Day 1 of 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting: The Concept Formerly Known as Information

In this workshop, we each filled out an “I-Sqaure” about what information means to us.

One side was text while the other was an illustration.

While we each pondered on our own ideas of a portrayal of information, speaker Jenna Hartel of the University of Toronto, Canada, proceeded with her presentation, using previous images of 72 students who had participated in this activityin the past. Most of these includes stick figures, happy faces, linkages, and encrypted symbols, representing text.

Though panelist Jens-Erik Mai, may have debated the questions she asked about information, the main controversy being that information is not necessarily just material, this was a very interactive and entertaining workshop!

 

–Esperanza Pacheco

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