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The Difference that Makes a Difference Day 1

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

This event took place on 8th April 2013 at 10:30am (09:30 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Session 1: Information and Space Chairs: Andrea Berardi and Derek Jones

10:30 Introduction to workshop (David/Magnus) and art activities (Derek)

10:40 Holger Schnädelbach (keynote) Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham, UK. Adaptive Architecture.

11:20 Ambjörn Naeve & Carl Smith KTH, Sweden and London Metropolitan University. Spacification: How to design and construct spaces that can enhance artistic experiences.

11:40 Caitlin Bentley ICT4D Research Centre, Royal Holloway University of London. Information as evidence: The quest for development aid results.

12:00 Claudia Jacques Planetary Collegium, School of Art & Media, University of Plymouth, UK Space-Time. Aesthetics in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotics Analysis.

12:20 Derek Jones Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials, The Open University. Where is information?

12:40 Discussion.

13:00 Lunch

Session 2: Information and Time Chairs: Chris Bissell and Magnus Ramage

14:00 John Monk (keynote) The Open University What is time for?

14:40 Gabriela Besler and Jolanta Szulc Institutes of Library & Information Science, University of Silesia, Poland. Time as a constitutive element of information expressed in signs.

15.00 Jan Sliwa Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland. Trying to know everything – truth as a moving target.

15.20 Coffee.

15.50 Robin Laney Computing Department, The Open University. Difference as Meaning in Musical Narratives.

16.10 David Chapman Communication & Systems Department, The Open University. Information is Provisional.

16.30 Discussion.

Select from replays below:

10:30 am Session 1 - Part 1
11:40 am Session 1 - Part 2
2:00 pm Session 2 - Part 1
3:50 pm Session 2 - Part 2

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