Upcoming events

Media of the Past in the Contemporary

Talk by: Dr Jussi Parikka
Thursday, November 19, 10:00-12:00
Place: Kunsthal Aarhus

The contemporary arrives in various (dis)guises: the archival, the trace, the ruin, the various remains that have especially in fields such as media archaeology been seen as crucial conditions for the emergence of the now. The seemingly stable notion of “presence” hides a myriad of temporal forces. Vivian Sobchak makes the case this is a demonstration of the transhistorical operation in media studies; the remains of media culture where practices of “handling, measuring, collecting and focusing […] on historical remainders” (Sobchak 2011, 324) become a significant mapping of this sense of the contemporary.
More specifically, this talk focuses on “remains” x as a key term for media theory and how it expands into a discussion of material presence and infrastructural politics that spans much outside the usual focus on single devices as remains of “past” media and into issues of design politics.

Organised by The Contemporary Condition research project at Aarhus University, and made possible by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research. http://contemporaneity.au.dk/

Seminar: Annotation and Visualization of Digital Data in the Humanities

Time: 10/12/2015, 10:00-16:00
Place: Statsbiblioteket, Victor Albecksvej 1, mødelokale 0, Aarhus

Today we generate more data in a couple of days than the entire human race has done from the dawn of its existence to the beginning of the 21st century. The information potential in all these data is enormous but we often lack adequate tools and methods to utilize it. Developments in broad research fields such as knowledge discovery in databases (‘big data’) offer a range of data-driven solutions, which leak into the humanities and arts through its various digitally oriented disciplines (e.g., digital humanities, humanities computing, and information science). A common experience is, however, that humanities researchers lack an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging our experience with and knowledge of such digital tools and methods. In this seminar we will remedy that by presenting current developments in three related areas: data management, digital annotation, and visualization.

With the massive increase in digital data and arrival of large-scale data infrastructures, an understanding of our data lifecycle and related data management solutions is essential. Independently of the data type and format, researchers and students alike need to add metadata (comments, explanations, or context) to their digital data, which is why digital annotation is imperative to data-driven practices. And without data visualization it would be impossible to get a handle on the subtleties and complexities in digital data. Taken together we believe these three areas (data management, digital annotation and visualization) constitute core competencies of digital scholarship.

(maximum 50 participants – free participation)

If you want to know more about this seminar you can see the full programme here, or register for the seminar now through this link.

The deadline for registering is Monday 7. December.

Natural Language Processing with Machine Learning
Course by: Loen Derczynski
Deadline for registration: November 16
For registration see here or send an e-mail to ira@cs.au.

This course gives a tour of data-intensive natural language processing (NLP).
We will study the machine processing of human languages from an artificial intelligence perspective, using statistical machine learning (ML). The course will introduce the field, and demonstrate multiple complete practical examples in various real-world tasks. Covering basic structures and theory, the course will leave participants with knowledge of how to match machine learning tool with problem in the context of language processing. Topics covered include entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and processing for indexing and retrieval.


Linguistic Grounding in a Virtual World
Talk by: Hilke Reckman
Time: Tuesday, November 10, 11-13
Place: Interacting Minds Centre, building 1483, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a thriving field. With the ever increasing amount of available data and computing power, more and more advanced applications are being developed. However, most NLP approaches continue to rely on text data only. Modeling the grounding of linguistic meanings in the physical and behavioral context can play a key role in opening new avenues in NLP, as well as in generating insight in how we humans learn and understand our languages. Unfortunately collecting and processing suitable non-linguistic contextual data, for example through computer vision, still remains a formidable challenge. Virtual worlds in which people interact online provide us with an interesting opportunity to bypass this problem.

In this talk I present a dataset that was collected through ’The Restaurant Game’. Thousands of people played the roles of the customer and the waitress in a virtual restaurant online. Their actions in this virtual environment provide context for their dialogue. Therefore this dataset gives us insight into natural language in context, while circumventing many of the complexities that using real world context would present. I demonstrate the potential of virtual world grounding by showing that meanings of words and phrases can be automatically learned from the dialogue and actions in this restaurant scenario, even with fairly simple methods and very basic initial assumptions.

Past events

Web Archives as Scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives
TIME: 08/06/15-10/06/15
PLACE: Aarhus University, Denmark
ORGANISERS: RESAW, Aarhus University, the State and University Library (Denmark), the Royal Library (Denmark), l’Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS, Université de Lille 3, the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), the University of Amsterdam, the British Library, and Leibniz University Hannover

Automated Recognition and Transcription of Handwritten Documents for Humanities Scholars, Archives and Libraries. Technology, Perspectives and Hands-on Workshop
TIME: 16/06/15, 10:30–15:30
PLACE: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1010 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, Sitzungssaal (1. Stock)
ORGANISERS: University of Innsbruck, Digitisation and Digital Preservation group und the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities

Posthuman Aesthetics: Aesthetics, Ethics and Biopolitics of the Posthuman
TIME: 10/12/15-11/12/15
PLACE: Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Buildings 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
ORGANISERS: Posthuman Aesthetics, Aarhus University

NetLab Workshops – webarkivering
TIME: by appointment
PLACE: by appointment


Digital Heritage: 3D representation conference
TIME: 21/05/15-22/05/15
PLACE: Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg
ORGANISERS: Centre for Digital Heritage & Aarhus University

Seminar: Digital Humaniora
TIME: 20/04/15, 9:00–14:35
PLACE: Det Humanistiske Fakultet, festsalen (KUA2), Karen Blixens Vej 4, Københavns Universitet
ORGANISERS: Det Humanistiske Fakultet, DeIC (Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation) og DIGHUMLAB

Knut Ebeling on Wild Archaeologies: Time’s Materiality and the Immateriality of History
TIME: 12/03/15, 14:15
PLACE: Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1584, room 124
ORGANISERS: Aesthetic seminars, Aarhus University

POSTHUMAN seminar: Jens Hauser: “Microperformativity, Molecular Theatre and Plantamorphisation: Challenging Anthropocentrism through Scale”
TIME: 12/03/15, 14:15-17:00
PLACE: Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1584, room 112
ORGANISERS: POSTHUMAN Seminars, Aarhus University

Talk by Wolfgang Sützl: Sharing – The Limits of Exchange
TIME: 05/03/15, 16:00-18:00
PLACE: Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus C
ORGANISERS: Aesthetic Seminar series, Aarhus University & Kunsthal Aarhus

Edward A. Shanken & Yolande Harris: Between Visual/Auditive Art and Technology
TIME: 28/01/15, 11:20-16:30
PLACE: Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus C
ORGANISERS: The Research Project in Posthuman Aesthetics

Participation and Cultural Transformation Conference
TIME: 14/01/15, 09.30-21.30
PLACE: Peter Bøgh Auditorium, Nygaard Building (5335) & Lecture Rooms 184/192 Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N
ORGANISERS: Cultural Transformation(s) research programme at Aarhus University & University of Southern Denmark

eduDAI 1.3 – education and digital tools
TIME: 12/12/14, 13:00-15.30
PLACE: CUDiM, Paludan-Müllers Vej 48, 8200 Aarhus N
ORGANISERS: Digital Arts Initaitive & CUDiM

PhD seminar: Social media and digital methods
TIME: 05/12/14, 12.00-15.00
PLACE: Nygaard building (5335), room 295, Aarhus University, Katrinebjerg
ORGANISERS: Digital Footprints Research Group & Centre for Internet Studies, Aarhus University

Roadmap for the National Research infrastructure (Friday meeting 5.12)
TIME: 05/12/14, 12.00-15.00
PLACE: AIAS building 1632 room 201, Aarhus University
ORGANISERS: Digital Arts Initiative

Open lecture with Jill Walker Rettberg
TIME: 07/11/14, 14.00-16.00
PLACE: Store Auditorium, INCUBA, Aabogade Aarhus N
ORGANISERS: The Humans and IT research program, The Digital Arts Initiative & The Literature Between Media research center

Workshop lunch meeting with Jill Walker Rettberg
TIME: 07/11/14, 11.00-13.00
PLACE: Building 5335-295 Nygaard Møderum, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N
ORGANISERS: The Humans and IT research program, The Digital Arts Initiative & The Literature Between Media research center

Workshop: Den digitale udgave mellem tilblivelse og anvendelse
TIME 6.-7. november 2014,
PLACE: Københavns Universitet. Lokale: Auditorium 22.0.11 (Njalsgade 120, 2300 København S)
ORGANIZERS: Grundtvig Centeret (Aarhus Universitet), Litteraturbanken (Göteborg Universitet), Det Danske Sprog og Litteraturselskab (København), Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab (Københavns Universitet)

DATAFIED RESEARCH – call for participation, Ph.D research workshop
TIME: Oct. 17-22, 2014 (deadline for submission Aug 4 – NB! No extension)
PLACE: Onlne & Hong Kong
ORGANISERS: Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University, transmediale/art&digitalculture, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

PIT Talk: Weaving Codes – Coding Weaves
TIME: 09/10/14, 12:15-13:00
PLACE: Building 5335-395 Nygaard Møderum (20), Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N
ORGANISERS: Participatory IT Research Centre

Digital Arts Workshops
TIME: 3/10/2014, 12.00-15.30
PLACE: Kunsthal Århus, J.M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus C.
ORGANISERS: Digital Arts Initiative

Seminar: Literature Between Media – With N. Katherine Hayles and others
TIME: 2 October, 10.00-17.00
PLACE: The Nobel Auditorium (1482-105), Aarhus Unversity – No registration required!
ORGANIZER: AU Ideas Pilot Centre “Literature Between Media”

Digital Arts Week – a week of special events
TIME: Sept 29 – Oct 3, 2014
PLACE: Aarhus University
ORGANISERS: Digital Arts Initiative, and others

Ph.D. workshop in text mining and textual analysis
TIME: 29/9/14-1/10/14, kl. 10:15-15 (every day)
PLACE: Interacting Minds Centre, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483, 3rd floor, 8000 Aarhus C.
ORGANISERS: Kristoffer Nielbo, IMC.

Research seminar: Social media and political engagement
TIME: Sep. 22 2014, 12.30-16.00
PLACE: ADA building, room 333, Aarhus University Katrinebjerg
ORGANISERS: Centre for Internet Studies, Aarhus University

Scandinavian Institute of Contemporary Comparative Vandalism
TIME: Sept 20, 11:00-16:30
PLACE: Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
ORGANIZERS: Nicolas Malevé / Michael Murtaugh / Ellef Prestsæter with Teresa Østergaard Pedersen (Aarhus University) & Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths College, London)

(CANCELLED) eduDAI 1.2 – education and digital tools
ORGANISERS: Digital Arts Initaitive & CUDiM

Workshop: The Dada Session – a method in the mess of everyday conversation
TIME: Friday Sept. 5, 12:30-15:00
PLACE: Studenterhuset, bygning 1420/1421 – lokale 2.3, Frederik Nielsens Vej 4
ORGANISERS: Digital Arts Initiative with the Research program in Language and Linguistic

WHY 3 D? – Challenges and solutions with the use of 3D visualizations in cultural history disciplines
TIME: 21.08.2014. 09:00-16:00
PLACE: Moesgaard, Aarhus University

eduDAI 1.1 – education and digital tools
TIME: Friday 29 August 09.30-15.00
PLACE: CUDiM, Paludan-Müllers Vej 48, 8200 Aarhus N
ORGANISERS: Digital Arts Initaitive & CUDiM

Cultural Im/materialities: Contagion, Affective Rhythms and Mobilization. International PhD course, Aarhus University 23-27 June 2014.
Organisers: Associate Professor, PhD, Britta Timm Knudsen Associate Professor, PhD, Mads Krogh Assistant Professor, PhD, Carsten Stage Associate Professor, PhD, Anne Marit Waade
Partners: Warwick University, UK, University of Southern Denmark, DK, Södertörns Högskola, SE, CESAU, DK, Copenhagen Business School, DK.

Immediations: Talk by Anna Munster (UNSW, Sydney)
TIME: June 24, 14-16 PM
PLACE: ADA Building 5342, room 333, AU

From Gazing to Grabbing: Feeling One’s Way through Data that Moves. Talk by Theresa Senft (New York University)
TIME: Wednesday, June 25, 10 (:15) – 12:00
PLACE: Nygård 2nd floor Lunchroom

Interaction Design & Children (IDC 2014, conference)
TIME:  June 17-20, 2014.
PLACE: Aarhus University
ORGANIZER/CHAIR: Ole Sejer Iversen, PIT, Aarhus University, Denmark

Conference: Web Archives as scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives
TIME: 8-10 June 2015
PLACE: Aarhus University, Denmark
ORGANISERS: RESAW, Aarhus University, the State and University Library (Denmark), the Royal Library (Denmark), l’Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS, Université de Lille 3, the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), the University of Amsterdam, the British Library, and Leibniz University Hannover

PhD seminar: Web Archiving and Archived Web — a new Research Method, a new Object of Study?
TIME: June 11-12, 2014.
PLACE: Aarhus University
ORGANIZER: The Danish Digital Humanities Lab/NetLab & Aarhus University, the PhD programme ‘ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism’ (Aarhus University)

Seminar on Informal online learning
TIME: June 2, 2014, 10.00 – 12.30
PLACE: Paludan-Müllers Vej 48, 8200 Aarhus N (room 136)

The production of prediction: what does machining learning want? – Lecture by Prof. Adrian McKenzie
TIME: Tuesday June 3, 10:30 — 11:30
PLACE: 5342-333 (aka ’Ada’ building, room 333, Katrinebjerg)
ORGANIZER: Center for Participatory IT (PIT)

The creation, performance, and circulation of research – with Prof. Gary Hall
At this Friday meeting we will address the implications that changes in the media landscape have for the ways media theorists create, perform and circulate research and knowledge.
TIME: 12:30-15, June 6, 2014
PLACE: Mødelokale 1, Statsbiblioteket, Universitetsparken (viktor albecksvej 1)
ORGANIZER: Digital ARTS Initiative

Opening seminar: Pilot Centre Literature between Media  
TIME: 10 – 15, 28 May 2014 (followed by a reception)
PLACE: ‘Lille teatersal’ + ‘Foyeren’, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus Universitet, 8000 Aarhus C
(In Danish)

Media archaeological ways of hearing – Micro-temporal acoustics and techno-mathematical analytics
Workshop conducted by professor Wolfgang Ernst (Humboldt, Berlin)
TIME: 10am to 15:30pm, May 23, 2014
(see also lecture (aka “aesthetic seminar”) by Wolfgang Ernst, May 22, 2014)

Critical theory and digital humanities – presentation by David Berry and response by Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (Friday meeting in Digital ARTS Initiative)
TIME: 12:30-15, May 2, 2014
PLACE: building 1586, room 114 (aka “forskerhuset, Kasernen”) NB! relocated
ORGANIZER: Digital ARTS Initiative

Humanities II: Nye Spørgsmål til teknikken
TIME: 12.30-17.00, Friday April 25
PLACE: Peter Bøgh Auditoriet, Nygaard bygn. 5335, Finlandsgade 21, Aarhus N
ORGANISERS: The research program in humans and IT
NB! In Danish

Computational and Digital Humanities – Friday Meeting in Digital ARTS Initiative
TIME: 12:30-15, April 4, 2014
PLACE: Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus University
ORGANIZER: Digital ARTS Initiative with IMC

Methodologies: Mobile Media & Mobility. Open call: International PhD course, Aarhus University 1-3 April 2014.
Organisers: Charles Ess (Professor, UiO), Thomas Bjørner (Associate Professor, AAU), and Anne Marit Waade (Associate Professor, AU). Graduate School of Arts, Aarhus University, PhD degree program: ICT Media, Communication and Journalism.

Theme conference on Digital Humanities (External link)
TIME: 1 April, 8:45 – 16:30
PLACE: Eigtveds Pakhus, sal III, Asiatisk Plads 2 G, 1448 København K
ORGANISERS: The Danish Council for Independent Research

Workshop: Digital tools for textual analysis
TIME: Friday 28 March, 9.00 – 15.30.
PLACE: ’Kasernen’, building 1580, room 349
ORGANISERS: Mads Rosendahl, Britta Timm Knudsen and Carsten Stage (all from the Department of Aesthetics and Culture)

Roundtable: Cultural Transformations, Technology and Urban Development
TIME: Thursday 27 March 2013, at 9am – 5pm
PLACE: Katrinebjerg, ADA 333
With invited guests Katherine Gibson (Center for Urban Studies, Sydney) & Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, London)
ORGANISERS: Research programs Cultural Transformations & Humans & IT, DAC, AU Special invitation to: Urban Studies initiative, AU Smart City, RethinkIMPACTS2017, PIT, Media Architecture Biennale, Digital Arts Initiative and Cesau

Lecture by Geoff Cox: “Speaking Code as Unfinished Project”
TIME: Thursday 13 March,  2.15 pm
PLACE: Room 124, Building 1584, entrance B (Kasernen)
ORGANIZERS: “Æstetisk seminar”, Associate Professor Jacob Lund

Archiving: Trash & Treasure – Friday meeting in Digital ARTS Initiative
TIME: 12:30-15, March 7, 2014
PLACE, 5335-295 (Nygaard Building, Katrinebjerg)
ORGANIZER: Digital ARTS Initiative with DIGHUMLAB

Lecture with Prof. Matthew Fuller: “Sleep-Talking: The materiality and mediation of sleep”
TIME: 10-11.00, 26 February 2014
PLACE: 5510-104 InCuba “Lille Auditorium”
ORGANIZER: Participatory Inforation Technoogy Center (PIT) & The Research Program in Humans & IT (HIT)

Visit to CAVI + DAI Activities 2014 – Friday meeting in Digital ARTS Initaitive
TID: 6.2.2014, 12:30-15:00
STED: CAVI samt “frokoststuen”, Nygaard-bygningen 1. sal (bygn. 5335)

First Friday Meeting in Digital ARTS Initiative 
TIME: 3.1.2014, 12:30-15:00
PLACE: 414, building 1580


Digital Arts Initiative. Start-up meeting
TIME: 6.12.2013, 12:30 – ca. kl. 15:00
PLACE:  414, building 1580