scientist Professor Roger Boyle (left)
is on a mission to prove how computer science
shapes our everyday lives. His More than you
think campaign was launched last month with
the first in a series of posters on Leeds
EPSRC-funded campaign aims to raise the profile
of computer science and what it offers people.
Visitors to the campaign website www.morethanyouthink.com
can use interactive demonstrations
to understand the difference computer science
makes to everyday devices, such as credit
cards and video.
posters, carried on Firstbuses, will cover
a different theme each month, starting with
communications and including shopping, entertainment,
health and travel. Its estimated they
will be seen by around 50,000 people.
Professor Boyle said: People are amazed
at how many aspects of their lives are affected
by computer science, beyond word-processing
and the internet. So many things you do, like
shopping, watching videos or paying a bill,
are influenced and assisted by computers.
We want people to see the real value of computer