[Humanist] 23.73 events many and worthy of note

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jun 6 17:39:05 CEST 2009


Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 73.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

[1]   From:    "Vallee, Jean-Francois" <jfvallee at cmaisonneuve.qc.ca>     (54)
Subject: FILE LABO WORKSHOP SERIES 2009

[2]   From:    "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>        (87)
Subject: cfp: Philosophy for Science in Use

[3]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>             (53)
Subject: DRHA Registration Open

[4]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>           (3)
Subject: CTS symposium on Textual Studies, De Montfort University,
11th June

[5]   From:    "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq at blackmesatech.com>       (65)
Subject: events:  Balisage 2009:  The markup conference

[6]   From:    iswc2009publicity <iswc2009publicity at covad.net>          (628)
Subject: ISWC 2009: 2nd Call for Papers

[7]   From:    "Vallee, Jean-Francois" <jfvallee at cmaisonneuve.qc.ca>     (53)
Subject: FILE LABO WORKSHOP SERIES 2009

[8]   From:    "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>              (34)
Subject: Seminar: Onomastics and Entity-Recognition in Graeco-
Egyptian Papyri

[9]   From:    Daniel Pitti <dpitti at virginia.edu>                        (14)
Subject: [IATH-Fellows] Rare Books and Manuscripts -- ALA
preconference inCharlottesville, June 17-20

[10]  From:    OKELL E.R. <e.r.okell at DURHAM.AC.UK>                       (55)
Subject: CFP Body, Mask & Space: The State of the Art - deadline
10th June -on behalf of Margaret Coldiron

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 22:34:27 -0400
From: "Vallee, Jean-Francois" <jfvallee at cmaisonneuve.qc.ca>
Subject: FILE LABO WORKSHOP SERIES 2009

*** Attachments:
http://www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/Attachments/1243996581_2009-06-03_humanist-owner@lists.digitalhumanities.org_12875.2.ms-tnef

I received this from another list. I think it might be of interest to Humanists (especially the Lev Manovich workshop).

Jean-François Vallée

FILE LABO WORKSHOP SERIES 2009

>From now on FILE Labo will be part of the FILE Exhibition with a special space dedicated to a reflexive and practical view about the digital art media field. This initiative coincides with the foundation of workshops with important artists and theoreticians from the digital art and new media field inside the exhibition gallery of FILE 2009. The goal of bringing FILE Labo close to the visitors is show a unknown fact for most of the people that attend the Festival: the programming and the creation of the pieces are a hard work that involves a deep technological comprehension combined with a strong debate about the state of art and its contemporary developments.

++ WORKSHOPS:
LOCATIVE MEDIA: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Brett Stalbaum (UCSD) & Cicero Silva (Software Studies)
07/28 | 9am - 1pm

The workshop will introduce basic concepts about locative media art. People will learn how to create content for cell/mobile phones using art & technology ideas and the walkingtools.net project as the feature to deploy the content.

DATA VISUALIZATION
José Luis de Vicente (Visualizar) & Irma Vilá (Visualizar)
07/29 | 9am - 1pm

Workshop that will introduce the main concepts related to data visualization and also discuss the importance and the aesthetics of data processing and image generation.

CULTURAL ANALYTICS
Lev Manovich (UCSD/Software Studies)
07/30 & 31 | 9am - 1pm

Today sciences, business, governments and other agencies rely on computer-based analysis and visualization of large data sets and data flows. They employ statistical data analysis, data mining, information visualization, scientific visualization, visual analytics, and simulation. We believe that it is time that we start applying these techniques to cultural data. The large data sets are already here – the result of the digitization efforts by museums, libraries, and companies over the last ten years (think of book scanning by Google and Amazon) and the explosive growth of newly available cultural content on the web. The workshop will provide the tools for the participants create their own analysis of the data and also to create their own visualization of the collected data.

++ LECTURERS:

Brett Stalbaum : coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a walking artist. His latest project in locative media is the Walking Tools project at www.walkingtools.net .

Cicero Silva : associate researcher at CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts) and coordinator of the Software Studies Initiative Brazil.

Irma Vilá: digital media researcher and artist.

José Luis de Vicente : writer and curator in the digital media and art & technology field. Since 2001 he is curator of ArtFutura, co nsidered the first art & technology festival in Spain. Nowadays he is working in research projects as “Visualizar” (Medialab Matadero Madrid) and “Atlas del Espacio Radielétrico”. He teaches Interaction Design and New Media culture and theory at several universities and Design Schools in Barcelona, mainly at Elisava School of Design

Lev Manovich : recognized as one of the leading theorists of new media art and digital culture in the world, Manovich is the author of The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001), Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture (Chicago University Press, 1993) as well as many articles which have been published in thirty countries. The Language of New Media has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Latvian, Korean, and Chinese. According to the reviewers, this book offers "the first rigorous and far reaching theorization of the subjec t" (CAA reviews); "it places [new media] within the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan" (Telepolis). Manovich frequently lectures on new media around the world, having delivered around two hundred in the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia since 1999. His latest book is Software Takes Command (SWS, 2009). Manovich is director of the Software Studies Initiative at CALIT2, UCSD. He has also been a visiting professor at California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, Art Center College of Design, University of Amsterdam, Stockholm University, University of Art and Design, Helsinki Cologne University, and a number of other institutions.

++ subscriptions (read carefully the terms and conditions)

PORTUGUÊS

FILE LABO WORKSHOP 2009

O FILE Labo começa a partir de agora a fazer parte das exposições do FILE, com um espaço dedicado à reflexão e produção de conteúdos na área de artes e mídias digitais. Essa iniciativa coincide com a criação de workshops com artistas e teóricos do campo da arte e da tecnologia, além de pesquisadores do campo da arte digital no espaço expositivo do Festival. O objetivo de trazer o FILE Labo para mais próximo dos visitantes e do público em geral é mostrar um fato até então desconhecido da maioria dos freqüentadores do FILE: a programação e a criação das obras é fruto de um árduo trabalho de manipulação tecnológica, aliada a uma profunda reflexão sobre o estado da arte e seus desdobramentos na contemporaneidade.

++ WORKSHOPS

MÍDIAS LOCATIVAS: TEORIA E PRÁTICA
com Brett Stalbaum (UCSD) e Cicero Silva (Software Studies)
28/07 | 9h - 13h

O workshop introduzirá conceitos básicos sobre arte em mídias locativas. Os participantes aprenderão como criar conteúdo para celulares utilizando idéias advindas do campo da arte e da tecnologia. O conteúdo será lido e produzido com as ferramentas do sistema walkingtools.net .

VISUALIZAÇÃO DE DADOS
com José Luis de Vicente (Visualizar) e Irma Vilá (Visualizar)
29/07 | 9h - 13h

Workshop que introduzirá conceitos fundamentais relacionados à visualização de dados e também discutirá a importância e a estética do processamento de dados e da geração de imagens.

ANALÍTICA CULTURAL
com Lev Manovich (UCSD/Software Studies)
30 e 31/07 | 9h - 13h

Atualmente as ciências, negócios, governos e outras agências estão baseadas em análises computacionais e na visualização de grandes quantidades de dados e fluxos de informação. Empregam análise de dados estatísticos, visualização da informação e visualização científica, visualização analítica e simulação. Acreditamos que é tempo de aplicarmos essas técnicas aos dados culturais. Grande parte desse conjunto de dados culturais já está disponível: resultado dos esforços de digitalização realizadas por museus, livrarias e companhias ao longo dos últimoas dez anos (pense na digitalização de livros realizada pelo Google e pela Amazon) e no explosivo crescimento de conteúdos culturais disponibilizados na web. O workshop ensinará as ferramentas para os participantes criarem suas próprias análises dos dados e também ensinará como podemos criar visualizações a partir dos dados coletados.

++ PALESTRANTES:

Brett Stalbaum : coordenador do curso Interdisciplinar em Computação e Artes na Universidade da Califórnia, San Diego (UCSD) e um artista andarilho. Seu último projeto na área de mídias locativas é o walkingtools em www.walkingtools.net .

Cicero Silva : pesquisador associado ao CRCA e coordenador do grupo de Software Studies no Brasil.

Irma Vilá: Artista e pesquisadora na área de mídias digitais.

José Luis de Vicente : escritor, curador especializado em cultura digital, arte & tecnologia e criador do blog elástico.net. É especializado em sociedade, cultura e artes digitais. Desde 2001 é diretor do ArtFutura, o festival de arte & tecnologia mais antigo da Espanha. Formou parte da equipe do RESFEST, o festival itinerante de cinema digital (2002-2006) e desde 2004 faz parte do conselho de programação do SONAR, o festival de música avançada e arte multimídia de Barcelona, fazendo a curadoria, junto com Oscar Abril Ascaso e do Advanced Music, de suas três últimas exposições. Atualmente desenvolve diversos programas de pesquisa como o “Visualizar” (Medialab Matadero Madrid) ou o "Atlas del Espacio Radioeléctrico". É profesor de teoria dos meios interativos no mestrado de Digital Media na Escuela Elisava de Barcelona.

Lev Manovich : é autor de Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005), Black Box - White Cube (Merve Verlag Berlin, 2005) e The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001), que foi considerado como “a mais sugestiva e ampla história da mídia desde Marshall McLuhan”. É autor de mais de 90 artigos que foram reproduzidos mais de 300 vezes em vários países. Manovich é professor no Departamento de Artes Visuais da Universidade da Califórnia em San Diego (UCSD), Diretor do Grupo de Software Studies no California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2) e Pesquisador Visitante no Godsmith College (Londres) e no College of Fine Arts, Universidade of New South Wales (Sydney). Manovich tem sido requisitado para proferir palestras ao redor do mundo, tendo realizado até o momento mais de 270 conferências, palestras e workshops fora dos Estados Unidos nos últimos 10 anos. Editou recentemente o livro Software Takes Command (SWS, 2009).

++ inscreva-se (leia atentamente os termos e condições de participação)

--
Cicero Silva
coordinator / coordenador
www.filelabo.com.br

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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:27:23 +0100 (BST)
From: "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: cfp: Philosophy for Science in Use

ESF Research Conferences 2011 - Call for Proposals is now open
Submission deadline: 15 September 2009 (midnight CET)
More information at www.esf.org/conferences/call
Contact: conferences-proposals at esf.org

- Call for Applications -

ESF-LiU Conference
Philosophy for Science in Use

Scandic Linköping Väst, Linköping, Sweden
28 September - 2 October 2009
www.esf.org/conferences/09272

Chaired by: Matthias Kaiser, National Committee for Research Ethics
in Science and Technology, NO & Nancy Cartwright, London School of
Economics, UK

This conference is to discuss how current philosophy of science can be
brought more in line with the need to understand, analyze and contribute to
scientific endeavours in its various practical and socially relevant uses.
It follows a call from Philip Kitcher (in Science, Truth and Democracy,
2001) for aiming at a well-ordered science, i.e. a science that produces the
right answers to the right questions in the right ways. Implicit in this
call is the insight that value judgements are intertwined with
methodological issues. Nancy Cartwright (in Philosophy of Science, 2006
vol.72, #5) has followed up by making the claim that epistemological
warrants (evidence) are in large parts also use- and context-specific,
contrary to the prevailing tradition in philosophy of science. Hitherto the
major philosophical attention has been directed towards justifications of
theoretical claims to establish stable unambiguous results, while the
justificationary demands on contextual and specialized uses of theoretical
insights has been largely neglected.

However, it is also in regard to these uses of sciences that value dilemmas
affect the practice of science in a very direct way, and where science needs
to reflect on its social and ethical justification. The conference will ask
for contributions that explore in greater detail philosophical aspects of
science and evidence in practical use, and in particular contributions that
can provide frameworks of analyses that move philosophy of science closer to
policy issues of managing scientific knowledge. In general, the task of the
conference is to discuss a re-orientation of current philosophy of science
towards what Kitcher called well-ordered science.

The conference specifically addresses young European researchers, both from
within philosophy of science and related fields, and encourages them to
participate and possibly present a poster on their current work.

Invited Speakers will include (more speakers to be confirmed)

·         Nancy Cartwright - London School of Economics, UKEvidence, causal models and evidence-based policies – new insights

·         Matthias Kaiser - National Committee for Research Ethics
in Science and Technology (NENT), NO
Evidence for precaution

·         Philip Kitcher - Columbia University, US
Well-ordered science – the challenges for philosophy of science

·         Eleonora Montuschi - London School of Economics, UK
On relevant evidence

·         Thomas Potthast - Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, DE
Hybrid judgements: integrating scientific and ethical evidence

·         Felix Reed-Tsochas - Saïd Business School, Oxford
University, UK
t.b.a.

·         Julian Reiss - Erasmus University, NL
Causation for use

·         Matti Sintonen - Helsinki University, FI
Understanding, explaining and prediciting

·         Jeroen van der Sluijs - Utrecht University, NL
Knowledge quality asessment: tools for reflexive science

Full conference programme and application form accessible online from

www.esf.org/conferences/09272

Some grants available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and
possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking
appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application
form.

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2009

ESF Contact: Jean Kelly - jkelly at esf.org

Kind regards,Corinne Wininger
Communications Officer - ESF Conferences

European Science Foundation - Communications Unit
1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, BP 90015
67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Phone: +33 (0)388 76 21 50
Fax: +33 (0)388 76 71 80

clemoal at esf.org
www.esf.org/conferences

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Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 21:38:06 +0100
From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>
Subject: DRHA Registration Open

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN www.dho.ie/drha2009

DIGITAL RESOURCES IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES (DRHA) 2009 CONFERENCE

DYNAMIC NETWORKS OF KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE: CONTEXTS, CRISES, FUTURES

7 - 9 September 2009
Queens University
Belfast

The conference aims to establish new digital communities of knowledge exchange

Keynote Speakers:

PROFESSOR STEVE BENFORD
(University of Nottingham)
Trajectories Through Mixed Reality Performance

DR ANDREW GREEN
(National Library of Wales)
Big Digitisation: Where Next?

PROFESSOR JANE OHLMEYER
(Trinity College, Dublin)
MARIE WALLACE
(IBM)
Dealing with Dirty Data: Theory and Practice

WORKSHOPS
Three pre-conference workshops will take place across 5-6 September 2009. We are offering discounted places to those delegates who also register for the DRHA Conference on or before 31 July 2009.

Please note workshops are limited to a maximum of 15 participants so book early to avoid disappointment.

For more details visit
www.dho.ie/drha2009/programme/workshops

The conference will address the following themes:

* the impact of data on scholarship and wider society
* how innovations become mainstream through mutation and imitation
* digitisation of scholarly editions and cultural heritage
* digital representation of time, space and locality
* digital preservation and sustainability
* user engagement and social participation
* the impact of narrative and design in the Arts and Humanities on ICT and vice versa
* education and the digital humanities and arts

ABOUT DRHA
For more than a decade Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) has been a key UK meeting place for all those affected by the digitization of cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the artist seeking to engage with digital technologies in new and creative contexts; the publisher finding new ways to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship; the information scientist seeking to apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.the theory and practice of creating and documenting digital arts

HOSTS
This conference is co-hosted by Queen's University Belfast, the Royal Irish Academy, and Swansea University in partnership with the National Library of Wales.

For more information visit the conference website: www.dho.ie/drha2009

--
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Director
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone:	+353 1 234 2440
Mobile: +353 86 049 1966
Fax: 	+353 1 234 2588
Email:` s.schreibman at ria.ie

http://dho.ie
http://irith.org
http://macgreevy.org
http://v-machine.org

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Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2009 16:22:08 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: CTS symposium on Textual Studies, De Montfort University, 11th June

Dear Colleagues,

Please find [below] a full schedule for this year's CTS symposium to be held on the 11th June.  There is no fee for participation in the event but those wishing to attend are asked to register their details via the CTS website:
http://www.cts.dmu.ac.uk/index.php?q=conference_registration
Any requests for further information may be addressed to either myself (aliceruthwood at yahoo.co.uk) or Andrew Thacker.
We hope to see you on the 11th.

Best Wishes,
Alice Wood

CTS SYMPOSIUM
11 June 2009
Clephan Building, De Montfort University,
Leicester

Programme

9.00-9.30	Registration and Coffee, Ground floor foyer

9.30-10.30	Lecture, Room 0.01
Chair: Takako Kato (Leicester)
Tony Edwards (DMU), ‘Disintegrating the Text: The Career of Otto Ege’

10.30-10.45	Refreshment Break, Room 0.03

10.45-12.45	Panel 1: Book History, Room 0.01
Chair: TBA
Clare Hutton (Loughborough), ‘The Irish Book in the Twentieth Century’
Claire Squires (Oxford Brookes), ‘Not Waiting for Posterity, or the History of the Contemporary Book’
Henry Woudhuysen (UCL), ‘Bibliography and the History of the Book: A Companionable View’

12.45-1.45	Lunch, Room 0.03

1.45-3.15	Panel 2: Periodicals, Room 0.01
Chair: Phil Cox (DMU)
Jim Mussell (Birmingham), ‘From Textual Codes to Visual Modes: The Importance of the Visual when Digitizing Journalism’
Deborah Mutch (DMU), TBA
Nick Hayward, Federico Meschini and Andrew Thacker (DMU), ‘The Modernist Magazines Project’

3.15-3.30	Refreshment Break, Room 0.03

3.30-4.30	Lecture, Room 0.01
Chair:  Joe Phelan (DMU)
John Woolford (Sheffield), ‘Tennyson’s Day-Dreams’

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 17:13:42 -0600
From: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq at blackmesatech.com>
Subject: events:  Balisage 2009:  The markup conference

Readers of Humanist may be interested in the announcement below and in
the Balisage conference; this year's program includes meditations
on the nature of documents by Allen Renear, a discussion of
markup technology as a nomic game by Wendell Piez, and several
reports on systems of markup for overlapping structures, a perennial
favorite both at digital humanities conferences and at Balisage.

I hope to see you in Montreal this August!

--Michael Sperberg-McQueen
Black Mesa Technologies LLC

................................................................

Balisage 2009 Program Announced

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]

Rockville, Maryland.  The organizing committee has released the
program for "Balisage 2009: The Markup Conference" to be held in
Montreal from 11 to 14 August, 2009.

The program can be found in two forms:

Schedule at a Glance: http://www.balisage.net/2009/At-A-Glance.html
Detailed program: http://www.balisage.net/2009/Program.html

Topics include: design of tools for writing XML and ways to hide XML
from authors; XML processing pipelines; encoding multiple versions of
documents, theory of document versioning, and change management in a
complex XML environment; creating XSD schemas from UML; linking,
namespaces, vocabularies, and a variety of XML-related specifications
including Schematron, XSLT, XPath, & XForms and a host of
others. Several slots have been left open for late-breaking news.

Speakers from business and government include representatives of:
Appolux, Mark Logic, Saxonica, National Archives and Records
Adminstration, Mulberry Technologies, Electronic Commerce Connection,
Black Mesa Technologies, Ramsey Systems, XML Solutions, Informing
Healthcare (NHS Wales), Xerox Research Centre Europe, National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Fujitsu America, Document
Engineering Services, and Oracle.

Speakers from the academic world include people from: Université de
Montréal, W3C, University of Bergen, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, Bielefeld University, Technische Universität
München, Institute for the German Language (Mannheim), University of
Bologna, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Jacobs University
Bremen , Université de Lyon , Queensland University of Technology,
Acadia University, University of Warsaw, and University College Cork.

Balisage 2009: The Markup Conference is produced by Mulberry
Technologies, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland
(http://www.mulberrytech.com/),

sponsored by Mark Logic (http://www.marklogic.com),

and co-sponsored by:

- the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org/)
- the XML Guild (http://xmlguild.org/)
- W3 Quebec (http://www.w3qc.org/)
- OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured
Information Standards, http://www.oasis-open.org/)
- the TEI Consortium (http://www.tei-c.org/)
- the Philadelphia XML Users Group (http://www.xmlphilly.org/)
- the DC XML Users Group (http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/)

--
======================================================================
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009          mailto:info at balisage.net
August 11-14, 2009                             http://www.balisage.net
Processing XML Efficiently: August 10, 2009           Montreal, Canada
======================================================================

--
****************************************************************
* C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies LLC
* http://www.blackmesatech.com
* http://cmsmcq.com/mib
* http://balisage.net
****************************************************************

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Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 02:32:06 +0100
From: iswc2009publicity <iswc2009publicity at covad.net>
Subject: ISWC 2009: 2nd Call for Papers

The 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) will be held 25 - 29
October, 2009, in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. Invited speakers include Patrick
Hayes, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Nova Spivack, Radar Networks
and Tom Mitchell, Carnegie-Mellon University.

ISWC is the major international forum where the latest research results and
technical innovations on all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented.

As the Semantic Web is rapidly entering the mainstream, ISWC 2009 will pay
particular attention to showcasing scalable and usable solutions, which bring
semantic technologies to web users in authentic application settings.

The tracks for ISWC 2009 include Research, Semantic Web in Use, Posters &
Demonstrations, Industry, Doctorial Consortium, and Tutorials (Workshops is now
closed). Calls for each of these tracks is below.

The International Semantic Web Conference (IS WC) series is organized and
managed by the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA ).

See http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/ for full ISWC 20009 for conference details
and http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/wiki/index.php/ISWC_2009_Calls for specifics
on calls for papers.

[...]

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 22:34:27 -0400
From: "Vallee, Jean-Francois" <jfvallee at cmaisonneuve.qc.ca>
Subject: FILE LABO WORKSHOP SERIES 2009

*** Attachments:
http://www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/Attachments/1243996581_2009-06-03_humanist-owner@lists.digitalhumanities.org_12875.2.ms-tnef

I received this from another list. I think it might be of interest to Humanists (especially the Lev Manovich workshop).

Jean-François Vallée

FILE LABO WORKSHOP SERIES 2009

>From now on FILE Labo will be part of the FILE Exhibition with a special space dedicated to a reflexive and practical view about the digital art media field. This initiative coincides with the foundation of workshops with important artists and theoreticians from the digital art and new media field inside the exhibition gallery of FILE 2009. The goal of bringing FILE Labo close to the visitors is show a unknown fact for most of the people that attend the Festival: the programming and the creation of the pieces are a hard work that involves a deep technological comprehension combined with a strong debate about the state of art and its contemporary developments.

++ WORKSHOPS:
LOCATIVE MEDIA: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Brett Stalbaum (UCSD) & Cicero Silva (Software Studies)
07/28 | 9am - 1pm

The workshop will introduce basic concepts about locative media art. People will learn how to create content for cell/mobile phones using art & technology ideas and the walkingtools.net project as the feature to deploy the content.

DATA VISUALIZATION
José Luis de Vicente (Visualizar) & Irma Vilá (Visualizar)
07/29 | 9am - 1pm

Workshop that will introduce the main concepts related to data visualization and also discuss the importance and the aesthetics of data processing and image generation.

CULTURAL ANALYTICS
Lev Manovich (UCSD/Software Studies)
07/30 & 31 | 9am - 1pm

Today sciences, business, governments and other agencies rely on computer-based analysis and visualization of large data sets and data flows. They employ statistical data analysis, data mining, information visualization, scientific visualization, visual analytics, and simulation. We believe that it is time that we start applying these techniques to cultural data. The large data sets are already here – the result of the digitization efforts by museums, libraries, and companies over the last ten years (think of book scanning by Google and Amazon) and the explosive growth of newly available cultural content on the web. The workshop will provide the tools for the participants create their own analysis of the data and also to create their own visualization of the collected data.

++ LECTURERS:

Brett Stalbaum : coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a walking artist. His latest project in locative media is the Walking Tools project at www.walkingtools.net .

Cicero Silva : associate researcher at CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts) and coordinator of the Software Studies Initiative Brazil.

Irma Vilá: digital media researcher and artist.

José Luis de Vicente : writer and curator in the digital media and art & technology field. Since 2001 he is curator of ArtFutura, co nsidered the first art & technology festival in Spain. Nowadays he is working in research projects as “Visualizar” (Medialab Matadero Madrid) and “Atlas del Espacio Radielétrico”. He teaches Interaction Design and New Media culture and theory at several universities and Design Schools in Barcelona, mainly at Elisava School of Design

Lev Manovich : recognized as one of the leading theorists of new media art and digital culture in the world, Manovich is the author of The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001), Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture (Chicago University Press, 1993) as well as many articles which have been published in thirty countries. The Language of New Media has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Latvian, Korean, and Chinese. According to the reviewers, this book offers "the first rigorous and far reaching theorization of the subjec t" (CAA reviews); "it places [new media] within the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan" (Telepolis). Manovich frequently lectures on new media around the world, having delivered around two hundred in the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia since 1999. His latest book is Software Takes Command (SWS, 2009). Manovich is director of the Software Studies Initiative at CALIT2, UCSD. He has also been a visiting professor at California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, Art Center College of Design, University of Amsterdam, Stockholm University, University of Art and Design, Helsinki Cologne University, and a number of other institutions.

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PORTUGUÊS

FILE LABO WORKSHOP 2009

O FILE Labo começa a partir de agora a fazer parte das exposições do FILE, com um espaço dedicado à reflexão e produção de conteúdos na área de artes e mídias digitais. Essa iniciativa coincide com a criação de workshops com artistas e teóricos do campo da arte e da tecnologia, além de pesquisadores do campo da arte digital no espaço expositivo do Festival. O objetivo de trazer o FILE Labo para mais próximo dos visitantes e do público em geral é mostrar um fato até então desconhecido da maioria dos freqüentadores do FILE: a programação e a criação das obras é fruto de um árduo trabalho de manipulação tecnológica, aliada a uma profunda reflexão sobre o estado da arte e seus desdobramentos na contemporaneidade.

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MÍDIAS LOCATIVAS: TEORIA E PRÁTICA
com Brett Stalbaum (UCSD) e Cicero Silva (Software Studies)
28/07 | 9h - 13h

O workshop introduzirá conceitos básicos sobre arte em mídias locativas. Os participantes aprenderão como criar conteúdo para celulares utilizando idéias advindas do campo da arte e da tecnologia. O conteúdo será lido e produzido com as ferramentas do sistema walkingtools.net .

VISUALIZAÇÃO DE DADOS
com José Luis de Vicente (Visualizar) e Irma Vilá (Visualizar)
29/07 | 9h - 13h

Workshop que introduzirá conceitos fundamentais relacionados à visualização de dados e também discutirá a importância e a estética do processamento de dados e da geração de imagens.

ANALÍTICA CULTURAL
com Lev Manovich (UCSD/Software Studies)
30 e 31/07 | 9h - 13h

Atualmente as ciências, negócios, governos e outras agências estão baseadas em análises computacionais e na visualização de grandes quantidades de dados e fluxos de informação. Empregam análise de dados estatísticos, visualização da informação e visualização científica, visualização analítica e simulação. Acreditamos que é tempo de aplicarmos essas técnicas aos dados culturais. Grande parte desse conjunto de dados culturais já está disponível: resultado dos esforços de digitalização realizadas por museus, livrarias e companhias ao longo dos últimoas dez anos (pense na digitalização de livros realizada pelo Google e pela Amazon) e no explosivo crescimento de conteúdos culturais disponibilizados na web. O workshop ensinará as ferramentas para os participantes criarem suas próprias análises dos dados e também ensinará como podemos criar visualizações a partir dos dados coletados.

++ PALESTRANTES:

Brett Stalbaum : coordenador do curso Interdisciplinar em Computação e Artes na Universidade da Califórnia, San Diego (UCSD) e um artista andarilho. Seu último projeto na área de mídias locativas é o walkingtools em www.walkingtools.net .

Cicero Silva : pesquisador associado ao CRCA e coordenador do grupo de Software Studies no Brasil.

Irma Vilá: Artista e pesquisadora na área de mídias digitais.

José Luis de Vicente : escritor, curador especializado em cultura digital, arte & tecnologia e criador do blog elástico.net. É especializado em sociedade, cultura e artes digitais. Desde 2001 é diretor do ArtFutura, o festival de arte & tecnologia mais antigo da Espanha. Formou parte da equipe do RESFEST, o festival itinerante de cinema digital (2002-2006) e desde 2004 faz parte do conselho de programação do SONAR, o festival de música avançada e arte multimídia de Barcelona, fazendo a curadoria, junto com Oscar Abril Ascaso e do Advanced Music, de suas três últimas exposições. Atualmente desenvolve diversos programas de pesquisa como o “Visualizar” (Medialab Matadero Madrid) ou o "Atlas del Espacio Radioeléctrico". É profesor de teoria dos meios interativos no mestrado de Digital Media na Escuela Elisava de Barcelona.

Lev Manovich : é autor de Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005), Black Box - White Cube (Merve Verlag Berlin, 2005) e The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001), que foi considerado como “a mais sugestiva e ampla história da mídia desde Marshall McLuhan”. É autor de mais de 90 artigos que foram reproduzidos mais de 300 vezes em vários países. Manovich é professor no Departamento de Artes Visuais da Universidade da Califórnia em San Diego (UCSD), Diretor do Grupo de Software Studies no California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2) e Pesquisador Visitante no Godsmith College (Londres) e no College of Fine Arts, Universidade of New South Wales (Sydney). Manovich tem sido requisitado para proferir palestras ao redor do mundo, tendo realizado até o momento mais de 270 conferências, palestras e workshops fora dos Estados Unidos nos últimos 10 anos. Editou recentemente o livro Software Takes Command (SWS, 2009).

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--
Cicero Silva
coordinator / coordenador
www.filelabo.com.br

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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 07:55:45 +0100
From: "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Seminar: Onomastics and Entity-Recognition in Graeco-Egyptian Papyri

(Apologies for cross-posting--please circulate this announcement to
anyone who may be interested.)

Digital Classicist/Institute of Classical Studies Seminar
STB3/6 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Friday June 5th at 16:30

*Bart Van Beek (Leuven)*
*Onomastics and Entity-Recognition in Graeco-Egyptian Papyri*

Several research projects at the University of Leuven currently draw on
the interdisciplinary platform ‘Trismegistos’ (www.trismegistos.org),
which collects metadata about Greek, Latin, Egyptian and other ancient
texts. For Greek papyri, we use the XML-encoded full-text corpus of the
Duke Database of Documentary Papyri as a basis for data input and analysis.

ALL WELCOME

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk,
Simon.Mahony at kcl.ac.uk, Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk or Juan.Garces at bl.uk, or
see the seminar website at
<http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2009.html>, where fuller
abstracts of all papers are available (and slides and audio will be
posted after each event).

--
Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Epigrapher & Digital Classicist)

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980

http://www.digitalclassicist.org/
http://www.currentepigraphy.org/

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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:28:33 +0100
From: Daniel Pitti <dpitti at virginia.edu>
Subject: [IATH-Fellows] Rare Books and Manuscripts -- ALA preconference inCharlottesville, June 17-20

The Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the American Library
Association is holding its 50th annual meeting in Charlottesville,
June 17-20. For those interested in library special collections, this
is a unique opportunity to meet with and hear from both local and
visiting archivists, librarians, and scholars who specialize in rare
books or manuscripts. For more details, please see http://www.rbms.info/conferences/preconferences/2009/

There are a number of talks that cover matters relevant to digital
scholarship.

It will also be a wonderful opportunity to cross paths with Terry
Belanger and wish him well in his retirement.

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Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 10:53:34 +0100
From: OKELL E.R. <e.r.okell at DURHAM.AC.UK>
Subject: CFP Body, Mask & Space: The State of the Art - deadline 10th June -on behalf of Margaret Coldiron

Please forward to any interested parties and send any inquiries to mcoldiron at mac.com<mailto:mcoldiron at mac.com>

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE JUNE 10

Body, Mask and Space: The State of the Art

An interdisciplinary conference at King's College London   July 9-10, 2009

This conference is being organised by the AHRC-funded project "The
Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space", a research collaboration
between King's Visualisation Lab at the Centre for Computing in the
Humanities, King's College London and the Department of Classics and
Ancient History, Durham University. The project concerns ancient
masked performance - specifically in terms of spatial environments,
intercultural performance and perceptual experience.

This conference will examine the work of the project to date (see below),
addressing issues raised by this work from the following perspectives:

Methodologies and Technologies of Mask making

Applications of 3D technologies for art history, archaeology, theatre
and performance studies

Facial recognition and Principle Components Analysis-is a mask a face?

The Mask and Body in Space: Directing and Performing for the Virtual
World

Theatre Historical Approaches to Masked Performance: Classical and
Intercultural

We invite scholars with interests in the areas of Classics,
Archaeology, Theatre History, Masks, Performance, 3D and Digital
Technologies to submit proposals for papers or presentations relating
to these themes for inclusion in the conference. Proposals should
consist of an abstract of up to 500 words and a brief biography;
presentations should be no more than 20 minutes long. Please send
proposals or enquiries to the conference organiser: Dr Margaret
Coldiron (mcoldiron at mac.com<mailto:mcoldiron at mac.com>) by 10 June.
The work of the project to date
Using leading-edge 3D technologies the AHRC-funded project "The
Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space" addresses fundamental questions
concerning the conditions and actualities of the ancient theatre:

What can be inferred of the actor's technique and use of mask and body
and how does their semiosis relate to other performance traditions and
to constants of human perception?

How can one productively integrate the study of practice and of the
surviving iconography in this research process, and how can 3D
technologies be brought to bear at their interface?

How does perception of masks compare with that of living human faces,
and how far can methodologies concerning visual perception inform an
understanding of the ancient mask? How is perception of body and
physical movement related to how the mask is "read"?

The work of the project includes the creation of full-sized masks for
performance based upon terracotta miniature artefacts, complemented by
other sources of material evidence, and the use of 3D motion-capture
and Chromakey video to record movements of performers and place them
in virtually-realised ancient theatre spaces. In addition the research
team is collaborating with artists from Asian and European mask
theatre traditions whose insights into the use of masks help to
illuminate expressive aspects of these ancient mask artefacts.




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