The first day of Subtle Technologies - an annual multidisciplinary festival where artists and scientists come together to discuss their work - was a speed networking event.
Using the format of speed dating, we introduce ourselves, the research and as the bell rings shuffle along the line.
While speed dating is really not my thing, it was, admittedly, an efficient way to meet the festival's delegates.
We'd arrived late (navigational issues) and managed to catch the last of it. Our end of the line was bundled with organisers, including a self-described 'random' deliberating on the ArtScienceCamp, one pondering the connectedness of art-science, a media lecturer who'd come to see a friend, a film director interested in the 'new-ness' of bio art and its entertaining factor, an artist contemplating others perception of her being in a wheelchair, shuffling along we meet an artist working with primates and finally a gentleman convinced of the need that children should understand the notion of probability or uncertainty.