Thursday 3 March 2011

An interdisciplinary workshop on information & technology

A group of us here at the Open University are organising a workshop for this Autumn:  

The difference that makes a difference
Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September 2011.

We have submitted a bid to EPSRC for funding, but even if that's not successful a basic workshop will go ahead on the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. (If we get funding, we hope to hold it at Bletchley Park.)

Our detailed plans can be seen here, which is a revised copy of the Case for Support that went with the EPSRC bid, but in summary it is to be: international workshop to bring engineers and technologists together with scientists, philosophers, social scientists and artists – leading thinkers from all and any discipline that uses the language of information – to talk and listen, and to share their insights with us all.

The aim of the workshop is to move forward the understanding of the nature of information by sharing insights between information technologists and thinkers in other disciplines.
We'll be launching a 'call for participation' shortly, and we'd be pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in getting involved, so please get in touch. (Comment on this post, or email

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