Category: Research

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 I

Within the framework of the Emergent Systems, Information and Society group, Tomáš Sigmund was invited to the Center to start the joint research project “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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Systems approaches to Information Ethics

Next week Tomáš Sigmund is guest at our center. He works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Systems Analysis that belongs to the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics, Prague, and is preparing for his habilitation. 

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Transhumanism – Netizens – Information in Evolutionary Systems: Three sections at Gothenburg June 2017

The BCSSS Research Group on “Emergent systems, information and society” calls for papers and participation in three sections of the International Society for Information Studies Summit that will take place in Gothenburg from 12 to 16 June 2017. That Summit

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