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UT Dallas ATEC/EMAC Research Colloquia Series

What Is – and What Is Not – Anticipation

Professor Mihai Nadin

Ashbel Smith Professor of Computer Science and Interactive Media

http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/nadin/

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Noon

ATEC Conference Room, ATC 1.606

Abstract

The word “anticipation” is in everyone’s mouth, but rarely in a way that does justice to the concept. “Anticipation” characterizes the fundamental distinction between the living and the non-living. In contra-distinction to physics, a science of anticipation acknowledges the purposiveness of the living.  Reporting on current research, the presentation is intended as a bridge-building attempt to other domains of knowledge and science.

Biography

PhDs in Electronics and Computer Science; Aesthetics. Publications: 41 books 194 articles.  Computer graphics (since 1968; work in collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, London); courses in visualization (1985); semiotics-grounded HCI (1982); Computational Design Program (1994); AnticipationScope™ (2005). Founded (2002) antÉ – Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems.  For more details: www.nadin.ws

 

The ATEC/EMAC Colloquium Committee welcomes suggestions for speakers visiting the metroplex or from the metroplex. Please send your suggestions to one of the Colloquium Committee Members: Professors Roger Malina and Mihai Nadin; co-chairs: Andrew Famiglietti, Paul Fishwick, Mona Kasra and Bonnie Pitman.

Welcome

This Colloquium Series features the research activities of ATEC EMAC faculty and of our collaborators in other schools of UT Dallas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We also invite international visiting researchers and scholars

The ATEC/EMAC Colloquium Committee welcomes suggestions for speakers visiting the metroplex or from the metroplex. Please send your suggestions to one of the Colloquium Committee Members: Professors Roger Malina and Mihai Nadin; co-chairs: Andrew Famiglietti, Paul Fishwick, Mona Kasra and Bonnie Pitman.

Committee Members

Roger Malina

Associate Director of Arts and Technology

Mihal Nadin

Ashbel Smith Professor of Computer Science and Interactive Media

Paul Fishwick

Distinguished Endowed Chair of Arts and Technology and Professor of Computer Science

Mona Kasra

Teaching Assistant

Bonnie Pitman

Distinguished Scholar in Residence

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