Computation meets Knowledge

Conrad Wolfram
Strategic Director and European co-founder, Wolfram Research

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The value-chain of knowledge is being rapidly redefined. Rather than static information in dead documents, readers increasingly expect active content they can drive, interact with, and automatically recompute from. They correctly perceive that these changes can dramatically step-up the bandwidth of communicating technical ideas and increase the value of the content. Yet up to now few such active journals or scientific books have existed because their cost of production is too high with professional programmers rather than the authors themselves typically needed to build the content. Conrad Wolfram will discuss what’s needed to change this, including demonstrating the new Computable Document Format (CDF) live, and explaining how we’ll soon be entering a new era of citizen interactive document authoring.