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Humanist Archives: May 4, 2021, 7:33 a.m. Humanist 34.361 - events: living with machines; seeing & envisioning with VR; nurturing & its impact

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 361.
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    [1]    From: Sebastian Sunday Grève 
           Subject: Online seminar: Living with Machines, Friday 7 May (50)

    [2]    From: Erica Zimmer 
           Subject: THURSDAY, May 6th @ 4:30pm EST | Digital Humanities Speaker Series Presents, “The Art of Seeing” and Envisioning Cultures in VR (79)

    [3]    From: Europeana Research 
           Subject: Europeana Symposium on 11-12 May: Research and Digital Cultural Heritage - New Impact Horizons (24)


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        Date: 2021-05-04 06:02:17+00:00
        From: Sebastian Sunday Grève 
        Subject: Online seminar: Living with Machines, Friday 7 May

SEMINAR
Living with Machines: Future Perspectives and Analysis

TIME
8:00–10:00 London, 9:00–11:00 Berlin, 15:00–17:00 Beijing, 17:00–19:00
Sydney

FORMAT
3x 15min talk
3x 15min Q&A
+ 30min open discussion

TALKS
Distinct Neurocognitive Strategies for Comprehension of Human and
Artificial Intelligence
— GE Jianqiao, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking
University

Individuality and Minimal Cognition
— LU Qiaoying, Department of Philosophy, Peking University; Berggruen
Fellow

Towards Conscious Brain-inspired AI
— ZENG Yi, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

DISCUSSANTS
LI Wenxin, Department of Computer Science, Peking University
DUAN Weiwen, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences; Berggruen Fellow

MODERATOR
Sebastian Sunday Grève, Department of Philosophy, Peking University;
Berggruen Fellow

DETAILS
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/rZdlybZsMG84BupcLsYC_w

Hosted by the Berggruen Research Center at Peking University—a hub for
East-West research and dialogue dedicated to the cross-cultural and
interdisciplinary study of the transformations affecting humanity.

--
Sebastian Sunday Grève
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Peking University
yhposolihp.com
Berggruen Fellow 2020–2021
https://www.berggruen.org/people/sebastian-sunday-greve/


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        Date: 2021-05-03 16:48:42+00:00
        From: Erica Zimmer 
        Subject: THURSDAY, May 6th @ 4:30pm EST | Digital Humanities Speaker Series Presents, “The Art of Seeing” and Envisioning Cultures in VR

This week, the Digital Teaching and Research Collaborative Sessions and
the Digital Humanities Speaker Series are delighted to join in
welcoming Nicole Mills , Director of Language Programs in the Department
of Romance Languages & Literatures at Harvard University, on "The Art of
Seeing” and Envisioning Cultures in VR.

Mills will speak in our usual slot this Thursday, 5/6, at 4:30 PM EST .
(Register for Zoom here
(https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkduqsrTkoGtc1-38ljXFKYULj6LINftX1)

We hope you can join us for this compelling talk!

Very best,
DH LabxLibs Team
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Digital Humanities Speaker Series ’21 presents:

“The Art of Seeing” and Envisioning Cultures in VR

Presented by: Nicole Mills

Director of Language Programs in the Department of Romance Languages &
Literatures at Harvard University

When: Thursday, May 6th @ 4:30pm EST

Register for Zoom
(https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkduqsrTkoGtc1-38ljXFKYULj6LINftX1)

Abstract: The concept of /vision /is described as “the sensory
experience of a future goal state” (Dörnyei & Chan, p. 455). When
foreign language students envision their future goals, they create vivid
mental representations of “what success looks like and feels like”
(Levin, 2000, p. 95). Vision has been described by language learning
psychologists as one of the strongest predictors of long-term
commitment, effort, and motivation in foreign language learning
(Dörnyei, Henry, & Muir, 2016). The experiential and multisensory
dimensions of virtual reality can immerse students in distant cultures
and allow them to “see impossible things” (Bailenson, 2018) which may
“enact profound and lasting changes.” As Marguerite Duras has long
posited, however, “the art of seeing has to be learned,” for students to
“see the world through the eyes of other cultures” (MLA report, 2007).
This presentation will showcase the VR experiences designed for the
beginning French course /Paris in Virtual Reality/. The VR experiences
and their accompanying teaching materials, designed to encourage both
peripheral vision and narrow focus, allowed students to observe diverse
facets of Parisian culture and more vividly/ envision/ their future role
as participants in Parisian communities. Amateur and professional VR
films showcasing Parisian life were also mediated by one-on-one
30-minute discussions between Parisians and students. These
conversations were designed to help students train their untrained eyes,
uncover cultural phenomena, and bring into focus what they may not see.

Bio: Nicole Mills is the interim Director of Language Programs in the
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures at Harvard University
where she teaches courses in French, language pedagogy, and second
language research and practice. She has publications on various topics
associated with virtual and simulated environments in language learning,
curriculum development, psychology of language learning and teaching,
and language program evaluation. Her current book project /Perspectives
on Teaching Language and Content/ (with Stacey Katz Bourns and Cheryl
Krueger), in press with Yale University Press, aims to create links
between foreign language pedagogy and meaningful content through the
intersection of innovative technologies, theories, and approaches.

—

Topic: Digital Humanities Speaker Series: “The Art of Seeing” and
Envisioning Cultures in VR (Nicole Mills, Harvard)

When: May 6, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkduqsrTkoGtc1-38ljXFKYULj6LINftX1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.

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        Date: 2021-05-03 14:47:16+00:00
        From: Europeana Research 
        Subject: Europeana Symposium on 11-12 May: Research and Digital Cultural Heritage - New Impact Horizons

Dear Colleagues,

On 11 and 12 May, Europeana will bring together cultural heritage
professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers in SSH to discuss
impact horizons of research when nurtured by digital cultural heritage.
Twenty speakers will share their diverse viewpoints and experiences about
four themes:

   1. Impact, Policy and Innovation
   2. Poetics and Politics of Digitisation: Constructing Collections and
   Social Impact
   3. Citizen Science and Engagement: Condition for Impact in Digital
   Cultural Heritage
   4. Digital Audiences, Socio-political perspectives and Participatory
   Methods


Find the full programme and register at this link:
https://pro.europeana.eu/event/research-and-digital-cultural-heritage-new-
impact-horizons

Kind regards,
Europeana Research



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