[Humanist] 28.14 events: Mind, Mechanism & Mathematics; the humanities and the sciences

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 9 22:54:33 CEST 2014


                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 14.
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  [1]   From:    "Wasley, Paula" <pwasley at neh.gov>                         (37)
        Subject: May 12 NEH Jefferson Lecture with Walter Isaacson, "The
                Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences" - reserve
                press tickets or watch online

  [2]   From:    S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>                    (45)
        Subject: MIND, MECHANISM AND MATHEMATICS at Columbia University, New
                York City, May 12-14, 2014 - registration open


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        Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 15:32:19 +0000
        From: "Wasley, Paula" <pwasley at neh.gov>
        Subject: May 12 NEH Jefferson Lecture with Walter Isaacson, "The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences" - reserve press tickets or watch online 
        In-Reply-To: <6da0b1de4d344636a96379bebe2b4250 at BN1PR09MB059.namprd09.prod.outlook.com>


WALTER ISAACSON TO DELIVER
43RD ANNUAL JEFFERSON LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES ON MAY 12
<http://www.neh.gov/about/awards/jefferson-lecture/walter-isaacson-biography>

WHO:                  

Walter Isaacson –president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, former CEO of CNN and Editor of TIME magazine, and author of best-selling biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin
                                The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

WHAT:               

2014 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities:
“The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences”

The annual NEH-sponsored Jefferson Lecture is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. In “The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences” Isaacson will discuss figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Ada Lovelace, Steve Jobs and others who fused humanistic thought with scientific inquiry.

WHEN:               

Monday, May 12, 2014
                                Event begins:                    7:30 PM
                                Event concludes:              8:45 PM (approx.)
Press check-in begins at 5:45 p.m. at a media registration table in front of the Concert Hall in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Press kits will be provided.

WHERE:            

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
                                Concert Hall
                                2700 F Street, N.W., Washington DC

***The 2014 Jefferson Lecture will also be live-streamed online at www.NEH.gov http://www.NEH.gov  on May 12.

Twitter hashtag: #JeffLec2014

Note: Accredited journalists wishing to attend should RSVP to Paula Wasley at pwasley at neh.gov<mailto:pwasley at neh.gov> with their full name, organization, e-mail address, and phone number. Due to high interest and limited capacity, preference will be given to reporters who can demonstrate commitment to covering the lecture. Members of the media should plan to arrive before 7:15 p.m. on May 12 as unclaimed tickets will be released to individuals in the stand-by line. Once capacity has been reached in the Concert Hall, all guests, including media, will be unable to enter the theater.

A mult box will be available; Photographers will have access to the back of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Special instructions, such as the prohibition of flash photography and directions for floor access, will be provided at media check-in.

Additional materials:

Interview video, Walter Isaacson on imaginative genius:
http://www.neh.gov/films/walter-isaacson-imaginative-genius

Interview video, Walter Isaacson on New Orleans and author Walker Percy:
http://www.neh.gov/films/walter-isaacson-uncle-walker-percy

NEH Jefferson Lecture announcement:
http://www.neh.gov/about/awards/jefferson-lecture/walter-isaacson-announcement

Biography of Walter Isaacson:
http://www.neh.gov/about/awards/jefferson-lecture/walter-isaacson-biography

Q&A with Walter Isaacson, from NEH’s Humanities magazine:
http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2014/mayjune/conversation/venn-diagram-walter-isaacson

“Picture of a Humanist” essay by Evan Thomas, from NEH’s Humanities magazine:
http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2014/mayjune/feature/picture-humanist

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov http://www.neh.gov .



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        Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 22:22:33 +0000
        From: S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>
        Subject: MIND, MECHANISM AND MATHEMATICS at Columbia University, New York City, May 12-14, 2014 - registration open
        In-Reply-To: <6da0b1de4d344636a96379bebe2b4250 at BN1PR09MB059.namprd09.prod.outlook.com>


Registration is now open - numbers are limited:

                 The Turing Centenary Research Project
                    MIND, MECHANISM AND MATHEMATICS

   2nd Workshop, Columbia University, New York City, May 12-14, 2014

                      http://turing.colorwork.com
     http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?710

Free registration and schedule at: 
               http://turing.colorwork.com/Schedule.html

The workshop:

The second annual workshop of the Turing Centenary Research Project will
be held May 12-14 at the Morningside Campus of Columbia University, New
York City. The research project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation,
is a multidisciplinary activity focused on a number of issues related to
computability in a broad sense - see:
http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?704

The first workshop was held in Milan, Italy, in June 2013:
http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?709

2015 in New York City:

This more public event is open to all. As well as short talks from the
winners of the 2012 Turing Centenary competition, this exciting event
features a number of distinguished speakers from a spectrum disciplines.
The meeting will be of particular interest to participants from
mathematics, computer science, biology, linguistics, artificial
intelligence, philosophy - extending to those concerned with
computability-theoretic issues in the humanities, arts and social
sciences.

Invited speakers include:

ERIC ALLENDER (Rutgers), MARTIN DAVIS (New York University and UC
Berkeley), RAY DOUGHERTY (New York University), STUART KAUFFMAN
(University of Vermont), BENJAMIN KOO (Tsinghua University), RUSSELL
MILLER (City University of New York), KLAUS SUTNER (Carnegie Mellon
University), STEPHEN WOLFRAM (Wolfram Research)

Turing Research Project speakers:

MARK BRAVERMAN (Princeton), STEPHANIE DICK (Harvard), 
DAVID GAMEZ (University of Sussex), PAUL GRANT (Cambridge), 
NOAM GREENBERG (Victoria University of Wellington), 
RUTGER KUYPER (Radboud University Nijmegen), 
ANDREW MARKS (CALTECH), SIMON MARTIEL (University of 
Nice-Sophia Antipolis), REBECCA SCHULMAN (Johns Hopkins)

Please feel free to register at 
http://turing.colorwork.com/Schedule.html
for all events you are interested in attending. Registration is free.

Further information from the Co-Chairs:
S Barry Cooper pmt6sbc at leeds.ac.uk, Gautam Dasgupta gd18 at columbia.edu







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