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Category: Emergent Systems Information and Society

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), Soft Systems Methodology (Checkland) and Critical Systems Heuristics (Ulrich) were…

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 is the follow-up conference of the one that was held…

“Meaning“ did not emerge like a bolt from the blue

Recent literature suggests the appearance of information that is coupled to significance not only with the advent of biotic agents (“meaning” in living systems) but already with prebiotic environments, namely, with the existence of agents (non-living, physical systems) that – according to the fourth law of thermodynamics after Stuart Kaufmann – …

3rd ISA Forum 2016 in Vienna: „The Future We want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”

During this year’s ISA Forum of Sociology (International Sociological Association) taking place in Vienna from 10th to 14th July 2016 BCSSS President Wolfgang Hofkirchner held a lecture on „Convergences  of  General  System  Theory,  Critical  Realism  and  Theory  of  Society“ in the framework of the „Research  Committee  on  Sociocybernetics“.  Subtitle of the…