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New Book: Ecosemiotics

Posted on December 9, 2020

A small commercial announcement due to the fact that my short monograph is now freely available from Publisher’s homepage for two weeks – Timo Maran “Ecosemiotics: The Study of Signs in Changing Ecologies” (Cambridge University Press, 2020) https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/ecosemiotics/D29658F0C2E12040454C776F82627253 The volume provides an accessible introduction to ecosemiotics and demonstrates its pertinence for the study of today’s Continue Reading »

Imagination Desk Podcast: Moya Bailey, digital communities

Posted on December 9, 2020

\At the Center for Science and the Imagination, we just released the latest episode of our podcast The Imagination Desk, featuring Moya Bailey, a Black feminist researcher of digital communities, media, and medicine at Northeastern University, and author of the upcoming book Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance. You can find the podcast on the Center’s website, and Continue Reading »

New Book: The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science

Posted on November 11, 2020

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science, ed. Kirsten E Shepherd-Barr (Cambridge University Press, 2020), has just been published. To get a 20% discount use the code THEATREANDSCIENCE (valid for use until 31st December, providing a 20% discount on both hardback and paperback). Theatre has engaged with science since its beginnings in Ancient Greece. The intersection Continue Reading »

Decodings Fall (revised October) 2020

Posted on October 27, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Fall 2020, Vol. 30, No.1 (revised October edition) *SLSA 2020 Special Event *Election Results *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News   SLSA 2020 SPECIAL EVENT: AI FUTURES On Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7pm EDT Continue Reading »

Decodings Fall (October) 2020

Posted on October 8, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Fall 2020, Vol. 30, No.1 (October edition)   *SLSA 2020 Special Event *Election Results *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News   SLSA 2020 SPECIAL EVENT:  Registration now open: SLSA special online event! FREE registration is now open Continue Reading »

SLSA 2020 Special Event–AI/IA: Promises and Perils of Augmented/ Artificial Intelligence

Posted on September 24, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020 – 7pm Eastern  YouTube Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urasBH9k7-c Program (approximately 2 hours) Welcome: David Cecchetto, Incoming President  Announcement of Lifetime Achievement Award & Remarks by 2020 recipient Richard Powers (approximately 7:25) Kate Hayles introduces lightning talks–  Ed Finn,“How to Imagine AI: Cultural Frames for Thinking with Machines”   Jennifer Rhee, “Histories of AI Futures”  Continue Reading »

Decodings September 2020

Posted on September 8, 2020

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2020 Special Event AI/IA: Promises and Perils of Augmented/ Artificial Intelligence Thursday, October 8, 2020 [4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern] Program (approximately 2 hours over Zoom; link TBA on litsci list & SLSA Facebook page) Welcome: David Cecchetto, Incoming President Announcement of Lifetime Achievement Award & Remarks by 2020 recipient Continue Reading »

New Book: AI Art

Posted on July 23, 2020

I wanted to let you know that Open Humanities Press has just published my new book, the contents of which will hopefully be of interest to the readers of this list. Fittingly for our times, it discusses a world behind windows and screens in which we all become part of a vapour-like global labour force, Continue Reading »

Decodings Summer 2020

Posted on July 23, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Summer 2020, Vol. 29, No.3 (July edition) *SLSA 2020 Special Event *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News SLSA 2020 Special Event–AI/IA:  Promises and Perils of Augmented/ Artificial Intelligence Thursday, October 8, 2020 [tentative Continue Reading »

New Project: Perception at the End of the World

Posted on July 19, 2020

Not without some degree of apprehension, I thought I’d share this project titled Perception at the End of the World, or How Not to Play Video Games, which has just come out in the Flugschriften series. Engaging with post-apocalyptic landscapes, image-making and ways in which we see the world, it’s something I’ve been working on Continue Reading »