A poem about technology

Konnie Huq at Ada Lovelace Day 2014

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Maths and poetry

Konnie Huq revels in the intersection between art and science, poetry and maths. She discusses the influences on her life and performs a poem/rap about the perils of technology.

Konnie Huq is a television presenter, writer, mathematics enthusiast, and at one time the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter after studying economics at Cambridge University. She talks about growing up with the competing pulls of the arts and sciences, and how she ended up presenting one of Britain’s greatest children’s TV shows. She touches on the parallels she can see between her life and Ada Lovelace’s.

This was filmed at the Ri at Ada Lovelace Day 2014. Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM. For one night only, the Ri hosted a ‘cabaret of science’ for Ada Lovelace Day 2014, with talks and performances from Roma Agrawal, Caro C, Hannah Fry, Konnie Huq, Turi Kingand more, all sharing their inspirations and their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Themes

Talking Science

Details

Type:
Event
Location:
London, UK
Filmed in:
The Theatre
Published:
2015
Filmed:
2014

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