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​ADM PhD Candidate presenting her work at SWITCH Singapore 2017​​

Published on: 18-Sep-2017

​​​SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology) is back for the second year with a line-up that promises to be bigger and better than the last. Held over three days from 18 to 20 September at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, SWITCH 2017 will feature eight conferences, over 300 exhibits and seven satellite partner events. The event will also kick off with an opening address by Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat, followed by a panel discussion on “Imagining a New World with Technology” featuring Mike Descheneaux, President, Silicon Valley Bank; William Bao Bean, General Partner, SOSV; and Taizo Son, CEO, Mistletoe.

Highly regarded as one of the leading “plug and play” platforms in Asia, more than 6,000 are expected to attend SWITCH 2017. It sees an increase in both international and local partner events this year, including the very first edition of Campus Party in Singapore, Convergence, Impact Hub Singapore, Ecosystem Day: Nature SciCafe Asia & Singapore QuickFire Challenge, Slingshot@SWITCH, Slush Singapore, SWITCH ON@LaunchPad, TechInnovation, VentureCon (e27) and Women in Tech Conference (Asia).

Following the theme “Founding a New World”, the platform brings together the best minds to create interactions and exchanges that will shape our way of life. Innovators and influencers around the world are expected to come together at SWITCH to discuss current and future technologies including the reprogramming of bodies with biotech, artificial intelligence’s impact on creativity, developments in space technology, autonomous vehicles, clean energy, and robotics.

Complete your SWITCH experience with a taste of Campus Party, on Wednesday, 20th September 2017, the largest global technology festival brings together diverse groups to learn, play and create together. Meet and mingle with fellow tech enthusiasts and innovators at this first lead up event. Dive into innovative session formats and interactive presentations that will inspire you to create. Join the global movement now and get ready to shape a bolder, brighter future!

For more information, visit or register here for the free pass!​​

Guest Speaker: Christine Veras
Topic: When Science, Technology and Art Meet: The Invention of the Silhouette Zoetrope
Session: Wednesday, 20/Sept, 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Location: Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Basement 2)
Exhibitions Hall D & E, Stage D
1 Bayfront Ave, 018971

What on earth is a ‘Silhouette Zoetrope’? Inventor and patent holder Christine Veras will explain to the audience how a Silhouette Zoetrope is created. It is a mixture of the new and the old. Hear about what led her to come up with this intriguing invention. There will also be an exclusive ‘unveiling’ for the Campus Day audience during her talk so don’t miss it! #CPSG1 #CPDAY #SwitchSG17

Christine Veras is a Ph.D. candidate at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. In her Ph.D. research, titled ‘‘Animated Installations as Reinventions of Early Devices that Flicker and Rotate: Astonishment and Wonder in the Quest for an Expanded Animation Experience,’’ she investigates physical and digital multimedia strategies that connect animation, contemporary art installations and optical illusions to provide a unique experience for the public. 

Her invention, the Silhouette Zoetrope (US Patent Nº 9,488,903) was selected as the TOP3 illusion in the worldwide contest ‘‘Best Illusion of the Year 2016’’ organized by the Neural Correlate Society, formed by neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists.​


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