Following the successful first run of interdisciplinary Digital Humanities initiatives in 2012, the Leuven Arts Faculty, in association with the Doctoral School of the Humanities, organises another Digital Humanities two-day event in 2013. The programme consists of a public lecture by a prominent international DH expert, and a workshop presenting current Leuven research and developments.
The principal guest this year is Peter Lunenfeld, professor in the Design Media Arts Department at UCLA. His research interests include media philosophy, art history, design theory and digital humanities. Het is the author of various books on the role and the use of computers in arts, media and culture and has co-authored the recent state of the art handbook Digital_Humanities (MIT Press 2012).
The workshop the day after the public lecture features DH initiatives in the Humanities and in Science & Technology at Leuven. It starts off with a lecture by Stefan Gradmann on the role of the library in DH. Gradmann was recently appointed as Director of the Leuven University Library; as a literary scholar, he is also a member of the Leuven Department of Literary Studies; as a leading expert on DH, he will play a vital role in the further consolidation and development of DH in Leuven.
After the workshop presentations, Peter Lunenfeld and Stefan Gradmann will formulate response reflections and engage in discussion with presenters and participants.
Attendance is free.
Programme and registration can be found here
Social Spaces I CUO Kick-off event (2): thanks!
Thank you all for visiting us at the Social Spaces I CUO Kick-off Event (2) yesterday!
It was a lovely evening and we hope you’ve enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon at Social Spaces (MAD-faculty, Genk)!
Kick-off Event CUO I Social Spaces (2) on February the 4th
As part of the integration of the KU Leuven and its university colleges, Social Spaces (MAD-Faculty) and the Centre for User Experience Research (CUO, iMinds) have merged into a joint research group called Social Spaces|CUO. Together we pursue research projects in which we combine our complementary skills for designing socially relevant interactive applications and artefacts.
In order to celebrate this new joint research group, we invite you to a kick-off event. A combination of an interesting speaker (Froukje Sleeswijk-Visser) and a practical workshop (MAP-it) will give you a glimpse of the topics and methods our joint group is working on.
Registration is free but required via http://twikilist.com/SocialSpaces%7CCUOevent-04022013-lecturebyFroukjeSleeswijkVisser
NIVA TO NENETS picnic-quiz at PDC’12
Rosanne van Klaveren presented her interactive roadmovie NIVA TO NENETS at the Participatory Design Conference in Roskilde, during a picnic-quiz. In three questions she asked the motivated group of participants about their opinion and concerns related to some side-effects of bringing help to an indigenous people (in this case the Nenets, a semi-nomadic reindeer herding people in the northwest of the Russian Federation). The answers to the quiz-questions were connected to colourfull picnic-blankets with matching picnic-snacks. A Lada Niva made from wood and felt stimulated the creative minds and the feeling of togetherness.
NIVA TO NENETS picnic-quiz at Danish Art Workshops
During a working period as artist in residence at Danish Art Workshops, Rosanne van Klaveren discussed some aspects of her interactive roadmovie NIVA TO NENETS within the format of a picnic-quiz. Rosanne asked her audience five questions, while the participants positioned themselves on the picnic-blanket that resembled the answer of their choice. While matching snacks were served, some interesting discussions on paradoxical aspects of bringing help occured. For the artist who addresses this paradox within her roadmovie, these discussions were very usefull. For the people who participated the picnic-quiz, this afternoon was joyfull and inspirational.
The Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secreatariat wrote a nice arcticle about this event: http://www.arcticpeoples.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=498:indigenous-day-tribute&Itemid=2
And so did Danish Art Workshops: http://svfk.dk/dk/Service/Nyheder/picnicdebat (only in Danish…)
More information about the NIVA TO NENETS project: www.nivatonenets.org