DHnord2020 Conference. The Measurement of Images: Computational Approaches in the History and Theory of the Arts.

I’m very proud to annouce the program of the next DHnord2020 conference which I will chair with Emmanuel Château-Dutier.


Original Presentations

(Pre-recorded talks available from November 1st)

  • Peter Bell, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), “Angelic movement. Exploring and Understanding Art, Iconography and Composition with Machine Learning / Mouvement angélique : Explorer et comprendre l’art, l’iconographie et la composition avec le machine learning.”
  • Dominique Cardon, Sciences Po, “The Machine that Reads Images: a Social and Technical History of Artificial Intelligence in Computer Vision / Une machine qui lit les images : une histoire socio-technique de l’intelligence artificielle en vision par ordinateur.”
  • Johanna Drucker, University of California, Los Angeles, “Image Mis-recognition: Augmentation, Automation, and Aesthetic Intelligence / Mé-reconnaissance de l’image: augmentation, automatisation et intelligence esthétique.”
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COSMIC : CO-creating and Sharing digital Methodologies in Circus Education

Summer of good news : the Erasmus + COSMIC project has been accepted !

The COSMIC project aims at enhancing the quality of circus education and training, on the same line of previous FFEC and FEDEC projects INTENTS and REFLECT. The project will be an exchange of good practices that will allow professional Circus schools to develop new pedagogical methodologies but based on existing material. This existing material – identified during interviews with each partner- is the ‘student Artistic Notebook’ that is used in most of the partner-schools. It will be experimented and developed in various ways thanks to a videobased software called MemoRekall. Project partners will also provide feedbacks to the software developers, helping to adapt it to the needs of the Circus education sector.

COSMIC will start in September 2020 and will end in December 2022. It is lead by the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) and includes 10 partners.

H2020 COESO project on Citizen Science accepted

The COESO project is lead by EHESS. It includes 15 partners, among them UPHF with a pilot project on dance. Among other contributions, I will be in charge of the development of new dance annotation features in MemoRekall.

Abstract of the project : The COESO (Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues) project facilitates and supports participatory research in SSH, through a service-first approach. COESO supports ten Citizen Science pilots presenting a variety of disciplines, societal challenges and types of engagement with citizens in different European countries. COESO project will specifically support collaborative practices in Citizen Science by developing a Virtual Ecosystem for Research Activation (VERA), a platform envisioned as a « collaboratory” providing a set of tools to discover potential partners, to define and co-design the activities, to co-create new knowledge and solutions, and to deliver them to society. COESO will furthermore collaborate with research funding organizations to enhance financial support to Citizen Science projects in the SSH and explore the frontiers of innovation in SSH public engagement by achieving a complete mutual learning with the teams involved in the Pilots. Finally, “Cooperation analytics” will be designed to measure the quality of collaboration between researchers and citizens in VERA. Those analytics will be useful to the project teams themselves but they will also be a major contribution to funders, policy makers, research organizations and other stakeholders supporting Citizen Science policies. COESO’s overall objective is to overcome the obstacles that hinder the development of Citizen Science in the SSH. COESO will enable a dramatic growth of Citizen Science projects in these disciplines and will intensify the collaborations between SSH researchers and citizens to tackle together the many societal challenges European societies face today. VERA will be one of the core services offered by OPERAS Research Infrastructure to the scientific community.

DH2020 Culture Analytics Workshop: Network Studies of Culture

Following the 2019 workshop, which focused on the use of time series as a way to understand and visualize humanities data, the 2020 workshop is dedicated to how network exploration and analysis can be similarly used to understand and visualize data. The questions at the focus the workshop are: How can network visualisations provide a distant viewing of data? What are the different steps to build a network? How to read it?

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Appel à manuscrits pour la collection “Humanités numériques” : monographies et données ouvertes en SHS

Dans le cadre de la nouvelle collection “Humanités numériques” publiée aux Presses universitaires du Septentrion (PUS) en partenariat avec la Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société (MESHS), nous lançons un premier appel à manuscrits en vue de la publication d’un ouvrage en 2021.

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DHnord2020 Conference. The Measurement of Images: Computational Approaches in the History and Theory of the Arts. CfP.

The DHnord colloquium brings together the digital humanities community every year at the Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société in Lille. The theme chosen for 2020 considers computational approaches to images in the history and theory of the arts. This conference will bring together for the first time in France the leading specialists in artificial intelligence applied to the arts.

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Soutenance de l’habilitation à diriger des recherches

J’ai le plaisir de vous convier à la soutenance de mon Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches en études théâtrales et en sciences de l’information et de la communication qui aura lieu le 6 décembre à 14h, à l’UTC Paris, en salle Barthès, 62 Boulevard de Sébastopol, 75003 Paris.
Le dossier intitulé « Arts de la scène et technologies numériques : des digital performances aux theatre analytics » se compose de trois volumes : un mémoire de synthèse, une sélection raisonnée de travaux et un ouvrage inédit, Mémoire de l’éphémère : les traces numériques des arts de la scène
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Combiner distant reading et distant viewing. Utiliser les réseaux de neurones pour analyser l’évolution des relations arts/sciences dans la revue Leonardo

Le projet Leonardo vient de recevoir le financement de la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme dans le cadre de son appel à projet sur les humanités numériques et l’intelligence artificielle.

Le projet Leonardo s’intéresse aux mécanismes des interactions interdisciplinaires entre l’art et la science dans la revue Leonardo (MIT Press), et à leur évolution de 1968 à aujourd’hui. Son objectif est d’analyser, grâce notamment à l’intelligence artificielle, l’évolution des relations arts/sciences non seulement à partir des textes, mais également des images publiées, et de proposer ainsi de nouvelles méthodologies pour l’analyse des journaux.

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