[SIGCIS-Members] turning from 'language' to block diagrams

Ensmenger, Nathan nensmeng at indiana.edu
Fri Nov 7 06:31:40 PST 2014

> On Nov 7, 2014, at 9:06 AM, Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan <bernard.geoghegan at hu-berlin.de> wrote:
> I'm writing a little piece at the moment on the Shannon's diagram in consolidating certain notions of communication in broader scientific and popular fields. Can anyone recommend relevant literature on the origins of the block diagram writ large? And I've been surprised not to see any similar diagrams in the earlier papers by Nyquist or Hartley. Anyone have any good citations for key moments in the appearance of block diagrams in electrical engineering-type fields? 

Bernard —Lav Varshney will be giving a paper at Sunday’s SIGCIS workshop on block diagrams.  It’s a great paper but not yet published — but you can probably email him to request a copy.  

Here is a brief description of his work:



Nathan Ensmenger
Associate Professor of Informatics
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University, Bloomington

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