[Humanist] 25.426 events: Chicago Colloquium

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Oct 28 08:50:19 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 426.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:28:26 +0200
        From: Arno Bosse <abosse at uchicago.edu>
        Subject: Final Program and Speakers for 2011 Chicago DHCS Colloquium; Registration now open

[Posted on behalf of Profs. George K. Thiruvathukal and Steven E. Jones 
at Loyola University Chicago, DHCS 2011 Co-Chairs]

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the program has been set for the 2011 
Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 
(http://chicagocolloquium.org) which will be held November 19-21 at 
Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus, located in downtown 
Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. The Chicago Colloquium on Digital 
Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) brings together researchers and 
scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current 
state of digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to 
identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future 

The (near) final program is available at 

The registration form is available at 

Information about the venue and nearby hotels is available at 

This year92s DHCS is sponsored by Loyola University Chicago, the 
University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Illinois 
Institute of Technology. We have also just received support from the IT 
Consultancy ThoughtWorks (http://www.thoughtworks.com/) for this year's 
reception on the main evening of the conference (Sunday, November 20).

We're honored to announce our three keynote speakers at DHCS 2011:

Barbara Maria Stafford (http://barbaramariastafford.com/) is the 
Distinguished University Visiting Professor at Georgia Institute of 
Technology. Her work has consistently explored the intersections between 
the visual arts and the physical and biological sciences from the early 
modern to the contemporary era. Her current research charts the 
revolutionary ways the neurosciences are changing our views of the human 
and animal sensorium, shaping our fundamental assumptions about 
perception, sensation, emotion, mental imagery, and subjectivity. 
Stafford92s most recent book is Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of 
Images, University of Chicago Press, 2007. Her talk is entitled 
Visualizing Attention: The Need for Conscious Seeing in Visual Search.

Nick Montfort (http://nickm.com/) is associate professor of digital 
media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Montfort has 
collaborated on the blog Grand Text Auto, the sticker 
novelImplementation, and 2002: A Palindrome Story. He writes poems, text 
generators, and interactive fiction such as Book and Volume and Ad 
Verbum. Most recently, he has published Riddle & Bind (Spineless Books, 
2010) and together with Ian Bogost, Racing the Beam: The Atari Video 
Computer System (MIT Press, 2009). Montfort also wroteTwisty Little 
Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, 2003) and 
co-edited The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 (ELO, 2006) and 
The New Media Reader (MIT Press, 2003). His talk will be focused on 
Platform Studies.

Ajita John 
 began her research career at Bell Labs and is now a Research Scientist 
at Avaya Labs. Her work explores the interplay between social media and 
rich media interactions over audio and video and has proposed live 
collaborative tagging - a new form of tagging in the enterprise where 
participants in an audio conference collaboratively tag the conversation 
with freely-formed keywords. Her research has explored searching and 
browsing of tagged rich media and developed computational models for 
inferring expertise and macro-level properties for user communities in 
social networks. Her talk titled Conversations: Then and Now; How Social 
Media has Changed Interactions and Perspectives will focus on the impact 
of social media feedback for conversations in the enterprise and in 
public forums, techniques to integrate the feedback into persisted 
conversations, and visual perspectives in information retrieval for 
social media-based content. Ajita holds a PhD in computer science from 
the University of Texas at Austin, has authored numerous conference and 
journal papers, book chapters, and holds several patents.

Please see http://chicagocolloquium.org/2011/08/keynote-speakers/ for 
additional details.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible at 
http://chicagocolloquium.org/dhcs-2011-registration/. Space at the venue 
is limited to approximately 150 attendees. We look forward to seeing you 
at Loyola University Chicago.

George K. Thiruvathukal and Steven E. Jones
Loyola University Chicago
Co-Chairs, DHCS 2011


Arno Bosse
Research and Development Department
GF6ttingen State and University Library
Georg-August-Universitaet GF6ttingen
37073 GF6ttingen 

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