Scientist Fest: August 2017 Lineup＜Venue: Miraikan＞
Tuesday August 1st 2017
In the age of ‘fake news’, how can we process information responsibly on the internet?
Thanks to the rapid development of social network services (SNS), we live in an age in which we can easily share and receive information that meets our needs and interests. However, with this comes the danger of only ever seeing information and opinions that conforms with our own views - a phenomenon that is happening across the world.
Thursday August 3rd 2017
Clad yourself in technology and become superhuman! Dynamic growth motion assistance technology
Through the skillful utilization of machinery or artificial intelligence, a world in which we can easily transform into superhumans is rapidly approaching. Wouldn’t it be boring, though, if we all used the same technology, and all became the same superhumans? I am researching assistive motion technologies that will preserve our individuality and foster a sense of achievement and purpose. I’d like everyone to think about where to draw the line between the things we wish to do by ourselves, and the things we do with the help of machines and AI.
Wednesday 9th August 2017
The eye as window to the mind: What smart eyewear can tell us about our behaviour
Beginning with trials to detect the amount people read on a daily basis, and continuing with an exploration of how to improve our attention spans and concentration in our daily lives, research into the applications of smart glasses in recent years has been progressing. This talk will cover the issues of using smart glasses to detect changes in our states of mind.
Thursday 10th August 2017
Urban planning for easy evacuation during large-scale natural disasters
What should be done in order to develop cities with effective evacuation infrastructure during fires, floods, and tsunamis? This talk will cover evacuation simulation within Osaka, and the latest research and investigation into human psychology.
Friday 18th August 2017
Speaker: Masato Obuchi (Kyoto University Wildlife Research Center)
Monday 21st August 2017
Speaker: Nobuyuki Tanaka (RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center)
Saturday 26th August 2017
Speaker: Terumasa Aoki (Tohoku University New Industry Creation Hatchery Center)
①12:30 - 13:00 ②15:30 - 16:00 (All events)
Venue: Miraikan, 5F, Small Studio (All events)
For: Elementary 4th grade students and above
Capacity: Approximately 30 per session
For more details please visit the organizer's website