Last week we sent our exhibition catalog to the printer. I found one last (?) typo even as our amazing designer, Susan Ellsworth, was extricating it from my hands. Thank you, Susie, for everything! And thank you to everyone here who contributed essays, read and proofread, made great suggestions, or otherwise has supported the collection and our activities over many years. These various folks appear one way or another in the catalog, so please click here to see a pre-publication PDF!
Copies of the printed catalog will be available at an upcoming afternoon of two presentations, followed by a reception and exhibition viewing. Hope to see you there!
Language, Signs, Meaning, Applications: a Meeting of Arts and Sciences in the Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Ginkgo Reading Room, Olin Library, Level 1
Reception to follow
Literary Studies in the Age of Data
Matthew Wilkens, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Culture Studies Program
An introduction to the data-driven techniques that are currently transforming scholarship in the humanities. Examples include text mining, geolocation, data visualization, and network analysis.
From Physical Language to Physical Action: Using Acting Techniques to Improve Human/Robot Interaction
Annamaria Pileggi, Senior Lecturer, Performing Arts Department
This talk will present ongoing research in which actor training techniques are applied to robots in interaction with humans, featuring a short video of a performance piece performed by robotic and human actors.