[Humanist] 26.83 events: art; digital humanities; cybernetics; films in VR

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jun 11 22:25:42 CEST 2012


                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 83.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    James Barrett <jim.barrett at humlab.umu.se>                 (17)
        Subject: Putting Machinima in (or out of) Cinema: A Roundtable on
                Films Madein Virtual Worlds

  [2]   From:    Koen Vermeir <koenvermeir at YAHOO.FR>                       (19)
        Subject: Cybernetics in its contexts, 12 juin, 14h-18h

  [3]   From:    Michael Pidd <m.pidd at sheffield.ac.uk>                     (23)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Congress 2012 - Registration

  [4]   From:    "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>      (27)
        Subject: CHArt Call for Proposals - final extension Wednesday June
                20th


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        Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:28:14 +0200
        From: James Barrett <jim.barrett at humlab.umu.se>
        Subject: Putting Machinima in (or out of) Cinema: A Roundtable on Films Madein Virtual Worlds


Dear Colleagues,

Just to let anyone who is in the area know, there will be a round table symposium on machinima as cinema today (Monday June 11) between 17:15 - 19:00 (GMT) at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge University, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge UK CB3 9DT.

Jenna Ng ((Facilitator), Newton Trust/Leverhulme Early Career, CRASSH) University of Cambridge)
William Brown (Lecturer in Film at the University of Roehampton, London)
Sarah Higley (Professor of English at the University of Rochester, NY)

'I am excited by [machinima] essentially because it can be personalised - it should perhaps become like letter writing used to be - one to one in abundance - where everyone had his or her own handwriting. Don't put it in the cinema - you will kill it.' - Peter Greenaway

Machinima - films created in game or virtual worlds - converges cinema, animation, video games, television, puppetry, performance, music video and social virtual worlds, among others. No other media form in history pulls off such a smorgasbord of media in its makeup, or so defies placement in the mediascape. The challenge is to locate machinima's hybridity, preferably (as Greenaway implores) without killing it, in the process re-visiting our definitions and conceptions of cinema and, indeed, the future of the moving image. Beginning with a short reel of a few machinima films, this roundtable seminar features three speakers who will discuss machinima as an emerging media form. Does machinima provide a new visual regime for the digital moving image? Or might it provide new answers to what cinema is - or will be - in its slippery dialectic between the real and the virtual?

Open to all. No registration required
Part of the Cambridge Screen Media Group series.

More links: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2003/

Regards
Jim

James Barrett
PhD Candidate/Adjunct
Department of Language Studies/HUMlab
Umeå University
Sweden


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        Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:34:38 +0200
        From: Koen Vermeir <koenvermeir at YAHOO.FR>
        Subject: Cybernetics in its contexts, 12 juin, 14h-18h
        In-Reply-To: <4FD4A93A.5090908 at yahoo.fr>


*workshop series: Machines et Imagination*
organized by P. Cassou-Noguès (Paris 8, LLCP, SPHERE), V.
Tkaczyk(Amsterdam/Berlin), K. Vermeir (CNRS, SPHERE)
http://www.rehseis.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article959&lang=fr

*workshop: « Cybernetics in its contexts »*

Tuesday 12 juin, 14h-18h

- Jérôme Segal: "De la ménagerie artificielle à l'homme augmenté -
machines cybernétiques et mort du sujet".

- Ronan Le Roux: "How the meaning of Cybernetics is constructed through
its circulation between different fields."

- Bernhard Dotzler: "The Prophet's Sun, or 'How did it al begin?' (F.
Jacob)"

Location: salle Klein, 612B, bâtiment Condorcet, Université Paris Diderot
<http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/sc/site.php?bc=PRG&np=ACCUEIL&g=m>  -
site Rive Gauche, 4, rue Elsa Morante, 75013, Paris.

-- 
Koen Vermeir
Senior Research Fellow, CNRS
Laboratoire SPHERE (UMR 7219), 5 rue Thomas Mann - Case 7093, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France



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        Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:52:49 +0100
        From: Michael Pidd <m.pidd at sheffield.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Congress 2012 - Registration
        In-Reply-To: <4FD4A93A.5090908 at yahoo.fr>


Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting.

I'm pleased to announce that discounted registration is now available 
until 30th June for the Digital Humanities Congress which will take 
place in Sheffield during September 2012:

http://hridigital.shef.ac.uk/dhc2012

I would be grateful if you could circulate this link to other interested 
colleagues.

With best wishes
Mike

-- 
Michael Pidd
HRI Digital Manager

Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield
34 Gell Street
Sheffield
S3 7QY

Tel: 0114 222 6113
Fax: 0114 222 9894
Email: m.pidd at sheffield.ac.uk
Web: http://www.shef.ac.uk/hri

Times Higher Education University of the Year



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        Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:26:21 +0100
        From: "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CHArt Call for Proposals - final extension Wednesday June 20th
        In-Reply-To: <EE2B68CBA9D68B40ADDFE9C0DB72443154CF255738 at jisc-ex1.jisc.ac.uk>


COMPUTERS AND THE HISTORY OF ART
www.chart.ac.uk

CHArt 28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Display: Consume: Respond - Digital Engagement with Art

Thursday 15 - Friday 16 November 2012, Central London venue TBC


Please note *** Following requests for extension the final deadline for abstracts is now Wednesday June 20th***


Since its foundation in 1985 CHArt has engaged in topical issues in Digital Art History. This year CHArt is looking at how new developments in information and communications technology affect the ways in which we engage with art. New forms of digital display or emerging modes of viewing art may have profound effects on both our understanding of the artwork itself (the way we consume it) and our ability or appetite for describing, curating and managing it (how we respond to it).

CHArt invites papers that examine emerging practice and where it impacts upon digital art practice, research and curation. Areas for consideration include:

*   Control of authorship, ownership and access
*   Collaboration and the interdisciplinary break-down
*   Participation, quick response and interaction
*   Consumption, re-use and mashup
*   Mobile technology, apps and education
*   Connections between art, interface design, usability and user experience
*   Globalisation, agility, dissemination and big data
*   Liquidity and permeability of digital culture

Contributions are welcome from all sections of the CHArt community: art historians, artists, architects and architectural theorists and historians, philosophers, curators, conservators, scientists, cultural and media theorists, archivists, technologists and educationalists.

Submissions should be in the form of a 300-400 word synopsis of the proposed paper with brief biographical information (no more than 200 words) of presenter/s, and should be emailed to chart at kcl.ac.uk by Wednesday, June 20th 2012. Please note that submissions exceeding the stated word count will not be considered.

Postgraduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal. CHArt is able to offer assistance with the conference fees for up to four student delegates. Priority will be given to students whose papers are accepted for presentation. An application form and proof of university enrolment will be required. For further details about the Helene Roberts Bursary please email anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk.

CHArt
c/o Department of Digital Humanities
Kings College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

chart at kcl.ac.uk




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