[Humanist] 25.459 events: communication; documentation; information & AI

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Nov 10 09:34:34 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 459.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (30)
        Subject: Lecture in Edinburgh

  [2]   From:    Dianne Nguyen <dianne.nguyen at monash.edu>                  (85)
        Subject: Solomonoff Memorial Conf, Melbourne, Nov/Dec 2011,Call for

  [3]   From:    I-CHASS <chass at ncsa.uiuc.edu>                             (29)
        Subject: HASTAC V Conference at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Dec

        Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 09:56:32 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Lecture in Edinburgh


Digitally documenting the historic environment: challenges and

Queen Anne Room
Edinburgh Castle

Thursday 24 November 2011
6pm - 9pm

The Icon Scotland group are pleased to announce details of the 14th Annual
Dr Harold Plenderleith Memorial Lecture. This year¹s lecture is being
given by David S Mitchell, Director of Conservation at Historic Scotland
and will be held at the stunning Edinburgh Castle on Thursday 24 November
2011. The title of the talk is Digitally documenting the historic
environment: challenges and opportunities and David will discuss the 3D
laser scanning of historic buildings and sites and the possibilities that
open up for remote access, use and interpretation. Sites in both Scotland
and internationally that have already been scanned include Mount Rushmore
and Rosslyn Chapel as featured in the Da Vinci Code. This promises to be a
fantastic visual treat so book now.

Tickets must be booked and paid for in advance by calling the Icon office
on 020 3142 6799 or you can download the booking form attached.
Cost: Icon members £10; non members £12; students and unwaged £5

The lecture starts at 6.15pm and there is a drinks reception between
7.15pm and 9pm.

This event is kindly supported by Historic Scotland

Professor Andrew Prescott
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
28-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL


        Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:55:55 +1100
        From: Dianne Nguyen <dianne.nguyen at monash.edu>
        Subject: Solomonoff Memorial Conf, Melbourne, Nov/Dec 2011,Call for Participation

Apologies for cross posting

Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference

Dear Colleague

The Solomonoff Organising Committee cordially invites you to participate at
the upcoming Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference to be held at Monash
University, Clayton Campus, between Wedn 30 November and Fri 2 December

To take advantage of the Early Bird Registration fee we encourage you to
register as soon as possible.

The Conference is being held in honour and memory of Ray Solomonoff

Solomonoff was the father of algorithmic information theory (before
Kolmogorov and Chaitin), perhaps the first to advocate probabilistic
artificial intelligence, and (in 1985) one of the first to write on the
technological singularity.

Solomonoff is also mentioned in the recent "New Scientist" magazine article
of Sat 10/Sept/2011 (pp42-45) for having the pioneering ideas in the 1960s
of modern theories of intelligence. His January 2010 New York Times
obituary is linked to from www.csse.monash.edu.au/~dld/MML.html#rjs.

Keynote Speakers

The Conference program includes three distinguished guest speakers:

Prof. Leonid Levin, Boston University, USA - famous for (e.g.) the
Cook-Levin theorem of NP-Completeness, the computable Kt complexity
approximation to (uncomputable) Kolmogorov complexity, the universal Levin
search, etc.

Prof. Ming Li, University of Waterloo, Canada - widely known for the Li &
Vitanyi "An introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and its Applications"
book and for current research in bioinformatics.

Grace Solomonoff, USA


        Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 21:37:57 +0000
        From: I-CHASS <chass at ncsa.uiuc.edu>
        Subject: HASTAC V Conference at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Dec 1-3

"DIGITAL SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION," the fifth International HASTAC Conference, December 1-3, 2011, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

[*Please note evening of Dec 1 is a pre-conference #alt-ac workshop; regular conference proceedings are Dec 2-3]

HASTAC's fifth international conference, hosted this year by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, December 1-3, shows why and how we cannot change the academic message without transforming the medium. And vice versa. The conference on "Digital Scholarly Communication" practices what it preaches, experimenting with an array of new forms and formats designed not just to discuss those three terms--digital, scholarly, communication--but to show how they work together to change one another and, indeed, to contribute to the transformation of higher education more generally. Bringing together voices from many sectors of the academy in a variety of new formats, this conference presages powerful new possibilities for interdisciplinary, interactive, and multimedia research and communication both in the academy and for the general public.

You can view the entire Conference program here: http://hastac2011.org/schedule/conference-program/<http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&fn=Link&ssid=9193&id=1m0lrsq1kbnkk795y6zpfq42qvd2f&id2=fdo4ao5nbz2ierwjdkhxdp9guuors&subscriber_id=apoycbfqzrolkeoaqptzyskwlzfbbkj&delivery_id=bpvpfdsftbqzjxclvsulsyhumohfbjo&tid=3.I-k.AtBR1A.DpQd.T1ZG..imv1.b..l.Au36.a.Trs5Og.Trs5Og.7z99JA>

And you can register here: http://hastac2011.org/register/ <http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&fn=Link&ssid=9193&id=1m0lrsq1kbnkk795y6zpfq42qvd2f&id2=5zwsa0o88bsklf2z1ztn4dlrhhd9a&subscriber_id=apoycbfqzrolkeoaqptzyskwlzfbbkj&delivery_id=bpvpfdsftbqzjxclvsulsyhumohfbjo&tid=3.I-k.AtBR1A.DpQd.T1ZG..imv1.b..l.Au36.a.Trs5Og.Trs5Og.7z99JA>

"Digital Scholarly Communication" intersperses a range of keynotes across an array of academic and non-academic domains with sessions using innovative and interactive formats, packed with new ideas and methods. There are over a dozen roundtables concurrent with lightning talks (mini-lectures) and then combined Q and A sessions. There is time for idea jamming, workshopping, and other ways of meeting and interacting, as well as art, music, tours virtual and real, digital arts exhibits, and interactive experiences on every level.

Keynotes will be presented by:

 *   •    Dan Atkins: Cyber-infrastructure
 *   •    Dan Cohen: Open Access and Crowd Sourcing
 *   •    Cathy Davidson: Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking, and Data Mining: Reclaiming the Information Age
 *   •    Josh Greenberg: Public Digital Display
 *   •    Jim Leach: Digital technologies in the civilizing project of the global humanities
 *   •    Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Googlization of Everything

The Conference opens with an evening dedicated to #alt-ac: Alternative Academic Careers are alternatives to traditional tenure-track jobs in academe.  The #alt-ac workshop will help participants create non-academic resumes based on proven and successful models that transform academic credentials into skills necessary and vital in the world beyond the university.

We're grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to put on this amazing event and look forward to welcoming you to HASTAC V in Ann Arbor.

The HASTAC network is very grateful to the University of Michigan for its support of this conference, to UM's Institute for the Humanities, the UM School of Information, MLibrary, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, and the Principal Supporter, The Andrew W. Mellow Foundation.  Special thanks to HASTAC Steering Committee members Daniel Herwitz (U Michigan) and Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State) for their leadership.

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Founded in 2004 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I-CHASS charts new ground in high-performance computing and the humanities, arts, and social sciences by creating both learning environments and spaces for digital discovery. I-CHASS presents path-breaking research, computational resources, collaborative tools, and educational programming to showcase the future of the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

For more information on I-CHASS, please visit: http://www.ichass.illinois.edu

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