Philosophy

cfp: CfP: Rethinking the seasons: new approaches to nature

Cultural Studies is not very good at thinking about the place of nature in today's technologically mediated life as it's mainly concerned with “constructivism” or the production of cultural objects, identities and affects. Nature always comes to foil such things, exceeding them, breaking them down, returning them to the earth. The problem is how to “think” nature in this context. And how does this thinking of nature help us to relate to the sciences, with their particular way of thinking of nature as objectified, managed environment. [read more...]

event: Rethinking the seasons: new approaches to nature

17/06/2011

Rethinking the seasons: new approaches to nature

Cultural Studies is not very good at thinking about the place of nature in today's technologically mediated life as it's mainly concerned with “constructivism” or the production of cultural objects, identities and affects. Nature always comes to foil such things, exceeding them, breaking them down, returning them to the earth. The problem is how to “think” nature in this context. And how does this thinking of nature help us to relate to the sciences, with their particular way of thinking of nature as objectified, managed environment. [read more...]

job: Make Money Writing Historical Tours for the iPhone!

Past Preservers is on the look out for passionate individuals who can utilize Crimson Bamboo’s unique new iPhone platform, Rama, to make history come alive!

Uniting popular history with archival photographs, Rama not only adds a historical narrative to the walking tour, but shows snapshots of the tour route as it actually appeared. It’s the only app that captures the experience of being in Chicago after the Great Fire, on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, or in Shanghai’s French Concession in the roaring 20s. [read more...]

event: Working Through Psychoanalysis 15-17 April 2011

15/04/2011 18:00
17/04/2011 14:00

WORKING THROUGH PSYCHOANALYSIS: FREUD’S LEGACY IN ART, CINEMA, LITERATURE & POPULAR CULTURE
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Leeds, April 15–17, 2011

All welcome

The conference is free of charge but advance registration is required.
For registration and a conference schedule, please contact Workingthroughpsychoanalysis@gmail.com by April 13th

If you wish to attend the DM Thomas event but not the larger conference, please
specify in your email.

Inaugural event: D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel and Eating Pavlova [read more...]

event: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities

29/04/2011

The Center for Collaborative Online International Learning
We Are Pleased to Announce a Call for Participation in the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities [read more...]

Location

SUNY Global Center
116 E. 55th St.
New York NY
United States

event: Inaugural Weimar-Princeton Summer School for Media Studies 2011

06/06/2011 08:00
10/06/2011 17:00

Monitoring and Surveillance
Inaugural Weimar-Princeton Summer School for Media Studies 2011
Weimar, June 6 – June 10, 2011 [read more...]

Location

Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie
Cranachstr. 47
Weimar 99421
Germany

event: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks – 2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011

07/06/2011 08:00

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks –
2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011

taking place at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest,
on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Abstract:
We are pleased to announce the second Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.
The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice. Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.
The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2011 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

In addition to keynotes and interdisciplinary discussion, we are looking for a number of contributed talks. Selected papers will be published in print in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), as well as online in Leonardo Transactions. The symposium is a follow up to the first satellite event on “Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks" at NetSci2010 in Boston. The 2010 abstracts, papers, and videos are available at http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
* Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts.Net
* Jim Crutchfield, Director, Complexity Sciences Center, UC Davis / Scientific Director and Vice President, Art & Science Laboratory, Santa Fe
* Nathalie Henry Riche, researcher, VIBE group, Microsoft Research, Seattle

Organizing committee:
Maximilian Schich, CCNR BarabásiLab, Northeastern University, USA
Roger Malina, Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
Isabel Meirelles, Dept. of Art + Design, Northeastern University, USA
Tijana Stepanovic, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art’s Affiliate, ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Hungary [read more...]

Location

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
Komor Marcell u. 1
Budapest H-1095
Hungary
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