What is Information? (2020) Cyberconference

What is Information? (2020) Cyberconference
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 8:00pm to Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 10:00pm

WHAT IS INFORMATION?
CYBERCONFERENCE

APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2020
University of Oregon • Remote

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What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The cyberconference 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.

This year marks the tenth annual What is…?, examining tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information, 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.

KEYNOTE | PLENARY PARTICIPANTS
• Ivan E. Sutherland, Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University

• Elizabeth Canty-JonesOregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon Historical Society
• George Dyson, Independent Scholar, Science Historian and Author
• André Brock, Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Divina Frau-Meigs, Information & Communication Science, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France


• Mark Burgin, Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA


• Carol Stabile, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon

• David Ribes, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

• Zizi Papacharissi, Communication/Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

• Colin Koopman, Philosophy/Ethics/New Media & Culture, University of Oregon
• Dan Schiller, Library & Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
• Sandra Rendgen, Design, Infographics Group GmbH, Berlin, Germany
• Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
• Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute / MIT Media Lab

SUPPORTERS & SPONSORS • RESOURCES • RESEARCH

CFP Deadline Extended | Submission Details
Send 150–200 WORD ABSTRACTS for PAPERS, PANELS, or INSTALLATIONS
by JANUARY 31, 2020 to: Janet Wasko • jwasko@uoregon.edu

Conference Organizers: Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz (University of Oregon)

whatis.uoregon.edu
University of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon • 97403-1275 • USA

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