20.051 events: grammar; events

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 06:15:50 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 51.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il> (22)
         Subject: Workshop on Large-scale Grammar Development and
                 Grammar Engineering

   [2] From: Ken Friedman <ken.friedman_at_bi.no> (129)
         Subject: Last Call for Papers -- Events and Event Structures

         Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 06:11:36 +0100
         From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il>
         Subject: Workshop on Large-scale Grammar Development and
Grammar Engineering

Large-scale Grammar Development and Grammar Engineering
Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation
University of Haifa, Israel, 25-28 June, 2006

Call for Participation

Linguistically motivated approaches to Natural Language Processing in
recent years have made significant advances in terms of linguistic
coverage, wealth of analysis and efficiency of processing. However,
large-scale grammar development still could benefit from improvements
in grammar engineering. The Workshop is intended as a forum for
discussing ongoing work in declarative, constraint- and resource-
based approaches, informed by linguistic theory. It will cover
various aspects of the computational implementation of grammars based
on linguistic knowledge, and in particular address issues of grammar
engineering and modularity.

For more details on the program, speakers, venue etc. please refer to
the web site:


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         Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 06:12:40 +0100
         From: Ken Friedman <ken.friedman_at_bi.no>
         Subject: Last Call for Papers -- Events and Event Structures

Events and Event Structures

Last Call for Papers

Call for Conference Papers

The Center for Design Research calls for papers on events and event
structures for a conference to place on May 24-27, 2007. The
conference will take place in Copenhagen at the Center for Design
Research at Denmark's Design School and The Royal Danish Academy of
Fine Arts School of Architecture. Following the conference,
participant papers will be published as a book.

The conference co-chairs are Prof. Ken Friedman of the Norwegian
School of Management and Denmark's Design School, and Prof. Owen
Smith of the University of Maine.

Scholars in many fields are now working with events and intermedia.
These fields include art, design, architecture, informatics, and new
media, as well as art history, musicology, philosophy, theology,
theater, performance studies, management, and economics. We welcome
contributions from different views and perspectives.


In 2002, Smith and Friedman joined Ric Allsopp as guest editors of a
special issue of the journal Performance Research (Vol. 7. No. 3,
2002) focusing on events and performance in Fluxus. They also
prepared a digital edition of the Fluxus Performance Workbook. A
free-to-download copy of the Fluxus Performance Workbook is available
at this URL:


This past year, Friedman and Smith completed two special issues of
the journal Visible Language (Vol. 39, No. 3, 2005; Vol. 40, No. 1,
2006) with several articles on events and intermedia.

To sharpen the focus on events and event structures, Smith and
Friedman are now organizing this conference in Copenhagen. In
addition to invited scholars and artists, they issue an open call for
paper proposals.

The conference will be limited to fifty participants. We seek a
working forum for productive dialogue, rather than the more
traditional presentation forum of most conferences.

Conference topics

The conference will explore some of the many issues that arise at the
intersection of events, interactive art, and new developments in
design and the information society. This includes exploring the event
as designed art activity; process and co-creation in art; the design
aspect of event production; staging and prop management for events;
the design of publications, digital editions, and web sites.

We welcome papers on different approaches to events and event
structures. Examples of topics include:

Events in the work of a specific artist;
Thematic approaches to events (water, time, maps, etc.);
Event as performance;
Co-creation in art;
Process in art;
The ontology of the event;
The epistemological qualities of event-based work;
The hermeneutics of the event;
Translating event structures from art into daily life;
The philosophy of events;
Events, time, and memory;
Process in art, philosophy, and society;
The idea of the event: control, power, and history;
Events and gender;
Musicality and emergent order in events;
Algorithms and events, event as algorithm;
Event and homiletics;
Publishers of event scores and event-based books;
Designing events: boxes, books, and kits;
Event scores and objects;
Event scores and installations;
Theater of the object;
Digital editions for interactive art;
Documenting events and performances;
Photographic events;
The influence of events;
Events in relation to other forms of instructional or scored works;
Event-based projects and exhibitions;
Interactive events on the web.


Before the conference, participants will receive advance drafts of
all papers as a proceedings document to encourage exchange and
conversation. Authors will discuss ideas in conference sessions that
emphasize dialogue rather than presenting written papers.

The proceedings will be the first of two conference publications.
Following the conference, selected papers will be revised as chapters
in a book on events and event structures to be published by the
Design Research Center.

Selected research libraries will also receive copies of the
proceedings, and the proceedings will be available to a wider public
on a conference web site.


There is no conference fee. The Design Research Center will fund the
conference. Participants must pay their own travel and hotel
accommodations. While we do not have travel funds, we will help
participants to apply for funding from universities or other sources.
We hope to make early decisions on proposals to give participants
time to seek funds. To preserve an atmosphere of open exchange and
reflective dialogue, the conference will be limited to 50 participants.

The conference will take place from Thursday May 24 through Saturday May 27.

Proposals and questions

If you wish to participate in the Copenhagen conference on Events and
Event Structures, send a paper proposal to both organizers. They also
welcome full papers or drafts of full papers. Please write if you
have questions.


Proposals due: July 15, 2006

Response to Authors: August 15, 2006

Finished papers due: January 5, 2007

Please sent proposals to both co-chairs:

ken.friedman_at_bi.no, Owen_Smith_at_umit.maine.edu

Please place the word EVENTS in the subject header of your email.

Ken Friedman
Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design
Institute for Communication, Culture, and Language
Norwegian School of Management
Center for Design Research
Denmark's Design School
+47    Tlf NSM
+47    Tlf Privat
email: ken.friedman_at_bi.no
Ken Friedman
Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design
Institute for Communication, Culture, and Language
Norwegian School of Management
Center for Design Research
Denmark's Design School
+47    Tlf NSM
+47    Tlf Privat
email: ken.friedman_at_bi.no
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