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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Location: Story Lab – C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Faculty and students are invited to join Story Lab's working group on Extinction Narratives, focusing on the ways in which concerns with loss of biodiversity (including the possible extinction of the human race) are understood, imagined, and narrativized. This session will focus on the theme of obsolescence, as explored in the work of Ted Chiang ("The Lifecycle of Software Objects" (a novella)) and an optional selection from Kathleen Fitzpatrick's Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology,...Read More about Extinction Narratives
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Location: Rubenstein 349 (Breedlove Room) (Map)
Korean indie games are produced in relatively poor conditions, unlike those in the United States. The Korean video game industry is very openly commercialized. Many students and children are exposed to gambling mobile games or online games that have fewer stories than good quality video games. Therefore Korean indie game developers have a dual problem of competing with this stereotypical Korean video game industry and revealing their novelty at the same time. Replica is an interactive novel...Read More about Indie Games in South Korea and Busan Indie Connect Festival
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Location: John Hope Franklin Center, room 130 (Map)
Video games can be political. Many video games try to convey a certain ideology. The rhetoric of video games has evolved into a variety of forms, from explicit to implicit. In this session, we will play the simulation game "21 Days" about the Syrian refugee crisis produced by Seoul National University in South Korea. Through this, we shall consider whether a rhetoric unique to video games is possible. We shall further explore the possibilities and limits of developing pedagogical games for...Read More about Serious Games and Rhetoric: 21 Days (Syrian Refugee Game) and the Rhetoric of Failure
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 (Map)
How do we enter stories? By what techniques do narratives pull us in? How do the expectations we have influence how we respond? Science fiction and fantasy novelist, Kate Elliott, will break down some narrative techniques used in openings, and then go on to discuss how openings that match expectations can encourage us to keep reading while expectations that aren’t fulfilled can sometimes cause us to stop reading. How big a part does familiarity play in how well we can understand and adjust to a...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Narrative Structure and Expectation
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Location: David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Map)
An opportunity to celebrate the many wonderful books published between 2013 and 2016 by Duke's faculty in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences....Read More about Celebrating Faculty Books
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
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Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 (Map)
The Franklin Humanities Institute is soliciting proposals for a new Humanities Laboratory to begin in the 2017-18 academic year. The new Lab will receive funding for 3 years (contingent on successful annual reviews). Regular-rank faculty members in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences are invited to apply - in teams of co-directors and core faculty affiliates that may also include faculty from other Schools. Interested faculty are highly encouraged to attend this information...Read More about Info Session for New Humanities Lab Proposals
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Location: Location TBA ()
Nicholas Pilarski, an award-winning filmmaker currently working on a VR documentary about inner city conflict, is the guest for an evening of discussion, analysis, and game play, part of a year-long seminar series....Read More about Conflict Modeling and Games: Nicholas Pilarski
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
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Location: Story Lab – C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Dr. Colbey Reid, Director of NC State University’s Consumer Innovation Collaborative in the Poole College of Management, will survey new and developing forms and content in the stories that brands are using to communicate with customers. We’ll discuss the uptick and narrative potential in things like design Hackathons, virtual and augmented reality, the multi-sensory internet, storytelling apps, immersive theater, scent branding, and peripheral cueing and also learn why stories shaped by women...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Colbey Reid
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
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Location: Perkins Library, room 218 (Map)
A conversation with Kelley Swain, award-winning writer/poet and contributing writer to the Lancet, as she talks about her work at the crossroads of poetry and science. Swain is currently artist-in-residence for the Health Humanities Lab at Duke University....Read More about Global Health and Writing in the Humanities
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
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Location: Old Chemistry 011 (Map)
As the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times (2011), based in Rio Janeiro, Romero covers Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. He was previously the paper's Andean bureau chief, based in Caracas, Venezuela, from 2006 to 2011. He joined the Times in March 1999. Romero received the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for reporting on Latin America & the Caribbean in 2015. Previously, in 2014, he won the Robert Spiers Benjamin Award for best reporting in any medium on Latin America. Light...Read More about Conversation with Simon Romero, Brazil Bureau Chief for NY Times

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