Leonardo (the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) and MIT Press produced a new ebook that confirms the Arts and Humanities finally form a valuable part of the growing group of disciplines often associated with complex network research. The ebook edited by Maximilian Schich, Roger Malina and Isabel Meirelles is a collection of 26 short articles based on presentations at the Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks Leonardo Days at the NetSci conferences, the High Throughput Humanities conference, and most were previously published in Leonardo journal. The works by specialists in fields as diverse as archaeology, history, music, visualisation and language studies illustrate that the Arts and Humanities can make original contributions to complex network research and provide fascinating new perspectives in a wide range of disciplines. A nice online companion was launched together with the ebook.
The volume includes two contributions by researchers from The University of Southampton: the Google Ancient Places project is discussed by Leif Isaksen and colleagues, and the Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain project was introduced by Simon Keay, Graeme Earl and myself. You can find a draft of that last article on my bibliography page.
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Do check it out!
Here is the full table of contents:
Preface by Roger Malina
Introduction by Isabel Meirelles and Maximilian Schich
I Networks in Culture
Networks of Photos, Landmarks, and People
David Crandall and Noah Snavely
GAP: A NeoGeo Approach to Classical Resources
Leif Isaksen et al.
Complex Networks in Archaeology: Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain
Tom Brughmans, Simon Keay, and Graeme Earl
II Networks in Art
Sustaining a Global Community: Art and Religion in the Network of Baroque Hispanic-American Paintings
Juan Luis Suárez, Fernando Sancho, and Javier de la Rosa
When the Rich Don’t Get Richer: Equalizing Tendencies of Creative Networks
John Bell and Jon Ippolito
The Mnemosyne Atlas and The Meaning of Panel 79 in Aby Warburg’s Oeuvre as a Distributed Object
Documenting Artistic Networks: Anna Oppermann’s Ensembles Are Complex Networks!
Martin Warnke and Carmen Wedemeyer
Net-Working with Maciunas
Network Science: A New Method for Investigating the Complexity of Musical Experiences in the Brain
Robin W. Wilkins et al.
Networks of Contemporary Popular Musicians
III Networks in the Humanities
The Making of Sixty-Nine Days of Close Encounters at the Science Gallery
Wouter Van den Broeck et al.
Social, Sexual and Economic Networks of Prostitution
06.213: Attacks with Knives and Sharp Instruments: Quantitative Coding and the Witness To Atrocity
The Social Network of Dante’s Inferno
Amedeo Cappelli et al.
A World Map of Knowledge in the Making: Wikipedia’s Inter-Language Linkage as a Dependency Explorer of Global Knowledge Accumulation
Thomas Petzold et al.
Evolution of Romance Language in Written Communication: Network Analysis of Late Latin and Early Romance Corpora
Alexander Mehler et al.
Need to Categorize: A Comparative Look at the Categories Of Universal Decimal Classification System and Wikipedia
Almila Akdag Salah et al.
The Development of the Journal Environment of Leonardo
Alkim Almila Akdag Salah and Loet Leydesdorff
IV Art about Networks
Tell Them Anything but the Truth: They Will Find Their Own. How We Visualized the Map of the Future with Respect to the Audience of Our Story
Michele Graffieti et al.
Model Ideas: From Stem Cell Simulation to Floating Art Work
Culture, Data and Algorithmic Organization
Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0
Narcotic of the Narrative
V Research in Network Visualization
Building Network Visualization Tools to Facilitate Metacognition Incomplex Analysis
Pursuing the Work of Jacques Bertin
Nathalie Henry Riche