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439ISKO UK: The Shape of Knowledge, September 4 2012

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  • Bob Bater
    Aug 9, 2012
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      Dear Colleagues,

      ISKO UK

      The Shape of Knowledge

      Tuesday 4th September (14.00-18.00)

      London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SB

      In this ISKO UK meeting, the focus will be on the ways in which knowledge and information can be analyzed and presented, for example to bring out underlying patterns or to emphasize specific aspects of the information. The meeting will also examine some of the organizing principles behind the presentation and different approaches to visualizing data, information and (by extension) knowledge. This event should appeal not only to those whose main business is the organization of knowledge, and who wish to disseminate this knowledge as effectively as possible, but also to designers, whose main concern is how design can be used to present knowledge and information in the most attractive and appealing way.

      You will find the programme and other details of the event, and can register via the ISKO UK site at http://www.iskouk.org/events/shape_of_knowledge_Sep2012.htm. The event is free to ISKO members and to full-time students. The fee for non-members is just £40. All fees must be paid in advance - there is no provision for payment on arrival. Registration opens at 1.30 and we shall start promptly at 2 p.m. Please pass this invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested. We hope to see you there.

      The programme includes these leading speakers: 

      • Martin Dodge, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environment and Development, at the University of Manchester and one of the originators of the Atlas of Cyberspaces. Martin will talk about the Atlas and also about code/space, new conceptual tools for understanding the relationship between software, technology, space and everyday activities

      • Lisa Evans, writer, researcher and programmer at the Guardian working closely with the Guardian Datablog and Guardian Graphics teams. She will be joining the Open Knowledge Foundation in mid October this year. Lisa will talk about open data journalism at the Guardian, different interpretations of openness and what the Guardian team is are doing to involve their audience and allow people to replicate and verify what they do.

      • Marianne Lykke, Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. Marianne will talk about Touch technologies as tools for analysis and structuring of concepts.

      • Conrad Taylor, who has been involved practically in Information Design, cartography and computer graphics for 25+ years. He currently coordinates a discussion list on knowledge, information and data management (KIDMM). Conrad will talk about A grammar for graphics? Visual methods for revealing the shape and structure of knowledge and data. Many of the ideas in this presentation will draw on the work of Yuri Engelhardt. (Conrad formerly assisted Yuri and Karel van der Waarde in running the InfoDesign-Cafe list.)

      ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Founded in 2007, our UK Chapter has been attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon meeting series (see slides and recordings at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm) as well as its very successful second biennial conference (http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/index.htm) last year.

      Bob Bater
      ISKO UK