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IMC activities cancelled

In the light of the escalating COVID19 situation, we have decided to cancel all public IMC activities until Easter

2020.03.11 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

This week, it affects the IMC breakfast and the Open Your Data Session Thursday. Also the IMC Seed Speed Meet Event and the Writing Café on Friday is cancelled. The coming weeks, all public IMC events (talks, breakfast, writing café etc.) are cancelled

In light of the uncertainty of the situation and the very sensible travel restrictions that are being imposed, we have also decided to postpone the upcoming International PlayTrack Conference till the autumn. We hope to communicate a new date soon.


The science behind it

The rapid increase in the number of people diagnosed with COVID19 in Denmark is rising worryingly fast. As far as research can tell it, limiting number of physical contacts, particularly those wonderful silo-breaking ones that connect together small-worlds, is the best way to reduce the spread. If you want to know more about the science behind it, this article provides some insightful models and cases.

I can highly recommend reading and sharing the underlying ideas, along with Michael Bang Petersen’s important and pertinent kronik in Politiken this Monday (unfortunately pay walled).

Proxemic constraints, but not a ban on interaction and research

The necessary proxemic constraints should not stop us from interacting and researching, on the contrary. Interacting minds are more needed than ever to deal with this situation. We will explore various ways to meet up virtually. If you need to meet with colleagues in more complex virtual settings than skype allows, get in touch with Anne-Mette and/or me about how to use the vmeet conference facility, either in our meeting room or from your laptop. IT works quite well under most situations.


Seed funding call and elevator pitch

With regards to the cancelled Seed Speed Meet Event Friday,  Rebekah Baglini and Savhannah Schulz have kindly provided a platform for you to share your elevator pitch for projects for the Collaboration Seed Funding Call. You can share them in writing or video, deadline Friday 1PM. We will process them and find ways of sharing them back. See more here.

Deadline for submitting seed funding proposal is still March 27.

Think about what you do in the coming weeks, and take care of yourself and others. It’s a shared problem and a common responsibility to act as thoughtful as we can - alone and together  #FlattenTheCurve.