[Humanist] 28.721 events: digital history; music, mind & embodiment

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Feb 11 08:03:12 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 721.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Duncan Williams <duncan.williams at PLYMOUTH.AC.UK>          (40)
        Subject: CMMR2015 - DEADLINE APPROACHING: 27 Feb (papers/music)

  [2]   From:    Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>                     (32)
        Subject: Digital History Seminar - 24 February

        Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:17:37 +0000
        From: Duncan Williams <duncan.williams at PLYMOUTH.AC.UK>
        Subject: CMMR2015 - DEADLINE APPROACHING: 27 Feb (papers/music)

11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) 
Music, Mind, and Embodiment 
Plymouth, UK, 16-19 June 2015

Dear all,

This is a reminder that the call for participation is currently open for CMMR 2015. Registration is also now open.

*Important dates: *
Paper submission deadline February 27th 2015
Music submission deadline February 27th 2015
Notification of acceptance March 27th 2015
Revisions and camera ready copy deadline May 1st 2015

*Keynote speakers*
Hugues Vinet (IRCAM)
David Rosenboom (CalArts)
Eduardo Miranda (ICCMR)

The 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Music, Mind, and Embodiment will take place in Plymouth, UK on 16-19 June 2015.

Plymouth is a vibrant ocean city with a global history which stretches back hundreds of years. The symposium will include a series of concerts, a satellite workshop on Music Neurotechnology, and an unforgettable boat cruise and banquet trip around the iconic Plymouth Hoe from the Barbican
Harbour, site of the Mayflower Steps (portrayed in the logo above), from which the Pilgrim Fathers left England to settle in North America in 1620.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) is hosting the symposium on campus in the center of Plymouth, in their newly completed multi-million pound headquarters, "The House", which includes a multichannel diffusion suite and full scale auditorium for concert

*Music, Mind, and Embodiment*

This year, we encourage the submission of contributions on the theme of Music, Mind, and Embodiment. The notion of mind and embodiment is important in any field related to sound and music and is therefore well adapted to this interdisciplinary conference, since it can be studied from different standpoints spanning from physics to perceptual and cognitive considerations, and from scientific to artistic approaches.

Some central questions of interest in this context are (but not necessarily restricted to) :

How to identify perceptually relevant signal properties linked to music (for example, neurophysiologically or biologically influenced music creation, performance, or analysis?)
How to define new timbre descriptors that characterise perceptual or emotional characteristics?
What is the link between mind and embodiment in musical performance, interpretation, and improvisation?
How can gesture and embodiment be used as a control signal for music generation, sonification, and performance?
How can multiple modalities be characterised in interdisciplinary musical contexts (vision, audition, kinesthetic, bio- and neuro- informed approaches)?

Contributions on other topics as described in the call for contributions are also welcome. Submission deadline is February 27th 2015.

For further details please visit:


*Satellite workshops*
1st International Workshop in Brain-Computer Music Interfacing - http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/bcmi2015/
Motion and Music Workshop - http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/mocap2015/

Please send any enquiries to:

cmmr2015-chairs at plymouth.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you,

Prof Eduardo R Miranda (conference chair)
Joel Eaton (programme committee)
Dr Duncan Williams (music committee)

        Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:42:51 +0000
        From: Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital History Seminar - 24 February

Dear Digital Humanists,

The next digital history seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in
London is on Tuesday 24 February at 5:15pm (John S Cohen Room 203, 2nd
floor, IHR, North block, Senate House). We hope you will be able to join
us, and please share this message with anyone you think may be interested.

We will be live-streaming the event on the website blog for those of you
who cannot be in London (http://ihrdighist.blogs.sas.ac.uk/).

*Tracking the Emergence of New Words across Time and Space*

*Abstract*:  Very little is known about how new words spread in language.
New words are regularly identified by lexicographers, linguists, and the
news media, but until recently we have not had access to sufficiently large
geo-coded and time-stamped datasets that would allow for the detailed
analysis of the geographical diffusion of lexical items in real time.
However, with the rise of social media and smart phones, it is now possible
to compile very large corpora that meet these requirements, allowing for
new words to be identified and mapped across time and space and for the
first time. In this presentation, I identify numerous newly emerging words
based on a multi-billion word corpus of American tweets from 2013-2014 and
map their geographical spread across the United States.

*Speaker: Dr Jack Grieve* is a lecturer in forensic linguistics at Aston
University. He specialises in the quantitative analysis of language
variation and change in large corpora, and is especially interested in
regional grammatical and lexical variation in English. His work explores
new methods for collecting and analysing dialect data.

Our full seminar list can be found on the IHR website:
We hope to see you there.

Adam Crymble
Convenor, Digital History Seminar
Lecturer, Digital History, University of Hertfordshire
adam.crymble at gmail.com

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