When: Wednesday, Nov 7th, 12 pm
Where: DH Active Learning Space, Food Science Building 4.58
Presentations last ~30mins, followed by a short discussion
The Birth of Information
Prof. Brendan Dooley
Information seems to be most often spoken of these days in the context of its evil twin, misinformation. But looked at in a more general sense the concept is rich in ramifications in regard to the numerous points of contact, which have been gaining increased attention in recent years, between the engineering sciences and the humanities I want to cast a retrospective glance over some early uses of information, both the word and the thing; to engage some reflections on what it is and does, taking due account of the changing dynamics, the ups and downs, and the technological revolutions. A portion will be dedicated to outlining the possible contribution of the ongoing Birth of News project (http://www.medici.org/the-birth-of-news/).
About the Speaker
Brendan Dooley, Prof. of Renaissance Studies in the CACSSS Graduate School, is co-founder of the UCC Digital Arts and Humanities PhD program along with Orla Murphy and Mike Cosgrave, and project P.I. Among his most recent major publications is The Continued Exercise of Reason: Public Addresses by George Boole (M.I.T. Press, May 2018).