[Crm-sig] Call: Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks @ NetSci2010

Maximilian Schich maximilian at schich.info
Thu Dec 24 02:55:31 EET 2009


Dear friends and colleagues,

as instance data mapped to the CIDOC-CRM or any other ontology usually
exhibits complex network properties, the call below might be of interest
to some of you. Please spread the word.

The website is http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net

Best regards and Happy Holidays,
Maximilian.

-- 
Dr. phil. Maximilian Schich M.A.
DFG Visiting Research Scientist
CCNR - BarabásiLab | Northeastern University, Physics Dept.
110 Forsyth St., 111 Dana Research Center | Boston, MA 02115
tel.: +1-617-8177880 | skype: maximilian.schich
mail: maximilian at schich.info | home: www.schich.info


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We are pleased to invite you to
*
Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks
– a Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci 2010*

taking place at BarabásiLab – Center for Complex Network Research,
Northeastern University in Boston, MA, on Monday, May 10, 2010.
/
Abstract:/
By means of keynotes, contributed talks and interdisciplinary discussion
we will explore and identify important issues surrounding the
convergence of arts, humanities and complex networks. On the one hand we
will concentrate on network structure and dynamics in areas ranging from
art history and archeology to music, film and image science. In the same
time we are interested in the development and critique of network
visualizations from medieval manuscripts to the latest tools, such as
Cytoscape and Processing. Our dual focus is based on the opinion that
the study of networks and the study of visualizations of these networks
complement each other, much in the same way as archeology cannot live
without self-reflective art history – studying the represented always
presupposes the study of representation. Bringing together network
scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a
better understanding of networks and their visualizations, resulting in
better images of networks, and a better use of these images. Running
parallel to the NetSci2010 conference, the symposium will also provide a
unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners
of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.


/Confirmed keynote speakers include:/
*Fernanda Viégas* and *Martin Wattenberg* (IBM Visual Communication Lab,
Boston): http://www.research.ibm.com/visual
*Ward Shelley* (New York artist): http://www.wardshelley.com


/Contributions:/
In addition to the keynotes we are looking for ten 15 minute
contributions in order to cover a large territory around arts,
humanities and complex networks.

Abstracts should not exceed 200-300 words. Applications should include
one relevant URL and your most awesome figure. *Please send a one page
PDF not exceeding 500kb to:* artshumanities at netsci2010.net
<mailto:artshumanities at netsci2010.net>

Selected original papers will be published in the Leonardo Journal, MIT
Press.
Proceedings will be published online.


/Important dates:/
*The deadline for applications is January 22, 2010.*
Decisions for acceptance will be sent out by February 7.


/Possible subjects include:/
* Multi-modal networks of features and meta-data in art, film, music and
literature;
* Citation and transmission of motifs (Mnemosyne);
* Emergence and Evolution of canon in art, music, literature and film;
* Evolution of communities of practice in art and science;
* History of network visualization (genealogies, trees, matrices);
* Art history of taxonomy and evolutionary models (like Darwin‘s corals
vs. Wallace‘s trees);
* Networks in architecture (from the Ekistics movement to modern traffic
planning);
* Cultural exchange and trade networks (from the Neolithic to modern
supply chains);
* Contemporary art and network science;
* Network structure in cultural heritage, film and music databases;…


/Attendance:/
Attending our symposium will be free of charge. As space is limited, we
require registration. Registration will open on January 22, 2010 at
http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net

NetSci 2010 attendees can register directly now. For the NetSci 2010
registration fee and deadline please see http://www.netsci2010.net.


/Organizers:/
The symposium is organized by Maximilian Schich (Art Historian at
BarabásiLab), and co-chaired by Roger Malina (Executive Editor at
Leonardo journal) and Isabel Meirelles (Associate Professor at Dept. of
Art + Design, Northeastern University).

The symposium is a satellite to NetSci 2010 and counts with the support
of the BarabásiLab – CCNR and Dept. of Art + Design, both at
Northeastern University in Boston, and Leonardo/ISAST.

/
Links:/
Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks: http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net
BarabásiLab: http://www.barabasilab.com
Dept. Art+Design: http://www.art.neu.edu
Leonardo: http://www.leonardo.info
NetSci2010: http://www.netsci2010.net


/Contact:/
artshumanities at netsci2010.net <mailto:artshumanities at netsci2010.net>

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