Join us in IC 335 at 5 pm on Thursday November 16 for a research seminar by Professor John Bonnett of the Department of History titled: “Having Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: 3D, the Past Near and Far, and some Potential Futures for Humanist Practice.”
John Bonnett is an intellectual historian and former Tier II Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities. Much of his research has been focused on the life and thought of the media theorist Harold Innis, including his book Emergence and Empire, which received the 2014 Gertrude J. Robinson prize, the Canadian Communications Association’s award for best book of the year. Bonnett is also a digital humanist exploring how 3D and multi-modal forms of expression can be used to support scholarship and teaching. He was the principal developer of The 3D Virtual Buildings Project, an initiative that uses 3D modeling of heritage buildings as a basis to develop student critical thinking skills. He is also the principal developer of HistorySpace, an initiative that is developing tools to support story-telling in virtual spaces, and DataScapes, an initiative that is using text and protein data as the basis for algorithmic and sonic art.
Reception to follow in the faculty lounge.