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Teaching: Launch of Information, Society and Culture at Duke

Information, Society & Culture, a theme of Bass Connection, was officially launched at Duke.

"Bass Connections is a new university-wide initiative launched by a $50 million gift from Anne and Robert Bass.  It will provide students with greater exposure to inquiry across the disciplines, partnership with unlikely fellow thinkers, sustained mentorship in teams, and the chance to experience the intersections of the academy and the real world."

Online Articles: P&T Special issue on History and Philosophy of Computing

Philosophy & Technology will host this year a special issue on History and Philosophy of Computing (G.Primiero, L. De Mol eds.). Three of the articles forthcoming in this issue are already available as Online First:

Book: The Government Machine: A revolutionary history of the computer, by Jon Agar

I have been reading this book by a colleague at UCL, a historian of technology.  It examines the interrelationship between thinking about technology, and the development of the computer, and the organization and reorganization of the UK civil service.  It's a pretty illuminating way of thinking about both issues.  Might be of interest to other philosophers of information.

Conference: The Progress and Uncertainties of Human-Robot Relationships

March 22, 2013, 9h-16h

Lava, France

CFP: Symposium on Proofs, Programs, Procedures: Formal and Epistemic Issues

The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science of Ghent University was founded in 1993. On occasion of its 20th anniversary the Centre organises an international Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS13) on the themes that are central to its research:

Conference: Evolution, Intentionality and Information, University of Bristol, May 29-31 2013


Three-day conference as inaugural event in new ERC project of Samir Okasha's at Bristol: Darwinism and the theory of rational choice.


The Onlife Manifesto

Date February 8 2013
Time: from 09.30 till 17.30
Venue: 25, avenue de Beaulieu 1160 Brussels 

Presentation and discussion of the outcome of the Onlife initiative: Come, discover and react to the Onlife Manifesto Engage and discuss societal expectations for policy-making in a computational era!

More info on the programme soon.


Three Lectures on the Philosophy of AI

The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education http://ow.ly/fWVrm

CFP 5th Workshop on Philosophy of Information

27th-28th March 2013

University of Hertfordshire, UK


Submissions are invited for the Fifth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, which will take place at the University of Hertfordshire, 27-28 March 2013.

As usual, the call is open to any papers dealing with any philosophical aspects of information are welcome. Focused papers this year will concern the intersections between qualitative and quantitative views of information.

Workshop on Information Quality

This workshop on Information Quality (sometimes also called Data Quality) is sponsored by the AHRC-funded project “Understanding Information Quality Standards and their Challenges” (2011-2013). It is organised by Dr Phyllis Illari, the AHRC research fellow on the project, and Professor Luciano Floridi, the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics, and principal investigator on the AHRC project.  It will bring together experts on information quality to examine various pressing issues. 


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