The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, which brings together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research, will be hosted by Northwestern University on November 21-22, 2010.
It will be preceded by THATCamp Chicago, a “user-generated ‘unconference’ where humanists and technologists work together for the common good,” on November 20, 2010, also at Northwestern University.
Multimedia artist Sharon Hayes will discuss four street-situated public speech works, In the Near Future, Everything Else Has Failed! Don’t You Think It’s Time for Love?, I March in the Parade of Liberty But as Long as I Love You I’m Not Free and, her most recent work, Parole, which was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in 2010, on November 12th.
More information on this event, which takes place at the Cochrane-Woods Arts Center, room 157, at 4:00 – 5:30 PM, can be found here.
Monday, November 1st, 1:30 – 2:50 PM, Hilary Chute, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English and author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Columbia University Press, 2010) will be be delivering a guest lecture for W. J. T. Mitchell’s Theories of Media Course, on Bill Ayers’ and Ryan Alexander-Tanner’s recent comic To Teach: The Journey, in Comics (Teacher’s College Press, 2010).
This lecture will be followed by a discussion on graphic narrative and discourse by Professor Chute, joined by Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, on Tuesday, November 2nd, 7:00-10:00 PM.
Both of these events will take place in Cochrane-Woods Arts Center 157.
Artist Buzz Spector and art historian Terry Smith will hold a lunchtime discussion on the subject of the artist’s book. This conversation will range from the work of Art & Language, a variety of artist-published alternatives such as WhiteWalls, as well as other contemporary practices associated with the artist’s book.
This discussion will take place Friday, October, 29th, 12:30-1:30 PM, at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, 1100 E 57th St, JRL S-102.
It is followed by two lectures, also on October 29th, by Terry Smith at 5:30 PM, and by Buzz Spector at 8:30 PM.
The New Media Workshop is pleased to welcome Patrick Jagoda, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English, presenting “Emergence: TransMedia Play and Gaming as Social Practice.”
There is no pre-circulated paper for this presentation.
The New Media Workshop meets from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Cobb 310.
Meet artist and University of Chicago faculty member Jason Salavon for a gallery discussion about striking a balance between art and information in two technologically complex projects on view at the Smart Museum — his video installation Everything, All at Once (Part III) and the interpretive “digital cave,” a specially commissioned component of the exhibition Echoes of the Past.
Everything, All at Once (Part III) is currently on view at the Smart Museum through November 7, 2010.
The Echoes of the Past exhibition continues through January 16, 2011.
More information on the artist’s talk, which takes place on October 24th at 2 PM, can be found here.
The Smart Museum of Art: 5550 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL
The Arts|Science Initiative is launching a pilot program of Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grants to encourage independent cross-disciplinary research between students in the arts and the sciences. Graduate students from astronomy and astrophysics, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geophysical sciences, math, physics, or statistics with graduate students from areas such as music, cinema and media studies, theater and performance, art history, creative writing, or visual arts are encouraged to pair up with areas for joint creative projects. Projects will be conducted between January–May 2011, with a public presentation scheduled at the end of the academic year. Teams may request up to $2,000. Application Deadline November 23rd.
From the Arts|Science Initiative website:
“The cross fertilization between the arts and science is emerging as a dynamic new intellectual endeavor. How can each of these respective disciplines enrich and influence the other’s culture of inquiry, working methods and forms of creative investigation? The Arts|Science Initiative seeks to actively pursue these ideas, explore the crosscurrents where new disciplinary exchange is taking place, and advance a distinctive collaborative research agenda.
A University-wide endeavor, the Arts|Science Initiative was formed in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts and Provost’s Office, with the support of the Divisions of the Biological and Physical Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories.”
For more information, visit the website or contact Julie Marie Lemon at jmlemon [at] uchicago [dot] edu.
The New Media Workshop kicks off the 2010-2011 year by welcoming Eugene Thacker, Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School and author of Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture (MIT Press, 2005), The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (with Alex Galloway, University of Minnesota Press, 2007), and the forthcoming After Life (University of Chicago Press, 2010), for a discussion of his essay “Mediation and Antimediation.”
This paper is no longer available for download.
The New Media Workshop meets from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Cobb 310. The workshop will be followed by a lunch in Walker 403, sponsored by the English department.
Eugene Thacker will also be delivering a lecture entitled “Darklife: Philosophy and Supernatural Horror” on Thursday, October 7th, 4:30 PM, in Rosenwald 405, presented by the Department of English.