Category Philosophy of Information

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of Information: An Interview with Jean-Hugues Barthélémy

The new issue of Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy is out. It includes an interview that I conducted with Jean-Hugues Barthélémy entitled “Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of Information.” For those of you who don’t know, Barthélémy is a leading expert on Simondon as well as director of Centre international des études simondoniennes. LINK: […]

Book Symposium on Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine

I’m happy to announce that our Book Symposium on Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine has just been published online at the journal homepage of Philosophy & Technology. Many thanks to Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Jean-Hugues Barthélémy, Marc J. de Vries, and especially Nathalie Simondon for contributing to the volume. Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13347-015-0205-z PDF: Book Symposium […]

CFP: “Critical Data Studies” – Big Data & Society Special Theme

CFP: “Critical Data Studies” – Big Data & Society Special Theme Guest Editors: Andrew Iliadis (Purdue University) and Federica Russo (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Critical Data Studies (CDS) is a growing field of research that focuses on the unique theoretical, ethical, and epistemological challenges posed by “Big Data.” Rather than treat Big Data as a scientifically […]

Big Data – Comparative Review in Communication Booknotes Quarterly

My comparative review on Big Data was just published in the latest issue of Communication Booknotes Quarterly (Volume 46, Issue 2, 2015 ). It’s a review of two books, Luciano Floridi’s The Ethics of Information (Oxford, 2013) and Rob Kitchin’s The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences (Sage, 2014). I […]

Information Ethics Roundtable 2015

I’ll be chairing a panel during the Information Ethics Roundtable 2015 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The workshop is being held on April 9-10 in the Memorial Union South. There are many interesting papers that will be presented there, so it’s worth checking out if you are able to make it. I’ve pasted information about […]

Philosophy of Information reading group on reddit

In case you are interested, there is a Philosophy of Information reading group on reddit. They will be going through one chapter each week from Luciano Floridi’s book The Philosophy of Information (2011). Today was the first chapter (What is the Philosophy of Information?). Next week will be the second chapter (Open Problems in the […]

The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science (1965)

The proceedings from the Sixth Symposium at Royaumont in 1962 were titled Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine (The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science) and were published three years later in Paris in 1965 by Les Éditions de Minuit. In attendance were Gilbert Simondon, Norbert Wiener, Martial Gueroult, Giorgio de Santillana, Lucien Goldmann, […]