Category Archives: Lecture

Alliance with nature/technology for alliance: Bloch in Leipzig

The befriended Ernst-Bloch-Assoziation held an open conference on the topic of Bloch’s “Naturallianz/Allianztechnik”. Philosopher Bloch coined these terms to call for a new relationship of humans with nature to be practised by a new kind of technology. The venue was…

Optimists at Berlin-Friedrichshagen Wiener-Schmidt Prize ceremony: paradigm shifts for a common future

The GSIS Emergent Systems, Information and Society Research Group – which is also a working group at the Leibniz Society of Science to Berlin e.V., Germany (LS) – organised, within the framework of the LS and together with the German…

Critical Media Sociology in the 21st century

The Communication, Capitalism and Critique ESA RN-18 mid-term conference 2022 took place at the Polytechnic of Turin from 1-3 September (conference website: https://rn18esa.wordpress.com). The event was co-organised by the European Sociological Association – Research Network 18: Sociology of Communications and Media…

Critique of public discourse and the meaning of life in the universe

These two topics were dealt with at the regular autumn meeting of the Institut für Design Science München in Wittenberg. This fifth meeting took place from 9 to 11 September 2022. Though, at a first glance, these topics (see programme)…

Habitual Behavior 2022: Habits, Routines and Rituals

The online workshop “Habitual Behavior: Habits, Routines and Rituals” took place on August 26 and was organized by Raffaela Giovagnoli (Pontifical Lateran University, GSIS) and Irena Mostowicz (GSIS). This event is inspired by the interesting discussion that took place at…

“Intelligence as a Border Activity Between the Modelled and the Unmodelled”

That’s the title of a talk Yagmur Denizhan, Professor at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department and Head of the Graduate Program in Systems and Control Engineering of Bogazici University, Turkey, will give at an online event, 10 February 2022,…

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