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Category: Emergent Systems Information and Society

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 workshop on “Information in Evolutionary Systems”, devoted to Basic Research…

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 the possibility to reconcile the current empirical, behavioural approach to…

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 in a yearly interval, starting in January 2012 and ending…

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 of Existence” by Sarah Spiekermann. Janina Loh is University Assistant…

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, information technologies and information society on information ethics and future…