6 May 2013 (Monday)

HKBU staff and students appreciate literature and new technology through Institute of Creativity lectures

Three distinguished scholars (from left) Professor Douglas Robinson, Professor Tan Weihong and Mr. Ye Wenfu speak at the Institute of Creativity lectures

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.



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。






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