The Mobile Information Society



April 28–30, 2005

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Seeing, Understanding, Learning
in the Mobile Age



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Conference site:
Hungarian Academy of Sciences main building




09:30 Coffee and registration

10:00 Opening session

         Kristóf NYÍRI
        Director, Institute for Philosophical Research
        Hungarian Academy of Sciences
        The Mobile Phone in 2005: Where Are We Now?

Chair: Gábor PALLÓ, Director of Research
Institute for Philosophical Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

10:30 Keynote address by Ian HACKING
         (Collège de France):
         Genres of Communication, Genres of Information

11:00 Plenary talk by Lara SRIVASTAVA
         (International Telecommunication Union):
         Dissemination and Acquisition of Knowledge
         in a Mobile Age

11:30 Coffee break

Chair: Stefan BERTSCHI
Institute for Media and Communications Management
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

12:00 Plenary talk by Akiba COHEN
         (Tel Aviv University, Israel):
         Mobiles in the Family:
         Parents, Children and the Third Person Effect

12:30 Plenary talk by Edna APHEK
        (Jerusalem, Israel):
         Digital, "Highly Connected" Children:
         Implications for Education

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:30 Parallel sessions

16:30 Coffee break

Chair: Friedrich KROTZ
Full Professor for Communication Theory
    and Social Communication
University of Erfurt

17:00 Plenary talk by Richard COYNE and Martin PARKER
         (The University of Edinburgh):
         Sounding Off:
         The Place of Voice in Ubiquitous Digital Media

17:30 Plenary talk by Ilpo KOSKINEN
         (University of Art and Design, Helsinki):
         Ambient Sound in Mobile Multimedia


Chair: Jane VINCENT
Digital World Research Centre
University of Surrey

09:00 Plenary talk by András BENEDEK
        (Permanent State Secretary,
         Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Budapest):
         New Vistas of Learning in the Mobile Age

09:30 Plenary talk by Mike SHARPLES
        (University of Birmingham):
         Learning As Conversation:
         Transforming Education in the Mobile Age

10:00 Coffee break

Chair: John PRESTON
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Reading

10:20 Plenary talk by Herbert HRACHOVEC
         (University of Vienna):
         E-Learning Nudism:
         Stripping Context from Content

10:50 Plenary talk by Marcelo MILRAD
         (Växjö University, Sweden):
         Exploring New Ways
         to Support Learning and Communication
         Using Mobile Technologies

11:20 Coffee break 

Chair: Christian LICOPPE
Professor of Sociology
    of Information and Communication Technologies
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications

11:40 Plenary talk by On-Kwok LAI
         (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan):
         E-Learning, Knowledge Transfer
         and Intellectual Communication
         in the Mobile Age

12:10 Plenary talk by Nicola DÖRING, Christine DIETMAR,
        Alexandra HEIN and Katharina HELLWIG
         (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany):
         Contents, Forms, and Functions
         of Interpersonal Pictorial Messages
         in Online and Mobile Communication

12:40 Lunch break

13:40 – 16:10 Parallel sessions

Chair: Dr. Ferenc TOMPA
Executive Director for Telecom Policy
T-Mobile Hungary Co. Ltd.

16:25 Plenary talk by Maurizio FERRARIS
         (University of Turin, Italy):
         Where Are You? Mobile Ontology

16:55 Plenary talk by James E. KATZ
         (Rutgers University):
         Magic in the Air:
         Spiritual and Transcendental Aspects of Mobiles


Chair: Dr. Jan DERRY
Lecturer in Philosophy of Education
London Knowledge Lab
Institute of Education, University of London

10:00 Plenary talk by Markus PESCHL
         (University of Vienna):
         The Role of Philosophy and Mobile Communication
         in the Process of Learning, Understanding,
         and Individual Cultivation

10:30 Plenary talk by Kristóf NYÍRI
         (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): 
         Collective Thinking

11:00 Coffee break

Chair: Csaba PLÉH, Professor of Psychology
Centre for Cognitive Science
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

11:15 Plenary talk by Andrew BROOK
         (Carleton University, Ottawa):
         My BlackBerry and Me:
         Forever One or Just Friends?

12:00 – 13:30 Parallel sessions

13:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 15:30 Parallel sessions

15:30 Coffee break

Chair: Kristóf NYÍRI

15:45 Concluding plenary address by Jérôme BINDÉ
         (Deputy Assistant Director-General
         for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris):
         Towards Shared Knowledge Societies?

16:15 General discussion

Farewell party

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Last updated August 3, 2005