA to create devices for optical communication on the nanometer scale.
Hashtag: #STU05

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