Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks
A Leonardo Multimedia E-book and Web Companion
Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce the publication of the e-book and web companion Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks ( EBOOK http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S0UA9Q and Web Companion www.ahcncompanion.info).
Produced in partnership with the ATEC program at the University of Texas, Dallas (http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/) and MIT Press (http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/leon), this projects of 25 articles, documents the work of 45 leading researchers whose work explores the meaning and application of the science of complex networks to art history, archeology, visual arts, the art market and other areas of cultural importance.
The publication editors are art historian Max Schich, designer Isabel Meirelles and Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina. They have assembled a collection of texts from leading researchers, information designers and artists whose work has been presented at the Leonardo Days at the Network Science Conferences (http://artshumanities.netsci2012.net/) and the High Throughput Humanities Conference (http://hth.eccs2010.eu/) and in the Leonardo Journal. The Leonardo E-Book Managing Editor is Amy Ione.
This e-book is augmented via the web companion (http://www.AHCNcompanion.info) with the papers and presentations that will be delivered at the Leonardo Day on June 19 2012 at NETSCI 2012 at Northwestern University (http://netsci2012.net/?page_id=26), as well as reader commentary and discussion .The web companion has been produced under the direction of EMAC Professor Cassini Nazir and web companion Editor Max Mechanic.
The publication is a project of the ATEC Experimental Publishing and Curating initiative [http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/x/]. The publication is part of the Leonardo/OLATS (www.olats.org) participation in the STUDIOLABS project (http://www.olats.org/studiolab/studiolab.php), which brings together leading European scientific and cultural groups around the topics of complex networks, the future of water and synthetic biology.
Keynote Presentations are by:
Burak Arikan, Artist based in New York and Istanbul, USA/Turkey
Pedro Cano, Chief Technology Officer, bmat.com, Barcelona, Spain
Miriah Meyer, Assistant Professor, University of Utah, USA
Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts.Net
Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Lieberman Aiden, Researchers, Harvard University
Nathalie Henry Riche, Researcher, VIBE group, Microsoft Research, Seattle
Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg,Google, Cambridge, Masssachusetts
Ward Shelley, Parsons Fine Arts, The New School, NY
David Crandall, Indiana University, and Noah Snavely, Cornell University
Arts Humanities and Complex Networks: A Leonardo e-book and web companion