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Lectures

Systemic Design for Future Mobility at the IIID Traffic & Transport Forum 2017 in Linz, Austria

Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of the Systems Science, was an invited speaker at the IIID Traffic & Transport Forum in Linz, Austria, 23 – 24 November 2017, organized by the International Institute for Information Design (IIID) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP)….

Webinars for the Systems Engineering Community of Practice

David Rousseau, BCSSS Scientific Council member  and leader of the BCSSS Research Group “Systems Science and Philosophy”, continues his webinars for the Systems Engineering Community. On the 7th of November 2017 Rousseau presented a webinar to Rolls-Royce’s Systems Engineering Community of Practice on the subject “Towards a theoretical foundation for…

A webinar by David Rousseau for “Crossroads of America Chapter”. The Local Systems Engineering Community

During this year’s annual meeting of Crossroads of America Chapter by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) on 17th October 2017, BCSSS Scientific Council member David Rousseau presented a webinar on the subject of “Towards a theoretical foundation for Systems Engineering practice: Challenges, opportunities and progress in the quest…

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…

“Systems Engineering and the quest for Scientific Systems Principles”. A webinar by David Rousseau

On the 9th of June 2017 David Rousseau, member of the BCSSS Scientific Council and leader of the BCSSS Research Group “Systems Science and Philosophy” presented a webinar on “Systems Engineering and the quest for Scientific Systems Principles” to the members of the Systems Engineering Community of Practice in Modern…

“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 Looshaus. More than 70 guests from industry and business attended…

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…

Gothenburg 2016 | Wolfgang Hofkirchner | Transdisciplinarity and Systems Thinking

Wolfgang Hofkirchner was invited to give a lecture in the course Transdisciplinarity Research Methods at the Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg. At the same time, that lecture was part of the SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Center Research Seminar that connects to Chalmers University. SCCIIL is a center for interdisciplinary research in the intersection…