Archive for January, 2013

Catherine Malabou: Can “Retreat” be a Metaphor?

31 January 2013

A Reflection on Meaning after Heidegger’s Withdrawal. A public talk held on August 9th, 2012 as part of The Retreat – dOCUMENTA (13) at The Banff Centre.

Opinion Dynamics and Epistemology -Andre Martins

28 January 2013

Opinion dynamics models are about the way individuals influence and are influenced by others and the consequences of those influences in the level of society. Similar questions exist in epistemological problems where understanding how scientists decide on their opinions about theories is a central question… In this talk, I will present a strategy for exploring this and other related questions by the use of the tools of Sociophysics.

Announcing SFI’s new free online courses in complex systems

26 January 2013


24 January 2013

Stafford Beer on Systems of Variety Expansion & Contraction

Cybernetics and Revolution – Eden Medina

21 January 2013

Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group: Professor Medina presents material from Cybernetic Revolutionaries, her book-in-progress that tells the history of Chile’s Project Cybersyn. She links this historical case study to present day issues in e-governance, participatory design, and computer surveillance.

Cary Wolfe & Claire Colebrook on the Anthropocene

15 January 2013 Dialogue between Cary Wolfe (Department of English at Rice University, Houston) and Claire Colebrook (Department of English at Penn State University, University Park ). Introduction: Cecelia Watson (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin) – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 12.01.2013

Ulrich Beck: Living in and coping with world risk society

15 January 2013

Catherine Malabou. A Materialist Concept of Plasticity. 2012

13 January 2013

Douglas Rushkoff- Computers for Humans

11 January 2013

from the Computers & Society Speaker Series at the Courant Institute NYC on Nov 27 2012.

Judith Butler: Assembling Networks of Resistance & Community

9 January 2013

“Judith Butler‘s Wall Exchange ‘Bodies on the street’, delivered at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver”