Revealing hunter-gatherer social networks

When: 21st Nov 2017, 18:00 - 21st Nov 2017, 20:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, the Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS London South Branch
Price: Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members.
Further Information: Further Information

Sylvain Viguier has been working on a research project in Mauritius, aiding an anthropology team to observe people's behaviour in remote tribes without unduly influencing them by sitting around watching them. It all involves ruggedized, wearable computers, mesh networking and a lot of high tech in a low-tech environment.

The Hunter-Gatherer Resilience project took place at UCL. It sought to apply a multidisciplinary approach to study a range of small scale populations around the globe. Through the use of innovative technologies such as wearable devices and mobile applications, the team managed to gain access to previously unobtainable data. The analysis of the latter revealed new patterns about the way humans learn the skills they need to develop and survive.

About the speaker:

Sylvain Viguier has a degree in Telecommunications and Signal Processing from Paris and gained experience working in companies ranging from start-ups to industry-leading giants. He is combining expertise in Science and Engineering to push our knowledge of the world further and prepare for the future. In his spare time he enjoys working on artistic installations and exploring the outdoors.

Zuhlke brings ideas to market and helps companies to achieve success. Founded in Switzerland, it has been operating since 1968.