Tuesday, 25 December 2018

sequestering carbon, one Christmas at a time VI

His ’n’ hers Christmas presents (plus one still in transit..)

Monday, 17 December 2018

Hannover by night

I've arrived in Hanover for the conference on Cognitive Computing 2018: Merging concepts with hardware, starting tomorrow.  Here's a view from my hotel window around late morning, just before I went to suss out the tram system and find some lunch.

In the evening I went into the city centre, by tram, to meet up with some of the other conference delegates.  Between the tram stop and the Brauhaus, I took in the Christmas lights and markets.

all the trees are decked with lights
every open area has a little marketplace
just up the street from the Brauhaus
on my way back to the hotel
Looking forward to the conference starting tomorrow.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Narrating Complexity

My complimentary editor copies of our latest book have recently arrived.

This is an outcome of a fascinating collaboration we started way back in 2012.

This book stages a dialogue between international researchers from the broad fields of complexity science and narrative studies. It presents an edited collection of chapters on aspects of how narrative theory from the humanities may be exploited to understand, explain, describe, and communicate aspects of complex systems, such as their emergent properties, feedbacks, and downwards causation; and how ideas from complexity science can inform narrative theory, and help explain, understand, and construct new, more complex models of narrative as a cognitive faculty and as a pervasive cultural form in new and old media.

The book is suitable for academics, practitioners, and professionals, and postgraduates in complex systems, narrative theory, literary and film studies, new media and game studies, and science communication.

See the Springer site for table of contents.

(This is the first time I have produced a book in anything other than LaTeX.  I won't be doing that again in a hurry.  But Springer made a great job of typeseting the ... shudder ... Word sources.)