‘What Shape is the Internet In?’ – Dundee Arts Café on 4th November
Published On Fri 31 Oct 2014 by Grant Hill
Professor Jon Rogers from the University of Dundee will ponder the state of cyberspace at a public engagement event next week.
In a changed to the published programme, Professor Rogers will deliver the next Dundee Arts Café talk, entitled ‘What Shape is the Internet In?’ at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 4th November.
Professor Rogers, Chair of Creative Technology, said, “The way in which we retrieve and consume information has changed considerably in recent years, with the evolution of the digital world fast developing. Is this the future, or is there radical change to come?
“From arts, science, culture, and policy, I will discuss a new way of thinking about digital and the web drawing on my work with various organisations, including NASA, Mozilla, BBC, the Met Office, and Microsoft. We will then ponder what the future shape of the internet might be.”
Dundee Arts Café is a programme of talks showcasing arts research and developments taking place locally. The series is organised by the Universities of Dundee and Abertay, and Dundee City Council’s Leisure & Culture department.
The events enable members of the public to relax and discuss the arts, from English to History, Philosophy to Architecture, and Fine Art to Product Design, with some of the leading names carrying out work in these areas in Dundee.
The events last one hour, and speakers talk passionately about their work for 30 minutes before the floor is opened up to an informal discussion with the audience. All talks take place in The McManus Café, Albert Square, Dundee.
‘What Shape is the Internet In?’ takes place at 6pm on Tuesday, 4th November. The event is free, and open to all. Limited seating means visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
For more information about the event and Dundee Arts Cafe please visit www.DundeeArtsCafe.co.uk.
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