1st Edition

Advances in Techno-Humanities Case Studies from Culture, Philosophy and the Arts

Edited By Mak Kin-wah Copyright 2024
    170 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is a pioneering attempt to explore the relationships between technology and the humanities through case studies and specific contexts in the areas of language, theatre, literature, translation, philosophy, music, home designations, learning environment, and artificial intelligence.

    Written by scholars and specialists across various fields, the chapters explore the emerging field of techno-humanities. This book examines the development of language and society by means of Big Data, how technology is integrated into the theatres of Hong Kong and the ensuing results of such integration. The authors also highlight how technology is able to analyse, understand, and visualise literary works and to bring drastic changes to translation in the past seven decades. Long-standing philosophical issues are re-examined, linkages between technology and theoretical concepts are illuminated, and the emotional aspects of computational applications are investigated. This book also delves into insightful case studies such as providing suggestions to train novice translators through corpus-assisted translation teaching, analysing patterns of housing names, and discovering a new online method to acknowledge acquisition through authentic learning experiences. Overall, this book serves as a point of departure for us to go deeper into the role of technology in transforming the humanities in this digital age.

    This is a useful read for students and scholars interested in learning more about the cross section between humanities and technology.

    Table of Contents

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    List of Contributors


    Mak Kin-wah

    Chapter 1

    Towards the Identification and Tracking of Salient Traits and Their Developments in

    Chinese Society via Big Data

    Benjamin K. Tsou, Kelly Mak, and Kenny Mok

    Chapter 2

    Techno-Humanities: Some Trends of the Portrayal of Science in Art on the Hong Kong


    Thomas Luk Yun-tong

    Chapter 3

    Densities and Fugitive Vectors

    Grant Hamilton

    Chapter 4

    Revisiting the Future of Translation Technology

    Chan Sin-wai

    Chapter 5

    The Idea of Techno-Philosophy and Philosophy-aided Technology, with Social

    Networking as an Example

    Ying Koon Kau

    Chapter 6

    Corpus-assisted Translation Learning: Attitudes and Perceptions of Novice

    Translation Students

    Liu Jianwen, Su Yanfang, and Liu Kanglong

    Chapter 7

    What Is an "Ideal" Home? A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of the Housing Names and

    TV Advertisements in Hong Kong

    Lam Yee Man, Benson Lam Shu Yan, and Ng Kwan-kwan

    Chapter 8

    A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Immersive Learning with Metaverse and

    Student-generated Media

    Wong Pui Yun, Wong Wai Chung, and Shen Jiandong

    Chapter 9

    Problems of Exacerbation to Dasein in the Modern Technological World by Use of the

    Early Heidegger’s Theories: Readiness-to-hand and Presence-at-hand

    Lau Hok-yin

    Chapter 10

    Ethically Speaking: Opportunities and Risks of AI Chatbots Showing Empathy to

    Customers during Service Encounters

    Yeung Wing Lok



    Mak Kin-wah is President of Caritas Institute of Higher Education, which strongly supports Techno-Humanities teaching and hosts a research centre dedicated to this purpose. He holds the degrees of PhD and MPhil from Cambridge University, an MBA from City University London, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Western Australia.