We are pleased to invite you to Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks —
3rd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci 2012 taking place at Northwestern University near
Chicago, IL on the shores of Lake Michigan, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

CALL FOR PAPERS: from both scientists and artists and humanities scholars

We are pleased to announce the third Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012 on Arts,
Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary
research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.
The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where
the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge
difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice.
Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities
researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network
scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding
of networks and their visualizations in general.

The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential
by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of
information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2012 conference,
the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and
practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.
In addition to keynotes and interdisciplinary discussion, we are looking for a number of
contributed talks. Selected papers will be published in print in a Special Section of Leonardo
Journal (MIT Press), as well as online in Leonardo Transactions.

For previous editions papers and video presentations please visit the following URLs:
2010 URL:
2011 URL:

Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Burak Arikan, Artist based in New York and Istanbul:
Pedro Cano, Chief Technology Officer,
Miriah Meyer, Assistant Professor ,University of Utah:

Organizing committee:
Maximilian Schich, DFG Visiting Research Scientist, CCNR, Northeastern University, USA
Roger Malina, Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
Isabel Meirelles, Associate Professor, Dept. of Art + Design, Northeastern University, USA
Cristián Huepe, Visiting Scholar, Applied Math Department, Northwestern University. USA

Possible subjects include:
* Contemporary art and network science;
* Cultural analytics, culturomics, and high throghput approaches
* Cultural exchange and trade networks (from the Neolithic to modern supply chains);
* Emergence and evolution of canon in art, music, literature and film;
* Evolution of communities of practice in art and science;
* History and theory of network visualization;