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Modeling health impacts for decision-making – On status and perspectives

In affiliation with the 9th European Public Health (EPH) Conference, Vienna, 9-12 Nov 2016, at 10 Nov, an evening colloquium took place in the Bertalanffy Center (BCSSS). The topic was: „Modeling health impacts for decision-making – On status and perspectives“

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Vienna 2017 | Workshop | Systems Approaches to Information Ethics

Within the framework of the Emergent Systems, Information and Society group, Tomáš Sigmund was invited to the Center to start a joint research project on systems approaches to information ethics. In a three-day workshop during his stay in Vienna (23-27 January, 2017),

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Humanism under attack

In the framework of cooperation of the Bertalanffy Center with the Centre of Social Ontology, one research project was finalised (Social Morphogenesis – the proofs of the 5th volume are currently verified) and a new one was commenced.  During the first week of January, the

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“Meaning“ did not emerge like a bolt from the blue

Recent literature suggests the appearance of information that is coupled to significance not only with the advent of biotic agents (“meaning” in living systems) but already with prebiotic environments, namely, with the existence of agents (non-living, physical systems) that – according

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Vienna 2016 | Hamid Ekbia | Computing and Capitalism: Dynamics of Systemic Change

The Research Group Emergent Systems, Information and Society invited Hamid Ekbia as keynote speaker for their meeting that took part in the framework of the emcsr avantgarde 2016 on 1 April, 2016. Hanid Ekbia – at his stay in Vienna being a

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Emergent Systems, Information and Society Meeting

The Research Group Emergent Systems, Information and Society held a meeting in the framework of emcsr avantgarde 2016. Hamid Ekbia, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Mediated Interaction at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, held a keynote

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Vienna 2016 | Workshop | Systems Medicine | Systemökologie der Ernährung

Felix Tretter: „Systemökologie der Ernährung“ Am Donnerstag, den 31. März und Freitag, den 1. April 2016 fand im Department Sozialökonomie der WU Wien ein BCSSS Workshop des Arbeitsfeldes Systems Medicine statt, organisiert und geleitet von Felix Tretter (BCSSS). Diskutiert wurden

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Preconditions of a “good society”

The UK-based Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) held the fifth and last Morphogenetic Project workshop. Contributions to the final volume to be published in the Springer book series were discussed. The topic “Morphogenesis & Eudaimonia” comprised social science and humanities accounts

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