Grids govern our landscapes and cityscapes, our paintings and grocery lists, our maps and our borders, both walled and imaginary. They get us our energy and water, they fuel our online social lives, and structure the ways we perceive and move through space. On the one hand, the grid is a representational mode, one of rendering the world under a Euclidean regime of points, lines, and areas. On the other, it is the material infrastructure of utilities, transit routes and architecture. In an increasingly networked control society, data, numbers, and figures are in a constant feedback loop with material reality.
humanities computing and the internet
Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Esotericism & Occultism
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018 November 15, 2018
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND
APRIL 11–13, 2019
What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating information and communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, and environments.
Call for Papers: “Addressing Readers”
Venue: University Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Date: 28-29 November 2019
Research lab: EMMA, Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone (https://emma.www.univ-montp3.fr/fr/evenements/addressing-readers-pragmatics-communication-first-printed-novels-english)
Conveners: Virginie Iché & Sandrine Sorlin
Conference website: https://addressingreaders.wordpress.com/
As AI is becoming more pervasive in our lives, its impact on society is more significant, raising ethical concerns and challenges regarding issues such as value alignment, safety and security, data handling and bias, regulations, accountability, transparency, privacy, and workforce displacement. Only a multidisciplinary effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts from disciplines such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and political science. In order to address these issues in a scientific context, AAAI and ACM have joined forces to start a new conference, the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.
Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts is calling for papers for the conference on Digital and Archival Approaches to Theater History. The conference will take place in honor of the first year of the NEH funded Philadelphia Playbills Project on January 17-18, 2019.
ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/) solicits articles that provide practical, theoretical, and critical ways of engaging women and the arts, 1640-1830, through digital means.
Among other topics, articles might analyze or encourage new ways of looking at texts connected to women and the arts, or women’s presence and absence in electronic collections, projects, or data sets. ABO also solicits peer reviews of digital tools and projects focusing on women in the arts, 1640-1830, and invites submission of digital tools and projects for peer review.
Date: March 18–19, 2019