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SCIENCE MUSEUM LOOKS TO SUSSEX UNIVERSITY FOR MILLENNIUM EXHIBITION IDEAS
Curators from the Science Museum are visiting the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at Sussex University to examine science of the future for its millennium exhibition.
The Science Museum will open its £44 million Wellcome Wing in the year 2000 with an exhibition on contemporary science, medicine and technology. The School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences (COGS) is an ideal source of potential exhibits, being the home of pioneering multidisciplinary research into intelligent systems. COGS is one of the few centres in the UK which offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of computing and cognitive science; its disciplines include psychology, linguistics, philosophy and artificial intelligence.
With sponsorship from Glaxo Wellcome and the Heritage Lottery fund, this extension will increase the National Museum by one third in size and will be the largest development undertaken there since the 1960s.
The curators are meeting COGS experts on January 14 to discuss recent and current research in the field of digital technologies. Topics include:-
Professor Benedict du Boulay, Dean of COGS said, "We are delighted to be able to demonstrate the research going on in COGS - our strength comes through the opportunity for members of our faculty to work with other subject groups. This leads to exciting results."
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The Information Office ~ 12th January 1998