[Humanist] 25.856 events: consciousness; corpora; new media; 16C; law

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 28 07:42:44 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 856.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Alexandra Franklin                                        (28)
                <Alexandra.Franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Law and technology: Annual Marconi Lecture

  [2]   From:    Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>                       (28)
        Subject: Registration for CATaC'12 is now open

  [3]   From:    Passarotti Marco Carlo <marco.passarotti at unicatt.it>      (12)
        Subject: ACRH-2: First Call for Papers

  [4]   From:    Diane Jakacki <diane.jakacki at gmail.com>                   (12)
        Subject: CFP: Sixteenth Century Studies and New Technologies

  [5]   From:    Stevan Harnad <harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk>                   (116)
        Subject: Turing Memorial Summer Institute on Evolution and Function
                of Consciousness

        Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:43:59 +0100
        From: Alexandra Franklin <Alexandra.Franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Law and technology: Annual Marconi Lecture

Friday, 11 May, 2012

Owning and Disowning Wireless: Inventions, Experts and the Law Courts,

Efstathios Arapostathis (University of Athens)

The Annual Douglas Byrne Marconi Lecture

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford

All welcome.

Information: bookcentre at bodleian.ox.ac.uk

In 2011 Dr Arapostathis was holder of the Douglas Byrne Marconi
Fellowship  http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships.htm   at the
Bodleian Libraries and the Museum of the History of Science. During his
research in the Marconi Archives he studied the management of disputed
patents in the wireless industry in the early 20th century.

Dr. Alexandra Franklin
Project Coordinator
Centre for the Study of the Book
Bodleian Library
Oxford OX 1 3BG

tel. (01865) 277006
alexandra.franklin at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
<mailto:alexandra.franklin at bodleian.ox.ac.uk> 
www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb  http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb  




        Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:12:39 +0200
        From: Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>
        Subject: Registration for CATaC'12 is now open

Dear Humanists,

Registration for CATaC'12 - to take place at Aarhus University, Aarhus,
Denmark, this coming June 18-20 - is now open on the conference website:


On the right side of the page is an Index, underneath which you'll find the
link to registration.

As a reminder: because of several large conferences taking place during this
time in Aarhus, accommodation space is quite limited.  We encourage anyone
who is considering attending to go ahead and book accommodations now
(following the guidance on the "Accommodation Options" page (also linked
from the Index); they can be cancelled later on without penalty if you
change your plans (though the specifics regarding cancellation deadlines
will vary, of course - please look carefully at the relevant site).

We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus, "the city of smiles," this
coming June.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Charles ess (Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark), Chair
Fay Sudweeks (Professor Emerita, Murdoch University, Australia), honorary
Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna, Austria)
Leah Macfadyen (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Jose Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London, UK)
Kenneth Reeder (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Ylva Hård af Segerstad (Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Michele M. Strano (Bridgewater College, Virginia, USA)
Andra Siibak (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Maja van der Velden (University of Oslo)


        Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:28:08 +0200
        From: Passarotti Marco Carlo <marco.passarotti at unicatt.it>
        Subject: ACRH-2: First Call for Papers

The second Workshop on Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities

ACRH-2 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on November 29 2012, and is hosted by CLUL at the university of Lisbon.

Deadline for Paper submission: September 2, 2012
Notification of acceptance: October 7, 2012
Camera-ready paper submission: October 28, 2012
Conference Registration deadline: October 31, 2012

The workshop aims at building a tighter collaboration between people working in various areas of the Humanities (such as literature, philology, history etc.) and the research community involved in developing, using and making annotated corpora accessible.

Addressing topics related to annotated corpora for research in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary task, which involves corpus and computational linguists (mostly those working in literary computing), philologists, scholars in the Humanities and computer scientists. However, this interdisciplinarity is not fully realised yet. Indeed, philologists and scholars are not used to exploit NLP tools and language resources such as annotated corpora; in turn, computational linguists are more prone to develop language resources for NLP purposes only.

[For more information and useful links see http://alfclul.clul.ul.pt/crpc/acrh2/]

        Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:08:50 +0100
        From: Diane Jakacki <diane.jakacki at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Sixteenth Century Studies and New Technologies

Sixteenth Century Studies and New Technologies (SCSC Cincinnati Conference, 25-28 October 2012)

Since 2001, William Bowen and Ray Siemens have organized conference sessions that document innovative ways in which computing technology is being incorporated into the scholarly activity of our community. They also co-edit a publication series entitled New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The 3rd and 4th volumes of the NTMRS, published by Iter and Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, will be coming out this year.

At the 2012 SCSC meeting (25-28 October), we will continue to pursue this interest across several key projects, through a number of thematic touchstones, and in several emerging areas. For these sessions, we seek proposals in the following general areas, and beyond:
a) New technology and research (individual or group projects)
b) New technology and teaching (individual or group projects)
c) New technology and publication (e.g. from the vantage point of authors, traditional and non-traditional publishers)

We invite proposals of 200-300 words for papers, panels, demonstrations, and/or workshop presentations that focus on these issues. Please send proposals before April 10 to @diane.jakacki at lcc.gatech.edu<mailto:diane.jakacki at lcc.gatech.edu>.

Through the support of Iter, we are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels. Those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

For details of the SCSC conference see http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference.shtml.
William R Bowen, University of Toronto Scarborough
Ray Siemens, University of Victoria
Diane Jakacki, Georgia Institute of Technology

        Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:41:10 +0100
        From: Stevan Harnad <harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
        Subject: Turing Memorial Summer Institute on Evolution and Function of Consciousness

Summer Institute  June 29 - July 11 on:
The Evolution and Function of Consciousness

Among the 54 lecturers: Dennett, Damasio, Searle, Ledoux, Edelman,
In Commemoration of the Centenary of the birth of Alan Turing

Theme: When, where, how and why - since the origin of life on Earth 
about 4 billion years ago - did organisms' input/output functions 
become conscious input/output functions? What is the causal role of 

Registration is open
Scholarships are available
Posters submissions are open (and a requirement for scholarships)

Place: Montreal, Canada (Institute of Cognitive Sciences, UQaM)

Dates: June 29 to July 11, 2012 (followed by an optional 2-day 
practical workshop on imaging techniques for measuring consciousness 
July 10-11)

The Institute is intended for:
Graduate and post-graduate students from the participating 
disciplines: cognitive science, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, 
artificial intelligence, robotics, psychology, philosophy
Faculty, scholars, engineers, and professionals from interested 


Felt Function
Turing Testing Know-how
High-Level Know-How
What's Feeling for?
Feelings and Firing
Doing Things Because You Feel Like It
Consciousness and Causality
Evolutionary Advantages of Felt Functions
Measuring Consciousness
(Satellite Workshop on Measuring Consciousness)


DAN DENNETT - A Phenomenal Confusion About Access and Consciousness
ANTONIO DAMASIO - Feelings and Sentience
JACK COPELAND - Alan Turing: Code Breaker and AI Pioneer
MARK MITTON - (Surprise)

JOHN SEARLE - Consciousness and Causality

CAMPBELL, JOHN - What does Visual Experience Have to do with Visual 
JOSEPH LEDOUX - The Perplexing Relationship Between Emotions and 
WOLF SINGER - Consciousness: Unity in Time Rather Than Space?
DAVID ROSENTHAL - Does Consciousness Have any Utility?
STEVAN HARNAD - How and Why the Problem of Explaining the Causal Role 
of Consciousness is Hard
JORGE ARMONY - Neural Bases of Emotion
INMAN HARVEY - No Hard Feeling Why Would An Evolved Robot Care?
AXEL CLEERMANS - Consciousness and Learning
PATRICK HAGGARD - Volition and Agency: What is it, and What is it For?
ERIK COOK - Are Neural Fluctuations in Cortex Causally Linked to 
Visual Perception?
GREGORY DUDEK - Autonomous Robotics
FERNANDO CERVERO - Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Pain
DAVID FREEDMAN - Brain Mechanisms of Visual Categorization and 
BJORN BREMBS - Behavoral Freedom and Decision- Making in Flies: 
Evolutionary precursor of "Free Will"?
BJORN MERKER - The Brain's Need for Sensory Consciousness: From 
Probabilities to Estimates
SHIMON EDELMAN - Being in Time
DARIO FLOREANO - Evolution of Adaptive Behavior in Autonomous Robots
PHILLIP JACKSON - The Brain Response to the Pain of Others: Fleeing 
Versus Caring
JULIO MARTINEZ - Voluntary Attention and Working Memory in The Primate 
Bain: Recording from Single Cells
BERNARD BAARS - Psycho-Biological Risks/Benefits of Consciousness
MICHAEL GRAZIANO - Consciousness and the Attention Schema
CHRISTOPHER PACK - Neural Correlates of Consciousness in Primate 
WAYNE SOSSIN - Aplysia: If we Understand the Cellular Mechanisms 
Underlying Sensation and Learning, What Do we Need Consciousness for?
ROY BAUMEISTER - The Why, What and How of Consciousness
KARIM NADER - Fear and Motivational Memory
CATHERINE TALLON-BAUDRY - Is Consciousness an Executive Function?
DAVID EDELMAN - Studying Consciousness in Cephalopods
MICHAEL SHADLEN - Consciousness as a Decision to Engage
BARBARA FINLAY - Continuities/Discontinuities in Vertebrate Brain 
Evolution and Cognitive Capacities: Implications for Concsiousness ?
ALAIN PTITO - Neural Mechanisms of Blindsight after Hemispherectomy: 
Tapping into the Unconscious
ALFRED MELE - Do Conscious Decisions Ever Play a Role in Action 
STEFANO MANCUSO - Evolution of Plant Intelligence
GUALTIERO PICCININI - Is Consciousness a Spandrel?
AMIR SHMUEL - Functional Neuro-Imaging: Neuroshysiological Mechanisms 
of Hemodynamic
GARY COMSTOCK - Feeling Matters
HAKWAN LAU - Volition and the Function of Consciousness
DAVID JACOBS - Evolution of Sense Organs
LUIZ PESSOA - Cognitive-Emotional Interactions
GILLES PLOURDE - General Anesthetics for the Study Consciousness
EZEQUIEL MORSELLA - The Primary Function of Consciousness in the Brain
MARK BALAGUER - A Scientifically Reputable Version of Indeterministic 
Libertarian Free Will
AMIR RAZ - Hypnosis as Experimental Tool to Study Metacognition, 
Causality and Volition
MALCOLM MACIVER - Sensory and Motor Spaces and the Emergence of 
Multiple Futures
JENNIFER MATHER - Evolutionary Pressures and Cephalopod Consciousness
ADRIAN WARD - The Feeling of Willing
PAUL CISEK - The Vanishing Central Executive: Distributed Neural 
Mechanisms for Decision-Making
EVA JABLONKA - Evolutionary Origins of Experiencing

JOHN SEARLE - Consciousness and Causality


July 10th, am: Functional Connectivity
July 10th, pm: Transcranial Stimulation
July 11th, am: Sleep and Dreams
July 11th, pm: Magnetoencephalography


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