De Montfort University’s Professorial Lecture Series 2011
The Future of Cyberspace
A lecture by Sue Thomas, Professor of New Media
Wednesday 30 November 2011
You are warmly invited to join us for a lecture by Sue Thomas, Professor of New Media at De Montfort University. The lecture is part of the university’s Professorial Lecture Series for 2011, showcasing and celebrating the academic activities of the university’s professors.
The lecture on Wednesday 30 November will start at 6pm and takes place in our Hugh Aston Building. Tea and coffee will be served before the lecture and a drinks reception will follow the lecture.
Parking will be available at our visitor car park and directions can be found at http://www.dmu.ac.uk/aboutdmu/campuses/maps/leic_campus.jsp
This lecture will explore the evolution of the landscape of cyberspace from its creation as an unpopulated wilderness through its exploration, colonisation, cultivation, settlement and growth, and offers some predictions for the future of this most exotic place.
Sue Thomas is Professor of New Media at the Institute of Creative Technologies in the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities. She has written several books including the novel ‘Correspondence’, short-listed for the 1992 Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and most recently the 2004 non-fiction cyberspace travelogue ‘Hello World: travels in virtuality’. She has written about computers and the internet since the 1980s and is now working on ‘Nature and Cyberspace: Stories, Memes and Metaphors’, a study of the relationships between cyberspace and the natural world, forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic. She co-directs the influential Transliteracy Research Group and the DMU Transdisciplinary Group, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Further information about this lecture and others in the series can be found at www.dmu.ac.uk/events
Places for the lecture must be booked by contacting the Events Office on 0116 257 7452 or via email: . Alternatively, places can be booked online at www.dmu.ac.uk/events. There are limited places available, so if you are interested, do please book early to avoid disappointment.