[Humanist] 27.481 events: narrative; museums; linguistics & big data

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 29 07:24:31 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 481.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Fagan, Annalisa" <annalisa.fagan at kcl.ac.uk>              (12)
        Subject: CeRch seminar on Historical Linguistics and Big Data: 29th

  [2]   From:    Mark Finlayson <markaf at MIT.EDU>                           (73)
        Subject: CFP: 5th Computational Models of Narrative Workshop (CMN'14)

  [3]   From:    Museums and the Web <info at museumsandtheweb.com>           (40)
        Subject: West meets East! Museums and the Web Asia in Hong Kong,
                December 8-12, 2013

        Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:39:23 +0000
        From: "Fagan, Annalisa" <annalisa.fagan at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CeRch seminar on Historical Linguistics and Big Data: 29th October

This coming Tuesday 29th October the Centre for e-Research are holding the next in our Autumn seminar series. The topic involves historical linguistics and big data, and we think might be interesting to those involved with the LDC.

The details are:

Tuesday 29th October, Centre for e-Research Seminar<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/research/seminars/2013-14.aspx>, 6-15-7.15pm Anatomy Theatre Museum (6th floor Strand Campus)
Speakers: Gard Jenset and Barbara McGillivray
Title: Thinking Big: escaping the Small Data fallacy in Historical Linguistics

The full abstract for this talk is available here<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/research/seminars/2013-14/s3thinking.aspx>.

Mike Bryant

Research Associate
Centre for e-Research
Tel. +44 20 7848 2019


        Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:49:19 -0400
        From: Mark Finlayson <markaf at MIT.EDU>
        Subject: CFP: 5th Computational Models of Narrative Workshop (CMN'14)


Fifth Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN'14)
July 31 - August 2, 2014
Quebec City Conference Center, Quebec City, Canada

Important Dates:

April 11, 2014. Submission deadline.
May 9, 2014. Notification of acceptance.
May 30, 2014. Final versions due.
July 23-26, 2014. CogSci 2014.
July 27-31, 2014. AAAI-14.
July 26-31, 2014. CNS 2014.
July 31 - August 2, 2014. Workshop in Quebec City.

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 at
multiple levels: from the psychological and cognitive impact of
narratives to our ability to model narrative responses

Special Focus: Neuroscience

This inter-disciplinary workshop will be an appropriate venue for
papers addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative.
The workshop will be held in association with the following meetings:

   - The 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
   - The 28th Conference on Artificial Intelligence
   - The 23rd Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

The workshop will have a special focus on the neuroscience 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 neuroscientific and cognitive
aspects of narrative. Regardless of its focus, reported work should
provide some sort of insight of use to computational modeling of
narratives. Discussing technological applications or motivations is not
prohibited, but is not required. We accept both finished research and
more tentative exploratory work.

Illustrative Topics and Questions
    - What are the neural correlates of narrative or narrative
    - How can we study narrative from a neuroscientific or cognitive
      point of view?
    - Can narrative be subsumed by current models of higher-level
      cognition, or does it require new approaches?
    - How do narratives mediate our cognitive experiences, or affect our
      cognitive abilities?
    - How are narratives indexed and retrieved? Is there a universal
      scheme for encoding episodic information?
    - What comprises the set of possible narrative arcs? Is there such a
      set? How many possible story lines are there?
    - Is narrative structure universal, or are there systematic
      differences in narratives from different cultures?
    - What makes narrative different from a list of events or facts?
      What is special that makes something a narrative?
    - What are the details of the relationship between narrative and
      common sense?
    - What shared resources are required for the computational study of
      narrative? What should a “Story Bank” contain?
    - What shared resources are available, or how can already-extant
      resources be adapted to the study of narrative?
    - What are appropriate formal or computational representations for
    - How should we evaluate computational and formal models of

    - Mark A. Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
    - Jan Christoph Meister (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany)
    - Emile Bruneau (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)

        Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:55:59 -0700
        From: Museums and the Web <info at museumsandtheweb.com>
        Subject: West meets East! Museums and the Web Asia in Hong Kong, December 8-12, 2013

West meets East: Join the global network at Museums and the Web Asia in Hong Kong, December 8-12, 2013.

Connecting museum innovators with leading-edge technology and digital practices from around the world.

Pre-conference Tours, Sunday December 8:

Curation in the 21st Century: Walking tour of contemporary Asian art at the Asia Society, followed by gallery visits on Hong Kong Island.  
Transmedia and Immersive Experiences: Fotan Artist studios, Bruce Lee at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and immersive media at The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Center (bus tour).
Pre-conference Workshops, Monday December 9: Get $50 off your workshop! Discount code: c60d-1f23-383f-dd11 
Analyzing the Past, Designing the Future: From Multimedia via Hypermedia to the user as 'virtual co-curator' - Harald Kraemer, Switzerland
Digital Production: developing, implementing and evaluating your digital project - Lynda Kelly, Australia
Make Video Right Now - Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, United States
Making it Pretty and Easy: Video for Museums on the Cheap - Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, USA
Developing Digital Strategies - Michael Parry, Australia
The How-to's, Why-to's, If-to's, Where-to's of Crowdfunding Museum Programs and Projects in Asia - Leonard Steinbach, USA
Web Archiving Workshop - Lori Donovan, USA

Conference: December 10-12, 2013 

Program highlights include keynotes by Met CDO Sree Sreenivasan (read his recent NY Times interview: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspecial/so-many-stories-to-tell-for-mets-digital-chief.html?_r=1& ), the Google Art Project town hall, the Mobile Parade, the Curator as DJ, immersive trans-media experiences from Bruce Lee to the Cleveland Museum of Art, reception in the Hong Kong Maritime Museum's new venue and the best in museum technology from social media and digital strategy to education, evaluation and professional training: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/program/


4-night Registration Package: Full conference Registration plus 4 nights in the conference hotel (limited time offer): US$1600 code WA2013 
5-night Registration Package: Full conference Registration plus 5 nights in the conference hotel (limited time offer): US$1850 code MWA2013
Other rates (day registration; registration only) available online at http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/registration/; let us know if you need more nights in the Hotel.
Hong Kong Local? We have special discount for Locals.  Use this coupon code to get $100 off from registration!  e7e0-3cf8-8196-c9e5
Special rates end November 7, 2013.


SHERATON HONG KONG HOTEL & TOWERS, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong http://www.starwoodhotels.com/

****Program Updates!****

1). Shao-Chun Wu from National Palace Museum of Taiwan and others will discuss the impact of the Google Art Project in museums: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/proposals/asia-art-museum-on-google-art-project-a-web-log-analysis-of-national-palace-museums-participation-in-google-art-project/

All attendees at MWA2013 are invited to contribute to the presentations and discussion in this session. Please let use know if you'd like to join the conversation: info at museumsandtheweb.com

2). Everyone's favorite, the Mobile Parade, is offered on Tuesday, December 10 at 4:45pm - 6pm!
Short, fast presentations of mobile projects and research, followed by the opportunity to speak with presenters at length at their demonstration booths in the exhibit hall.

Full program details: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/program/

About Museums and the Web:

Museums and the Web is the largest international conference on digital technology and features the most innovative projects and presenters in the cultural sector. It has been held since 1997 in the US and Canada and attracts more than 600 museum professionals from more than 40 countries to its North American conference. This year, for the second time, we invite colleagues to meet us in Hong Kong, center of global innovation, to extend and strengthen our professional and educational networks. The proceedings of MW conferences are available freely online, and the in-person learning and networking opportunities enable cultural professionals to use digital tools to improve access to collections, enhance programs and extend exhibitions and outreach to audiences. 

We look forward to meeting you, and thank you for bringing your experience and expertise to the global museum community in Hong Kong!

Any questions? Please contact Hiroko Kusano at hkusano at museumsandtheweb.com

Hiroko Kusano
Museums and the Web
703 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA
Cell: (619) 717-1488  | Phone: (240) 839-1114 | Fax: (240) 986-9546
hkusano at museumsandtheweb.com 

MWA 2013 in Hong Kong -  http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/
MW 2014 in Baltimore - http://mw2014.museumsandtheweb.com/

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