[artinfo] Call For Paper: Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks

tijana stepanovic tijana.stepanovic at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 12:05:22 CET 2010

Call For Paper

Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks

2nd Leonardo satellite symposium

We are pleased to invite you to Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks —

2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci 2011 taking place at the

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest,

on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.


We are pleased to announce the second Leonardo satellite symposium at
NetSci2011 on

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to

cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of
arts and humanities.

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

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 NetSci2011

the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading
researchers and

practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful

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. The
symposium is a follow up to the first satellite event on “Arts | Humanities
| Complex Networks” at NetSci2010 in Boston.

The 2010 abstracts, papers and videos are available at:

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts.Net

Jim Crutchfield, Director, Complexity Sciences Center, UC Davis

Nathalie Henry Riche, researcher, VIBE group, Microsoft Research, Seattle

Organizing committee:

Maximilian Schich, CCNR BarabásiLab, Northeastern University, USA

Roger Malina, Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA

Isabel Meirelles, Dept. of Art + Design, Northeastern University, USA

Tijana Stepanovic, Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art’s Affiliate,

ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Hungary

Possible subjects include:

- Contemporary art and network science;

- Cultural exchange and trade networks (from the Neolithic to modern supply

- 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

- Network structure and dynamics in art, music, literature and film;

- Taxonomy and evolutionary models in art and science.


We are looking for ten 15 minute contributions covering a large territory
around arts,

humanities and complex networks. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and

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

(the respective link is available at: http://artshumanities.netsci2011.net)

Important dates:

The deadline for applications is February 6, 2011.

Decisions for acceptance will be sent out by February 28, 2011.

The symposium will take place in Budapest on June 7, 2011.


Attendance to our symposium is free of charge. As space is limited, we
require registration.

We encourage everyone to also register for the main NetSci2011 conference.

NetSci2011 attendees can register directly during main conference

For the NetSci2011 registration fee and deadline please see:

In addition we will give out a limited number of free tickets via
Eventbrite. The respective

link will become available at: http://artshumanities.netsci2011.net

About NetSci:

The International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2011)
will bring

together leading researchers and practitioners in network science —
analysts, modeling

experts, and visualization specialists with graduate students from many
different research

areas for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. The conference

on novel directions in networks research within the biological and

sciences, computer and information sciences, social sciences, finance and

NetSci 2011 will take place in June 6-10, 2011 in Budapest. NetSci 2011 is
co-organized by

a consortium of Hungarian universities and the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, coordinated

by the Center for Network Science at Central European University (cns at ceu.hu


Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks at NetSci2011:


NetSci2011: http://www.netsci2011.net

The 2010 abstracts, papers and videos: http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net

ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange: http://www.acax.hu

BarabásiLab, Northeastern University, Boston: http://www.barabasilab.com

Dept. Art+Design, Northeastern University, Boston: http://www.art.neu.edu

Leonardo/ISAST: http://www.leonardo.info

Leonardo/OLATS: http://www.olats.org

Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest:


If you would like to be added to the list of interested people, please drop
us an e-mail

with the subject Please add me to the Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks
list at

artshumanities.netsci at gmail.com. Alternatively you can follow schichmax on

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