I am a student as part of the Web Science DTC, and recently we were given the opportunity (myself a few of my colleagues) to travel to East Asia, first Hong Kong and then on to Taiwan to present our research and discuss collaboration possibilities. I spent a total of 10 days out there. And will post a couple of blog posts now covering my time over there.
Hong Kong: East Asian Research Students Conference at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
The first day at CUHK was based around small group workshops, where we discussed our research and presented it to others interested in the field – I attended the western music theory and analysis group. I found it useful to show how my research relates to other fields and also how this traditional discipline of music theory relates to the developments of the web. The day finished with a keynote presentation by Alexander Rehding from Harvard, whose recent work with Harvard’s Sound Lab explores the interaction of music theory, culture and technology.
Having a fabulous first day in Hong Kong at #EARS @CUHKofficial, including (really useful) music theory seminar day, now time for Alexander Rehding’s keynote and tomorrow student presentations! What a beautiful campus, at 31-degree heat…
— Anna Kent-Muller (@Anna_93) May 18, 2018
Day two was busy; here each student involved gave a lightning presentation on their research, the conference aspect of the work. This gave me a chance to present my work in a different professional environment, and gain feedback and questions. We finished off the evening enjoying some delicious food in a local restaurant.
Our @UoSMusic PGR students are regularly travelling to present their research and continue their training in the UK and abroad. Current destination: @CUHKofficial in #HongKong for the #EARS conference. @HumanitiesUoS @PhDsofSoton @unisouthampton https://t.co/W7GPAag4Oo
— Music at Southampton (@UoSMusic) May 19, 2018