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douglas at publicsphereproject.org
Mon Mar 11 16:57:16 CET 2019
Date: Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 11:44 PM
Subject: AI & Society and CRASSH Conference Call for Papers- Cambridge
To: Douglas Schuler <douglas at publicsphereproject.org>
I am delighted to announce this Call for Papers for the forthcoming AI &
Society and'Re-' Interdisciplinary Network CRASSH conference at the
University of Cambridge on June 26-28 2019.
I would like to invite you to submit an abstract and participate in the
conference discussion. Please share this Call with your colleagues,
research students, within your institution(s) and in your networks! It
will be an exciting three days!
The deadline for abstracts (300 words, pdf format) is 1st April 2019, to
be sent to spg12 at cam.ac.uk.
I look forwards to hearing from you.
With good wishes,
(Associate Editor, AI & Society Journal)
CONFERENCE: Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age
CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for abstracts (300 words) 1st April
Joint Conference by the ‘Re-‘ Interdisciplinary Network and the AI &
A concept that has been at the fore of discussions around the sociology
of scientific knowledge, the limits of AI, and most recently the design
of ‘collective intelligence’, is ‘tacit knowledge’. First coming to
prominence in the 1960’s, with Polanyi’s The Tacit Dimension (1966), it
is a concept that continues to be addressed by scholars and
practitioners from a wide range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
perspectives, and applied fields of practice. This conference explores
the place of the tacit in the 21st Century, where our lives are
increasingly augmented by AI algorithms.
Engagement with and through social media networks and mobile apps are
re-shaping the notion of community and family, and affecting wellbeing,
as well as the cultures of the workplace and institutions. The
exponential rise of big data flows in networked communications causes
vast gaps in translation, confusion about what is true and false, and
mistrust of ‘experts’. In the shadows of machine thinking we are unable
to engage with difference.
This challenges us to come up with technological futures rooted in us as
persons, not as numbers, parts, sensory mechanisms, genes, and
What alternative models might allow humans to better engage with
How can we reconsider the relation between a person and a collective
How can we reconceive the self as interaction in a digital age?
Ideas of performance and re-performance help us reposition seemingly
singular subjects and objects as collective phenomena, and help
reconnect art and science after their separation in the 19th Century;
but the arts in general can play a key role in questioning and reframing
our understandings by directing attention to the tacit assumptions,
norms, and expectations embedded in all cultural processes.
There is a supposed neutrality around technology, evidenced in the idea
that human ‘intelligence’ can, in the absence of ‘person’, be
artificially re-presented, re-constructed and re-produced through
computation (AI). The conference explores in what ways the interplay of
the arts and sciences is reconceiving augmentation, and questions what
an ‘intelligence’ that is ‘artificial’ might be.
We invite contributions from across the disciplines and practices of the
arts, performance arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences,
engineering, neuroscience, technology, and healthcare to engage in
reflections on these and other issues around tacit engagement in the
digital age, in line with the four central themes of the conference:
1. Performance as a Paradigm of Knowledge
2. Self as Interaction in the Digital Age
3. Trust in the Shadows of Machine Thinking
4. Future Possibilities in intersections of Art, Science, Technology,
Abstracts (300 words) should be submitted in pdf format to Satinder Gill
(spg12 at cam.ac.uk)
douglas at publicsphereproject.org
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