[Humanist] 28.767 events: transliteratures; complex networks

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 767.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Maximilian Schich <maximilian at schich.info>                (58)
        Subject: CFP: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Network at NetSci2015

  [2]   From:    "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>                   (142)
        Subject: Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: Perspectives
                on Transliteratures


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        Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:14:19 -0600
        From: Maximilian Schich <maximilian at schich.info>
        Subject: CFP: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Network at NetSci2015
        In-Reply-To: <54EC01C4.6090800 at schich.info>


We are delighted to invite submissions for

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks
— 6th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2015

taking place at the World Trade Center Zaragoza (WTCZ) in Spain,
on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Submission:
For submission instructions please go to:
http://artshumanities.netsci2015.net/

Deadline for submission: March 29, 2015.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by April 6, 2015.

Abstract:
For the sixth time, it is our pleasure to bring together pioneer work in 
the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and 
information design. The 2015 symposium will again follow our established 
recipe, leveraging interaction between those areas by means of keynotes, 
a number of contributions, and a high-profile panel discussion.

In our call, we are looking for a diversity of research contributions 
revolving around networks in culture, networks in art, networks in the 
humanities, art about networks, and research in network visualization. 
Focussing on these five pillars that have crystallized out of our 
previous meetings, the 2015 symposium again strives to make further 
impact in the arts, humanities, and natural sciences.

Running parallel to the NetSci2015 conference 
 http://www.netsci2015.net , the symposium provides a unique opportunity 
to mingle with leading researchers in complex network science, 
potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

As in previous years, selected papers will be published in print, both 
in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal MIT-Press and in a dedicated 
Leonardo eBook MIT-Press (see below). - See more at: 
http://ahcn2015.schich.info/#sthash.ur1o5Lba.dpuf
For the sixth time, it is our pleasure to bring together pioneer work in 
the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and 
information design. The 2015 symposium will again follow our established 
recipe, leveraging interaction between those areas by means of keynotes, 
a number of contributions, and a high-profile panel discussion. In our 
call, we are looking for a diversity of research contributions revolving 
around networks in culture, networks in art, networks in the humanities, 
art about networks, and research in network visualization. Focusing on 
these five pillars that have crystallized out of our previous meetings, 
the 2015 symposium again strives to make further impact in the arts, 
humanities, and natural sciences. Running parallel to the NetSci2015 
conference, the symposium provides a unique opportunity to mingle with 
leading researchers in complex network science, potentially sparking 
fruitful collaborations. As in previous years, selected papers will be 
published in print, both in a Special Section of /Leonardo Journal/ and 
in a dedicated /Leonardo eBook/ MIT-Press: 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S0UA9Q

Keynote:
As in previous years, we will feature a high-profile keynote from the 
areas of cultural data science, network visualization, and/or network art.

Best regards,
The AHCN2015 organizers,
Maximilian Schich, Roger Malina, and Isabel Meirelles
artshumanities.netsci at gmail.com

    Associate Professor, ATEC, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
   Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
  Professor, Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto, 
Canada


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        Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:58:43 +0000
        From: "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Transliteratures
        In-Reply-To: <54EC01C4.6090800 at schich.info>


Reading wide, writing wide in the digital age:
Perspectives on transliteratures

Universidad Complutense (Madrid)
22 -23 Octubre 2015
Organizado por el Grupo de Investigación LEETHI
https://www.ucm.es/leethi/reading-wide
[English version follows]

El lanzamiento de Google Books y de Google Earth a partir de 2004 podría
ser considerado un hito simbólico en la configuración de las memorias y de
la localización en el espacio. ¿Hay un antes y un después? ¿Se está
produciendo un cambio en la lectura y en la escritura literaria desde
entonces? Sin duda estamos viviendo en nuestros días una aceleración sin
precedentes de la circulación de productos y materiales, de personas, de
textos y de memorias, mientras los imaginarios nacionales y globales
coexisten, luchan y producen literaturas. Se repiten los lugares comunes
sobre las literaturas contemporáneas, los nuevos lectores, la
globalización, Internet, etc., pero no encontramos suficientes experiencias
contrastadas y estudios que corroboren tantas afirmaciones.

Hemos de preguntarnos, por un lado, si realmente las interrelaciones a
escala global y los entornos digitales han alterado los modelos de
producción y distribución de la escritura, de circulación y consumo de la
lectura y, en tal caso, de qué modo. Por otro lado, es el momento de
plantearse si estas modalidades de circulación están creando nuevas
narrativas y un nuevo efecto de globalización. Así podríamos considerar
la circulación digital global no solo como un proceso que de facto tiene
lugar, sino también como un relato imaginario.

De hecho, de la misma manera que el cine transformó de forma radical el
imaginario literario de escritores y lectores a principios del s. XX,
Internet está modificando los rituales de lectura, las fórmulas de
producción y las narrativas del s. XXI.

Resulta imprescindible estudiar qué indicios en la escritura y en la
lectura literarias podrían ser considerados síntomas de estos cambios en
los modelos de lectura, en las estrategias de escritura y en los
imaginarios. Proponemos explorar las posibilidades que nos brinda la
metáfora conceptual que utilizamos para entender el hecho literario no
desde su genealogía, sino como viaje y tránsito de las literaturas y de
sus lecturas. Si la pregunta “¿De dónde viene?” ha sido utilizada para
modelar identidades personales y culturales, hoy puede ser substituida o
añadirse a otras preguntas como “¿Por dónde va?”, “¿Cómo
circula?”. Esta idea de circulación es lo que nos permite hablar de
“transliteraturas”, una perspectiva ya muy fundamentada y amplia en los
estudios literarios de hoy que deberá ser puesta a prueba en el ámbito
digital.

Precisamente en ello reside la cuestión fundamental que se plantea aquí:
¿está modificando la circulación digital los imaginarios literarios?

Para analizar estos aspectos, planteamos las siguientes preguntas::

- Dada la extensión y la multiplicación de los medios digitales, esta
visión ensanchada y móvil del mundo ¿realmente está transformando la
producción literaria local, los imaginarios localizados?

- La configuración de una memoria de saberes por medio de los nuevos
archivos digitales ¿qué alcance tiene sobre las estructuras conectivas de
la cultura, y de la literatura en particular?

- La circulación de materiales en la Red ¿está favoreciendo el nacimiento
de nuevas comunidades de lecto-escritores, con otros modos de lectura?
¿Es esto un anuncio de cómo van a leer los lectores de la nueva
generación las literaturas?

Nuestra intención es reunir a expertos procedentes del ámbito de la
cibercultura y de la crítica literaria, con aproximaciones distantes y
distintas, con el fin de que, a partir de un análisis de casos de escritura
y lectura literarias en soporte papel o electrónico, ofrezcan sus
respuestas tanto al mundo editorial tradicional y digital, como al mundo
académico de la enseñanza y de la investigación. Es decir, se trata de
entrelazar los prefijos trans- e hiper-.

Fecha límite para la presentación de propuestas: 15 de abril de 2015
Notificación de aceptación: mayo-junio 2015

readingwide at ucm.es

Más información en la página : https://www.ucm.es/leethi/reading-wide

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Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: perspectives on
transliteratures

Complutense University of Madrid 22nd -23rd October 2015 Organizer: LEETHY
Group http://www.ucm.es/leethi

The launching of Google Books and of Google Earth in 2004 could be
considered a symbolical landmark in the configuration of memories and
localization in space, a kind of milestone. Is there a time before and a
time after 2004? Should we be getting ready for a change in literary reading
and writing? Certainly, these days, we are witnessing an unprecedented
acceleration of the circulation of products and materials, of people, texts
and memories, while the national and global imaginaries coexist, fight and
produce literatures. Commonplaces are repeated about contemporary
literatures, new readers, globalization, the Internet etc., but, in fact, we
do not find enough contrasted experiences and studies that support many of
these assertions. It is time we ask whether interrelations on a global scale
in digital environments have altered, on the one hand, the patterns of
production and distribution of writing, of circulation and consumption of
reading, and in that case, in what way. But, on the other hand, it is time
to ask if these modalities of circulation are creating new narratives and a
new effect of globalization. So we are considering global digital
circulation as a factual process but also as an imaginary storytelling.

In fact, as cinema radically
transformed writers’ and readers’ literary imaginary at the beginning of
the 20th century, the Internet is definitively modifying rituals of
readings, formulas of production, narratives in the 21st century. We believe
that it is necessary to verify what marks in the literary writing and
reading could be considered symptoms of all these shifting reading patterns,
writing strategies and imaginaries. We can explore the possibility that the
conceptual metaphor which is being used to understand the literary fact
through its genealogy is shifting to the transit and journey of literatures
and readings. If the question "where does it come from?" has been used to
shape personal and cultural identities, and therefore to build national
literary discourses, nowadays it may be replaced by or intersect with the
questions "where is it going?” and How is it going across?. This
circulating conception of what we can call “transliteratures”, a
well-founded and broad-based perspective in the literary field nowadays,
should be put to the test in the digital domain. And this is the point: is
digital circulation modifying literary imaginaries? We will try to ask to
the following questions:

- Given the extension and multiplication of digital media, the moving
andwidening vision of the world, is it really modifying local literaryproduction, located imaginaries?

- About the configuration of a cultural memory through new digital archives,
we can raise the question: how does it influence the connective structures
of culture and literature in particular?

- Is the circulation of materials on the Web giving birth to new communities
of readers-writers, with other modes of reading? Is it announcing the way
readers from the new generation are going to read?

We intend to gather experts and experiences coming from the world of
cyberculture and literary criticism, with distant and distinct approaches,
with the aim that, on the basis of an analysis of production cases and
literary reading in paper or electronic support, they should offer answers
about what is currently happening as much to the traditional and digital
editorial world, as well as to the academic world of teaching and research.
That means cross-boarding trans and hyper.

Dead-line
for 15 de abril de 2015Notificación de aceptación: mayo-junio 2015
readingwide at ucm.es
Contacto:
Más información en la página : https://www.ucm.es/leethi/reading-wide

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Paul Spence
Senior Lecturer
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5RL

paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/research/index.aspx
Twitter: @dhpaulspence (English)/@hdpaulspence (castellano)

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