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Seminar Blogs

“Digital Humanities: the necessity of collaboration” – Gido Broers

In Melvin Wevers’ lecture Using Neural Networks to Study Conceptual Shifts in Text and Image, he explained why humanities researchers should collaborate with computer scientists. He did this by showing a neural network that can analyze and categorize images in advertisements. This network could then recognize certain patterns, which eventually could lead to new insights…

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“On the pedagogy of algorithms” – Tamalone van den Eijnden

The underlying idea of pedagogy is that parents, teachers and other adults bear responsibility for the upbringing, education and conduct of children. These responsibilities range from the mental life of the child to behavioural manners to legal liability. Ideas of the responsibility in education are not only limited to human-human relations but are equally applicable…

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“Bring neural networks into the public eye!” – Max Peters

Reflecting on the fascinating research presented by Melvin Wevers on neural networks and the ongoing technical innovations within the field of computer recognition and identification software. Through a complex explanation of the mathematical and algorithmic techniques going into these research, Wevers showed us how computers are not just research tools, they are, as if they…

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“An Odd Couple: Vision and Truth” – Tamalone van den Eijnden

Frank Kessler’s session of Transmission in Motion on the 13th of January, the topic was “Media and the Reconfiguration of the Senses” with a special focus on vision. During the session, we were presented with several philosophers who somehow engaged with the topic such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Béla Balázs, Vilém Flusser, and most…

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“Theatre and the Resensibilisation of the Senses” – Gido Broers

Frank Kessler addressed in his lecture several ideas on how different media affect the sensorial perception of the observer. The emphasis during this lecture was on media that are based on images; photography, film and television. What is the place of theatre in this story? In this short blog, I will address several concepts and…

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“Revisiting McLuhan’s temperature of media” – Max Peters

There is hardly any figure more prominently present in the academic discipline of media studies than Marshall McLuhan. His theories have shaped and cemented the study of media, and he stands out at as a creative mind who coined, created and analyzed terms and concepts for media. However, this does not mean that his theories are…

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