Information in Evolutionary Systems, social media, and enhanced humans

The Emergent Systems, Information and Society Research Group organised three workshops at the “IS4SI Summit Gothenburg 2017”, the biannual conference of the „International Society for the Study of Information“ as that society was renamed in Gothenburg. The Summit was held…

Digital Objects, Digital Subjects. An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Activism, Research & Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism. The Sixth ICTs and Society–Conference

20-21 May 2017 took place at the University of Westminster, hosted by the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies. Christian Fuchs was Conference Co-Convenor and Chair. The symposium invited ten speakers, among them Antonio Negri. It was supported by the journal tripleC.…

Transhumanist shortcomings, net populism, and the discrimination of possibilities

In the week before Easter 2017, the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science hosted three events organised by the Emergent Systems Group as a prelude to three workshops to be held by the group at the IS4SI Summit…

“Meaning” did not come like a bolt from the blue

Recent literature suggests the appearance of information that is coupled to significance not only with the advent of biotic agents (“meaning“ in living systems) but already with prebiotic environments, namely, with the existence of agents (non-living, physical systems) that – according to the fourth law of thermodynamics after Stuart…

The Internet and Social Media at a Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism? Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory. The Fifth ICTs and Society–Conference.

3-7 June 2015 the fifth conference of the ICTs-and-Society Network took place as part of the International Society for Information Studies (since 2017 International Society for the Study of Information) Summit Vienna 2015, chaired by Wolfgang Hofkirchner who was its…

Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical Theories of Social Media. The Fourth ICTs and Society-Conference.

2-4 May 2012 the fourth conference of the ICTs-and-Society Network was held with the support of the Swedish Research Council at Uppsala University, organised by Christian Fuchs, then Professor at Uppsala University, and Marisol Sandoval (see photo above), both Board…

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