Category Archives: Publication

Urban transformation to make European cities more sustainable

The new issue of the peer-reviewed, open-access Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice, published with oekom by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, is on “Climate-Neutral 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…

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…

Evolutionary dynamics of social systems – looking for a new dialogue

Under that title, a special issue of the journal Biosystems was released recently. More than twenty contributions have been edited by Pedro C. Marijuán, Bioinformation and Systems Biology Group at the Aragon Health Sciences Institute in Zaragoza, Spain, and Andrei…

The International Review of Information Ethics migrated to Alberta

The International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) founded by renowned information philosopher – the first in the West – Rafael Capurro, has found a new platform after his retirement. Jared Bielby, research associate at the University of Alberta in Edmonton,…

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