[Humanist] 26.729 events: narrative; sound; creative engagement

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Wed Jan 30 09:04:13 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 729.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Bernhard Fisseni <bernhard.fisseni at uni-due.de>            (81)
        Subject: CfP(2): Computational Models of Narrative 2013, Hamburg

  [2]   From:    Tanya Clement <tclement at ischool.utexas.edu>               (39)
        Subject: CFP: High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                          (103)

        Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:03:17 +0100
        From: Bernhard Fisseni <bernhard.fisseni at uni-due.de>
        Subject: CfP(2): Computational Models of Narrative 2013, Hamburg (updated)


   2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
                     4-6 August 2013
              Universität Hamburg, Germany

(a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)


   Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
   Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Paper Submission: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmn2013

Important Dates:

     24 February 2013. Submission deadline.
     31 March 2013. Notification.
     30 April 2013. Final versions due.
     31 July - 3 August 2013. CogSci 2013 in Berlin.
     4-6 August 2013. Workshop in Hamburg.

Workshop Aims

Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. We use them to
communicate, convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every
society in the world has narratives, which suggests they are rooted in
our psychology and serve an important cognitive function. It is becoming
increasingly clear that, to truly understand and explain human
intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why and
to what extent narrative is universal and explain (or explain away) the
function it serves. The aim of this workshop series is to address key
questions that advance our understanding of narrative and our ability to
model it computationally.

Special Focus: Cognitive Science

This workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing
fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. The workshop will
be held as a satellite event of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society (to be held in Berlin 31st July - 3rd August), and so
will have a special focus on the cognitive science of narrative. Papers
should be relevant to issues fundamental to the computational modeling
and scientific understanding of narrative; we especially welcome papers
relevant to the cognitive, linguistic, or philosophical aspects of
narrative. Cognitive psychological or neuroscientific experimental work
which may provide insights critical to computational modeling is
appropriate for this workshop, and is encouraged. Discussing
technological applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not
required. We accept both finished research and more tentative
exploratory work.

We invite and encourage submissions either as full papers or position
papers, through the workshop's EasyChair website


We also invite you to submit an abstract soon so that we can gauge the
number of submissions we can expect. (Submitting an abstract is possible
without submitting the full paper at the same time.)

Accepted papers will be published in an electronic proceedings volume in
the series OASIcs (Open Access Series in Informatics, Schloss Dagstuhl).
Full papers should contain original research and have to fit within 16
pages in the OASIcs style (plus two pages of references); position
papers can report on work-in-progress, research plans or projects and
have to fit within four pages in the OASIcs style (plus one page of

OASIcs webpage: http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/oasics
OASICs style: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/oasics/oasics-authors.tgz

**The CMN workshop series is organizing a special issue on "Computational 
Models of Narrative", which will appear in the 2014 volume of the Journal 
of Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC, http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/).  
The deadline for final papers will be in late 2013. Authors of top workshop 
papers will be encouraged to expand their work and submit to the special 

Prize for Best Student Paper on Cognitive Science

The best student paper in cognitive science submitted to CMN 2013 will
win an award funded by the Cognitive Science Society. The award
consists of a cash prize of 250 USD and one year of free membership in
the Cognitive Science Society. The selection will be made by the CMN
2013 programme committee.

Programme Committee: Rossana Damiano, Kerstin Dautenhahn, David K.
Elson, Mark Finlayson (co-chair), Pablo Gervas, Andrew S. Gordon,
Valerie G. Hardcastle, Patrik Haslum, Benedikt Loewe (co-chair), Jan
Christoph Meister, Peggy J. Miller, Erik T. Mueller, Livia Polanyi,
Marie-Laure Ryan, Timothy Tangherlini, Mariet Theune, Emmett Tomai,
Atif Waraich, Patrick Henry Winston, R. Michael Young.

Organizers: Mark A. Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
U.S.A.), Bernhard Fisseni (Universitaet Hamburg & Universitaet
Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Benedikt Loewe (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
& Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Jan Christoph Meister
(Universitaet Hamburg, Germany).

        Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:11:52 -0600
        From: Tanya Clement <tclement at ischool.utexas.edu>
        Subject: CFP: High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship

High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship

DUE: February 1, 2013
First meeting: Austin, TX May 29 – June 1, 2013

The HiPSTAS project invites applications for its 2013 NEH-funded Institute
for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. At the first four-day meeting
(“A-Side”), held at the iSchool at UT May 29 – June 1, 2013,
participants will be introduced to essential issues that archivists,
librarians, humanities scholars, and computer scientists and technologists
face in understanding the nature of digital sound scholarship and the
possibilities of building an infrastructure for enabling such scholarship.
At this first meeting, participants will be introduced to advanced
computational analytics such as clustering, classification, and
visualizations. We encourage a diverse range of librarians, archivists,
scholars (including graduate students), and cultural heritage professionals
from all types of institutions, disciplinary backgrounds, and expertise, who
are interested in working with sound collections and technologies to apply.
Members of the American Indian community, in particular, are strongly urged
to apply.

HiPSTAS participants will include 20 humanities junior and senior faculty
and advanced graduate students as well as librarians and archivists from
across the U.S. interested in developing and using new technologies to
access and analyze spoken word recordings within audio collections. The
collections we will make available for participants include poetry from
PennSound at the University of Pennsylvania, folklore from the Dolph Briscoe
Center for American History at UT Austin, speeches from the Lyndon B.
Johnson Library and Presidential Museum in Austin, and storytelling from the
Native American Projects (NAP) at the American Philosophical Society in
Philadelphia. Sound archivists from UT at Austin, computer scientists and
technology developers from I3 at Illinois, and representatives from each of
the participating collections will come together for the HiPSTAS Institute
to discuss the collections, the work that researchers already do with audio
cultural artifacts, and the work HiPSTAS participants can do with advanced
computational analysis of sounds.

For more about the project: http://blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/hipstas/

Tanya Clement
Assistant Professor, School of Information
University of Texas, Austin
tclement at ischool.utexas.edu

        Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:21:45 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>


Forthcoming DRHA 2013 Conference:

University of Winchester

DRHA 2013: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts

Reconceptualising Digital Creativity; Re-mapping Behaviour,

Engagement and the way we Archive in the 21st Century;

Date: Sunday 21st July - Wednesday 24th July 2013.

The theme of this conference will focus on the need to
re-conceptualize the ways in which we engage with digital technology
in particular regard to the speed with which we are exposed to new
technologies. As societies around the world face fundamental
ecological, demographic and economic changes, we are forced to
re-evaluate our relationship with natural and digital resources. Also,
as the next generation of digital natives start to design new
interactive futures, the old paradigms of knowledge exchange, and
social interaction are making way for socialized gaming and crowd
sourcing. The focus for this conference will be to re-imagining new
and contemporary ways for designing digital engagement, looking at
possible events and social practices that lay just around the corner.
Interdisciplinary processes are assumed strategies in this conference
so that we can focus on how we can, using contemporary technology, map
the emerging digital and social landscape

· Assess and engagement
· Managing the shift demographically from passivity to interactivity
· Digital Architectonics, designing the future
· Generating subjective and objective understanding through a
performance paradigm
· Digital mobility; imaging, GPS and mobile technologies
· Somatics; mapping interior spaces
· Open sources and social mediation
· Digital mapping of new theories and territories
· Holography and communication
· Blurring the boundaries between performances inside and outside
· Mapping liminal and liminoid structures in new digital rituals
· Access to digital archives of the preservation local and global knowledge
· Interdisciplinarity, interactivity and performance
· Using digital resources in collaborative creative work, teaching and
learning and scholarship
· Dance and interactive technologies
· Mapping new model of business with reference to sustainability
· Virtual worlds, virtual robots and the gaming industry

There will be a selection of papers from the conference, which will be
published in an issue of the peer reviewed journal BST: Body, Space &
Technology this year.

For over 10 years Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA)
continues to be a key gathering for all those are influenced by the
digitization of cultural activity, recourses and heritage in the UK.
This includes: Scholars, teachers, artists, publishers, librarians,
curators or archivists who all wish to extend and develop access and
preservation regarding digitized information rendered from
contemporary culture and scholarship; the information scientist
seeking to apply new scientific and technical developments to the
creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.

Keynote speakers will include.

1. Janet H. Murray Professor - Graduate Program in Digital Media
School of Literature, Communication and Culture Georgia Institute of
2. Johnny (Sue) Golding is the BIAD Professor of Philosophy & Fine Art
and Director of the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR), The School of
Art, Birmingham City
3. Robert Pratten co-founder and Managing Director at Transmedia
Storyteller Ltd
4. Dr Hugh Denard - Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and
Humanities, Trinity College Dublin

We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances,
workshop sessions and other events that address the conference theme,
with particular attention to the theme of ‘Re-mapping Behaviour,
Engagement and the way we Archive’. We encourage proposals with
innovative and non-traditional session formats.

Short presentations, for example work-in-progress, are invited for
poster presentations. Anyone wishing to submit a performance or
installation should visit the conference Website. Details will be
posted soon on the conference website www.winchester.ac.uk/DHRA<http://www.winchester.ac.uk/DHRA>

For information about the spaces and technical equipment and support
available, please check the website for details. All the proposals,
whether papers, performance or poster presentation, should reflect the
critical engagement that lies at the heart of DRHA.

Proposal to post on the Softconf website: http://www.softconf.com<http://www.softconf.com/>

The deadline for submissions will be 31 March 2013. Abstracts should
be between 600 - 1000 words. Letters of acceptance will be sent by
15th of May 2013, when the conference registration will be opened.

Conference Fees

Accommodation with en-suite facilities our outline pricing for
delegates are as follows:

· Full conference fee with en-suite accommodation (Incl. Accommodation
& all meals £390
· Conference fee without accommodation (excl. conference dinner) £180
· Conference fee without accommodation (incl. conference dinner) £190

Day Delegates
· Sunday 21st July £40
· Monday 22nd July £60
· Tuesday 23rd (excl. conference dinner) £60
· Tuesday 23rd (incl. conference dinner) £70
· Wednesday 24th July £40

Discounted Postgraduate Fees

· Full Conference with en-suite accommodation (University Room) £260
· Sunday 21st July £30
· Monday 22nd July £40
· Tuesday 23rd (excl. conference dinner) £40
· Tuesday 23rd (incl. conference dinner) £50
· Wednesday 24th £30

Dr Olu Taiwo

DRHA 2013

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