I was surprised to receive an email today promoting an incipient reading group at The University of Melbourne focusing on theories of information.
Here is some information on the group:
We aim to explore information in all its facets: from the 1950s mathematical theories of information (Shannon and Weaver, Wiener, Cybernetics etc.), to semiotics (Jakobson and Eco) and various contemporary philosophies of information (Dretske, Floridi etc.). Given the way information interfaces with a huge variety of, if not all, knowledge disciplines, a proper engagement with the subject will of necessity be interdisciplinary – all are welcome to attend!
Details for the first reading:
Date and Time: Thursday 11 August, 5pm
Location: Wrigley Room, 1888 Building, The University of Melbourne
Contact me for more information.