School of Cognitive Sciences, Hampshire College, Lunch Talk
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Noon-1 p.m.
Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) lobby; a light lunch will be available
"Explorations of Web 2.0: What’s Video Got to Do with the Study of Science and Muslims?" by Vika Gardner and Salman Hameed
Abstract: We will present preliminary results from our ongoing Islam and Science Video Portal project. We will discuss what we have learned thus far about videos addressing Islam and the natural sciences: what are they, where are they, who’s making them. But perhaps, even at a more basic level, what is a video on “Islam and science” and who would be crazy enough to try to catalogue the Internet? Come learn what happens when you put together an astronomer and a medieval Islamic historian, both of whom are fascinated with new media and constructions of identity and are unafraid to dive off the bleeding edge of the study of Muslims and internet videos.
Data from the video analyses:
Videos shown in the talk (and this should not be construed as either promoting or denouncing the perspectives within the videos):