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."
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.