Category: Research

May 30th 2017. Book Launch! Social Morphogenesis: Five Years of Inquiring Into Social Change

We are pleased to announce the presentation of the Springer book series “Social Morphogenesis” on May 30th 2017 at the the British Library in London. The Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) carried out five workshops of experts from different fields

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Cooperation with “The European Master Programme in System Dynamics”. Erasmus Mundus student Monika Pichler visits the BCSSS

This spring Monika Pichler is guest student at the BCSSS to work on her Master thesis. We are very glad to support her with her resarch, Monika is Erasmus Mundus student and takes part in The European Master Programme in

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BCSSS Dialogue. April 12th 2017 “The Utopia of Universal Control: Critical Thoughts on Transhumanism”

On April 12th 2017 the Bertalanffy Center invites to a discussion on Transhumanism introduced by a critical talk by Janina Loh “The Utopia of Universal Control: Critical Thoughts on Transhumanism” and a statement “The Ghost of Transhumanism and the Sentience

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General Systems Theory & McLuhan. Ernest A. Hakanen visits the BCSSS

Next April the Bertalanffy Center welcomes Ernest A. Hakanen, PhD, Professor of Communication at the Graduate Faculty of Communication, Culture and Media, Drexel University, Philadelphia. His current research focuses on the relationship between General Systems Theory and McLuhan’s Media Theories as

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Imaginaries of Cyber Futures on the testbed of Information Ethics

Tomáš Sigmund from the University of Economics Prague and Wolfgang Hofkirchner hold together a course module at the Vienna University of Technology. The module on Designing technosocial systems focuses in the summer semester 2017 besides systems approaches and systemic approaches to information,

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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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