Don’t miss Evolving Language at Scientifica!
As the most important public event held by ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, Scientifica is intended to bring the general public closer to research at the two universities in an interactive way and to demonstrate the benefits to society. NCCR Evolving Language members submitted several projects to the event and we look forward to being a part of it.
Location and date: Scientifica 2021 will be held on Saturday, 4 September and Sunday, 5 September in the main buildings of ETH and the University of Zurich (UZH), and on the Hönggerberg and Irchel campuses.
This year's topic: “Synthetic – naturally”
The drive to study nature is one of science’s oldest motivations. But anything a scientist creates is by definition man-made. Does this mean it has to be considered synthetic? For researchers who create new products, nature often serves as a source of inspiration. And many of the products that result from basic research are aimed at enabling a “natural” life – particularly when it comes to medicine. The relationship between humans and nature, or our perception of nature, is another area of great interest to science.
NCCR Evolving Language projects Exhibition booths
- From Natural to Synthetic: An emotional exploration of Animal, Human and AI expressions
Nicole Tamer, Nikola Falk
Animal “language”? What are animals saying and what do they understand?
Simon W. Townsend, Piera Filippi, Alexandra Bosshard, Maël Leroux, Joseph Mine, Franziska Wegdell, Manuel Rüdisühli, Silvan Spiess
- EduGame: leveraging game-based technologies to facilitate reading acquisition
Martina Röthlisberger, Angela Pasqualotto, Timothy Piton
Since the number of participants is limited, you will need an admission ticket, which you can pick up free of charge at the ticket counter of the respective location one hour before the event begins.
- What if computers could decode what we want to say?
Kinkini Bhadra, Shizhe Wu
4. September >11:30-12:10 | >12:30-13:10
5. September >11:30-12:10 | >12:00-13:10
- Let your body vibrate to feel the communication!
Julie Semoroz, Aude Barrio, Didier Grandjean, Carole Varone
4. September >11:00-11:40 | >12:00-12:40 | >15:00-15:40 | >16:00-16:40
5. September >11:00-11:40 | >12:00-12:40 | >15:00-15:40 | >16:00-16:40
Can animals really have culture?
Hans-Johann Glock, Christine Sievers, Caroline Schuppli, Stuart Watson, Markus Wild