6 May 2013 (Monday)

HKBU staff and students appreciate literature and new technology through Institute of Creativity lectures
創意研究院講座讓師生賞析文學和認識新科技


Three distinguished scholars (from left) Professor Douglas Robinson, Professor Tan Weihong and Mr. Ye Wenfu speak at the Institute of Creativity lectures
三名傑出學者(左起)羅德恪教授、譚蔚泓教授及葉文福先生於創意研究院講座發表演說

The Institute of Creativity invited three distinguished scholars in the fields of arts and science to speak at three lectures held last week.

 

On Monday (29 April), Professor Douglas Robinson, Dean of Arts, delivered a lecture entitled “Do we extend beyond our bodies?” based on his forthcoming book Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind. From the philosophical perspective, Professor Robinson discussed whether people’s minds, not only their bodies, would extend as well when controlling an external tool like using a computer or driving a car.

 

Professor Tan Weihong, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics of Hunan University and Distinguished Professor of the University Florida, USA, delivered a distinguished lecture last Tuesday (30 April). Given the revolutionary development of nanotechnology, Professor Tan discussed the new applications, opportunities and challenges of bionanotechnologies and nanomaterials in bioanalysis and biomedicine.

 

Mr. Ye Wenfu, renowned Chinese poet, delivered a public lecture entitled 垂淚三江水,斷腸幾首詩 last Thursday (2 May). Mr. Ye conveys his life experience through poetry. He recited some of his renowned work during the lecture, giving the audience an insight into his mind.

創意研究院於上周邀請三名來自文學及科學界別的傑出學者,舉行了三場公開演說。

 

文學院院長羅德恪教授於上周一(四月二十九日),根據他今年快將推出的新書《Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind》,並以「Do we extend beyond our bodies?」為題,從哲學角度討論人類在操控物件時(如使用電腦或駕駛車輛),使用者對於與該物件的延伸會否從身體擴展至心靈。

 

湖南大學化學生物傳感與計量學國家重點實驗室主任及美國佛羅里達大學教授譚蔚泓教授於上周二(四月三十日)發表演說。近年,納米技術有著革命性的發展,譚教授分享生物納米技術和納米材料在生物分析及生物醫學上的最新應用、機遇與挑戰。

 

中國著名詩人葉文福先生則於上周四(五月二日)以《垂淚三江水,斷腸幾首詩》為題作演說。葉先生善於把生活的經歷、種種感受提煉成詩歌。會上,他朗讀多首名篇包括《祖國,我要燃燒》、《我不是詩人》、《我的飛蛾》及《釣歌》等,讓聽眾可藉詩歌音樂之美,感受到葉先生的心思。

 

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