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 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 […]

Weird how some things come out all at the same time (and book reviews no less!). If you’re interested in Lyotard, my review of the newly released English translation of his Why Philosophize? was just published in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. It’s behind a pay wall, unfortunately. The takeaway? The book is interesting in that […]

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 […]

I have a short article in a new special issue of Platform: Journal of Media and Communication (Vol. 6) on Gilbert Simondon: Media and Technics. It’s a brief paper entitled “Two Examples of Concretization” and it looks at concretization, Simondon’s famous example of the Guimbal turbine, and the more modern example of so-called ‘dirty’ planar […]

I’ve organized a panel on Critical Data Studies for this year’s Canadian Communication Association Conference, which will be held during Canada’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Science in Ottawa from May 30th to June 5th, 2015. The panel is part of the Technology and Emerging Media stream. A preliminary program has been released and […]

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 […]