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This is the second post in our series where we put a member of our society in the spotlight, and allow them to introduce themselves on the basis of a short interview.

Interview with John Sullins

Q: The philosophy of information is a diverse field, and attracts people with very different backgrounds. Could you tell us a bit more about your academic background, and your current research?

The list of the papers accpeted at IACAP 2014 is now awailable here http://www.pt-ai.org/iacap/2014/program

Podcast on http://mendelspod.com/

"For the next installment in our Philosophy of Science series, we look at issues around data. Sabina Leonelli is a philosopher of information who collaborates with bioinformaticians. In today's interview, she expresses her concerns about the terms Big Data and Open Data."

This is the first post in a new series where we put a member of our society in the spotlight, and allow them to introduce themselves on the basis of a short interview. Throughout this series, we will give the word to senior as well as to junior members, and try to reveal the diverse background in our membership.

Women philosophers working in the philosophy of information can add their details here:


The International Association for Computing and Philosophy is proud to present the “Brian Michael Goldberg Memorial Award” to graduate students in recognisance of outstanding achievements in the areas of Computing and Philosophy.

This award is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon and carries a $500 USD stipend, which will be presented each year at one of the IACAP conferences. Nominees and applicants are welcome from around the world.

Technologies have profoundly shaped the human experience, and continue to do so at an increasing pace, and with ever-expanding scope and impact. They are radically modifying not only how we interact with our environments, shape them, and make sense of them, but also how we understand ourselves and our position and responsibilities in the world. Technologies have brought enormous benefits and opportunities, but they also raise new and pressing challenges, whose complexity and global dimensions are rapidly evolving. There is much need for better understanding and new ideas.


PhilTech is the annual, multidisciplinary seminar series that brings prominent and influential speakers to the Oxford Internet Institute in order to advance critical understanding of the conceptual nature and practical consequences of technologies, and to provide new ideas about their fruitful and sustainable developments.


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