Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw | Espace-DEV, IRD – Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France
Title: The promises of the One Health concept in the age of anthropocene
In May 2019 an article was published: “Anthropocene now: influential panel votes to recognise Earth’s new epoch”, situating et the stratigraphy of Earth’s history a new geological epoch – the domination of human influence on shaping the Earth’s environment. When humansnas are a central figure in an ecological niche its results massive subordination and transformation of the environment for their needs.
Unfortunately, the consequence is robbery of natural resources.
The consequences are socially unexpected – a global epidemiological crisis. The current covid-19 pandemic is an excellent example. It seems that one of the most important questions of the anthropocene era is how to maintain stable epidemiological conditions for now and in the future. The One Health concept proposes a nwe paradigm – a deep look at the sources of our well-being: our relationship with the environment. Our health status is interdependent with the well-being of the environment. It is clear that the socio-ecological niche disturbance results in the spread of pathogens. Can sustainable development of socio-ecological niches help us? Let’s take a look at the results!
Genetic diversity of coronaviruses in bats in Lao PDR and Cambodia. [Infection Genetics and Evolution, 48 (2017) 10–18]
Incidence of dengue and chikungunya viruses in mosquitoes and human patients in border provinces of Vietnam [BioMed Central, Springer Nature, 9 November 2017]
Japanese encephalitis in Indonesia: An update on epidemiology and transmission ecology [Acta Tropica, 187(2018), 240-247]
Distribution of bat-borne viruses and environment patterns [Infection Genetics and Evolution 58(2018), 181-191]
Bats, Coronaviruses, and Deforestation: Toward the Emergence of Novel Infectious Diseases? [Frontiers in Microbiology (11 April 2018)]
Bats, Bat-Borne Viruses, and Environmental Changes [in: Bats, IntechOpen (July 4th 2018)]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: High Performance Computing: The Power of Language
Julia is now being used for high performance computing for the important problems of today including climate change and Covid-19. We describe how language is making all the difference.
matrix theory and parallel computing. He is a fellow of SIAM, IEEE, and the American Mathematial Society. He has won numerous prizes for his research, most recently the Fernbach Prize from IEEE for innovation in high performance computing.
Digital Museology, Digital Humanities Institute | Lead: Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) | Director: ArtLab | EPFL Lausanne Switzerland
Title: Cultural data sculpting
In 1889 the curator G. B. Goode of the Smithsonian Institute delivered an anticipatory lecture entitled ‘The Future of the Museum’ in which he said this future museum would stand side by side with the library and the laboratory.’ Convergence in collecting organisations propelled by the liquidity of digital data now sees them reconciled as information providers in a networked world. The media theorist Lev Manovich described this world-order as “database logic,” whereby users transform the physical assets of cultural organisations into digital assets to be—uploaded, downloaded, visualized, shared, users who treat institutions not as storehouses of physical objects, but rather as datasets to be manipulated. This presentation explores how such a mechanistic description can replaced by ways in which computation has become ‘experiential, spatial and materialized; embedded and embodied’. It was at the birth of the Information Age in the 1950s that the prominent designer Gyorgy Kepes of MIT said “information abundance” should be a “landscapes of the senses” that organizes both perception and practice. “This ‘felt order’ he said should be “a source of beauty, data transformed from its measured quantities and recreated as sensed forms exhibiting properties of harmony, rhythm and proportion.”
Archives call for the creation of new prosthetic architectures for the production and sharing of archival resources. At the intersection of immersive visualisation technologies, visual analytics, aesthetics and cultural (big) data, this presentation explores diverse digital cultural heritage experiences of diverse archives from scientific, artistic and humanistic perspectives. Exploiting a series of experimental and embodied platforms, the discussion argues for a reformulation of engagement with digital archives at the intersection of the tangible and intangible and as a convergence across domains. The performative interfaces and repertoires described demonstrate opportunities to reformulate narrative in a digital context and they ways they support personal affective engagement with cultural memory.
Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research
Title: Emerging Surprises in Applying the Computational Paradigm (and the Deep Relations between Physics, Distributed Computing and AI)
The abstract will be soon available.