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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 449.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Lou Burnard <talc98@computing- (81)
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora: First Call for

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (89)

[3] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (155)
Subject: ArtSci98 Symposium.... Roger Malina keynote speaker

Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 13:54:04 +0000 (GMT)
From: Lou Burnard <talc98@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora: First Call for Participation

[ Please post: apologies for any duplication ]

T A L C 98

Teaching And Language Corpora 1998

Keble College, Oxford, 24 - 27 July 1998

Call for Proposals

The use of large computer-held corpora of real language, no longer
novel in linguistic research, is increasingly a focus of attention for
language teachers. Experiments in data driven learning and
corpus-based methods are beginning to bear fruit in a wide range of
language teaching environments. This international conference will
bring together practitioners and theorists with a common interest in
the usability of corpus data for such purposes as:
* language teaching and learning
* student-centred learning and investigation
* cross-linguistic comparison
* cultural and historical studies

Following the highly successful TALC94 and TALC96 conferences at
Lancaster University, TALC98 invites proposals for position papers,
reports of work in progress, case-histories of successful corpus
applications, and introductions to relevant new resources. In
addition, we welcome proposals for introductory tutorials or
technical workshops.

Suitable topics include (but are not limited to)
1. software for corpus based language and linguistics learning
2. design and implementation of corpora for teaching purposes.
3. development and evaluation of corpus based teaching and learning

Further details are available from the conference web site:


Abstracts (500 - 1000 words) should be submitted to arrive before 1
March 1998. Workshop Proposals should be submitted to arrive before 1
February 1998.

All proposals will be reviewed. Authors of those accepted for
inclusion will be notified by 15 March 1998. The programme will be
finalised during April 1998. Full papers (up to 5000 words) must be
received by 15 May for inclusion in the conference pre-print volume.

The conference will run from lunchtime on Friday 24 July to lunchtime
on Monday July 27th, with a single strand of presentations. There will
be a book and software exhibit in parallel.


Keble College is located in the heart of Oxford, one of the most
beautiful University cities in Europe, which is easily accessible by
road, rail, or air from most major cities.

All delegates will be accomodated in modern fully-equipped
study-bedrooms within a few minutes walk of the conference centre and
all facilities.

Organizing Committee

Guy Aston (Bologna); Geoff Barnbrook (Birmingham); Lou Burnard (HCU);
Mike Fraser (CTI Centre for Textual Studies); Michael Hoey (Liverpool);
Bernhard Kettermann (Graz); Tony McEnery (Lancaster); June Thompson
(CTI Centre for Languages); Chris Tribble (Warsaw); Claire Warwick (Oxford).

How to submit a proposal

Proposals for papers should include the following
* Authors full name and affiliation
* Title of proposal
* Contact details (Email, URL, phone, fax, postal)
* 500 to 1000 words description of the proposed presentation

The conference email address is: talc98@oucs.ox.ac.uk.
For further information about submitting proposals, please see


Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 10:00:41 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>

December 8, 1997

January 17-18

The Culture of Interactivity is a four-panel, two-day conference to be held
January 17-18 at Rockefeller University, 1780 York Avenue, New York City.

Cost: $125 before Dec 18

"With four sessions in two days, (Origins, Metaphors, Spaces and Changes)
each one is structured differently--designed to best serve the topic at
hand and encourage interaction between audience and presenters.

In a traditional panel format we'll delve into the history of computer
interactivity and address basic philosophical questions.

Next, through demonstrations of software and interfaces, we'll probe
common and uncommon metaphors.

the third session, where the audience, divided into groups, probes the
claims for new social spaces in a networked experiment.

Finally, a solo speaker sums up and looks at the climate for change,
democracy's place, the future with active audience response.

The Culture of Interactivity starts a process -- building a community,
exploringdifferent directions in a critical yet creativeatmosphere aiming
to transform the waywe interrelate through the computer.

We welcome your interaction: Visit SPACES at any time and post suggestions.
As presenters for ORIGINS and METAPHORS post their contributions beginning
in early November, we invite you to ask questions and comment on what you
read, see, and hear there. The contribution for CHANGES will appear later.
We'll let you know when, in our NEWS section, along with other interactions
planned for our site.:

Speakers Include:
Elliot Anderson: Artist working with interactive technologies, curator,
educator, and software engineer.

WILLIAM ASPRAY: Historian of science, author or editor of a number of books
and dozens of articles, Director, Computing Research Association,
Washington, D.C. His books include John von Neumann and the Origins of
Modern Computing and A History of the Information Machine, co-authored with
Martin Campell-Kelly.

WOLFGANG COY: Professor of Computer Science and head of the Computers in
Education and Society Program in the Dept. of Computer Science, Humboldt
University, Berlin. He has written several books and numerous articles
dealing with computers, digital media, and the social and cultural issues
around both.

MARVIN DENICOFF: Director of the Information Sciences Program of the
Office of Naval Research from 1962 to 1983, where he was a pioneer in
funding major university research programs in robotics, computer graphics,
and AI, among other areas. He was a co-founder of Thinking Machines Corp.
and is a Principal Research Associate of MIT's Media Lab. Denicoff is also
a published short story writer and a playwright.

MONIKA FLEISCHMANN: Artist, head of MARS (Media Arts Research Studies
program) at the GMD (German National Research Center for Information
Technology) near Bonn, Germany.

ALAN J. FRIEDMAN, Ph.D. (Physics): Director of the New York Hall of
Science, New York City's science and technology museum. He is co-author of
Einstein as Myth and Muse (Cambridge University Press, 1985). Dr. Friedman
received the 1996 Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award from
the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

STEVE GANO: Veteran computer interface designer, with a background
including Atari Lab, Apple Multimedia Lab, and Kaleida. Now head of Modular
Arts, San Francisco.

MICHAEL JOYCE: author; pioneer noted for his hypertext fiction, including
Afternoon, A Story; and educator.

PAUL PANGARO: Computer consultant, researcher with concentration in
cybernetics, and software developer. His client list includes Xerox, Lotus,
NYNEX, AT&T, and NOVA WGBH-TV, Boston.

SARA ROBERTS: Artist exhibiting electronic installations internationally,
teacher, and Director, Graduate Program in Integrated Media, California
Institute of the Arts.

PAT SABOSIK: Long career in publishing, both paper and electronic,
including the American Library Association, Booklink, America Online, and
now with Elsevier Science Inc.

Allen Sears: Program Manager, Information Technology Office, DARPA
(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

GARY W. STRONG: Program Director, Interactive and Intermedia Technologies
Program, National Science Foundation, and Coordinator for the NSF on the
National Science and Technology Council Committee on Computing,
Information, and Communication.

CHARLES TRAUB: Educator, founder and chair, MFA Photography and Related
Media Program, School of Visual Arts, New York.

HEINZ VON FOERSTER: scientist and humanist, whose work in physics,
biology, math, computer science, cybernetics, and the humanities defies
easy categorization. His contributions as academic, researcher, writer, and
public lecturer span more than five decades.

GRAHAME WEINBREN: Artist known for his pioneering work in interactive
installations. Also an educator and active professional in film.

All speakers and arrangements subject to change without notice.

Origins | Metaphors | Spaces | Changes

Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 16:19:57 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: ArtSci98 Symposium.... Roger Malina keynote speaker

December 8, 1997

Cooper Union, New York City
April 4-5, 1998

Below is another in the recent flurry of announcements of conferences next
year on the inter-relations between the arts and sciences. This conference,
ArtSci98, taking place next April, is the latest in a series of conferences
organized by the Art & Science Collaborative, based in New York. Also
occurring around the same time is "circuits@nys"
<http://www.circuitsnys.org/>, an arts and technology conference organized
by the NYS Council on the Arts next March.http://www.circuitsnys.org/.

To keep these conferences straight, check NINCH's Community Calendar page
regularly <http://www-ninch.cni.org/CALENDAR/calendar.html>

David Green

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) and The
Extended Studies Program at The Cooper Union
invite you to:

A Public Symposium......

<<<A r t S c i 9 8: SEEDING COLLABORATION>>>

(Panel discussions & visual presentations)
Sat. April 4th & Sun. April 5th
10am - 6pm each day
The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York City

(huge discount for Pre-Registration)
Full Details: http://www.asci.org/ArtSci98
Cynthia Pannucci/ ASCI: 718 816-9796 asci@asci.org
Cooper Union: 212 353-4195 Registration

Technology: it's the social, political, and economic buzzword of our time.
But what about the creativity of the minds working at the forefront of
"pure science" that underlies it all? And how is their discovery and
innovation effecting contemporary art and aesthetic thought? This is the
theme of ArtSci98, a two-day symposium to be held in the Great Hall at
Cooper Union on April 4 & 5, 1998. There, 40 of our nation's most curious
minds: research scientists, artists, educators, writers, and science and
technology professionals, will present their work in relation to issues of
discovery, creativity, innovation, invention, and current career
challenges. The goals of Art/Sci'98 are to dispel misconceptions, confirm
suspicions about the advantages of multi-disciplinary learning, and take an
affirmative step in the direction of narrowing the personal and
professional schisms between scientists and artists and the general public.

This event is SPONSORED BY: Discover Magazine and
Leonardo Journal; with additional support from AT&T.

The special web-segment created for ArtSci98
was donated by Roy Harrison and includes:
Program, Topic Premises, Short Bios, Registration Info,
Hotel info, and info. about producers and sponsors.
Agnes Denes...... pioneer environmental artist; 1997 Prix de Rome
Roger Malina...... astro-physicist & Editor of Leonardo Journal

PANEL FORMAT: (75min. each)
- Introduction of each panelist (1min.) by moderator
- Each panelist talks about & shows (A/V) the conceptual framework of
their current career challenge (5min.)
- Followed by a moderated discussion of specific panel topic (30min.)
- Questions & Answers from the audience (15-20min.)

a scientist, artist, educator/ theorist/ or writer,
science or technology industry representative, and moderator.

I. Creativity - its meaning and function in science and art.
II. The Transformative Functions of Science & Art
III. The Dialectics (Cybernetics?) of Art and Science
IV. The Artist and Scientist in Society
V. Technology & Creativity
VI. Problem Solvers & Mythmakers
VII. Science in Art, Art in Science: Influence and Integration
VIII. Literal & Actual Collaborations

Comfortable furniture with coffee tables to provide a quiet, thoughtful
place for participants and speakers to meet one another informally. Lite
food and beverages will be available for sale. For between panels and
during the lunch-break, especially if it rains. ((((SPONSORSHIP

Just before you enter the Great Hall, there is a gallery area for Sponsor
booths/ info tables /displays. Also, situated along one wall, 4-5 computer
stations will showcase some of today's hottest art and/or science CD-ROMs.

-materials science
-computer & math science
-digital imaging
-science fiction

PANELIST LIST: (short bios are on the ArtSci98 web-segment)

ROBERT ATKINS -Editor in Chief of the Arts Technology Entertainment
Network, writer/ critic
MIKE BATES -Director Academic & Institutional Relations for Yamaha Corporation
GREG BLONDER -physicist, Director of the Customer Expectations Lab at AT&T
RED BURNS -educator, Director of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program
AGNES DENES -environmental artist, REO Conference commission
ASHOK DHINGRA -a chief materials scientist at Dupont specializing in
natural systems
MICHELE OKA DONER -grows materials for her public sculpture via ocean
GREER GILMAN -author of award-winning science fantasy novel, Moonwise.
CYNTHIA GOODMAN -curator and organizer of international exhibitions on art
& technology
RONALD GRAHAM -Director of Research at AT&T Labs, mathematician & juggler
ROBERT GREENBERG -leading innovator in use of computers for movie special
JAN HAWKINS -Director of the Center for Children & Technology, NYC
ROXANNE HILTZ -Professor & author; first to conceptualize and study "online
CHUCK HOBERMAN -sculptor and designer of "unfolding structures"
DON IHDE -one of the pioneers in the North American philosophy of technology
CHIRSTOPHER JANNEY -creates interactive sound environments for public spaces
DAVID KATZIVE -President of the Visual Technology Group for Ruder Finn, NYC
BILLY KLUVER -co-founder E.A.T.(Experiments in Art and Technology), editor
& producer
KEN KNOWLTON -former Bell Labs scientist, the "father of use of computers
in animation"
JEAN Le MEE -professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at The Cooper Union
MARY LUCIER-internationally renown pioneer of the video installation genre
ROGER MALINA -astro-physicist and Editor of LEONARDO Journal
CARL MACHOVER -world-wide lecturer & consultant on computer graphics, editor
TOD MACHOVER -composer, hyper-instrument designer and professor at M.I.T.
PAULINE OLIVEROS -composer, musician, educator, pioneer in electronic music
DORIS SCHATT-SCHNEIDER -mathematics & author of book on the work of M.C.
NADRIAN SEEMAN -the originator of the field of DNA nanotechnology
DOREE SELIGMANN -3-D virtual environments & web projects for Lucent
STEPHEN SOREFF -conceptual artist and author of AGAR (www.asci.org)...
(click "future" icon)
LINDA STONE -The Director of Microsoft Research's Virtual Worlds Group
HELEN THORINGTON -writer/composer, Director: Turbulence website & New
American Radio
MURRAY TUROFF -Co-author, The Network Nation; design of electronic-based
social systems
TYLER VOLK -professor geo-physics, NYU; author, Gaia's Body: Toward a
Physiology of Earth
GEORGE WHITESIDES -professor chemistry Harvard; research in chemistry,
physics, biology
CARL ZIMMER -Sr. Science Editor at Discover Magazine, and author of At the
Water's Edge
please forward this message to your mailing list around the world!
Cynthia Pannucci
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
718 816-9796; pannucci@asci.org
PO Box 358, Staten Island, NY 10301
URL: http://www.asci.org

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