Interdisciplinary Group Foundation
In the Meeting held on November 6th-7th, almost a century of researchers of 10 nationalities were summoned to present their varied point of views, making clear:
i) the divergence of each perspective,
ii) the necessity to make those differences clearer,
iii) the interest to reach a mutual understanding of every focus,
iv) the interest to set or refute a unified vision in all informational phenomena, allowing communication between the parties.
v) the relevance of many of the argued problems, over which a unified or interdisciplinary look may impact positively.
Around those interests, the interdisciplinary group is constituted with the objective and program further detailed.
BITrum Project: Interdisciplinary Elucidation of the Information Concept
Purpose and Motivation
The BITrum project pursues an interdisciplinary approach to the information concept from a maximally open perspective, inviting the research community to express its multiple points of view regarding information.
For the moment, the research group, articulated in disciplinary working teams, is developing a glossary of terms, metaphors, theories, consequences and applications around the information concept. Here, the main problems regarding information are tackled (e.g., the ones related to knowledge, cultural pluralism, communication, evolution…) which from every point of view involve a different approach and solution.
In the near future, the working groups should define their disciplinary research programmes using the clarified terminology with the intention to solve the main problems raised in the glossary, as well as to match the general objective of searching a unified or maximally general shared view.
For more information
For more information about project planning, methodology and ongoing activities see BITrum site.
The original project posing and information about the International Meeting held in León, 2008 can be found in the Meeting site.