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DH Infrastructure Symposium - HumTech - UCLA
"We enthusiastically invite you to join us at UCLA on November 15, 2018 for the third annual Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium. Our focus this year is on some real-world built and building platforms and methods to support DH researchers. We welcome anyone interested in learning from what has been done in practical, infrastructure-building terms — especially technologists, library staff, and those involved or getting started in building DH capacity."
conference  digital-humanities  infrastructure 
december 2018 by tsuomela
The Science of Information, ca. 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age
"Between about 1870 and 1945, for visionaries and planners around the world, projects for assembling universal knowledge and projects for effecting a universal political order went hand-in-hand. This symposium will investigate the development of intertwining utopianisms in internationalist politics and in the science of information during this period. This span of years stretches from the onset of modern war, in America and Western Europe, to its most horrific climax in World War II. It is also the period during which global transportation and communications systems were constructed, the modern global economy was knit together, and both scientific and humanistic scholarship became a professional and global enterprise. Such developments made the collection and sharing of information and the establishment of accord among nation-states especially urgent, the stuff of utopian speculation, pacifist dreams, and, sometimes, pragmatic nightmares. A striking measure of this urgency was the formation in 1922 of the League of Nations’ International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, the primary aim of which was to address and resolve issues at the intersection of information and diplomacy."
conference  sts  history  information 
september 2016 by tsuomela
Proceedings from the Document Academy | University Press Managed | University of Akron
"The Proceedings from the Document Academy publishes 1-2 issues a year as a record of the activities of the Document Academy, including Board-reviewed conference proceedings and peer-reviewed special issues."
documents  proceedings  conference  information-science 
july 2016 by tsuomela
Modsti | Modeling Science, Technology & Innovation Conference
"This NSF-funded, agenda-setting conference will review opportunities and challenges associated with the usage of mathematical, statistical, and computational models in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in decision making. Among others, STI models can be employed to simulate the diffusion of ideas and experts, to estimate the impact of population explosion and aging, to explore alternative funding schemas, or to communicate the probable outcomes of different policy decisions."
conference  science  policy  modeling 
june 2016 by tsuomela
The Maintainers: A Conference
"Many groups and individuals today celebrate “innovation.” The notion is influential not only in engineering and business, but also in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. For example, “innovation” has become a staple of analysis in popular histories – such as Walter Isaacson’s recent book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.  This conference takes a different approach, one whose conceptual starting point was a playful proposal for a counter-volume to Isaacson’s that could be titled The Maintainers: How a Group of Bureaucrats, Standards Engineers, and Introverts Made Technologies That Kind of Work Most of the Time. Conference participants come from a variety of fields, including academic historians and social scientists, as well as artists, activists, and engineers.  All share an interest in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world."
conference  infrastructure  technology  standards  sts 
april 2016 by tsuomela
Information Ethics Roundtable | School of Information Resources & Library Science
"We live in an "information society." Information and information technologies are increasingly essential to our social, economic, and political interactions. Given this, serious reflection on information ethics is imperative. "Information ethics" studies the value questions that arise in the creation, control, and access to information. The Information Ethics Roundtable is a yearly conference, which brings together researchers from disciplines such as philosophy, information science, communications, public administration, anthropology and law to discuss the ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship."
conference  information-ethics  ethics  philosophy 
march 2015 by tsuomela
Atlanta Conference |
"The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy provides a showcase for the highest quality scholarship addressing the multidimensional challenges and interrelated characteristics of science and innovation policy and processes."
science  policy  innovation  conference  academic 
february 2015 by tsuomela
"Large-scale databases of human activity in social media have captured scientific and policy attention, producing a flood of research and discussion. This paper considers methodological and conceptual challenges for this emergent field, with special attention to the validity and representativeness of social media big data analyses. Persistent issues include the over-emphasis of a single platform, Twitter, sampling biases arising from selection by hashtags, and vague and unrepresentative sampling frames. The socio-cultural complexity of user behavior aimed at algorithmic invisibility (such as subtweeting, mock-retweeting, use of “screen captures” for text, etc.) further complicate interpretation of big data social media. Other challenges include accounting for field effects, i.e. broadly consequential events that do not diffuse only through the network under study but affect the whole society. The application of network methods from other fields to the study of human social activity may not always be appropriate. The paper concludes with a call to action on practical steps to improve our analytic capacity in this promising, rapidly-growing field."
conference  social-media  methods  methodology 
december 2014 by tsuomela
"Numerous papers have reported great success at inferring the political orientation of Twitter users. This paper has some unfortunate news to deliver: while past work has been sound and often methodologically novel, we have discovered that reported accuracies have been systemically overoptimistic due to the way in which validation datasets have been collected, reporting accuracy levels nearly 30% higher than can be expected in populations of general Twitter users. Using careful and novel data collection and annotation techniques, we collected three different sets of Twitter users, each characterizing a different degree of political engagement on Twitter - from politicians (highly politically vocal) to "normal" users (those who rarely discuss politics). Applying standard techniques for inferring political orientation, we show that methods which previously reported greater than 90% inference accuracy, actually achieve barely 65% accuracy on normal users. We also show that classifiers cannot be used to classify users outside the narrow range of political orientation on which they were trained. While a sobering finding, our results quantify and call attention to overlooked problems in the latent attribute inference literature that, no doubt, extend beyond political orientation inference: the way in which datasets are assembled and the transferability of classifiers."
conference  social-media  politics  classification  topic-modeling 
december 2014 by tsuomela
IFLA Library
"This paper considers how libraries can support humanities scholars in working with large digitized collections of cultural material. Although disciplines such as corpus linguistics have already made extensive use of these collections, fields such as literature, history, and cultural studies stand at the threshold of new opportunity. Libraries can play an important role in helping these scholars make sense of big cultural data. In part, this is because many humanities graduate programs neither consider data skills a prerequisite, nor train their students in data analysis methods. As the ‘laboratory for the humanities,’ libraries are uniquely suited to host new forms of collaborative exploration of big data by humanists. But in order to do this successfully, libraries must consider three challenges: 1) How to evolve technical infrastructure to support the analysis, not just the presentation, of digitized artifacts. 2) How to work with data that may fall under both copyright and licensing restrictions. 3) How to serve as trusted partners with disciplines that have evolved thoughtful critiques of quantitative and algorithmic methodologies."
conference  paper  digital-humanities  library 
september 2014 by tsuomela
"Welcome to LOEX where you can find information about and connections to the world of library instruction and information literacy."
libraries  literacy  conference  professional-association  information-literacy 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Electronic Resources & Libraries
"ER&L facilitates the communication and collaboration for information professionals around issues related to managing electronic resources in the digital world."
libraries  community  research  e-librarianship  conference 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Personal Archiving —
"This site exists to document developments in the field of personal archiving, and to support a broad community practitioners working to ensure long term access for various personal collections and archives."
personal  archives  conference 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Extra! Get yer “Science Writing in the Age of Denial” conference recaps here! |
This week about 200 science writers gathered in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin for a conference on Science Writing in the Age of Denial, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the National Association of Science Writers.
conference  reports  science  sts  denial  climate-change 
april 2012 by tsuomela
How the TED Conference Started An Intellectual Movement -- New York Magazine
"Smart talk has never been such a valuable commodity. It’s spawned conferences like TED, Davos, and now a slew of upstart competitors. It has made the eighteen‑minute TED lecture a viral online phenomenon. But are we running out of things to say?"
conference  elitism  status  speaking  public  online  viral 
march 2012 by tsuomela
Human Complexity 2012
" The initial 2012 conference will be based on an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the UNC Charlotte Complex Systems Institute this past year that was dedicated to computer modeling in the humanities and social sciences. In keeping with the theme of the IATDH, the topic for our first conference will be: Modeling Complexity in the Humanities and Social Sciences."
complexity  humanities  cfp  conference  2012 
january 2012 by tsuomela
Session: Crossing Boundaries with Citizen Science (2011 AAAS Annual Meeting (17-21 February 2011))
"Citizen science has gained popularity as a means of engaging public participation in the scientific endeavor. Large-scale citizen science research began with bird monitoring in Finland in the mid-18th century and the Transits of Venus Project in Victorian England, but the Internet has literally transformed our capacity to harness the small acts of many to tackle large problems of collecting and processing data. The geographic coverage and quantity of environmental data generated is unprecedented, creating a need for innovation in informatics, cyberinfrastructure, web application development, human computation, and data mining. Recently, citizen science has come under the influence of smart phones and social networking with profound social and scientific consequences. The speakers represent prominent recent efforts in citizen science, highlighting its expansion into new realms. "
citizen-science  amateur  history  conference 
february 2011 by tsuomela
IIIS - International Institute of Informatics and Systemics
To contribute to the identification of synergetic relationships among the areas of The Systems Approach, Cybernetics, and Informatics, as well as between them and society.
systems  communication  cybernetics  professional-association  conference  globalization  institutions 
november 2010 by tsuomela
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