[Humanist] 25.396 events: consciousness; books & reading

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 396.
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  [1]   From:    Center for CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES <center at U.ARIZONA.EDU>  (238)
        Subject: Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012 - Call for Abstracts,
                Workshop Proposals, Art-Tech Demo

  [2]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (45)
        Subject: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in
                a Digital Age (18 November 2011, Ritsumeikan U, Kyoto)


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        Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:32:24 -0700
        From: Center for CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES <center at U.ARIZONA.EDU>
        Subject: Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012 - Call for Abstracts, Workshop Proposals, Art-Tech Demo

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Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts
TOWARD A SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
April 9-14, 2012
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Hotel
Tucson, Arizona
Sponsored by:
The Center for Consciousness Studies,
The University of Arizona
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu

Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) conferences have been held annually
since 1994, alternating between Tucson, Arizona and other locations around =
the
world. The tenth biennial 'Tucson Conference', Toward a Science of
Consciousness will take place April 9-14, 2012. 
Known for rigorous and leading edge approaches to all aspects of the study =
of
conscious experience, TSC includes neuroscience, cognitive science, artific=
ial
intelligence, psychology, philosophy, neurobiology, medicine, quantum physi=
cs
and cosmology as well as art, mind technology and experiential and
contemplative approaches. TSC is the largest interdisciplinary gathering
probing fundamental questions related to conscious experience. An estimated=
 500
scientists, philosophers, psychologists, experientialists, artists and stud=
ents
from over 60 countries are due to take part.
For the first time, Toward a Science of Consciousness will be
held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Hotel in the Catalina Foothills abo=
ve
Tucson, Arizona (with a special conference rate of 99 dollars/room/night).=
=A0
See:=A0 http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort
Plenary/Keynote Session themes will include:
?=A0=A0=A0 HOT or NOT: Debate on higher-order theories of consciousness
?=A0=A0=A0 War of the Worldviews: Chopra and Mlodinow on consciousness
?=A0=A0=A0 Consciousness and Echolocation
?=A0=A0=A0 Fractal consciousness: Scale-free brain structure and dynamics 
?=A0=A0=A0 Retrocausality and consciousness
?=A0=A0=A0 Searching for consciousness in coma and anesthesia
Speakers will include:
Daryl Bem
Ned Block
Melanie Boly
Deepak Chopra
Biyu Jade He
Daniel Kish
Victor Lamme
Hakwan Lau
George Mashour
Leonard Mlodinow
David Rosenthal
?and others
As in previous conferences, program sessions will include Plenary and Keyno=
te
talks,
Concurrent talks, Posters, Art/Science demos and exhibits, Pre-Conference
workshops, Side trips and Social events in the Tucson conference
tradition.=A0=A0=A0 For information see:=A0=A0 http://www.consciousness.ari=
zona.edu/

Abstract Submission
TSC 2012 Conference Abstract Submission System is now open. Abstracts
considered for Plenary, Concurrent, Poster and Art/Tech Demo sessions 
See:=A0=A0=A0 http://sbs.arizona.edu/project/consciousness/index.php
Schedule of Deadlines -- Tentative
December 10=A0=A0 Abstracts Due
January 5=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Decisions
January 15=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Early Registration Due
March 1=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Final Abstract Edits Due

Call for Pre-Conference Workshop proposals
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012
April 9-14, 2012
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu
Proposals for pre-conference workshops are invited in all areas related to
understanding conscious experience. Workshops provide in depth, detailed
treatments of various methodologies, perspectives, reviews and approaches.
Workshops may be solo presentations, or include two or more presenters.
Send workshop proposals to: center at u.arizona.edu
Deadline for Workshop proposals is November 1
=A0

On behalf of the 
Program Committee - Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012.
David Chalmers, Australian National University, Co-Chair
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona, Co-Chair
Uriah Kriegel, University of Arizona
Hakwan Lau, Columbia University
Marilyn Schlitz, Institute of Noetic Sciences
Heather Berlin, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Jonathan Schooler, University of California, Santa Barbara
Melanie Boly, University of Liege
Moran Cerf, UCLA/NYU
Abi Behar-Montefiore, conference manager, center at u.arizona.edu
Contact:
Abi Behar-Montefiore, Manager, Center for Consciousness Studies, University=
 of
Arizona - center at u.arizona.edu
Conference Links :
CCS WEBSITE=A0=A0=A0=A0 www.consciousness.arizona.edu 
CCS /TSC=A0 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION=A0 and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION=A0=A0
http://sbs.arizona.edu/project/consciousness/index.php
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s
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Sincerely,

Abi Behar-Montefiore 
Assistant Director 
Center for CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES  
University of Arizona, Anesthesiology 
P.O Box 245114 - University Medical Center
1501 N Campbell Ave. 5th floor  
Tucson, Arizona USA 85724-5114 

office: 520-621-9317 - cell: 520-247-5785
fax: 520-626-6416     
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Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts<br /><br />TOWARD A
SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS<br />April 9-14, 2012<br />Loews Ventana
Canyon Resort Hotel<br />Tucson, Arizona<br /><br />Sponsored by:<br
/>The Center for Consciousness Studies,<br />The University of
Arizona<br />http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu<br /><br /><br
/>Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) conferences have been held
annually since 1994, alternating between Tucson, Arizona and other
locations around the world. The tenth biennial 'Tucson Conference',
Toward a Science of Consciousness will take place April 9-14, 2012.
<br /><br />Known for rigorous and leading edge approaches to all
aspects of the study of conscious experience, TSC includes
neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, psychology,
philosophy, neurobiology, medicine, quantum physics and cosmology as
well as art, mind technology and experiential and contemplative
approaches. TSC is the largest interdisciplinary gathering probing
fundamental questions related to conscious experience. An estimated
500 scientists, philosophers, psychologists, experientialists,
artists and students from over 60 countries are due to take part.<br
/><br />For the first time, Toward a Science of Consciousness will
be<br />held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Hotel in the Catalina
Foothills above<br />Tucson, Arizona (with a special conference rate
of 99 dollars/room/night).=A0 See:=A0
http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort<br /><br
/>Plenary/Keynote Session themes will include:<br />?=A0=A0=A0 HOT or
NOT: Debate on higher-order theories of consciousness<br />?=A0=A0=A0
War of the Worldviews: Chopra and Mlodinow on consciousness<br
/>?=A0=A0=A0 Consciousness and Echolocation<br />?=A0=A0=A0 Fractal
consciousness: Scale-free brain structure and dynamics <br
/>?=A0=A0=A0 Retrocausality and consciousness<br />?=A0=A0=A0 Searching
for consciousness in coma and anesthesia<br /><br />Speakers will
include:<br /><br />Daryl Bem<br />Ned Block<br />Melanie Boly<br
/>Deepak Chopra<br />Biyu Jade He<br />Daniel Kish<br />Victor
Lamme<br />Hakwan Lau<br />George Mashour<br />Leonard Mlodinow<br
/>David Rosenthal<br />?and others<br /><br />As in previous
conferences, program sessions will include Plenary and Keynote
talks,<br />Concurrent talks, Posters, Art/Science demos and
exhibits, Pre-Conference workshops, Side trips and Social events in
the Tucson conference<br />tradition.=A0=A0=A0 For information see:=A0=A0
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/<br /><br /><br />Abstract
Submission<br /><br />TSC 2012 Conference Abstract Submission System
is now open. Abstracts considered for Plenary, Concurrent, Poster and
Art/Tech Demo sessions <br />See:=A0=A0=A0
http://sbs.arizona.edu/project/consciousness/index.php<br /><br
/>Schedule of Deadlines -- Tentative<br />December 10=A0=A0 Abstracts
Due<br />January 5=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Decisions<br />January
15=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Early Registration Due<br />March
1=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Final Abstract Edits Due<br /><br /><br />C=
all
for Pre-Conference Workshop proposals<br />Toward a Science of
Consciousness 2012<br />April 9-14, 2012<br
/>http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu<br /><br />Proposals for
pre-conference workshops are invited in all areas related to<br
/>understanding conscious experience. Workshops provide in depth,
detailed<br />treatments of various methodologies, perspectives,
reviews and approaches.<br />Workshops may be solo presentations, or
include two or more presenters.<br />Send workshop proposals to:
center at u.arizona.edu<br /><br />Deadline for Workshop proposals is
November 1<br />=A0<br /><br /><br />On behalf of the <br />Program
Committee - Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012.<br />David
Chalmers, Australian National University, Co-Chair<br />Stuart
Hameroff, University of Arizona, Co-Chair<br />Uriah Kriegel,
University of Arizona<br />Hakwan Lau, Columbia University<br
/>Marilyn Schlitz, Institute of Noetic Sciences<br />Heather Berlin,
Mount Sinai Medical Center<br />Jonathan Schooler, University of
California, Santa Barbara<br />Melanie Boly, University of Liege<br
/>Moran Cerf, UCLA/NYU<br />Abi Behar-Montefiore, conference manager,
center at u.arizona.edu<br /><br />Contact:<br />Abi Behar-Montefiore,
Manager, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of<br />Arizona
- center at u.arizona.edu<br /><br />Conference Links :<br /><br />CCS
WEBSITE=A0=A0=A0=A0 www.consciousness.arizona.edu <br /><br />CCS /TSC=A0
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION=A0 and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION=A0=A0
http://sbs.arizona.edu/project/consciousness/index.php<br /><br
/>CONFERENCE HOTEL BOOKING:
http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort/GroupPages/Consciousnes=
s<br
/>Follow us:<br /><br />Facebook=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-for-Consciousness-=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0
Studies/221542854531534<br /><br />Twitter=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
=A0
http://twitter.com/#!/brainyday<br /><br /><br /><br />To subscribe:
http://web.sbs.arizona.edu/project/mymailer/welcome/subscribe/2/index.html<=
br
/>To unsubscribe:
http://web.sbs.arizona.edu/project/mymailer/welcome/unsubscribe/2/index.htm=
l<br
/><br /><br /><br />
<br />
Sincerely,<br />
<br />
Abi Behar-Montefiore <br />
Assistant Director <br />
Center for CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES  <br />
University of Arizona, Anesthesiology <br />
P.O Box 245114 - University Medical Center<br />
1501 N Campbell Ave. 5th floor  <br />
Tucson, Arizona USA 85724-5114 <br />
 <br />
office: 520-621-9317 - cell: 520-247-5785<br />
fax: 520-626-6416     <br />
www.consciousness.arizona.edu <br />
center at u.arizona.edu            <br />

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        Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:31:01 -0700
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in a Digital Age (18 November 2011, Ritsumeikan U, Kyoto)


Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in a Digital Age: Text and Beyond

18 November 2011
Soushi-kan Conference Hall (Building number 23 on the map<http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/common/img/data/kinu_map.pdf> )
Ritsumeikan University (access map<http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/common/img/data/access-map-kinugasa.pdf> )
Kyoto, Japan.

Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital artefacts-electronic books being just one type of many-that must sustain those practices now and into the future.

This one-day gathering explores research foundations pertinent to understanding new practices and emerging media, specifically focusing on work in textual and extra-textual method, in itself and via exemplar, leading toward [1] theorizing the transmission of culture in pre- and post-electronic media, [2] documenting the facets of how people experience information as readers and writers, [3] designing new kinds of interfaces and artifacts that afford new reading abilities, [4] conceptualizing the issues necessary to provide information to these new reading and communicative environments, [5] reflection on interdisciplinary team research strategies pertinent to work in the area, and beyond.

The gathering is offered in conjunction with the Second International Symposium on Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures (DH-JAC2011) (19-20 November 2011; http://tinyurl.com/4yakpa7 ) and is sponsored by the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, the Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures at Ritsumeikan University, the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  Earlier gatherings of this group have taken place in conjunction with the Text & Literacy conference (December 2010; sponsored by the National Library of the Netherlands, the Book and Digital Media Studies department of Leiden University, INKE and SSHRC), and at the University of Victoria (October 2009; sponsored by INKE and SSHRC).

To register to attend the gathering, please be in touch by email with Ray Siemens, siemens at uvic.ca<mailto:siemens at uvic.ca> .

Program

[Note : With the exception of the plenary panel, papers circulate in advance to registered participants; presentations consist of a 5 minute overview followed by 10 minutes of discussion, question and answer.]

8.45-10.15 (1): Plenary Panel Presentations, Welcome (Ray Siemens [U Victoria])
1.      Mitsuyuki Inaba (Ritsumeikan U) : "Welcome to 'the Place to Establish Your Destiny' [Ritsumeikan]"
2.      Masahiro Shimoda (U Tokyo): "Creating New Research Environments in International Alliance"
3.      Kozaburo Hachimura (Ritsumeikan U): "Digital Archiving of Intangible Cultural Properties: Measurement, Analysis, and Representation of Body Motion"
4.      Neil Fraistat (U Maryland): "Textual Addressability and the Future of Editing"

10.30-11.30 (2): The Nature of Reading
5.      Emile Fromet de Rosnay  (U Victoria): "The Circuits of Reading the Digital: Some Models"
6.      Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan) and Craig Harkema (U Saskatchewan): "There's More than One Way to Skin a Book: Experimental Interfaces for Reading Illustrated Books"
7.      Christian Wittern (U Kyoto): "Towards an Architecture for Active Reading"
8.      Hussein Keshani (U British Columbia Okanagan): "Reading Visually: Can Art Historical Reading Approaches be Digitized?"

11.45-1.00 (3): Editing and Interaction
9.      Christian Vandendorpe (U Ottawa): "The Scholarly Book as a Special Case of Wiki"
10.  Daniel Paul O'Donnell (U Lethbridge), Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (U Torino), Catherine Karkov (U Leeds), James Graham  (U Lethbridge), Wendy Osborn (U Lethbridge): "'Nor doubted once': Editing Text and Context"
11.  Constance Crompton (ETCL, U Victoria), Ray Siemens (ETCL, U Victoria): "The Social Edition in Social Conditions: Editing the Devonshire Manuscript"
12.  Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Design), Geoffrey Rockwell (U Alberta), Stéfan Sinclair (McGill U), Milena Radzikowska (Mt Royal College), Teresa Dobson (U British Columbia) and Ann Blanford (University College London) with Daniel Sondheim (U Alberta), Mihaela Ilovan (U Alberta), Jennifer Windsor (U Alberta), Mark Bieber (U Alberta), Sara Faisal (U Alberta), Alejandro Giacometti (University College London), Piotr Michura (Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow), Luciano Frizzera (U Alberta), and the INKE Research Team: "The Beginning, the Middle, and the End: New Tools for the Scholarly Edition"
13.  Geoffrey Rockwell (U Alberta), Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Design), Mihaela Ilovan (U Alberta), Daniel Sondheim (U Alberta), and the INKE Research Group: "The Face of the Scholarly Corpus and Edition"

1.00-2.15. Lunch Break

2.15-3.30 (4): Analysis and Environment
14.  Tomoji Tabata (U Osaka): "Using Random Forests to Spotlight Dickensian Style: Text-mining in Digital Humanities"
15.  Kyoko Omori (Hamilton College): "Analysis of Silent Cinema and Benshi Narration in Digital Humanities"
16.  Harvey Quamen (U Alberta): "The Limits of Modelling: Database Culture and the Humanities"
17.  Richard Cunningham (Acadia U), Alan Galey (U Toronto), Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan), Brent Nelson (U Saskatchewan), Scott Schofield (U Toronto), Ray Siemens (U Victoria), Paul Werstine (U Western Ontario), and the INKE Research Group: "Ready, Set, Populate: The Architectures of the Book Online Reference Resource"
18.  William R Bowen (U Toronto): "Changing Paradigms in Digital Humanities: A Case Study Looking Forward to Iter's 20th Year"

3.45-5.00 (5): Archiving and Repository
19.  Takaaki Kaneko (Ritsumeikan U): "Digital Archiving of Printing Blocks and Bibliography Based on It"
20.  Susan Brown (U Alberta / Guelph), Milena Radzikowska (Mount Royal College), Geoffrey Rockwell (U Alberta), Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Design), and members of the INKE Research Team: "From CRUD to CREAM: Imagining a Rich Scholarly Repository Interface"
21.  Jon Saklofske (Acadia U): "Fluid Layering: Reimagining Digital Literary Archives through Dynamic, User-Generated Content"
22.  Brent Nelson (U Saskatchewan), Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Design), Milena Radzikowska (Mt Royal College), and Mark Bieber (U Alberta): "A Short History and Demonstration of the Dynamic Table of Contents"
23.  Lynne Siemens (U Victoria) and the INKE Research Group: "'Firing on all cyclinders': Progress and Transition in INKE's Year 2"

5.00-5.15 (6): Closing Comments
24.  Ray Siemens (U Victoria), with Corina Koolen (Leiden U), Alex Garnett (U British Columbia), and the INKE, ETCL, and PKP Research Groups: "Editing-Reading-Writing-Analysing-Archiving?  Ways to Approach Scholarly Books and Professional Reading in the Digital, Social Age"

____________
R.G. Siemens, English, University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 3W1.
Clearihue C315 & B043b  P:250.721.7255  F:250.721.6498 siemens at uvic.ca<mailto:siemens at uvic.ca> http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/





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