Info Day 2023
The Increasing Values of 3D in Arts & Humanities
As our digital cultures and economies transform themselves from the 2D Internet that make of screens and networks to the 4D Cyberscape of Web 3 and Spatial Computing, digital representation and digital modeling of physical objects are becoming invaluable and essential in the new phase of the digital human experience. To take hold of this transformation, understand its implications would be to a knowledge key of the future. All parties, whether interested in 3D modeling or NFT will benefit in the underlying insights in this workshop.
Dr. Kal Ng
Decoding Literature: Finding Hidden Meaning with Digital Humanities
What happens when modern technology meets classic works of literature? In this session, we look at the world of literature through a digital lens, and find out how digital tools and methods can reveal hidden patterns, trace emotional journeys, and even decode complex narratives. The study of literature is no longer only done through traditional reading. Scholars work with data visualizations and maps to make surprising new discoveries. Whether you’re an avid reader, a technology enthusiast, or just curious about how digital tools can offer a new perspective on your favourite books, join this session for a hands-on experience of digital humanities in literary studies.
Dr. Anya Adair
The ‘Natural Language Processing’ revolution: Learn more and try by yourself!
Artificial Intelligence has experienced a revolution in recent years with the development of deep learning – the design, training and use of artificial neural networks inspired from biological brains and the way they process information.
Like many other scientific areas, Natural Language Processing (NLP), a field of study which focuses on how machines can understand and generate language, has been transformed by deep learning. This has led to machines which can now much better ‘understand’ what we say and answer our requests. ChatGPT is likely the best-known illustration of the latest achievements but is only one among many ‘large language models’ available today. Machines are not our equals yet, however, and many differences and challenges remain.
During this workshop, we will introduce recent progress in NLP in simple terms, and also experiment with building powerful conversational chatbots simply by depicting what we want them to do.
Dr. Christophe Coupé
How to read 100+ texts in 1 Hour: An Introduction to Distant Reading'
Join us for an engaging and informative workshop on the fascinating intersection of traditional close reading and computationally assisted distant reading practice in the field of digital humanities. In this one-hour session, we will compare and contrast the traditional practice in literary studies (close reading) and distant reading. We will embark on an exciting journey to discover the immense possibilities of distant reading, where computational tools like Voyant will unveil hidden patterns and insights within vast collections of texts. You will also explore the various functions available on Voyant, and we will discuss the potential and limitations of distant reading.
Dr. Jenny Kwok