Cybersecurity Anthropotechnics: Engaging with the World-Size Robot, a presentation by David Mellor

Cybersecurity Anthropotechnics: Engaging with the World-Size Robot, a presentation by David Mellor

David Mellor (University of Oxford and University of South Wales) Anthrobotics Seminar Friday 3 March 2017 Informatics Forum Room 1.16 between 9.30 and 11.00am. This room is on the first floor almost immediately above the reception. Tomás Saraceno. “Solar Bell”, 2013. Installation View, Portscapes 2 Cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier has recently argued that […]

Bernard Stiegler’s Automatic Politics, a talk by Dr. Martin Crowley (Cambridge)

Bernard Stiegler’s Automatic Politics, a talk by Dr. Martin Crowley (Cambridge)

Screening Room 50 George Square University of Edinburgh 20/03/2017 5.15 pm Dr. Martin Crowley (Cambridge) “Bernard Stiegler’s Automatic Politics” Chair Luis de Miranda In the first volume of his La Société automatique (2015), Bernard Stiegler considers the social and philosophical implications of the predicted imminent increase in the proportion of labour undertaken by automata. The […]

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things | Anthrobotics Reading Group

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things | Anthrobotics Reading Group

Anthrobotics Reading Group Friday 27 January 2017 Informatics Forum Room 1.16 9.30 to 11 Light breakfast included contact: luis.demiranda@ed.ac.uk Ubiquitous is no longer the name of God, but the quality of the global digital connectome. The intertwining of interconnected devices with human agency and existence is central to the anthrobotic questioning. Our special guest will […]

(60 Years of) Essentially Contested Concepts – Workshop Programme

(60 Years of) Essentially Contested Concepts Workshop 12 December 2016 at The University of Edinburgh Project Room –50 George Square, first floor, Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh’s Philosophy, History, and Literature, Languages and Culture schools, The Creation of Reality Group (CRAG), The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict (CSMC), And EIDYN celebrate the sixtieth […]

An Introduction to Computational Thinking (Part 4)

An Introduction to Computational Thinking (Part 4)

by Dr Michael Rovatsos Senior Lecturer at the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, and Director of the Centre For Intelligent Systems and their Applications. 50 George Square Room 2.39 Edinburgh University What is computational thinking? Often, it is construed as a set of principles that allow us to map problem-solving processes ontocomputer hardware […]

An Introduction to Computational Thinking (part 2 and 3)

Appleton Tower G.05 Wednesday 23 November 2016 2 pm to 3.30 pm An Introduction to Computational Thinking (Episode 3) by Dr Michael Rovatsos Senior Lecturer at the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, and Director of the Centre For Intelligent Systems and their Applications. Video of the first session here: http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/crag/2016/08/28/introduction-computational-thinking/ What is […]

Financial Automation: Anthrobotics Reading Group Session 2

Financial Automation: Anthrobotics Reading Group Session 2

Informatics Forum Friday 28 October 2016 9.30 Room 1.16 Breakfast included This Session will be dedicated to discussing the idea of corporate automation, through the reading of two articles by Donald MacKenzie. Participants need only read one of the two articles, but of course can read both. 1 – Article from the London Review of […]

‘The Threat of Algocracy’ – Anthrobotic Reading Group – Session 3

'The Threat of Algocracy' - Anthrobotic Reading Group - Session 3

Anthrobotic Reading Group 25 November 2016 9.30 – 11.00 Informatics Forum Room 1.16 We will discuss the following paper with its author, Dr. John Danaher, NUI Galway University The Threat of Algocracy: Reality, Resistance and Accommodation John Danaher One of the most noticeable trends in recent years has been the increasing reliance of public decision-making […]