[Humanist] 27.718 events: Norbert Wiener; Culture, Technology, Communication

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 718.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Kreinovich, Vladik" <vladik at UTEP.EDU>                     (5)
        Subject: Wiener conference

  [2]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (58)
        Subject: CaTaC'14 - keynote speakers and date change

        Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:31:15 +0000
        From: "Kreinovich, Vladik" <vladik at UTEP.EDU>
        Subject: Wiener conference

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, 2014 is the year of 120th anniversary of the birth of Norbert Wiener, father of cybernetics, and 50th anniversary of his death (and 100th anniversary of his first interval-related paper). To commemorate this anniversary, IEEE, the world's largest engineering society, organizes a conference "Driving Technology's Future: Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century", in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 24-26, 2013; see http://21stcenturywiener.org/ for the details about the conference.

Since Wiener's work encompassed many aspects of science, technology, and medical applications, this conference may be of interest to many people on this list. 

Submissions are organized in two stages: first, the authors submit a short abstract by January 31, 2014. Authors of submitted abstracts will received useful referees' feedback, and by using this feedback, authors should submit full papers by March 1, 2014.

Detailed instructions for submitting abstracts and full papers are given on the conference website, see http://21stcenturywiener.org/instructions-to-authors-and-students/

        Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:27:07 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: CaTaC'14 - keynote speakers and date change

Dear Humanists,

CaTaC'14: Culture, Technology, Communication: Celebration, Transformation,
New Directions --­ important updates.  Please distribute and cross-post as

Conference website:  http://www.catacconference.org/

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I¹m very pleased to note that
CaTaC¹14 will be enlivened and inspired by two keynote speakers:

Andrew Feenberg, Canada Research Chair in the Philosophy of Technology,
School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

Andrew is among the most significant and influential contemporary
philosophers of technology. His work is rooted in Critical Theory and
phenomenology, and emphasizes the critical requirements for democratic
approaches to technology.

Judith Simon, Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria;
Institute for Technology Assessment, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,

Judith's research focuses on epistemic dimensions of ICTs, and is rooted in
STS and feminist philosophy. Her ideas on distributed epistemic
responsibility in sociotechnical environments play an important role in the
Onlife Manifesto, a project of the European Commission that seeks to foster
more humane and sustainable technology development.

Please also the note change of dates: June 18-20, 2014. NB!  June is a busy
month for conferences and tourism in Oslo.  We strongly urge potentially
interested participants to explore the resource lists on the conference
website of recommended accommodations and book as early as possible. 
Notifications of acceptance will be issued sufficiently early (March 28,
2014) so as to allow cost-free reservation cancellation if need be.

Important Dates:Submission of papers (short or full), panel proposals: 16 February 2014
Notification of acceptance: 28 March 2014
Final formatted papers (for conference proceedings): 18 April 2014

Information regarding submission procedures will be available soon.
Registration fees will be announced in early February.

We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo next June!
- charles ess
Professor in Media Studies

Conference Co-organizers:
Charles Ess (Department of Media and Communication, University of
Maja van der Velden (Department of Informatics, University of Oslo)
Organizing Committee
José Abdelnour-Nocera (School of Computing and Technology, University
of West London)
Herbert Hrachovec (Philosophy Department, University of Vienna)
Leah Macfadyen (Evaluation and Learning Analytics, University of
British Columbia)
Patrizia Schettino (Communication Studies, Università della Svizzera
Ylva Hård af Segerstad (Department of Applied Information Technology
at the University of Gothenburg/Chalmers)
Andra Siibak (Media Studies, University of Tartu)
Michele M. Strano, Program Chair (Communication Studies, Bridgewater
Satomi Sugiyama (Communication and Media Studies, Franklin College

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