Information Age

In an age of information, how do we succeed in ignoring?

16 Jan 2005
6 Jun 2005
  • 11:00 -13:00
  • Paradiso
  • Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam

For what exactly is information? The large portions of text made searchable by Google? The millions of digital images zooming onto our retinas each day? The very code of our DNA? How is these different information processed and what exactly does it do for us?

During eight lectures, eight scientists will try to illuminate the questions and non questions we have concerning the era we inhabit.

The speakers include neurolinguist Roelien Bastiaanse, logicus Johan van Benthem, neurobiologist Marien de Bruyne, computer scientist Harry Buhrman, physicist Gerard ’t Hooft, mathematician Hendrik Lenstra, geneticologist Maarten van Lohuizen and computer scientist Arnold Smeulders.

The lectures are on Sunday mornings from 11-1.