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Mimetic Factors in Health and Wellbeing Workshop 2

The Economic and Social Research Council will host a second "Mimetic Factors in Health and Wellbeing" workshop from 11am to 3:45pm on Monday 14 December 2009 in Arden House. The title of the second workshop is "Mimesis, Influence and Emergence".

Dr. Alan Winfield, Hewlett-Packard Professor of Electronic Engineering at University of the West of England and Professor Alistair Sutcliffe, Professor of Systems Engineering at University of Manchester will speak during the workshop. View full biographies(Word Document).

Programme
11:00am:   Memes, Themes and Social Networks: Some results from the TESS project (Developing Theory for Evolving Socio-cognitive Systems, an EPSRC/ESRC funded Foresight Cognitive Systems Project
http://www.mbs.ac.uk/research/DTESS.aspx
Professor Alistair Sutcliffe, Computer Science, University of Manchester 

12:00pm:   Mimesis and Emergence in Real and Virtual Robots: Lessons from the Artificial Culture Project, an EPSRC funded project from the Emergence Sandpit.
http://sites.google.com/site/artcultproject/
Professor Alan Winfield, Hewlett-Packard Professor of Electronic Engineering University of the West of England
1:00pm   Lunch
1:45pm   Mimesis and Advertising. Professor Steve Fuller, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick
2:45pm   Discussion and networking
3:45pm:   Close


To register and for travel information contact Ann.Ryan@warwick.ac.uk.