A monograph authored by Hajo Greif, titled Environments of Intelligence. From Natural Information to Artificial Interaction, has now been published by Routledge, London (link to advertisement). It is part of the “History and Philosophy of Technoscience” series edited by Alfred Nordmann. It presents the results of Hajo’s research as Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at MCTS and is a significantly edited and revised version of his venia thesis at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (2015). The Open Access Version of this book is supported by FWF publication grant no. PUB 488-Z24, and is available here.
The 20th biennial meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT), titled “The Grammar of Things” was hosted by the Department of Philosophy at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, from 14 to 17 June, 2017. In its disciplinary breadth and thematic focus, this conference quite neatly exemplified the conjunction between “philosophy” and “technology” in the society’s name: there was some philosophy of technology involved for sure, but at least as many contributions of philosophical relevance came from other fields, such as STS, history, design and architecture. [Read more…]