our discussion re arts, humanities and complex networks continues
for a couple more weeks=then pier luigi capucci is leading a discussion
on art and simulation.
Here is the second call with a reminder of the Jan 21 deadline for
paper abstracts = we hope to have a good mix of scientists, humanities
scholars and artists
I also started twine on arts, humanities and complex networks
if you cannot attend the leonardo satellite conference in May but are doing
work that involves exploiting current scientific discoveries on the
and science of complex networks-tell us about it on yasmin and i will
add the info to the twine
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.
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
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg (IBM Visual Communication Lab,
Ward Shelley (New York artist): http://www.wardshelley.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected original papers will be published in the Leonardo Journal, MIT
Proceedings will be published online.
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
* 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.
* Networks in architecture (from the Ekistics movement to modern traffic
* Cultural exchange and trade networks (from the Neolithic to modern supply
* Contemporary art and network science;
* Network structure in cultural heritage, film and music databases;…
Attending our symposium will be free of charge. As space is limited, we
require registration. Registration will open here on January 22, 2010.
NetSci 2010 attendees can register directly now. For the NetSci 2010
registration fee and deadline please see http://www.netsci2010.net .
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,
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.
Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks: http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net
Dept. Art+Design: http://www.art.neu.edu
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