Author: Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Vienna 2017 | Workshop | Systems Approaches to Information Ethics III

The third meeting of the project “Systems Approaches to Information Ethics” was held in Vienna 13-17 November 2017. The topics included: foundational questions of systems approaches (evolutionary theory, emergentist systemism and normativity; information in the context of Being and non-being,

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A talk at BCSSS! PhD student Cristina Voinea on “Designing for Conviviality”

“Designing for Conviviality” Talk by Cristina Voinea, PhD Candidate at the University of Bucharest, Department of Philosophy Wednesday, 15 November 10:15 am BCSSS – Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science Paulanergasse 13/5 1040 Vienna If you are interested

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Klaus Kornwachs 70 years old: an “interim report”

Klaus Kornwachs (photo: Leonhard Kornwachs) Ulm University celebrated the 70th birthday of Klaus Kornwachs, system theorist and philosopher of technology, member of our Scientific Council. The Humboldt-Studienzentrum für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, part of the School of Humanities, convened on October

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Rational and irrational discourses in the age of digitalisation

The BCSSS Research Group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society” held a meeting to discuss how populism is reinforced, and how it could be fought, by the use of social media. (Photo: Ralph-Miklas Dobler) In the aftermath of a meeting at the BCSSS

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Robert K. Logan to start a BCSSS Project on the Origins of Systems Thinking

Marshall McLuhan expert and evolutionary systemist, Robert K. Logan, Fellow of the BCSSS and member of the “Emergent Systems Group”, made a stop-over in Vienna (August 21/22, 2017). From the left: Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Bob Logan, Annette Grathoff (photo: Hofkirchner) It

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Information in Evolutionary Systems, in Social Media and in Enhanced Humans

The “Emergent Systems, Information and Society Group” organised three workshops at the “IS4SI Summit Gothenburg 2017”, the biannual conference of the “International Society for Information Studies”, held from 12 to 16 June 2017. On Monday afternoon Rainer Zimmermann chaired the

Two years Research Group on Systems and Informatics

The Research Group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society ” was founded as Research Group of the Bertalanffy Center, as Arbeitskreis of the Leibniz-Sozietät, and as Special Interest Group of the International Society for the Study of Information in Vienna (IS4SI) two

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Vienna 2017 | Workshop | Systems Approaches to Information Ethics II

During May 2017 the second project meeting took place in Vienna. Besides Tomáš Sigmund and Wolfgang Hofkirchner, the following researchers participated: Annette Grathoff, Renate Quehenberger, Stefan Strauß, Liang Wang and Tianqi Wu. Privacy dominated the list of topics. Sigmund explored