[Humanist] 28.699 events: cybernetics; philosophy of the Web

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Feb 4 07:33:26 CET 2015


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 699.
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  [1]   From:    Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>                     (36)
        Subject: PhiloWeb 2015 CFP

  [2]   From:    "cybconf2015 at ciirc.cvut.cz" <cybconf2015 at ciirc.cvut.cz>    (8)
        Subject: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics - Call for
                Papers


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        Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:32:15 +0000
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>
        Subject: PhiloWeb 2015 CFP


PhiloWeb 2015
http://web-and-philosophy.org/conferences-philoweb/philoweb-2015-eswc-2015-workshop/

The relationship between the Web and philosophy is now at a crucial
turning point. While a group of philosophers and
philosophically-influenced scholars are increasingly interested in the
Web, we are facing unprecedented challenges around its future that
requires concerted efforts between researcher and disciplines to be
properly addressed. With both Internet governance and the very
architecture of the Web undergoing rapid change, now is the time for a
philosophy of the Web to help to fulfill the Web’s full potential,
expanding upon its fundamental principles in new terrains ranging from
mass surveillance to the impact of the Internet of things.

Even swifter is the Web-driven transformation of many previously
unquestioned philosophical concepts of privacy, authority, meaning,
identity, belief, intelligence, cognition, and even embodiment in
surprising ways. In response, we hope to provoke the properly
philosophical question of whether or not philosophy that can weave
these changes to technology and society into a coherent whole that can
adapt the principles of the Web to the age of surveillance.

Subjects to be addressed include, but are not limited to

·         Philosophy and Politics of Open Data and Big Data

·         Human Rights, Internet Rights, and Tim Berners-Lee’s “Magna
Carta” for the Web

·         Protocols and code as politics

·         Algorithmic governance

·         Transparency, Surveillance, Cryptography, and
(Big/Linked/Semantic) Data

·         Alternative accounts of semantics for the Semantic Web

·         Philosophical roots of cybernetics, AI and the architecture of the Web

·         The future of decentralization on the Web and Internet

·         Knowledge in AI, KR, Semantic Web, Linked Data, open data,
contrasted (or enriched) with knowledge in other disciplines
(especially STS)

Prof Leslie Carr

Web Science institute

#⃣ webscience #⃣ openaccess



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        Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 00:32:04 +0000
        From: "cybconf2015 at ciirc.cvut.cz" <cybconf2015 at ciirc.cvut.cz>
        Subject: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics - Call for Papers

Dear colleauge,

the IEEE SMC Society co-sponsors the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics which will be held in Gdynia, Poland, on June 25-26, 2015:

http://cybconf2015.am.gdynia.pl/

Please, consider your active participation in this event.

Best regards

		Vladimir Marik,
		VP (Cybernetics) of IEEE SMC






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