Schlagwort: social systems

BCSSS board member Jeanette Müller brings art and science together in her innovative program WISSENS°KUNST

Curiosity, creativity, the courage to switch perspectives and thinking outside the box: Art and science have much in common. The interaction between the two spheres can be beneficial for scientists and artists alike. This is why BCSSS board member Jeanette

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Article on the Contribution of the Systems Sciences to the Humanities by BCSSS President Alexander Laszlo is now available online

Alexander Laszlo, BCSSS President, has, together with Ervin Laszlo published an article on “The Contribution of the Systems Sciences to the Humanities”, in 2003. The full article is now availabe online. Summary. The article presents the systems sciences as a

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“Think about people and think about process” – Stefan Blachfellner at the Expert Forum „Mobility and Infrastructure Networks”

Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director at the BCSSS and former Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, was invited on 23rd of April 2018 to the ELF Expert Forum to provide a systems perspective on the future of

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Wien 2016 | Wolfgang Hofkirchner | Convergences of General System Theory, Critical Realism and Theory of Society

The International Sociological Association held its 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology 10-14 July 2016 in Vienna. The Forum was devoted to the topic „The future We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World“. Wolfgang Hofkirchner gave a

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Xi’an 2016 | Wolfgang Hofkirchner | Complexity Thinking in the Age of Global Challenges

When invited to Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, Wolfgang Hofkirchner gave on 5 April 2016 before the students forum a lecture on the importance of systems theory. This lecture about aims, scope, and tools of systems thinking contended that systems

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BCSSS ist Mitorganisator des International Society for Information Studies Summit 2015

The Bertalanffy Center was – besides many other organisations – co-organiser of the ISIS Summit Vienna 2015, held at the Vienna University of Technology and including a floating part on the Danube. The focus of that event that attracted almost 400

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Wien 2014 | Workshop | The Dynamical Basis of Social Emergence

In November 2014, the Bertalanffy Center hosted as Visiting Scholar John Collier from South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. On 25 November 2014 he held a 3 hours workshop giving an overview of the concept of emergence (scientific and philosophical), a

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Wien 2014 | Workshop | Aktuelle Probleme der Systemtheorie

The BCSSS organised a small workshop for invited guests with Rainer E. Zimmermann on May 30, 2014. Start of the workshop (photo: Wolfgang Hofkirchner) Zimmermann stayed during spring term as Researcher in Residence with the Bertalanffy Center. In the workshop he provided

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