Session 2 Information and Time

Keynote Speaker: John Monk, Emeritus Professor of Digital Systems at the Open University

Session Chairs: Chris Bissell and Magnus Ramage

This session will be devoted to exploring topics such as: the changing nature of the notion of information, including the history of information-theoretical concepts; the effect of implicit or explicit understanding of the concept of information on the human experience of time; the application of information theory to dynamic systems; and a critical evaluation of the changing experience and understanding of the ‘information revolution’.

Other questions relate to the notion of time as a 'dimension' in information – physics, entropy, information and ‘the arrow of time’; as well as to semiotic considerations of information transmission through time as well as through space.