<rmm> The Computational Turn, Swansea University
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> Subject: <mom> CFP: The Computational Turn, Swansea University
> CFP: The Computational Turn
> SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
> 9TH MARCH 2010
> Keynote: N. Katherine Hayles (Professor of Literature at Duke
> Keynote: Lev Manovich (Professor, Visual Arts Department, UCSD).
> The application of new computational techniques and visualisation
> technologies in the Arts & Humanities are resulting in new
> approaches and methodologies for the study of traditional and new
> corpuses of Arts and Humanities materials. This new 'computational
> turn' takes the methods and techniques from computer science to
> create new ways of distant and close readings of texts (e.g.
> Moretti). This one-day workshop aims to discuss the implications and
> applications of what Lev Manovich has called 'Cultural Analytics'
> and the question of finding patterns using algorthmic techniques.
> Some of the most startling approaches transform understandings of
> texts by use of network analysis (e.g. graph theory), database/XML
> encodings (which flatten structures), or merely provide new
> quantitative techniques for looking at various media forms, such as
> media and film, and (re)presenting them visually, aurally or
> haptically. Within this field there are important debates about the
> contrast between narrative against database techniques, pattern-
> matching versus hermeneutic reading, and the statistical paradigm
> (using a sample) versus the data mining paradigm. Additionally, new
> forms of collaboration within the Arts and Humanities are emerging
> which use team-based approaches as opposed to the traditional lone-
> scholar. This requires the ability to create and manage modular Arts
> and Humanities research teams through the organisational structures
> provided by technology and digital communications (e.g. Big
> Humanities), together with techniques for collaborating in an
> interdisciplinary way with other disciplines such as computer
> science (e.g. hard interdisciplinarity versus soft
> Papers are encouraged in the following areas:
> - Distant versus Close Reading
> - Database Structure versus Argument
> - Data mining/Text mining/Patterns
> - Pattern as a new epistemological object
> - Hermeneutics and the Data Stream
> - Geospatial techniques
> - Big Humanities
> - Digital Humanities versus Traditional Humanities
> - Tool Building
> - Free Culture/Open Source Arts and Humanities
> - Collaboration, Assemblages and Alliances
> - Language and Code (software studies)
> - Information visualization in the Humanities
> - Philosophical and theoretical reflections on the computational turn
> + Participation Requirements +
> Workshop participants are requested to submit a position paper
> (approx. 2000-5000 words) about the computational turn in Arts and
> Humanities, philosophical/theoretical reflections on the
> computational turn, research focus or research questions related to
> computational approaches, proposals for academic practice with
> algorithmic/visualisation techniques, proposals for new research
> methods with regard to Arts and Humanities or specific case studies
> (if applicable) and findings to date. Position papers will be
> published in a workshop PDF and website for discussion and some of
> the participants will be invited to present their paper at the
> Deadline for Position papers: February 10, 2010
> Submit papers to: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tct2010
> Workshop funded by The Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict,
> Power, Empire, Swansea University. TheResearch Institute in the Arts
> and Humanities (RIAH) at Swansea University.
> + References +
> Clement, Tanya E. (2008) ‘A thing not beginning and not ending’:
> using digital tools to distant-read Gertrude Stein’s The Making of
> Americans. Literary and Linguistic Computing. 23.3 (2008): 361.
> Clement, Tanya, Steger, Sara, Unsworth, John, Uszkalo, Kirsten
> (2008) How Not to Read a Million Books. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www3.isrl.illinois.edu/~unsworth/hownot2read.html
> Council on Library and Information Resources and The National
> Endowment for the Humanities (2009) Working Together or Apart:
> Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship. Retrieved
> 10/11/09 from http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub145/pub145.pdf
> Hayles, N. Katherine (2009) RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in
> Information-Intensive Environments. Theory, Culture and Society
> 26.2/3 (2009): 1-24.
> Hayles, N. Katherine (2009) How We Think: The Transforming Power of
> Digital Technologies. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/27680
> Kittler, Fredrich (1997) Literature, Media, Information Systems.
> London: Routledge.
> Krakauer, David C. (2007) The Quest for Patterns in Meta-History.
> Santa Fe Institute Bulletin. Winter 2007. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www.intelros.ru/pdf/SFI_Bulletin/Quest.pdf
> Latour, Bruno (2007) Reassembling the Social. London: Oxford
> University Press.
> Manovich, Lev (2002) The Language of New Media. MIT Press.
> Manovich, Lev (2007) White paper: Cultural Analytics: Analysis and
> Visualizations of Large Cultural Data Sets, May 2007. Retrieved
> 10/11/09 from http://softwarestudies.com/cultural_analytics/cultural_analytics_2008.doc
> McLemee, Scott (2006) Literature to Infinity. Inside Higher Ed.
> Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee193
> Moretti, Franco (2005) Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a
> Literary History. London: Verso.
> Robinson, Peter (2006) Electronic Textual Editing: The Canterbury
> Tales and other Medieval Texts. Electronic Textual Editing. Modern
> Language Association of America. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www.tei-c.org/About/Archive_new/ETE/Preview/robinson.xml
> Schreibman, Susan, Siemens, Ray & Unsworth, John (2007) A Companion
> to Digital Humanities. London: WileyBlackwell.
> Organised by Dr David M. Berry, Department of Political and Cultural
> Studies, Swansea University. d.m.berry at swansea.ac.uk
> Dr David M. Berry
> Department of Political and Cultural Studies
> School of Arts and Humanities
> Swansea University.
> SA2 8PP
> Wales, UK
> Tel: 01792 602633
> Web: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/academic/Arts/berryd/
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