• Soziokybernetik

    Dark Ages 2.0”: Social Media And Their Impact

    Vom 25. Bis 29. Juni 2019 find­et in Urbino, Ital­ien, die »15th Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence of Socio­cy­ber­net­ics« mit dem Titel »“Dark Ages 2.0”: Social Media And Their Impact« statt. WISSENSKULTUREN ist mit mehreren Vorträ­gen vertreten. Hier ein Auszug aus der Konferenzankündigung: In 2009 the ISA Research Com­mit­tee 51 on Socio­cy­ber­net­ics host­ed its annu­al con­fer­ence in Urbino. The title of the con­fer­ence was »Moder­ni­ty 2.0: emerg­ing social media tech­nolo­gies and their impact«. Along the line of vision­ary found­ing fathers of cyber­net­ics and sys­tems the­o­ry, the call solicit­ed inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­tri­bu­tion to explore the pos­si­bil­i­ties and tack­ling the chal­lenges of a “new extra­or­di­nary change that we can bare­ly describe today”. A decade lat­er, hav­ing…

  • Wissenskulturen

    14th International Conference of Sociocybernetics,
    Medellin, Colombia, June 20–24, 2017

    A Con­fer­ence of Socio­cy­ber­net­ics is a unique and ide­al aca­d­e­m­ic forum for dis­cussing on inno­va­tion and social con­flicts, one that goes beyond the bound­aries of tra­di­tion­al dis­ci­plines. The Con­fer­ence has no par­al­lel ses­sions, thus we encour­age all par­tic­i­pants to con­tribute to and prof­it from the full stream of dis­cus­sions dur­ing the Con­fer­ence, which, as a devel­op­ing con­ver­sa­tion, usu­al­ly embraces all of the pre­sen­ta­tions, sys­tem­i­cal­ly and over-arch­ing­ly. The goal of the 2017 Con­fer­ence is, there­fore, bring researchers from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines togeth­er to explore, with­in a socio­cy­ber­net­ics approach, the chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties relat­ed to the com­plex rela­tion­ships between inno­va­tion and social conflicts. We invite the sub­mis­sion of pro­pos­als to dis­cuss inno­va­tion and…

  • Wissenskulturen

    Third “ISA-Forum of Sociology” in Vienna, July 10 ‑14, 2016

    Session 11 of Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51): »Steering of Transitional Justice: The Question of Civil Societal’s Democracy« Tran­si­tion­al Jus­tice is a very high com­plex approach to achiev­ing jus­tice in times of tran­si­tion from con­flict and/or state repres­sion. It needs a strong goal-ori­ent­ed but also empa­thet­ic and flex­i­bel steer­ing process, which has to achieve account­abil­i­ty and redress­ing vic­tims, tran­si­tion­al jus­tice pro­vides recog­ni­tion of the rights of vic­tims, pro­motes civic trust and strength­ens the demo­c­ra­t­ic rule of law. But the ade­quate con­sid­er­a­tion of the com­plex­i­ty of all exist­ing dri­ving-fac­tors is very dif­fi­cult and requieres usu­al­ly a sec­ond order obser­va­tion process by includ­ing a vari­ety of social move­ments of civ­il soci­ety. But…