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Category: Emergent Systems Information and Society

Theoria cum praxi et bonum commune (Leibniz): System theory, informatics and a wise society for all

Rathaus Tiergarten, Berlin-Moabit (photo: Wikimedia Commons) The Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V. (LS) invites the group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society” to present itself at a one-day colloquium of their two classes (Natur- und Technikwissenschaften; Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften). The group is a joint endeavour of the Arbeitskreis of the LS, the Research…

The Turing machine model and “natural computation”

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, member of our recently established Research Group on Emergent Systems, Information and Society, will visit Vienna and give a talk on A Taxonomy of Computation and Information Architecture. The question is how the turing model of computation relates to self-organisation of natural systems: Are they different or do they…

„Ethics for a Global Sustainable Information Society“. A talk at IDIMT by Wolfgang Hofkirchner

In September Wolfgang Hofkirchner, leader of the BCSSS Research Group “Emergent System, Information and Society”, was invited to this year’s Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks (IDIMT) in Podebrady, (Czech Republic) to talk on „Ethics for a Global Sustainable Information Society“. For further information about IDIMT 2015 please click here!

BCSSS contributes to the 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 people, mainly scientists, but also entrepreneurs and activists, was on…

The Morphogenetic Project and Self-Organisation

Margaret Archer, the Director of the Centre for Social Ontology at the École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, is the leader of the so-called Morphogenetic project. The morphogenetic approach is a social theory attempt to understand change in society in the perspective of critical realism (follow that link: http://cdh.epfl.ch/page-37105-en.html). The usage of the term…