26 - 27 June 2018, Ninth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information: Information Visualisation, Brussels, Belgium
The workshops in the Philosophy of Information bring together various philosophical perspectives on the nature and dynamics of information, and focus in particular on novel philosophical questions that arise in the information society. The central theme for the 9th workshop in the series is information visualisation.
Our aim is to focus on informational artefacts that encode or convey information in order to try and explain why visualisations can play a certain epistemic role and why certain visualisation are more effective than others. A special attention will be given to the study of how scientists rely on visualisations and how visual artefacts are designed in the sciences. On this basis, we wish to explore convergences between the philosophy of information and the philosophy of science as well as between the formal sciences (logic, computing) and the philosophy of information.
We welcome contributions on the conference topics, and encourage scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds to explore the lines of inquiry we proposed.