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Mihai Nadin: What Is and What Is Not Anticipation
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
ATEC 1.606
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What Is – and What Is Not – Anticipation

Professor Mihai Nadin

Ashbel Smith Professor of Computer Science and Interactive Media

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Noon

ATEC Conference Room, ATC 1.606


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.


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:


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.

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