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Festival of Disruptive Thinking: Changing the Face of the Arts

Festival of Disruptive Thinking

Because the future isn’t something that just happens. It’s determined by the changes we make and the problems we solve.

The Entrepreneurship Institute’s Festival of Disruptive Thinking will take place from Monday 21 – Friday 25 November. The week-long series of short online events will showcase how our diverse King’s community are pushing boundaries, sharing bold new ideas and ways of thinking that creates solutions and challenges the status quo.

From healthcare to law, artificial intelligence to engineering, mental health and public policy to international development, disruptive thinkers in and around King’s are engaged in addressing some of the world’s most urgent challenges, spanning continents and disciplines.

View the full Festival series or explore each event individually below (more coming soon!) As these events are online you can join from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere on King’s campus.

Get ready to be inspired and to be a change maker –  it’s an event NOT to be missed!

Reimagining the Future with the Science Gallery

Monday 21 November, 13.00 – 13.45

The Science Gallery is a place to grow ideas across art, science and health. Find out how the Science Gallery fosters disruptive thinking and innovation through creative collaboration and see how you can get involved too!

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Colourism in the UK Tuesday

22 November, 13.30 – 14.15

What is colourism and how does it affect people of colour in the UK? Explore the origins of skin shade prejudice, its complexities and what can be done to address it.

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AI, Ethics and Wellbeing

Tuesday 22 November, 16.30 – 17.15

The media abounds with exciting news about the advances and benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI). But AI may also both amplify and reproduce human emotional and cognitive biases. How can we ensure that AI doesn’t undermine our wellbeing and ethical responsibilities?

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Changing the Face of the Arts

Wednesday 23 November, 16.30 – 17.15

People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority and yet much of the Arts is still inaccessible. Hear why King’s Alumnus, David Stanley BEM set-up the Music Man Project to change this and get top tips on how you can also be an agent of change.

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Robotics Fighting Sight Loss

Friday 25 November, 12.00 – 12.45

Hear how scientists from King’s are pushing the boundaries of traditional treatment through innovation within surgical robotics to fight the leading cause of sight loss in the UK.

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