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When poetry meets calligraphy


Letters make words, words make poems. By reciting, reading, reading out loud, poetry typically evokes ours intense emotion – joy, sorrow, anger, catharsis, love…To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Portuguese symbolist poet of the 20th century who lived most of his life in Macau - Camilo Pessanha (1867-1926) this year, our current book exhibition exhibits Sino-foreign poetry related book collection as well as display 4 selected poems in Latin, Portuguese and English calligraphy artworks created by alumni from School of Arts, MPI. We hope through the beauty of poems and calligraphy to show you the beauty of writing, the power of words, leading you to the poet’s view of the world.

Date : 15/10/2017~14/02/2018
Venue : Library, 2nd Floor, Wui Chi Building, MPI
LIST OF BOOKS EXHIBITED


Books for freshman


As freshmen, the four-year college time is a milestone of knowledge vogue in life. What can you expect from your college life? Your college years will be the best years of your life to equip yourself to adopt changes either in life or workplace, mapping out your own future. It is not surprised that by just applying professional knowledge, is not enough to cope with the complex and changing society, but cultural literacy, morality, self-restraint and a wild range of knowledge also take into account. All of these will lay down the foundation to improve your critical thinking skills that will help you to overcome the obstacles & challenges you face on a daily basis. The Library has selected series of recommended books which provide paths for freshmen to seek for the key to success.

Date : 15/06/2017~14/10/2017
Venue : Library, 2nd Floor, Wui Chi Building, MPI
LIST OF BOOKS EXHIBITED


The Power of Visual Graphics - The Implement of Data Visualization


Living in the era of information explosion, we are continuously bombarded by information from Internet, social media etc. It is actually quite a big problem for us to decide whether we are able to absorb such type of gigantic data. A journalist, David McCandless and a Danish Physician Tor Norretranders had conducted an experiment of converting human sense organs into the concept of computer data, from which, they discovered that your sense of sight is the fastest. The eye is exquisitely sensitive to patterns in variations in color, shape and pattern. If you combine the language of the eye with the language of the mind, which is about words and numbers and concepts, you start speaking two languages simultaneously, each enhancing the other. So we can use this new kind of language, if you like, to alter our perspective or change our views.

Date : 15/02/2017~14/06/2017
Venue : Library, 2nd Floor, Wui Chi Building, MPI
LIST OF BOOKS EXHIBITED


Umberto Eco Memorial Exhibition

Umberto Eco, (born January 5, 1932, Alessandria, Italy—died February 19, 2016, Milan), Italian literary critic, novelist, philosopher, esthetician, and semiotician. He is best known for his novel Il nome della rosa (1980; The Name of the Rose). The novel was completed at the age of 48, published since 1980. Winner of the Strega liberary award in 1981 and adapted for the screen in 1986 by the director Jean-Jacques Annaud with Sean Connery starring in it. The novel has been translated into 47 languages and has sold 30 million throughout the world.

Mourning the loss of Italian author and philosopher Umberto Eco,the MPI Library is honored to exhibit the work of Umberto Eco. We hope that you will enjoy his wonderful literary works.

Date : 15/10/2016~14/2/2017
Venue : Library, 2nd Floor, Wui Chi Building, MPI
LIST OF BOOKS EXHIBITED


Recreation · Leisure


With the enjoyment of summer holiday, grabbing the chance to commence an amazing book journey will definitely refresh us.  
For the second Library Exhibition “Recreation · Leisure ” , we library had selected six categories theming “Brain Work”, “DIY”, “Strength”, “Meditation ”, “Rumination” and “Enjoy ”, by which guiding readers to discover the pleasure over “Sports and Art”, “Create and Think” as well as “Recreation and Leisure”.
Thus experiencing the lifestyle of contradictory, adjustment and balancing.

Date : 15/06/2016~14/10/2016
Venue : Library, 2nd Floor, Wui Chi Building, MPI
LIST OF BOOKS EXHIBITED


Dilemma – Game Theory and Geniuses

Avoid being killed from Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes planned to escape from London. He discovered that Moriarty was in the railway station as he did. Both Moriarty and Sherlock had two options: getting off at Canterbury, or continuing to Paris. If both of them get off at the same station, then it would mean severe consequences on Sherlock Holmes; otherwise, Sherlock Holmes would escape and get a chance to fight back. Both Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty knew very well each other’s strategies and what results would lead for each option. Sherlock Holmes made a meaningful remark after getting off at Canterbury, This comment showed that he was very well acknowledged of the potential actions that would be taken by Moriarty and what consequences would these actions lead to, and he fully appreciated the fact that Moriarty knew his options as well. Finally, the payoffs Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty receive completely depended on each other’s choice, that is, if they would get off at the same or different station, and we should be able to assume that both of them value their lives and would prefer to destroy the other’s life and receive larger payoffs.

Mathematician John von Neumann & Oskar Morgenstern studied the situation of this case by applying the Game Theory. Are you interested in the result of their study? Find the answer from the Library Book Exhibition…

Date : 15/02/2016~14/06/2016
Venue : Library, 2nd Floor, Wui Chi Building, MPI

LIST OF BOOKS EXHIBITED


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