Rational and irrational discourses in the age of digitalisation

(Photo: Ralph-Miklas Dobler) The 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. 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

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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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“The impact of the design of technological systems on power distribution and markets”. A talk by Stefan Blachfellner

Stefan Blachfellner was invited to give a talk on invitation of the Senate for the Economy and the Center for Risk and Crisis Management in Vienna at the symposium “Cyber-Democracy, Cyber-Development and Cyber-Defence” on May 17th, 2017, in the Vienna

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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

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BCSSS Member Yagmur Denizhan at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. A short review.

In April 2017 BCSSS Member Yagmur Denizhan visited the Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. She was invited by the International Center for Philosophy of Information, School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Xi’an Jiaotong University  to give guest lectures in

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Populism in the perspective of information processes

On Thursday and Friday before Easter the Bertalanffy Center hosted members and guests of the international group on Emergent Systems, Information and Society. The event was a preparatory meeting for the three sections the group has been organising for the

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