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Indistinguishable from Magic? Computation in the 21st Century


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A reflection on the evolution of computing technology and a look forward to future developments. A joint event with BCS South Wales Branch

Date and Time

15 March 2018 - 18:30-21:00


Swansea, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - S Wales:Wales South West local network. Contact Hugh Woodward hwoodw2928@aol.com for more information.

About this event

Arthur C Clarke, Author of 2001 A Space Odyssey, is famously quoted as saying that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Chris Jobling, this Year’s Chair of the Wales South West Local Network, has been an observer of the development of computing, particularly in the area of Computer Aided Control System Design, since 1982. In this time, he has observed computing hardware evolve from minicomputers to mobile phones and the software that it executes become ever more magical. In this personal reflection on his career, he will attempt to demonstrate the magic of computing and speculate on the future.

This is a joint event with the BCS South Wales Branch


Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm, lecture will start at 7pm.
The lecture will be held in:
Room ASG01
Swansea Business Campus
University of Wales Trinity St Davids
Ty Bryn Glas
Powell Street

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Free of charge.

Registration information

This is a free event open to the public. Registration is not essential, but is helpful to allow us to plan the event.


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