Symposium on the Science of Stories #StorySci



  • Agenda
    Monday 15 October
    10:00-11:00AM:
    Peter Dodds - The Science of Stories
    11:00-11:10AM:
    Laurent Hébert-Dufresne - A very exciting announcement
    11:10AM-12:00PM:
    Participant Introductions
    12:00-1:00PM:
    Lunch
    1:00-1:30PM:
    John Franklin - Hunting for Helen: A Lost Storytelling Engine in Greek Epic Poetry. Talk Description

    1:30-2:30PM:
    Chris Danforth - Storytelling with Sentiment Analysis
    2:30-2:45PM:
    Break
    2:45-3:45PM:
    Mohit Iyyer - Towards Understanding Narratives with Artificial Intelligence
    Talk Description
    3:45-4:00PM:
    Break
    4:00-5:00PM:
    Mirta Galesic - Communicating Complex Data to the Public
    Talk Description
    5:00-6:30PM:
    (Optional) Avocational drinks at Foam Brewery
  • Logistics

    Symposium Location:
    ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
    1 College St
    Burlington
    Vermont 05401


    Symposium Organizer

    Juniper Lovato
    Director of Outreach for Complex Systems
    UVM Complex Systems Center
    juniper.lovato@uvm.edu

  • REGISTRATION

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    • Registration is now closed

  • Faculty Bios


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      Information flow on networks

      Jim Bagrow - University of Vermont Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Assistant Professor
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      Small Data: A Cautionary Tale

      Andrew Barnaby - University of Vermont, Professor of English
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      Data visualizations using sound

      Jenny Bower - Keyboardist + Data Scientist


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      Narrative and Emotion: Insights from the Telephone Game

      Fritz Breithaupt
      - Provost Professor, Germanic Studies & Cognitive Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
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      Storytelling with Sentiment Analysis

      Chris Danforth -
      University of Vermont, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Flint Professor of Mathematical, Natural, and Technical Sciences.
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      Introduction to the Science of Stories

      Peter Dodds - Director, Vermont Complex Systems Center
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      RoboPoems: Poetry-inflected robots

      Tina Escaja
      - Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance languages and Linguistics, UVM

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      How cognition drives cultural evolution

      Vanessa Ferdinand
      - Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute
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      Hunting for Helen: A Lost Storytelling Engine in Greek Epic Poetry.

      John C. Franklin
      Professor and Chair -
      UVM Department of Classics
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      Communicating Complex Data to the Public

      Mirta Galesic -
      Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics at the Santa Fe Institute and Associate Researcher at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany
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      Towards Understanding Narratives with Artificial Intelligence

      Mohit Iyyer -
      Assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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      The Twin Sciences of Story: What does the study of literature tell us about the affordances of story?

      Mary Louise Kete, University of Vermont, Professor of English
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      Mr. Knightley, Other Minds, and the Science of Silent Reading

      Eric Lindstrom,
      University of Vermont, Associate Professor of English
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      Empathy and Social Connection in Story

      Sylvia Morelli
      - Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of the Empathy and Social Connection Lab.
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      Inferring evolutionary narratives

      Lisa Soros -
      Assistant Professor, Division of Information Technology & Sciences, Champlain College
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      Folklore, Cultural Analytics, and the Science of Storytelling


      Timothy Tangherlini
      - Professor, The Scandinavian Section and Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
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    Symposium Organizer

    Juniper Lovato
    Director of Outreach for Complex Systems
    UVM Complex Systems Center


  • Further Reading
  • Restaurant Guide

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    • Hen of the Wood - Farm to Table - 55 Cherry Street Burlington Vermont M-SU 5-10PM. Reservations suggested. $$$
    • Honey Road - Middle Eastern Cuisine - 156 Church St Burlington, VT 05401 M-SU 4-9PM. Reservations suggested. $$
    • Four Corners of the Earth - Amazing Gourmet Sandwiches - 310 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 TH-S 12-10PM SU 12-6 M12-4PM. $$
    • Monarch & the Milkweed - Cocktails, Brunch and Bakery - M-SU 8AM-11PM. $$
    • Juniper Bar & Restaurant - American Cuisine - 41 Cherry St Burlington, VT 05401 M-SU 7AM-2PM 5-10PM. $$
    • Misery Loves Company - Cocktails and Farm to Table Cuisine. 46 Main St Winooski, VT 05404. T-F 3-10PM S 10AM-10PM SU 10SM-2PM. $$
    • Ahli Baba's Kabob Shop - Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cuisine - 163 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401 - Everyday 9AM - 3AM. $
    • Bueno y Sano - Burritos, Quesadillas, and Tacos - 213 College Street, Burlington VT 05401 - Everyday 11AM - 9PM. $
    • Asiana Noodle Shop - Sushi and Noodles - 88 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401 - M-TH 11:30AM-10PM F/SA 11:30AM-11PM SU 12PM-10PM. $

    Breweries

    • Zero Gravity - Brewery - 716 Pine St Burlington, VT 05401 SU-TH 12-9PM F-S 12-10PM
    • Foam - Brewery - 112 Lake St Burlington, VT 05401 M-TH 12-9PM S-SU 12-11PM SU 12-7PM
    • Switchback - Brewery - 160 Flynn Ave Burlington, VT 05406 M-S 11AM-8PM SU 11am-7PM
    • Magic Hat - Brewery - 5 Bartlett Bay Rd South Burlington, VT 05403 M-S 11AM-7PM SU 12-5PM

  • LOCAL ACTIVITY GUIDE

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Sponsors

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