Meet the Author Series: Proximity and Epidata: Attributes and Meaning Modification (US South Chapter)
Thursday, February 23, 2023 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
There are many ways to find information about things we know we need to know. Yet, finding the most useable information is not so simple a task. In this seminar Dr.s Bonnici and O’Connor offer a new model to explore discoverability and enhanced meaning of information. We have coined the term epidata to reflect our idea of information that surrounds information; a term borrowed and adjusted from epigenetics. · Epigenetics - the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. · Epidata – the changes in content around or accompanying information that modifies meaning or understanding rather than alteration of the information itself. Proximity is employed to refer to the many aspects of common ground. Epidata affords pathways, points to details that cast light on proximities that might otherwise go unknown. Their work weaves O’Connor’s visual information approaches with Bonnici’s language analysis to examine information at the edges. We model a turn to the functional in finding and using documents. The webinar focuses on their book entitled “Proximity and Epidata: Attributes and Meaning Modification. The book is available at Springer Publishing. ”The Esprit de Coeur of this event is to invite the reader to critique and add to their emerging model.