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Do you know where the personal data you leave behind in apps and on social media is used? A new method for analyzing data developed by Professor Jill Walker Rettberg helps identify precisely that.
In the near future deaf people and hearing people may be able to communicate in real time, using automatic translation systems based on computer vision technologies. Now researchers are carefully studying facial expressions used in sign language to express both grammatical information and emotions.
Six European researchers have received EU funding for research residencies at the University of Bergen through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme. Four of the six grants go to research projects in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities.
The ERC project MACHINE VISION has received funding from the Norwegian Research Council to develop a live action role-playing game and an exhibition at the University Museum.
“I never tire of studying medieval manuscripts. Even though my source material is Norwegian, it is also fundamentally international. This gives the research a broader perspective and forces international cooperation.”
The Autumn lecture series has begun!
The two-day seminar Digital Approaches to Transcribing and Analysing Medieval Texts, which took place in Bergen on the 29th-30th August 2019, brought together academics from seven European universities to exchange knowledge about current research in the field of Digital Philology.
Jill, Ragnhild and Linn Heidi introduced the database for the first time at Nordmedia in Malmø.
Nick Montfort, MIT Professor of Digital Media, Appointed Professor II at UiB Digital Culture (07.08.2019)
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Montfort, Professor of Digital Media at MIT, to a two-year 20% position as Professor II with UiB Digital Culture. Montfort is noted both as a creative author of numerous and varied creative works and as a critic and theorist of digital media.
The 2019 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature was awarded to UiB professor Scott Rettberg, for his monograph Electronic Literature.
Seven current and nine past members of the Bergen Electronic Literature research group are speaking at the Electronic Literature Organization conference in Cork, Ireland in July.
The Machine Vision database was the topic of our last workshop at Solstrand Hotel and we are getting closer to a data set that will give us more detailed information on Machine Vision in everyday life.
Recap: Curatorial Media and the Conundrum of Credibility -- Fulbright Lecture by Chris Ingraham (03.06.2019)
Concluding his Fulbright year in the Digital Culture research group at UiB, Chris Ingraham gave a lecture on algorithmic culture based on a section of his forthcoming book.
Scholars, artists and designers met for a two-day workshop to continue work on an anthology to be titled "Future Histories of Machine Vision".
The international research conference Narratives in the Criminal Process took place at the University of Bergen on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December 2018. More than 50 scholars, researchers and students attended 28 presentations of papers on various subjects in the interdisciplinary field of law, humanities, media and social sciences.
Last Sunday, 10 March 2019, Post-doc Maud Ceuterick and PhD candidate Hannah Ackermans in Digital Culture at UiB organized a feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to improve the documentation of women and other marginalized people on Wikipedia.
The programme for Bergen Medieval Forum is ready!
UiB is planning to establish an interdisciplinary center for humanistic research. Within this framework, funds are available for two basic research projects with a deadline of 15 March.
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