Monday, April 10, 2006

BrainAcademy 2006 unites Entertainment and HCI

Like American Idol in the UK but for HCI ...

"BrainAcademy - Queen Mary, University of London’s answer to TV talent shows - is back and aiming to engage the next generation in Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction. In sponsoring BrainAcademy 2006, the British HCI Group not only join Microsoft, Soda, ZDNet and Omarketing but also new for this year, another major industry player: ARM.

Rather than looking for musical talent like the show it takes its name from (the UK's Fame Academy), BrainAcademy is looking for a combination of creative and technical talent with prizes available not only to win a Computer Science degree place but also, for example, a place on a Digital Performance MSc where students will learn about creative digital technologies with drama and performance art."   continued ...   (Via Usability News)

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