The Project “Making Modernity in East Asia: Technologies of Everyday Life, 19th – 21st Centuries” (MMEA) has started since June 2017. Prof. Angela Ki Che Leung (HKU), together with a team of fifteen scholars in the humanities and social sciences, aims to establish a new, disciplinary way of understanding East Asian modernity through lens of everyday technology. Click here for more about MMEA.
Plenary Conference 2017
There will be a public keynote, a closed-door panel meeting on themes of infrastructure, everyday technology and East Asia as a region, and a meeting with advisors and partners.
|09:00 - 10:30||Public Keynote at Lecture Hall, G/F, May Hall, HKU
“How History of Technology Can Point to New Forms of Innovation Policy – Two Indian Cases”
By Prof. Wiebe E. Bijker, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
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|11:00 - 18:00||Closed-door Panel Meeting at Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, HKU
Panel One (11:00 - 12:00)
Chair: Christian A. Daniels
- Food Technologies: Angela Ki Che Leung, Izumi Nakayama, Lawrence Zhang, John Wong (in absentia)
- Gynocentric Technologies: Gonçalo Santos, Suzanne Gottschang, Jacob Eyferth
Discussion led by Francesca Bray, Jenny L. Smith
Panel Two (12:00 - 13:00)
Chair: Naubahar Sharif
- Phones, Drones and Disease: Robert Peckham (skype in)
- Pharmaceuticals: Daniel Trambaiolo, Kuo Wen-Hua, Hallam Stevens
Discussion led by Fan Fa-ti, Victor Seow
Panel Three (14:15 - 15:15)
Chair: Gonçalo Santos
- History of automation: Naubahar Sharif, Hallam Stevens, Kim Tae-Ho
- Meteorological forecasting: Fung Kam Wing
Discussion led by Wiebe E. Bijker, Gregory K. Clancey
Panel Four (15:15 - 15:45)
Chair: Izumi Nakayama
- Transport infrastructure: Max Hirsh, Dorothy Tang, Christian A. Daniels
Discussion led by Mei Jianjun, Fan Fa-ti
Plenary Discussion (16:00 - 18:00)
How to build an international platform in Hong Kong for the study of technology and society in East Asia?
Chair: Wiebe E. Bijker
Brief introduction by Angela Ki Che Leung on the MMEA Project
Plenary discussion led by Francesca Bray, Fan Fa-ti, Gregory K. Clancey, Kuo Wen-Hua, Mei Jianjun, Victor Seow, Jenny L. Smith
|09:00 - 17:00||Exhibition Preview
In association with the conference, an exhibition preview of “Infrastructure Imagination: Hong Kong City Futures, 1972-1988” will be held at the Multi-purpose Room, G/F, May Hall, HKU on December 7.
Curated by Dorothy Tang and Cecilia Chu with Christina Lo, Maxime Decaudin and Sben Korsh.
“The exhibition revisits infrastructure projects in Hong Kong from the last four decades. It features photographs from the Heather Coulson Photograph Collection, which have been donated to the HKU Libraries by Heather Coulson, a construction photographer who worked in Hong Kong between 1972-1988. It weaves together personal stories, historic films, oral histories from professionals and community members, and archival records that document the construction boom in Hong Kong in the last quarter of the 20th century. The public exhibition will open in March 2018”.
|09:30 - 13:00||Meeting with Advisory Board and international partners
At Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, HKU
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