Jesus Nuevo-Chiquero

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Alcala, Spain
Brisbane, Australia

About Jesus

Bio

I was born in Madrid. I'm an post-doctoral fellow at CSIRO, where I work on Computer Vision technologies, with a focus on face tracking and mobile devices. I did my PhD at the Univ. of Alcala (Spain), developing computer vision techniques for intelligent vehicle applications. I love travelling, and I have lived in France and Sweden.

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

computer vision, Open Source

I'm passionate about

observing people and the world without prejudices, understand what makes us be what we are.

Talk to me about

Technology, passion and music. And cooking. I love stories about discoveries of new things, out in the world, and inside people.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Jesus Nuevo-Chiquero
Posted almost 5 years ago
Shereen El Feki: Pop culture in the Arab world
I agree with you that in many cases, the "mingling of religion into everyday life, laws,..." is problematic. But I think that you are wrong to assume that religion CAN be private. It can not. Religion involves praying and praising and other things that have to be private. But for believers it permeates most (or all) aspects of life, and life is as social as it's private. (It would be as supporting a football team and not getting happy when it wins a championship!). The problems start when religious laws, codes, etc... are imposed on people. For radicals it may be obvious that it should be so, but that is what sensible people have to fight against. Many times people use god and religion for their own means. Certainly religion is used too often in USA and the islamic world as a reason for things that might be difficult to support otherwise.