[Humanist] 27.822 events: quantifying affect & emotion; arts

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 25 09:21:49 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 822.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (38)
        Subject: ArtsIT 2014

  [2]   From:    Luke Stark <luke.stark at nyu.edu>                           (26)
        Subject: 4S Open Panel "Quantifying Affect and Emotion, Past and
                Present" - submissions due Friday!

        Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:52 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: ArtsIT 2014

ArtsIT 2014, November, Istanbul, Turkey - Call for Papers & Posters

Call for Posters (http://artsit.org/2014/show/wip-papers)

The ArtsIT 2014 poster session aims at presenting innovative and 
cutting-edge projects at the boundary between Arts and Information 
Technology performed by graduate students working in fields that are 
related to the aims and scope of the conference. Students working at art 
and technology related projects will have the possibility to present 
their findings to peers and discuss their topics with a panel of experts.

Call for Papers


ArtsIT is meant to be a place where people in arts, with a keen interest 
in modern IT technologies, meet with people in IT, having strong ties to 
arts in their works. Now in its fourth edition, ArtsIT has become a 
leading scientific forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research 
results in the area of Arts, Design & Technology. The Istanbul 
conference aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners 
from academia, arts and industry to present their innovative work and 
discuss all aspects and challenges in a stimulating environment.

The event aims to foster trans-disciplinary alliances and co-operation 
between IT researchers, artists and industry members as well as to offer 
artists novel creative tools that expand the grammar of the traditional 
arts. The main focus of this edition is are presenting tools, systems, 
models, artworks/performances/shows, empirical studies that may enrich 
the possibilities for artists and creative people with working with new 
media technologies.

Dr Anthony Lewis Brooks (aka Tony) PhD
Associate Professor & Director SensoramaLab
Medialogy Lecturer - URL http://medialogy.eu/
Web Profile URL - http://personprofil.aau.dk/103302
Department - AD:MT
Phone: (+45) 21303015  | Email: tb at create.aau.dk |
Aalborg University Esbjerg | Niels Bohrs vej 8 | Esbjerg
Employee No. 103302 | VAT No.: DK 29102384
Aalborg University Web: www.en.aau.dk

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Research Group in Digital
Humanities, University of Western Sydney

        Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:24:29 -0500
        From: Luke Stark <luke.stark at nyu.edu>
        Subject: 4S Open Panel "Quantifying Affect and Emotion, Past and Present" - submissions due Friday!

A gentle reminder that 250-word abstracts for this open panel are due on Friday, February 28th - please circulate widely, with apologies for cross-posting!


Open Panel: Quantifying Affect and Emotion, Past and Present
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), August 20-23 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In an age of “Big Data,” the enumeration of feelings has become big business. Increasingly sophisticated facial recognition algorithms, techniques of textual sentiment analysis, and sensors able to monitor gait and body language have all made emotion increasingly legible as digital code and algorithmic input. 

Yet the entanglement of feelings with enumeration is not new - the tracking and quantification of emotion has been a feature of techno-scientific discourse since the early 19th century. Affect and emotion have long been subject to what historian of medicine Otniel Dror terms "discoursing in numbers": the translation and integration of feeling into the realms of the calculable and predictable.

This open panel aims to bring together scholars working on the history of techniques and technologies for enumerating affect and emotion with those exploring contemporary digital modes of emotional tracking and quantification. The panel welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplines, particularly work that combines historical and contemporary sites of analysis. Possible panel themes and topics include, but are not limited to:

By what means have feelings been variously quantified, categorized, classified and integrated into numerical discourses throughout history? 
How are contemporary practices of emotional quantification and tracking descended from or in contrast to historical examples of these techniques?  
When and where have the particularities of changing scientific practice shaped technical and popular understandings of feeling, both historically and in the present? 
In what ways are existing regimes of scientific knowledge around emotion being revised in view of new techno-scientific developments, and how are these epistemic shifts changing our personal understanding of emotion itself?
How are quotidian practices of daily self-tracking and the idea of the "quantified self" shaping contemporary views of feeling and affect? 

Please submit a paper abstract (250 words) electronically via the conference website: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ssss/4s14/. Please also forward a copy of the abstract to luke.stark at nyu.edu.

The deadline for submitting your abstract is February 28, 2014. Accepted authors will be notified by April 1, 2014. 

For further information, please contact Luke Stark at luke.stark at nyu.edu


Luke Stark
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University
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