Thursday, December 3, 2015 : 9:00A.M. - 5:00P.M.
UC Davis, King Hall, Rm. 2100A
Studies of religion and religious texts have played a formative
role in the development of digital scholarship. Early projects
in the digital humanities including the work of Jesuit priest
Roberto Busa and Reverend John Ellison pioneered in
computational methods originally designed to organize,
process, and evaluate religious text. This interdisciplinary
workshop will explore this alternative history of the digital
humanities while also charting potential futures for religious
studies scholarship. Bringing together scholars from across
the humanities and social sciences, we will address the ways
that the study of religion might use digital tools to compile
and analyze new data sets, help inform ongoing conversations
about the ethics of open access publishing and the circulation
of digital information, and effectively contribute to a world of
rapidly changing scholarship.
David Biale, UC Davis
Heidi Campbell, Texas A&M
Brian Hochman, Georgetown University
Pauline Hope Cheong, Arizona State University
Allison Fish, Indiana University
Steven Jones, Loyola University, Chicago
Flagg Miller, UC Davis
Behnam Sadeghi, Stanford University
Nazmus Saquib, MIT
Eric Schmidt, UC Press
Daniel Schwartz, Texas A&M
Mairaj Syed, UC Davis
Andrew Ventimiglia, UC Davis
Registration & additional info: innovation.ucdavis.edu
Updated list of upcoming Mellon Sawyer Surveillance Democracies Speakers!
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Alien Jurisprudence: An Experiment in Invention
Mario Biagioli, Alain Pottage, and Alexandra Lippman have put together an amazing event with CSIS!
Space is limited - Please contact Alexandra if you are interested in attending!
Information below and at the following link:
"Recent decisions of the US Supreme Court have revealed the persistence of an ambiguity in the definition of invention. In a series of high-profile cases concerning the patentability of business models, genes, abstract methods, and digital communication technologies, the Court has returned to a number of foundational questions: what is the difference between discovery and invention?; why are abstract ideas not patentable, and what makes an idea concrete rather than abstract?; what is the relation between inventive ideas and their material embodiments? The terms in which these questions are posed have hardly changed since the formation of the modern patent regime. The object of our workshop is to literally bring new perspectives to bear on these fundamental questions by eliciting non-legal jurisprudences of legal texts from patent law -- readings of canonical cases by scholars who are not specialists of patent law -- and bring them into conversations with patent scholars. For this exercise, we focus on two recent additions to the canon of patent jurisprudence: Myriad and Bilski – the first about gene patenting and the second about the patentability of methods."
Debbora Battaglia (Mt Holyoke College)
Marianne Constable (Berkeley)
Stephanie Dick (Harvard)
Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU)
Peter Galison (Harvard)
Hannah Landecker (UCLA)
Peter Lee (UC Davis)
Tim Lenoir (UC Davis)
Vincent Lepinay (Sciences-Po, Paris)
Helene Mialet (York)
Andrew Pickering (Exeter)
Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (UC Davis)
Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy)
Michael Szalay (UC Irvine)
Organizers: Mario Biagioli (UC Davis) and Alain Pottage (LSE), in collaboration with Alexandra Lippman (UC Davis)
Colin Milburn, the Gary Snyder Chair in Science and the Humanities and professor of English, Science and Technology Studies, and Cinema and Digital Media, has been awarded a 2015 New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to become a truly multidisciplinary digital humanist by learning how to code. Read more here.
Professor Colin Milburn was awarded the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. This is a career award for a whole body of scholarship, and past recipients have included luminaries in the field.
For more information on Prof. Milburn's achievement please see the following links:
STS is offering a new STS 200 seminar, "Ontologies, Species, Technologies: A Posthuman Tasting Menu," for Winter 2015. This course satisfies the STS 200 requirement for the Graduate DE in STS, but students need not be in the DE to enroll.
Please go to our Grad Courses page for more information on this course and other offerings for Winter and Spring 2015.
UC Davis STS Undergraduate Intern Alexis Caligiuri has completed yet another exciting interview (this time with Dr. Patrick Carroll) in her series of interviews with STS scholars at UC Davis. Please check out our blog for this and past interviews!
“The University and the Public Good: What Should We Be Doing on Climate Change?" Naomi Oreskes, UC Davis, 21 Feb
Mario Biagioli gives talk at the National Academies of Science on Open Access and Scientific Publishing
Mario's talk, "How We Got Here: Turning Points in Science Publishing" is part of a larger discussion of the state of academic publishing and efforts to increase access to the results of federally funded scientific research. The public comment meeting featuring Mario's talk will happen on May 14, 2013 (9am-5pm, EST) and May 15, 2013 (9am-12pm) at the National Academies of Science in Washington DC and will be lived streamed (Note: Mario's talk will begin at 9:15am, EST, on Tuesday, May 14th): http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/DBASSE_083052
For more information about this event including a list of speakers and schedule, please go here.
To hear the interview with Joe Dumit regarding his new book Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Industries Define Our Health (Duke University Press, 2013), click here: http://tinyurl.com/DumitOnBBC
Game-on: STS Professors Colin Milburn along with Joseph Dumit, Caren Kaplan, Kriss Ravetto, and others shared in a $2.5M grant to fund Gaming Studies!
The Humanities Innovation Lab has received a six-year grant to develop Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research, focusing on the cultural impacts of video games and interactive media, examining questions of virtuality and immersivity, narrative, multimodality, serious games and gamification, and ways in which game technologies transform diverse aspects of everyday life around the world.
He also presented at the conference, "What's New about New Materialisms?" at UC Berkeley on May 4-5, 2012.
Dynamic Interdisciplinary Research Environment to Engage and Develop a Cyber-Ready Workforce in the Geosciences, Social Sciences, and Computer Sciences”, 5 years funding, NSF# 1135588
Please join the English Department and programs in Cinema and Digital Media and Science and Technology Studies for a discussion of Colin Milburn's new book!
Nov 3rd : Book Event
CSIS/STS Room, SSH 1246 4:00 - 6:00
Prof. Colin Milburn
Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter
"In Mondo Nano Colin Milburn takes his readers on a playful expedition through the emerging landscape of nanotechnology, offering a light-hearted yet critical account of our high-tech world of fun and games. This expedition ventures into discussions of the first nanocars, the popular video games Second Life, Crysis, and BioShock, international nanosoccer tournaments, and utopian nano cities. Along the way, Milburn shows how the methods, dispositions, and goals of nanotechnology research converge with video game culture. With an emphasis on play, scientists and gamers alike are building a new world atom by atom, transforming scientific speculations and video game fantasies into reality. Milburn suggests that the closing of the gap between bits and atoms entices scientists, geeks, and gamers to dream of a completely programmable future. Welcome to the wild world of Mondo Nano."