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Humanist Archives: May 29, 2019, 5:56 a.m. Humanist 33.52 - pubs: machine-seeing cfp; models & modelling

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 52.
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    [1]    From: Leonardo Impett 
           Subject: Call for Papers - Ways of Machine Seeing (Special Issue of the journal AI & Society) (63)

    [2]    From: Willard McCarty 
           Subject: Historical Social Research, Supplement 31 on models and modelling (42)

        Date: 2019-05-28 14:17:12+00:00
        From: Leonardo Impett 
        Subject: Call for Papers - Ways of Machine Seeing (Special Issue of the journal AI & Society)

Second Call for Papers: Ways of Machine Seeing, Special Issue of Springer
AI & Society.

Edited by Mitra Azar (Aarhus University), Geoff Cox (University of
Plymouth/Aarhus University) and Leonardo Impett (Max Planck Institute for
Art History, Rome).

How do computers change the way we see the world? This special issue
brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines to explore the
entanglement of machines and seeing from new critical perspectives.

This special issue of AI & Society seeks to explore, half a century after
John Berger's Ways of Seeing, how the ideas therein can be understood in
the light of state-of-the-art technical developments in machine vision and
algorithmic learning: and what and how we see and know is further

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

* how developments in machine vision morph or unsettle the relations
between what we see and
* the social and political implications of machine vision and of the
automation of the image; images
by machines for machines.
* visual-algorithmic hegemony, changed social dynamics and aesthetic
* how political and artistic discussion can shape scientific research in
the field of machine learning
and especially deep learning.
* the wider discussion on ‘learning’; epistemological and pedagogical
issues inspired by visual
and algorithmic literacy.
* consideration of the types of seeing that machine vision does; enhanced
understanding of
images, classification systems and curation in relation to taste and its
statistical formation.
* ways of seeing framed by the notion of eye and gaze, particularly in
relation to authority and
* visual and computational processes of subjectivation, political agency
and algorithmic

Abstracts of a maximum of 750 words should be submitted through the online
submission system (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WMS2019/) no later
than 30 July 2019 for a double-blind peer review.

Full call for papers:


More about AI & Society:

Leonardo Impett
Digital Humanities Scientist
Bibliotheca Hertziana
Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome

        Date: 2019-05-28 10:50:49+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: Historical Social Research, Supplement 31 on models and modelling

Models and Modelling between Digital and Humanities –
A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Historical Social Research, Supplement 3 (2018)
Ed. Arianna Ciula, Øyvind Eide, Cristina Marras & Patrick Sahle
https://www.gesis.org/en/hsr/current-issues/ (scroll down)

This Supplement of Historical Social Research stems from the
contributions on the topic of modelling presented at the workshop
“Thinking in Practice”, held at Wahn Manor House in Cologne on January
19-20, 2017. With Digital Humanities as starting point, practical
examples of model building from different disciplines are considered,
with the aim of contributing to the dialogue on modelling from several
perspectives. Combined with theoretical considerations, this collection
illustrates how the process of modelling is one of coming to know, in
which the purpose of each modelling activity and the form in which
models are expressed has to be taken into consideration in tandem.

The modelling processes presented in this volume belong to specific
traditions of scholarly and practical thinking as well as to specific
contexts of production and use of models. The claim that supported the
project workshop was indeed that establishing connections between
different traditions of and approaches toward modelling is vital,
whether these connections are complementary or intersectional. The
workshop proceedings address an underpinning goal of the research
project itself, namely that of examining the nature of the
epistemological questions in the different traditions and how they
relate to the nature of the modelled objects and the models being
created. This collection is an attempt to move beyond simple
representational views on modelling in order to understand modelling
processes as scholarly and cultural phenomena as such.

[Individual articles are accessible in the Social Science Open Access
Repository (SSOAR) and in JSTOR]

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/),
Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org)

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