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Week beginning Monday 29 November 2021

Monday 29 November 2021

  • From Netflix to iQiyi: As the World Turns, Serial Dramas in Virtual Circulation
  • Ying Zhu, City University of New York and Hong Kong Baptist University
  • This talk discusses the interplay between serial dramas and streaming services in China and the US, the two leading countries in content-production and circulation in the era of non-linear, non-synchronized, and subscription-based online consumption characterized by “binge” in an instantaneous and globalized streaming ecosystem.

Tuesday 30 November 2021


Wednesday 01 December 2021


Thursday 02 December 2021

  • TBC
  • Professor Sally Hines

Friday 03 December 2021

  • AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future : A Panel Discussion
  • Various speakers
  • AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future presents the joint effort of AI expert Kai-Fu Lee and Speculative Fiction writer Chen Qiufan (A.K.A. Stanley Chan). It epitomizes the pioneering collaboration between scientists, leading technology company, and internationally acclaimed writer. In this event, Chen Qiufan, co-author for AI 2041, will join a panel discussion with another three panellists who work on Chinese science fiction and Chinese literature.

Saturday 04 December 2021