Thomas Allmer

Thomas Allmer

Thomas Allmer studied media and communication and political science at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and the Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. After he had finished his PhD in 2014, he started as Lecturer in Social Justice at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Since 2016, Thomas has been Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.

His publications include Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism (Peter Lang, 2012) and Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification (Routledge, 2015).

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Joseph Brenner

A U. S. citizen born in Paris, Joseph E. Brenner studied organic chemistry in the U.S. and Switzerland, followed by a career in the chemical industry. After retirement, he joined the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET, Paris), working with its Director, the theoretical physicist Basarab Nicolescu, who introduced him to the non-standard logic of Stéphane Lupasco. Brenner then published a book, Logic in Reality, and a series of papers to up-date and make this logic available in English. Later, through contacts especially with Pedro Marijuan and Wolfgang Hofkirchner, he began to concentrate on the application of the Lupasco logic to the science and then the philosophy of information. In 2010 he started a fruitful collaboration with Wu Kun, Director of the International Center for the Philosophy of Information at the Xi’An Jiaotong University, Xi’An, China, of which he was appointed Associate Director. Recent work has emphasized Wu’s concepts of the convergence of science and philosophy, under the influence of information. Brenner has also been involved, since its formation in 2011, with the International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI), serving as Vice-President, Transdisciplinary Projects. Also he was elected Member of the UTI Research Group after fruitful co-operation. Brenner’s current interests are in the reconceptualization of natural philosophy and the further application of his logic and philosophy (“Philosophy in Reality”) in the support of the Global Sustainable Information Society. Publications on these topics have appeared recently primarily in the Journals Information and Philosophies.

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José María Díaz Nafría

Ph.D in Telecommunication Engineering by the Technical University of Madrid; M.Sc. & B.Sc. in Philosophy by the National University for Distance Education, UNED; M.Sc.& B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering by the University of the Basque Country.

He is currently a Professor at the Open University of Madrid, Spain; a Visiting Professor at the Munich University of Applied Science, Germany; a Visiting Researcher at the National University of Santa Elena, Ecuador; and Honorary Fellow at the University of León. Between 1997 and 2009, he was an Associate Professor at the University Alfonso X el Sabio. In 1996, he worked as researcher at the Vienna University of Technology; between 1997 and 2002, at the Technical University of Madrid. He has been invited Professor at several universities in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Ecuador.

He is board member of the Institut für Design Science (Germany), the International Society for the Study of Information (Austria), and is president of the BITrum-Research Group for the interdisciplinary study of information (Spain). He belongs to the editorial boards of the scientific Journals TripleC, IRIE, and glossariumBITri.

His research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of information, communication, perception, systems and complexity.

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Peter Fleissner

Born 1944 Peter Karl Fleissner retired October 2006 from his chair (Design and Assessment of New Technologies, since 1990) at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria, after seven years of work as a temporary agent for the European Union (1997-2000 Head of the Department “Technology, Employment, Competitiveness and Society” of the Seville based Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Spain; 2000-2004 Head of the Department “Research and Networking” of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia). Before, he had worked for the Austrian Academy of Sciences, for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, as research scholar at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria. He is an elected Member of the Leibniz-Sozietät, Berlin, Germany; was a Member of the Board of Directors of the research institute of the Black Sea Economic Association (ICBSS), in Athens, Greece, and of the Advisory Board of the United Nations University/College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium). He has successfully managed more than 27 research projects, often internationally composed. He has worked as a consultant for Siemens, Munich, for ORF (Austrian Radio and Television), for the Science Center, Berlin, for the Institute for Systems Technology and Innovation Research, ISI, Karlsruhe, for the Austrian Chamber of Labour, and for the Austrian Association of Industrialists. He is the author of hundreds of book chapters, articles in scientific journals and research reports.


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Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs is a professor at the University of Westminster, where he is the co-director of the Communication and Media Research Institute.

His research is on critical theory, the political economy of communication, and digital media & society.

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Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Ao.Univ.Prof.i.R. Dr.phil., TU Wien. PhD in Political Science and Psychology, University of Salzburg, in 1981. Research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Assistant Professor in 1991, after habilitation in Technology Assessment (Univ.Doz.), Associate Professor, Vienna University of Technology, 2001 - 2018. University Professor for Internet and Society, University of Salzburg, 2004 - 2010. Visiting professorships in Brasil and Spain.

Member, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.; Member, International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, Brussels; Distinguished Researcher, International Center for Philosophy of Information, Xi’an.

Expertise in Complexity Thinking, Science of Information, ICTs and Society.



Robert K. Logan

Robert K. Logan, Professor Emeritus Physics, Fellow of St. Michael’s College, U. of Toronto, and Chief Scientist at OCAD U. in the Strategic Innovation Lab, has a variety of experiences as an academic involved in research in media ecology, complexity theory, information theory, systems biology, environmental science, linguistics, and industrial design. Logan has published, co-published or edited 16 books and over 150 articles or book chapters.

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Franz Ofner

PhD in pedagogy, sociology and psychology from the University of Vienna (1984); research worker on various projects on new technologies, organisational and social change, and qualification requirements (1980–1985); member of the University of Klagenfurt since 1985; postdoctoral qualification (habilitation) in sociology of economy from the University of Klagenfurt.
Managing editor of the Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Austrian Journal of Sociology).
Focus of research: the status of communication, power, and social recognition in social theory; pragmatism; industrial relations and the welfare state.

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Sebastian Sevignani

Sebastian Sevignani studied communications, philosophy, and psychology at the University of Salzburg, Austria, where he received his PhD in 2014. Currently he is assistant professor in general and theoretical sociology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany.

His research focuses on social theory, critical media and communications studies, digital capitalism, privacy, and a critical theory of human needs.

He is author of the book Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Media (2016, London).

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Rainer E. Zimmermann

Prof. i. R., Dr. rer. nat. Dr. phil. (habil.)
Lehrgebiet UIG, FB 2 (Informatik), HTW, Berlin / Clare Hall, UK – Cambridge

Working in the field of Metaphysics and Philosophy of Nature including Philosophy of Science and Ethical Implications, especially on onto-epistemic aspects of the modelling of the world, in terms of spaces, networks, and systems. Also Chairman of the Executive Board and Scientific Director of the Institute of Design Science, Munich, and co-editor of its series of monographs and its yearbook. Member of IASCYS, Brussels, and of the Leibniz Society of Scholars, Berlin.


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