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David Blundell   卜道

卜道教授於加州大學取得人類學博士,學位著作為斯里蘭佛教徒生活史影片 (見《面具: 錫蘭信仰體系人類學》。紐約:藍彼得(Peter Lang), 1994)。卜道教授目前是政大研究暨創新育成總中心(Research and Innovation-Incubation Center) 頂尖大學數位人文計畫 (Top University Project in Digital Humanities) 亞太時空資訊研究室主任。他也是加州大學電子文化地圖協會(Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative) (ECAI)人類學與語言編輯, 與該單位進行相關研究: http://ecai.org.

David Blundell received a doctorate in anthropology from the University of California based on the life histories of Buddhist practitioners making their own ethnographic films in Sri Lanka (see Masks: Anthropology on the Sinhalese Belief System. New York: Peter Lang, 1994). Professor Blundell is currently Director of the Asia-Pacific SpatioTemporal Institute, Top University Project in Digital Humanities, Research and Innovation-Incubation Center, National Chengchi University, Taipei. He conducts research with the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI), University of California, Berkeley, as anthropology and language editor, http://ecai.org.

身為導演,卜道教授獲得聯合國2014佛誕節 (Day of Vesak) 最佳紀錄片:《迎向曙光: 安貝卡博士與印度新紀元的誕生》。見http://www.arising-light.org

As a filmmaker, Dr Blundell received the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 Award for Best Documentary, Arising Light: Dr B R Ambedkar and the Birth of a New Era in India. See http://www.arising-light.org

他的著作領域包括人類學信仰體系,佛教,視覺人類學,美學人類學 (aesthetic anthropology), 太平洋南島區域, GIS地圖,語言和文化。

http://www.asiapacific.nccu.edu.tw/people/bio.php?PID=28

His publications concern the anthropology of belief systems, Buddhism, visual anthropology, aesthetic anthropology, Austronesia, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping, language and culture, Asia-Pacific as a cultural area.

http://www.asiapacific.nccu.edu.tw/people/bio.php?PID=28

Jihn-Fa (Andy) Jan 詹進發

詹進發於研究軟體工程、地理資訊系統、遙感探測、森林資源經營管理等相關領域都有相當之心得,並在台灣各地不同的地理環境應用其地理資訊系統的專長,建立環境資料庫以為整體生態系統的分析。

Ching-Chih Lin 林敬智

林敬智為政大宗教研究所助理教授,專長領域包括華人宗教信仰、華北民間信仰、歷史人類學、口述歷史、文化史、環境史、數位人文。博士論文研究山東省西南隅微山湖水上人特殊的日常生活、民俗、與宗教儀式,探討宗教與環境之間如何互動。近來嘗試利用數位人文工具(如GIS、Social Network Analysis)分析宗教與環境互動的課題,並將研究焦點擴大至傳統木版年畫與各地自然和文人環境之間的關聯性。

Ching-chih Lin, PhD in History at UC Berkeley, is Assistant Professor in the Graduate Institute of Religious Studies, National Chengchi University. His research interests include Chinese Popular Religion, Historical Anthropology, Oral History, Cultural and Environmental History, and Digital Humanities. His dissertation centers on the interplay between culture and environment by exploring the daily life and religious culture of the boat-dwellers in the Weishan Lakes, Southwest Shandong Province, North China. He recently utilizes several research tools and methods of Digital Humanities (i.e. GIS and Social Network Analysis) in the study of Chinese Popular Religion in mainland China and Taiwan. Dr. Lin is also constructing a GIS platform for the study of Chinese woodblock prints (muban nianhua 木版年畫).

Oliver Streiter  奧利華

奧利華教授於荷蘭,法國和德國研究心理學,心理語言學與計算語言學。從那時起他在德國,墨西哥,俄國台灣和義大利從事研究,研究計算語言學,語料庫語言學與數位人文。2007年起他在創立台灣墓地Thakbong Archive: http://thakbong.dyndns.tv.

Oliver Streiter studied psychology, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics in the Netherlands, France, Italy and Germany. Since then he worked in Germany, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan and Italy on various projects in Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics and Digital Humanities. Since 2007 he is working on the creation of the ThakBong Archive of Taiwan’s gravesites, online at http://thakbong.dyndns.tv.

Ann Heylen 賀安娟

賀安娟於比利時魯汶大學取得漢學博士,研究17世紀台灣歷史文獻 (荷蘭福爾摩沙時期)。她的研究與教學專長主要是台灣歷史和台灣研究相關。她目前研究的檔案文獻範圍包括台灣與低地國(比荷盧經濟聯盟)的歷史與關係。

Ann Heylen holds a Ph.D. in Sinology (K.U.Leuven, Belgium) and works on 17th century Taiwan historical documents (Dutch Formosa). Her research and teaching expertise focuses on topics related to Taiwan history and Taiwan Studies. Her current research scope concerns the archival documentation of the history & relations between Taiwan and the Low Countries (or Benelux).

Da-Wei Kuan 官大偉

官大偉是政大民族學系副教授。他於美國夏威夷大學取得地理學博士,研究興趣包括: 發展地理學,文化地理學與原住民地理學。

Da-Wei Kuan, Associate Professor of the Department of Ethnology, National Chengchi University. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.  His research interests include: Development Geography, Cultural Geography, and Indigenous Geography.

Hsiung-Ming Liao 廖泫銘

中央研究院人文社會科學研究中心地理資訊科學研究專題中心研究助技師,他的研究興趣與專長包括:電腦製圖、地理資訊系統、遙感探測、全球定位系統、數位典藏、數位人文、歷史地圖與衛星航照地圖數位化等。

Hsiung-Ming Liao is Assistant Research Scientist of the Center for GIS, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica.  His research interests include: Cartography, GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, Digital Archives, and Digital Humanities.

Terry Chih-sung Teng 鄧志松

國立臺灣大學國家發展研究所副教授,主要的研究興趣是比較政治、公共政策分析、以及GIS與空間分析。在幾位好朋友的贊助下,他開發了 Excel2Earth軟體, 他們相信GIS不應是自然科學或地理學者專屬,也不應只是政府或大企業的資訊展示平台。一般研究者,甚至學生,應該也可以建置自己的GIS系統,產製自己 的地圖並進行分析。 Excel2Earth 針對社會人文學者的需求,企圖打破技術門檻,讓它成為研究、學習的必要工具。從此,GIS不再是對別人研究成果的讚嘆,而是自己工作的必經階段與自然產出。

Terry Chih-sung Teng is an associate professor of Graduate Institute of National Development, National Taiwan University, whose research interests are political comparative analysis, public policy analysis and GIS spatial analysis. He developed the software Eecel2Earth, and believe that the application of GIS could be more popular, and not restricted to computer specialties. Excel2Earth attempts to break technical barriers, researchers can establish their own GIS system, mapping, and do spatial analysis without any difficulty.

Janet Tan 談仲光

談仲光是政大亞太研究博士英語學程博士,近期參加哈佛個體經濟競爭力訓練課程,以研究產業聚落地圖的概念與實務。她將會在工作坊發表她在麥可波特教授指導下建立的台灣「產業聚落地圖架構」。

Janet Tan, a Ph.D. of NCCU IDAS, recently attended the Harvard Microeconomics of Competitiveness training course to acquire the concept and practice of cluster mapping. She will present cases in the workshop to share her research experience building Taiwan’s “cluster-mapping framework” under Michael Porter’s guidance.

Chien-Chih (Ernie) Ho 何建幟

何建幟為國立政治大學資訊管理學系大學部以及美國麻省理工學院電子工程暨電腦科學訪問學生. 專長領域包括地理資訊系統、都市規劃、人工智慧以及機器學習,並在麻省理工媒體實驗室進行地理資訊、社群資料探勘研究以及城市無人駕駛設計與實作。

Chien-Chih (Ernie) Ho studied at National Chengchi University, Department of Management Information Systems as an undergraduate student and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as a special student, in Taipei, Taiwan. His specialties and interests include geographic information systems (GIS), urban planning, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He is also conducting research in GIS for social media network data mining and urban autonomous driving design and implementation at the MIT Media Lab, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

James Morris

James Morris is a PhD student in the Asia-Pacific Studies program at NCCU. His research focuses on China and Taiwan studies with specialization in cross-strait economic integration, belief systems and social constructs, and early Han migration and settlement in Taiwan. At ApSTi Morris is documenting and mapping Chinese land god shrines to establish patterns of settlement, communal organization, and historical trade networks of communities in Taiwan and its outlying islands, Hong Kong, and Macau. His current projects include cross-analyzing inscription variations on land god stones with tombstones and stelae to analyze patterns of settlement and trade networks in the Taipei basin during the Qing period, frequency of shrine occurrence and spatial orientation in locations of diaspora settlement, and the use of shrine space and location as constructs of communal identity, activity, and expression among communities in Taiwan.

Richard Cornelisse

Richard Cornelisse is a visual technologist who works with traditional, experimental and emerging technologies in order to expand the field of documentary filmmaking and exhibition. His work often incorporates elements of found footage, animation, interactivity, live performance and portraiture for indoor and outdoor exhibition platforms. This approach explores new avenues for ethnography, immersive digital interaction and non-linear type of cinematic portraiture. The methodology is rooted in investigating the nature of consciousness and how it mediates the world around it through the senses and culture. Past work includes work on television and film documentaries, graphic projections for musical artists, as well as documentary art installations. Cornelisse’s screen based work aims to explore how the language of cinema and digital literacy can speak to us in new ways and, in turn, reveal a deeper understanding and connection to culture and our environments. Richard obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and RTF from the University of Texas and graduated with an master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University with a focus on New Media Production. He is currently a fellow and lecturer at the University of Technology in Taipei and The Taiwan Ministry of Culture researching digital interactive platforms and Taiwanese geography.

Kyle Griffin

Kyle (Kai) Griffin is from Austin, Texas, USA. He is bilingual, speaking both English and Mandarin Chinese. Kyle graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors in Music Performance: Opera. He supplemented his music degree with one additional year of studies in government statistics, research methods and upper division psychology.  Kyle spends his free time reading and writing. His primary reading materials are: The Economist, Financial Times and BBC History, BBC Focus, National Geographic, Smithsonian magazines. He enjoys writing commentary on the literature he’s read and reflective journaling. Kyle currently lives in Taiwan exploring work, educational and research opportunities. He works for Zenzen, a social enterprise branding company affiliated with NCCU. His responsibilities are English language editor and liaison to English speaking companies.  Kyle assists in research at ApSTi. So far, his contributions include English literature review, writing English abstracts, assisting in field research and English language editing. Kyle is interested in Behavioral and Social Economic research. He is preparing his own ApSTi GIS research project about Taiwan’s economic history. Kyle is applying for the International Masters in Asia-Pacific Studies program at NCCU starting Fall 2017.

Staff

David Blundell, Director
Andy Jan, Co-director
Ching-Chih Lin, Secretary
Vivian Yang, Administration
Jerrel Lai, Associate, Translator
Hawwah Yiwen Chen, Editor, Translator
Ian Lin, Web Designer
Cindy Mao, Web Designer
Yi-Wen Chou, Web Manager
Li-Ting Jan, Web Manager
Jerry Lee, Web Manager
Wen-Fang Lu, Assistant & Web Manager
Wei-Ting Hsu, Assistant & Web Manager
Chien-Chih Ho, Assistant & Web Manager