The web is an intricately integrated system of extraordinary complexity, enabling developers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to work together, expressing a vast array of styles and visions in creating user experiences that profoundly impact our daily lives.
But is the inherent power and pervasive influence of the web due only to its ever-increasing complexity? Is there no unity or simplicity operating beneath the surface of this complexity, allowing for all the parts to function as an integrated whole? What are some of the theoretical and practical implications of recognizing how the web stack is embedded within the ‘science stack’, and is itself governed and made possible by the laws of physics?
Join us for this groundbreaking presentation that explores some of the interconnections between simplicity and complexity, and what these new insights may mean for the future of the web.
Juan Francisco Tellez
Co-founder, Param Media
Digital Communications, UBC Faculty of Medicine
After receiving his computer science degree from Dalhousie University, Juan went on to co-found Param Media, a publishing, media production, and web design company based in Vancouver that strives tirelessly to produce works that embody the highest metaphysical ideas. He also helps manage web strategies for the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Juan envisions a more simplistic, powerful, and unified web. His partnerships with academics and entrepreneurs allow him to explore the abstract theories underpinning science and technology, with a focus on translating that knowledge into practical business applications.
John H Spencer, PhD
John was awarded his PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2008, specializing in the Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Physics, where he had the rare opportunity of being supervised and examined in both the Department of Physics and the Department of Philosophy.
Combining the highest levels of abstract thought with powerful personal experience and extensive scholarly research, John makes his discoveries accessible to a wide-ranging audience.
John is the author of the forthcoming book, ‘The Eternal Law: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modern Physics, and Ultimate Reality’, which makes accessible to a non-specialist audience some of the deepest and most fascinating ancient philosophical ideas underpinning modern physics.