[Humanist] 31.396 events: the Bible and the computer; Walden, A Game

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Tue Oct 31 09:17:37 CET 2017


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 396.
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  [1]   From:    luctsdh <luctsdh at luc.edu>                                  (4)
        Subject: An Afternoon at (Virtual) Walden: A Panel Discussion with
                Tracy Fullerton (USC) Monday, Nov 13th, 3-4:30 pm

  [2]   From:    "Peursen, W.T. van" <w.t.van.peursen at VU.NL>               (15)
        Subject: Livestream ETCBC≥40 celebrating 40 years of Bible and
                Computer


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        Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 21:10:08 +0000
        From: luctsdh <luctsdh at luc.edu>
        Subject: An Afternoon at (Virtual) Walden: A Panel Discussion with Tracy Fullerton (USC) Monday, Nov 13th, 3-4:30 pm


What does it mean to translate an iconic American text - Henry David Thoreau's Walden - into a video game? Tracy Fullerton <http://www.tracyfullerton.com/main/bio/>, Director of the University of Southern California Game Innovation Lab, and her team set out to do that with Walden: A Game <https://gameinnovationlab.itch.io/walden>, which recently won Game of the Year and Most Significant Impact at the Games for Change Festival. In honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Thoreau (1817-1862), one of America's greatest naturalists and essayists, Fullerton is coming to Loyola University Chicago for a panel discussion about the game on Monday, November 13th, at 3 pm in the Klarchek Information Commons at Loyola Univeristy Chicago, 4th Floor.

Walden, A Game is a six-hour, exploratory narrative that begins in the summer of 1845 when Thoreau moved to the Pond and built his cabin there. You follow in his footsteps, surviving in the woods by finding food and fuel and maintaining your shelter and clothing. At the same time as you strive to survive off the land, you are encouraged to explore the beauty of the woods and the pond, which hold a promise of a sublime life beyond your basic needs. And, you can interact with characters from Thoreau's life including mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, sister Sophia Thoreau, editor Horace Greeley, activist A. Bronson Alcott, naturalist Louis Agassiz among others.

Following Fullerton's talk, a panel of Loyola faculty and students from different disciplines across Loyola University Chicago will reflect on their experience playing the game. Panelists include: Lucas Coyne <https://w.taskstream.com/ts/coyne21/LucasCoyne> (History), Meghan Dougherty <https://luc.edu/soc/meghandougherty.shtml> (Digital Communication), Elizabeth Hopwood <https://luc.edu/ctsdh/about/people/> (English and Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities), Chris Peterson <https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/about/staff/petersonchristopherg.shtml> (Institute for Environmental Sustainability), and George Thiruvathukal <https://luc.edu/cs/people/ftfaculty/gkt.shtml> (Computer Science).

The event is sponsored by the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities <https://luc.edu/ctsdh/>, the English Department, and the University Libraries of Loyola University Chicago.



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        Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 21:27:19 +0000
        From: "Peursen, W.T. van" <w.t.van.peursen at VU.NL>
        Subject: Livestream ETCBC≥40 celebrating 40 years of Bible and Computer


Dear all,

Livestream the 40th Anniversary Event of the Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer, Tuesday 31 October at 2pm CET (9 AM EST)! Details and link: http://etcbc.nl/news/livestream-etcbc≥40/

This year the Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer (ETCBC) celebrates its fortieth anniversary. It was in 1977 that Eep Talstra and his colleagues founded the Werkgroep Informatica, now the ETCBC, and began to use computers to analyze the Hebrew Bible. The work which started then continues today and into the future.

The ETCBC organizes a special anniversary celebration: ETCBC≥40. The celebration takes place on 31 October with a special meeting featuring presentations by Talstra and others on the past four decades of "Bible and Computer", current projects, and future directions in Biblical Studies and Digital Humanities.

Kind regards,

Wido van Peursen

Prof. dr. W.T. (Wido) van Peursen
Faculty of Theology, VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
Tel. +31 (0)20 59 83427; email: w.t.van.peursen at vu.nl
Twitter: @PeursenWTvan; Skype: peursenwtvan

Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer
http://www.etcbc.nl
https://www.facebook.com/etcbc
https://twitter.com/etcbc_vu





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