Symposium on the Science of Stories



  • Agenda
    Monday 15 October
    10:00-11:00AM:
    Peter Dodds - The Science of Stories
    11:00AM-12:00PM:
    Participant Introductions
    12:00-1:30PM:
    Lunch
    1:30-2:30PM:
    Chris Danforth - The science of stories and sentiment analysis
    2:30-2:45PM:
    Break
    2:45-3:45PM:
    Mohit Iyyer - Applications of deep learning to narrative understanding
    3:45-4:00PM:
    Break
    4:00-5:00PM:
    Mirta Galesic - Communicating Complex Data to the Public
    6:30-8:30PM:
    Welcome Reception upstairs balcony - Echo Center Aquarium
  • 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

  • PARTICIPATION FEES

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    • General: Early Bird $2,403 (After Early Bird: $2,603)
    • Academic, Non-profit, Government: Early Bird $1,363 (After Early Bird: $1,563)
    • Student/Educator/UVM Affiliates: Early Bird $843 (After Early Bird: $1,043)
    • A limited number of free slots will be given to UVM students and faculty on a first-come-first-served basis, please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu for more details

    Early Bird pricing ends July 20, 2018

    We aim for this course to be an intimate experience, space is very limited and is available first-come-first-served.

    A limited number of partial waivers will be given on the basis of merit and need (please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu)

  • 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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      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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      The science of stories and 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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      Forces that change culturally-transmitted data sets over time and how culture emerges from interacting individuals and is continually reshaped by them.

      Vanessa Ferdinand
      - Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute
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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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      Applications of deep learning to narrative understanding.

      Mohit Iyyer -
      UMass Amherst, Assistant professor; AI2, Young Investigator at AI2
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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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      Folklore and Cultural Analytics

      Timothy Tangherlini
      - Professor, The Scandinavian Section and Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
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    Additions to speaker list coming soon!




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    Symposium Organizer

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


  • Participants
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    • Amir Barghi, Professor Mathematics and Statistics, Saint Miichael's College
    • Benjamin Wiggins, University of Vermont
    • Clyde Dunton-Gallagher, Dept of Art & Philosophy, Miami Dade College
    • Dan DeSanto, University of Vermont
    • Donna Rizzo, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UVM
    • Greta Pangborn, Professor Computer Science, Saint Miichael's College
    • Guillermo Rodriguez, Linguistics, University of Vermont
    • Jim Hefferon, Professor Mathematics and Statistics, Saint Miichael's College
    • Kelly Gothard, University of Vermont Undergraduate Data Science Student
    • Ryan Best, Capital One Data Science
    • Selene Colburn, Associate Library Professor, University of Vermont
    • Stephanie Albaugh, University of Vermont Extension
  • Further Reading
    • Coming Soon!
  • 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. $$
    • Misery Loves Company - Cocktails and Farm to Table Cuisine. 46 Main St Winooski, VT 05404. T-F 3-10PM S 10AM-10PM SU 10SM-2PM. $$

    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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