APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2020
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND
What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational effects and affects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.
Next year marks the tenth annual What is…?, examining tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Information can thus be understood as physical, for instruction, and about epistemic systems.
*Note: Submission deadline EXTENDED to JANUARY 31, 2020.
* Ivan E. Sutherland (Portland State Univ.)
* David Ribes (Univ. of Washington)
* Zizi Papacharissi (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago)
* George Dyson (Independent Scholar & Author, Analogia)
* Merlyna Lim (Carleton Univ., Canada)
* André Brock (Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech)
* Mark Burgin (Univ. of California, Los Angeles | UCLA)
* Sandra Rendgen (Infographics Group GmbH, Germany)
* Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (Univ. of British Columbia, Canada)
* Carol Stabile (Univ. of Oregon)
* Vincent Mosco (Fudan Univ., China)
* Divina Frau-Meigs (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France)
* Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems Institute @ MIT)
* Jenna Hartel (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)
* Colin Koopman (Univ. of Oregon)
* Dan Schiller (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Conference Organizers: Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz (University of Oregon)