August 2013

August 2013

24th August 2013: Discussion Forum: Enlightening the Constitutional Debate - Culture and Broadcasting

Read summary report of sixth event in the Enlightening the Constitutional Debate series: Culture and Broadcasting

On 24 August 2013 the RSE held a public discussion seminar on the impact of constitutional change on the culture of Scotland. It posed questions on whether Scotland’s artistic, literary and cultural contribution will be enhanced should people choose independence, or whether there is strong evidence that during the three hundred years of the Union Scotland has maintained a vibrant and distinct cultural identity.

It also examined the impact that there might be on the media in Scotland, whether broadcasting, the traditional printed media, or new outlets that have emerged in recent years through the rapid growth of digital communications.

13th August 2013: Lecture, Edinburgh International Festival 2013: How Art Intersects with Technology in Cinema

Read the summary report of Moshe Kam's talk on How Art Intersects with Technology in Cinema

Speaker: Moshe Kam of Drexel University, Philadelphia, discussed the never-ending cycle of advancements in cinema, that provide for expanded artistic freedom and in turn lead to new technological opportunities. Chaired by Sir John Arbuthnott, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Festival 2013 threw light on the relationships between artists and technologies: how new developments can influence how artists work and how in turn influence technologies. This programme of talks and discussions highlighted moments when changes and advances in technology enter our lives and affect them in ways we could never have predicted.

This event formed a part of the Edinburgh Festival 2013. Supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

11th August 2013: Lecture, Edinburgh International Festival 2013: The Leisure Revolution

Read the summary report on The Leisure Revolution

Speakers: Jesse Schell, Distinguished Professor of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and technology entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl FRSE discussed the gamification of design and its potential for widespread influence.

Chaired by writer Ben Hammersley.

Festival 2013 threw light on the relationships between artists and technologies: how new developments can influence how artists work and how in turn influence technologies. This programme of talks and discussions highlighted moments when changes and advances in technology enter our lives and affect them in ways we could never have predicted.

This event formed a part of the Edinburgh Festival 2013. Supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Turing Festival.

 

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