Thursday 14 March 2013

Programme and paper abstracts for DTMD2013


An interdisciplinary workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity

The Open University and the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

8th-10th April 2013

The full programme of presenters and abstracts of all the talks for DTMD 2013 are now available for download from the workshop website.  Register online.

In outline:

Session 1: Information and Space (Mon 8 April, 10:30-13:00)

Chairs: Andrea Berardi and Derek Jones
  • Keynote: Holger Schnädelbach, University of Nottingham, UK: Adaptive Architecture
  • Ambjörn Naeve & Carl Smith, KTH, Sweden and London Metropolitan University: Spacification: How to design and construct spaces that can enhance artistic experiences
  • Caitlin Bentley Royal Holloway University of London: Information as evidence: The quest for development aid results
  • Claudia Jacques, University of Plymouth, UK: Space-Time Aesthetics in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotics Analysis
  • Derek Jones, The Open University, UK: Where is information?
Session 2: Information and Time (Mon 8 April, 14:00-17:30)

Chairs: Chris Bissell and Magnus Ramage

  • Keynote: John Monk, The Open University, UK: What is time for?
  • Gabriela Besler and Jolanta Szulc, University of Silesia, Poland: Time as a constitutive element of information expressed in signs 
  • Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland: Trying to know everything – truth as a moving target 
  • Robin Laney, The Open University, UK: Difference as Meaning in Musical Narratives
  • David Chapman,The Open University, UK: Information is Provisional
Informal evening discussions (Monday evening)

Session 3: Information and Identity (Tues 9 April, 09:00-13:00)

Chairs: Mustafa Ali and Hugh Mackay
  • Keynote: Liesbet van Zoonen, Loughborough University, UK and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Identification, information and narrative 
  • Michael Thompson, University of North Texas, USA The Antinomy of Identity: Personal
    Identity and Time in Modern Philosophy
  • Robert Hunter, Northumbria University, UK How digital discourse has affected individuals ability to mould their identity and relationship to information online.
  • Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland: Living in parallel worlds – two Polish nations
  • Paul Adams, Alcatel-Lucent, UK: Identity Shift: Where Identity Meets Technology in the Networked-Community Age
  • Karen Kear, Frances Chetwynd & Helen Jefferis, The Open University, UK: “To give a better understanding of who I am”: the role of personal profiles in online learning.
  • Robin Smith, University Hospitals of Leicester,UK: Everything Must Go: Data Brokers and the Explosion of the Information Crime Economy’
Session 4: What is information? (Tues 9 April, 14:00-17:30)

Chairs: Magnus Ramage and David Chapman
  • Keynote: Pedro C. Marijuán, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (I+CS), Zaragoza, Spain: On being informational: caught into the communication flows
  • Barbara Osimani Università degli studi di Camerino UNICAM, Italy: Code or cause? Genetic information as influence
  • João Alvaro Carvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal: Asking the right question: What is information? OR What is it that you are calling information?
  • Marek Hetmański, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland: Informational aspects of metaphors
  • Marcin J. Schroeder Akita International University, Akita, Japan Ontological Study of Information: Identity and State
  • Robert B. Lisek, Institute for Research in Science and Art, Poland: Presence and future of information space

Informal evening activities (Tues 9 April, 18:00-19:30)

      Including a discussion of information and art through Second Life

Session 5: Synthesis and Art (Wed 10 April, 09:30-11:00)

Chair: Derek Jones
  • Keynote: Carson Grubaugh Information Artist, New York, USA: The Art of Information
Session 6: Plenary and Panel (Wed 10 April, 11:30-13:00)

Chair: David Chapman
  • Keynote: Luciano Floridi, University of Hertfordshire and St Cross College, University of Oxford, UK The Maker’s Information
  • Panel Discussion exploring an interdisciplinary understanding of information, with the keynote speakers and delegates.

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