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Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Celebratory Event

CityU 30th Anniversary Cultural Festival
New Technologies and the Future of the Humanities

Brief Description:

The three-day event brings together literary theorists, writers, computer programmers and artists to investigate the impact of new technologies on the humanities. It includes a series of roundtable discussions and digital poetry performances plus the immersive visualization exhibit called Scroll Navigator, which has been created jointly by CityU's Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization Embodiment (ALiVE) and the Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM), and which will be shown at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

(1) Roundtable on New Technologies and the Future of the Humanities

Several prominent international speakers from top universities will discuss topics such as digital literatures, digital pedagogies and visualization in the humanities. The event aims to encourage new partnerships and reveal commonalities between those working with computation and those investigating literature, poetry and critical-cultural theory.

Date: 15 – 17 May 2014
Venue: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

(2) Mediated Writing - Digital Poetry Performances

These performances will demonstrate CityU’s experience working in the emergent discipline of digital poetry. International digital writers Erik Loyer, Amaranth Borsuk and School of Creative Media faculty member David Jhave Johnston will present the charm of traditional poetry in an innovative fusion of text, images, poetry in voice and interactive media.

Date: 16 May 2014
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Venue: Future Cinema, 6/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Enquiries:

Ms Hemans Wong
Tel: 3442 9632
Email: english.event@cityu.edu.hk

Website:

http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/en/portal/digitalhumanities/

Remarks: Details about the activities are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website for the latest announcement.

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