Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak honoured with Kyoto Prize

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Ms Spivak is amongst the recipients of imagethis year’s Kyoto Prize.

She won the award in the Arts and Philosophy category for her “deep thinking on humanities against intellectual colonialism in relation to globalisation”.

About Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Kyoto Prize and father of computer graphics Ivan Sutherland

About Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

  • Indian theorist, philosopher and University Professor at Columbia University
  • A prolific scholar, she travels widely and gives lectures around the world.
  • Best known for her contemporary cultural and critical theories to challenge the "legacy of colonialism" and the way readers engage with literature and culture.
  • Known for the essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?"

Kyoto Prize

  • The highest private award given in Japan for global achievement.
  • Instituted by the Inamori Foundation, a charitable body founded in 1984.
  • Presented annually in the fields of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences and Arts and Philosophy.
  • Each laureate receives a diploma, a gold Kyoto Prize medal and a cash gift of ¥50 million ($630,000).

Other recipients of Kyoto Prize:

  • US computer scientist Ivan Sutherland, regarded as a father of computer graphics, won the Advanced Technology Prize
  • Japanese molecular biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Basic Sciences Prize

Who is often called as the father of computer graphics?

  • US computer scientist Ivan Sutherland.image




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