Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks — 3rd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci 2012

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We are pleased to invite you to Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks — 3rd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci 2012 taking place at Northwestern University near Chicago, IL on the shores of Lake Michigan, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Abstract:
We are pleased to announce the third Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice. Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.

The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2012 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

In addition to keynotes and interdisciplinary discussion, we are looking for a number of contributed talks. Selected papers will be published in print in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), as well as online in Leonardo Transactions.

For previous editions papers and video presentations please visit the following URLs: 2011 website ; 2010 website

Possible subjects include:
* Contemporary art and network science;
* Cultural analytics, culturomics, and high throghput approaches
* Cultural exchange and trade networks (from the Neolithic to modern supply chains);
* Emergence and evolution of canon in art, music, literature and film;
* Evolution of communities of practice in art and science;
* History and theory of network visualization;
* Networks in architecture and urban planning (from Ekistics to Reality Mining);
* Network structure and dynamics in art, music, literature and film;
* Taxonomy and evolutionary models in art and science.

Submissions:
We are looking for eight 15 minute contributions covering a large territory around arts, humanities and complex networks. Download our Call for Paper. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and include one relevant URL. You are also requested to upload your most awesome figure in jpg format. You will have the opportunity to post your submission using the EasyChair system

Important dates:
The deadline for applications is March 16, 2012.
Decisions for acceptance will be sent out by March 30, 2012.
The symposium will take place at Northwestern University near Chicago, IL on the shores of Lake Michigan on June 19, 2012.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Burak Arikan, Artist based in New York and Istanbul
Pedro Cano, Chief Technology Officer, bmat.com
Miriah Meyer, Assistant Professor, Utah University

Organizing committee:
Maximilian Schich, DFG Visiting Research Scientist, CCNR, Northeastern University, USA
Roger Malina, Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
Isabel Meirelles, Associate Professor, Dept. of Art + Design, Northeastern University, USA
Cristián Huepe, Visiting Scholar, Applied Math Department, Northwestern University. USA

Sponsors:
• Northeastern University,
• Leonardo Journal (MIT Press).