I often give keynote talks and debate on panels on living with uncertainty by opening up science and technology to marginalised perspectives. The main focus is imagining different futures through storytelling, artistic collaborations and public experiments to encourage emerging ethical and cultural concerns to surface for critical debate.
I offer a grounded perspective as a queer, black intellectual activist who values collaborative, creative inquiry and that different narratives must emerge to offer critical thinking and action.
I also chair events and facilitate workshops around interdisciplinarity and problem solving through hackathons.
Interested in me speaking at or chairing your event? Contact me: email Erinma
Check out my biog here.
All speaker fees are invested in social enterprise, Squirrel Nation, which enables different thinking, by culturally diverse folk, to materialise towards different futures.
Most slides can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/erinmaochu
Here’s where I’ll feature…
14-19 Jul: Values in Computing, Germany
10-12 Jul: Science in Public, Manchester
9 Jul: Liverpool TBC
6 – 11 Jun: Sheffield Doc/Fest
12-14 April: Afrotech Fest
20th Feb: Sheffield Uni: Research Seminar
6th Feb: Being BME in STEM: Bristol Uni
1st-3rd Feb: Exposure Science Hackathon, Basel
30th Jan: Wellcome Centre PEs, Manchester
18 Dec: Science in Public Conference
12 Dec: Coming out of the Blue, INIVA
28 Nov: When science meets dance
15 Nov: Figshare Fest
28 Oct: BlackSTEAM
Exhibitions & Screenings
Nature’s Switch Live! @ Shuffle festival
Talks & workshops
3 – 4 Dec Engage, NCCPE Conference.
27 – 28 Jul Public Engagement Masterclass, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
19 June Ideas Don’t just Grow on Trees, Wellcome Trust @ Edinburgh International Film Festival
18 – 19 June Science Communication Conference, British Science Association, Manchester
5 – 10 June Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Science Commissioning Panel and Reality Bites Back
22 Apr – Narrative & Engagement session, Engaging Science Conference, Barbican centre, London
21 Apr – Immersive storytelling, Transmedia lecture, Edge Hill University
11 & 12 Feb – Citizen Science Association Conference, San Jose
3 – 5 Dec – Social Life of I.T. screening – Digital Economy Conference, London
11 Nov – Babyteeth – Guest scientist in residence – Lab13Irchester
27 Oct – Extreme Design Panel – Design Manchester 14/ Manchester Science Festival
22 Aug – Science in Society, how to bridge a disjuncture, Alpbach Forum, Austria
15 – 17 Aug – Mind the Gap – hackathon, Malmo
24 May – The value of Citizen Science, Life: A festival of health, from head to toe, The University of Sheffield
30 Apr – Hookedonmusic @ Science Museum Late, London
26 Mar – GW4 Citizen Science Workshop, Bath Literary and Scientific Institute
10 Mar – I Chart the British Library with Festival of the Nerds, British Library
6 Dec – Catalyst with Helen Storey Foundation, Thomas Tallis School, London
20 Nov – Citizen Science – Engage@Manchester, University of Manchester
30 Oct – 7 – 8pm: Hooked – what makes music catchy? Manchester Science Festival
30 Oct – 12pm: Ways of Seeing Climate change, Manchester Science Festival
24 Oct – Eye & I Salon, 6pm, Manchester Science Festival.
5 – 6 Sep – Digital Practice, Invisible Communities, Leeds.
23 July – Everyday Growing Cultures showcase – Showcase Cinema, Sheffield
10 July – Activist Performance – MadLab, Manchester
4 July – Neuroscience Research Institute Showcase – How can citizen science achieve for neuroscience what it has achieved for nature? – Manchester
12 – 15 June – Ethics & Social Justice workshop, Community-University Expo, Canada
16th Apr – Launch of Manchester Health eResearch Centre (HeRC), University of Manchester
12th Apr – Citizen Science, BBC Learning, Imaginarium
6th Apr – Crowdsourced science, Edinburgh Science Festival
21st – 22nd Feb – Everyday Growing Cultures. Connected Communities +, University of Sussex. Slides (contributor)
14th Feb – Crowdsourcing biological sciences, Edinburgh University. Slides
5th Feb – University of Manchester Alumni talk to students. Slides.
1st Feb – Schools Out Conference, Manchester
Here’s a video of the talk:
29th Jan – Wellcome Trust – Medicial & Humanities & Engagement – Public Programmes meeting, London. Slides.
12th Dec: Of Food & Time, HighWire.
6th Dec: Turing’s Sunflowers – cracking nature’s code.