[SIGCIS-Members] CFP, UK workshop on Information Concepts, Deadline June 17

Thomas Haigh thaigh at computer.org
Mon May 9 12:51:10 PDT 2011

Hello everyone,

Came across this thanks to the wonders of social networking technology: "The
Difference that Makes a Difference: an interdisciplinary workshop on
information and technology" at the Open University (the UK's pioneer in
distance education).

Description: http://www.dtmd2011.info/home
CFP: http://www.dtmd2011.info/call-for-papers

>From the program committee there appears to be decent representation of STS
expertise (although the word "impact" has somehow crept into the name of the
final session) but nothing historical there or in the keynote speakers list.
They promise in session 1 to explore the "philosophical underpinnings" of
information, whereas my hunch is that the historical roots would be much
more informative. So perhaps someone can fix that with a submission on the
history of information and its use within particular disciplines.

The conference is in the Milton Keynes, England from September 7 to
September 9, and the deadline for abstracts is June 17. (Milton Keynes holds
a special place for devotes of post-War urban planning, and though otherwise
largely devoid of interest is not that far from London or Birmingham by
train). Registration is free, which doesn't hurt either and could make this
a cheap outing for those in the region.


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