The structural transformation of the public sphere in times of digitalisation

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie and Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie will hold a common congress at the WU Vienna on Post Corona Society, 23-25 August 2021 (online/hybrid). Sebastian Sevignani and Martin Seeliger will organise an ad-hoc group on the digital, structural…

Critique, utopia and simulation – Invitation to an online workshop

Based upon a project on Society After Money – A Simulation, funded by Volkswagen Foundation, the interdisciplinary research group will hold an online workshop on “envisioning post-capitalist societies via simulation“. The workshop will be held on 18-19 February, 2021, and…

IDIMT 2020 – A mixed reality conference and mixed feelings

Information Management and Interdisciplinarity are two foundations of our modern society. The Iron Curtain fell in 1989 and as a consequence, academic institutions initialized cooperation between Austria and the Czech Republic. In 1992 an agreement on a cooperation between the…

Regaining realism for human-centred ICT development and design

Christian Stary and Klaus Fuchs-Kittowski published an article in Leibniz Online 41 (2020) in which they argue for a new, constructive realism without which human-centred design of IT is not feasible. They write: It seems to be particularly important in…

Digital Humanism – How to shape digitalisation in the age of global challenges?

Under this very title, our Emergent Systems Group calls for papers to be presented at an online workshop at the online International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) 2021 Summit that will be held 12-19 September 2021. The link…

Transhumanism: The Proper Guide to a Posthuman Condition or a Dangerous Idea?

The book project with that title ended, eventually, in the book release. Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Hans-Jörg Kreowski edited this volume. It contains 15 chapters organised into four parts concerning philosophical, military, technological and sociological aspects of transhumanism. The project was…

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