Last year’s IET Christmas lectures focused on the Internet of Everything and were hosted in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness.
- Inverness. 1 Dec 2015.
- Dundee. 4 Dec 2015 (Gardyne Theatre).
- Glasgow. 8 Dec 2015 (iMax Theatre, Glasgow Science Centre).
- Edinburgh. 11 Dec 2015 (Craiglockhart Campus).
The lectures were open to everyone, and included presentations with flying objects, Internet-enable lighting, listening TVs, talking dolls, interactive kettles, spy glasses, and many more things …
The following gives a few pictures from the tour around the cities:
The presentation showcased the vast range of systems and devices which can connect to the Internet. It aimed to totally immerse the audience in the possibility of the Cyber World and how it is changing our lives. Along with this, it outlined a range of emerging technologies which will bring benefits to many areas of our lives including health care and education. With these great benefits, though, there are also threats, and some of these were presented through a range of practical demonstrations. Overall the presentation aimed to present this new age in a fun and informative way, and engaged the audience into understanding the opportunities of the Cyber Age [poster][postcard].
The Christmas Lectures are designed to excite the public around an aspect of STEM and inspire people about the possibilities of a career in engineering, technology and computing. They also offer universities an opportunity for outreach work and public engagement.
We selected some of the best venues around, in order to fully showcase some of the exciting areas of The Internet of Everything: