Writer, critic, technologist, and new media pioneer Dr. Jay David Bolter will deliver two talks at Missouri S&T on Thursday, March 2nd. Among his many achievements, Bolter is known for the books he authored or co-authored and for pioneering hypertext. Application of creative writing.
Entitled “Innovation, Creativity and the Metaverse,” his talk will focus on the Metaverse, a virtual reality space where users interact with each other in a technology-generated environment. Bolter discusses the social and political dangers it can pose and its potential to reconfigure media culture.
Bolter’s visit to S&T marked the beginning of the university’s A center of creativity and innovationLectures will be held at 7:00 pm in the Leach Theater at Castleman Hall on the corner of 10th Missouri S&T Campus.th Main Street in Laura. A reception with light refreshments will begin at 6:00 PM in the lobby of the Leach Theater just before the lecture. Both lectures and receptions are free and open to all.
At noon, Bolter will perform “Remediation Revisited.” This lecture is free and open to the public, but is primarily aimed at her S&T English and Technical Communication students and faculty. Lectures will be held in the Turner Her Room at the Hebner Her Center on the Missouri S&T Campus.
use repairIn a book he co-authored with Dr. Richard Grusin, Bolter, as Marker, discusses the dramatic changes in media culture since the book’s publication in 1999. , virtual reality and computer graphics had to separate from their previous media in order to achieve a new set of aesthetic and cultural principles. Bolter and Grusin challenged that hypothesis, paying tribute to, rivaling, and remaking (a process the authors called ‘restoration’) of early media such as perspective painting, photography, film, and television, to create a new argued that the media is a way to achieve its cultural significance.
“Jay David Bolter is one of the most important founders of digital media,” said Dr. Karen Head, Professor of English and Technical Communications and Director of S&T’s Center for Creativity and Innovation. “His many achievements and achievements confirm the truth that without creativity there is no innovation. We are honored to welcome a true pioneer.”
Volter’s accomplishments include collaborating with Michael Joyce to create Storyspace, a hypertext authoring system, collaborating in the development of other digital media forms, and developing augmented and virtual reality applications as a member of the Augmented Environments Lab. included. Cultural heritage and informal education.
The books he has written or co-authored include The Turing Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age; Writing Space: A History of Computers, Hypertext, and Writing; window and mirror, with Diane Glomara.When Digital abundance: the decline of elite culture and the rise of new media.
Bolter received his Ph.D. He received a Ph.D. in Classics and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina, and received fellowships from Yale University, Cornell University, Göttingen University, and the Council of American Societies. After holding various faculty and staff positions at the University of North Carolina, Volter joined Georgia Tech in 1991, where she currently holds the Wesley Chair of New Media.
About Missouri Institute of Science and Technology
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