21.114 Seminar: Representations of past worlds in electronic media

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:43:00 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 114.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 06:39:11 +0100
         From: simon mahony <simon.mahony_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Seminar: Representations of past worlds in electronic media

Announcing this week's instalment of the Digital Classicist/ICS Work in
Progress Summer seminars

Tim Hill (Cambridge)
'Wiser than the Undeceived? Past Worlds as Virtual Worlds in the
Electronic Media'

Time: Friday 22 June at 16:30
Place: Room NG16 Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Brief abstract:
Despite frequent claims that the electronic media represent a decisive
break with the textual past, when software designers claim to recreate
historical realities in their work questions long-familiar to
classicists immediately arise. What can or should be represented? What
ought the relationship between reality and representation be? What is
the relationship between cognition and emotion in artistic
representations? In earlier periods, the limitations of computer
processing speed and power rendered answers to such questions de facto
or purely speculative; as the sophistication of digital representation
increases, however, it is becoming clear that meaningful modern
responses to these ancient philosophical questions must be based not
upon computational, but formal and generic, criteria.

All are welcome.
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments after which
everyone is also welcome to join us in entertaining the speaker at a
local venue.

Best regards

Simon Mahony
Research Associate
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
Kay House
7 Arundel St
London WC2R 3DX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2813
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980
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