Thomas Allmer

Thomas Allmer

David Braunstein


Spomenka Celebic

Spomenka Celebic is a Master’s student at the University of Vienna at the Department for Cultural and Social Anthropology.

Out of the wide spectrum in the field of anthropology, her main focus remains on the contemporary society in its various perspectives. Predominantly, she is interested in rising political populist parties in Western Europe and their engagement on social media, therefore their influence on public opinion and reaching the widest audience using different tools on social media.

Moreover, using and combining both ethnographic and theoretical approach, and within her Master thesis, Spomenka is closely looking at the recent migrations from the Middle East with the emphasis on the Balkans region where the refugees find themselves in transition. This research is followed by observation of the political background, including changes in current society as well as local and international support provided for the refugees.


Annette Grathoff

I made my PhD in Biology, Chemical Ecology due to a strong interest in learning holistic approaches. When I supervised projects at the Vienna city administration for environmental services, MA 22 in 2010, it became clear that for a solid and scientifically grounded argumentation in how to organize social and environmental system administration in the future, a deep understanding of systems and information sciences is needed. 

Which difference makes a difference?  We know such differences from Physics, namely forces. In music a rhythm or a relation between frequencies can trigger a sensation. Those are only two examples for cases where we know differences which can make differences. A difference is there because it is perceptible in principle. A force can change rates and distributions…

My focus is to consider all experiences, observations and techniques from science and art in one go when working on finding answers to the question “What is making differences which can make differences?”

My approach to physical information is taking an evolutionary perspective thinking recursively and in nested networks of different kinds.


Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Works, primarily, on a new book on The Great Bifurcation. A Critical Social Systems Framework.


Cecile Malaspina

Cecile Malaspina is the author of An Epistemology of Noise, Bloomsbury, 2018 and principal translator, with the collaboration of John Rogove, of Gilbert Simondon, On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects, Univocal Publishing / Minnesota University Press, 2016. She is member of the editorial board at Copy Press and ANGELAKI: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. Based in London, she is affiliated with the CNRS-Université Paris 7, Laboratoire SPHERE, (UMR 7219), France.



Sebastian Sevignani


Tomáš Sigmund

Tomáš Sigmund is concerned with the relation of society and technology and man to the world in general. His areas of interest cover the topics of ethics, information ethics, system sciences, semiotics, media and phenomenology. He warns against totality in any of its manifestation and stresses respect towards otherness.

*  This list contains the names of researchers who currently, on a voluntary basis or paid, in part or in whole, work under the umbrella of The Institute for the integration of systems, information and critical social sciences or the implementation thereof, irrespective of whether or not they are Members.


Updated on 2019-05-20T20:31:16+02:00, by Wolfgang Hofkirchner.