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Program- Data Ecologies 2005

Program:

The workshop will start with an informal get together on Thursday the 12th of May. The meeting itself will start on Friday the 13th at 9:30 am with a talk by Tom Toffoli. Talks throughout the day will finish with a dinner so as to carry on the conversations in a less formal atmosphere. The workshop will continue at 9:30 on Saturday morning for a full day of coffee breaks interrupted by talks and discussions. The final talk will be from Ed Fredkin, at the start of Saturday afternoon, and will be followed by a round table discussion in order to reiterate some points that have been raised in the various talks and work towards some more intense discussion.
A price-efficient lunch will be available onsite.

Friday 13th May

9:30

Welcome and Opening

Tom Toffoli "Computation: the LEGO of Physics"

Karl Svozil "Aesthetics and Scarcity: A Physics Perspective"

12:30

Lunch break

14:45

Dan Miller "Implementing digital physics"

Hartwig Thim "Experimental evidence for a preferred frame of reference"

Martin Howse and Jonathan Kemp "Crashing the computational universe"(Cancelled!)

Saturday 14th May

9:30

Juergen Schmidhuber "Optimal Prediction in Computable Universes"

Nik Gaffney and Maja Kuzmanovic

"metaphors for inspiration vs. metaphors for intepretation "

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Edward Fredkin "Computing Architecture for Physics, Reflections on Digital Philosophy"

Round Table discussion - where to from here