Conference of Jeffrey Schnapp

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University of Montréal

Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Local C-3061
Tuesday 6th April 2017, 5:45pm-7pm

"The phrase Knowledge Design describes the situation in the contemporary arts and humanities that most engages me as a “digital humanist”: the fact that the form that knowledge assumes can no longer be considered a given. In my talk, I will provide an overall mapping of this situation and single out some key nodes: the re-mediation of print, data portraiture, bridging the analogue/digital divide, and the redesign of knowledge spaces from classrooms to museums."

Jeffrey Schnapp is the founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. At Harvard, he serves as Professor of Romance Literatures and Comparative Literature, and is on the teaching faculty in the Department of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. In June 2015 he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Piaggio Fast Forward, devoted to developing innovative solutions to the transportation challenges of the contemporary world.

To get a better idea of what Knowledge Design is, you may visit the Dublin Trinity College Library's website, where Mr. Schnapp gave a presentation.

If you would like to learn more about the work and interests of Jeffrey Schnapp, this article on the Harvard University website will satisfy your curiosity.

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