The Bard goes digital: Emerging technologies and Shakespeare’s First Folio

Episode 19

Hosts: Carol Eugene Park & Jeevan Sangha
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Carol Eugene Park and Jeevan Sangha

When UBC acquired a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in 2021, it was only the first step in an initiative to digitize and improve access to this historic text. In this episode, hosts Carol and Jeevan speak to Dr. Patrick Parra Pennefather, Assistant Professor at UBC Theatre and Film in the Faculty of Arts, about why this acquisition was so important to the university and how emerging technologies including touch tables, mixed reality, and generative AI are enhancing users’ interactions with the folio and interpretations of Shakespeare’s work.

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