Absolute Value Crag Survey 2015

Some values influence your choices more than others. They shape your actions, your future, and to a certain extent the future of human societies. Do you know what is your most important value? Is there an absolute value that governs you, for better or worse? We invite you to take 2 minutes to answer this […]

‘Creation of Reality’: Anthropology meets Robotics (public round table with anthropologist Tim Ingold and Artificial Intelligence specialist Alan Bundy)

THE CRAG INTERNATIONAL CONFLUENCE 2015 is happy to invite you to a round table with Tim Ingold (Anthropologist at the University of Aberdeen), Alan Bundy (Artificial Intelligence Specialist at the University of Edinburgh) and Special Guests on the following theme: CREATION OF REALITY? Whatever these 3 words suggest to you, come and confront your ideas […]

Could a Computer Create its Own Representations?, a Crag Talk by Alan Bundy

Could a Computer Create its Own Representations? Alan Bundy School of Informatics University of Edinburgh Keynote talk at the CRAG INTERNATIONAL CONFLUENCE Saturday 5 December 9.30 am Project Room 50 George Square Artificial Intelligence systems need to maintain a representation of their environment so that they can interpret sensory information and plan actions. This is […]

An interview of Luis de Miranda by The Oxford Philosopher

The Oxford Philosopher Speaks to… Luis de Miranda Forty-four-year-old philosopher, author, and film director Luis de Miranda is no stranger to the philosophical (nor the literary) community, and I was lucky enough to catch him between the flurries of his many ongoing projects at the University of Edinburgh. The Portuguese-born polymath discusses ‘crealism,’ a movement […]

Digital existentialism

David Christopher Lane, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Mt. San Antonio College. Professor Lane received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a recipient of a Regents Fellowship. Additionally, he earned an M.A. in the History and Phenomenology of Religion from the Graduate Theological […]

The Deadly Irony of Terrorism

This article was published in 1972. Title: The Deadly Irony of Terrorism Is Part Of: Nature, 1972, Vol.237(5354), p.301 [Peer Reviewed Journal] Identifier: ISSN: 0028-0836 ; E-ISSN: 1476-4687 ; DOI: 10.1038/237301a0 Source: Nature Publishing Group Read the article here:1972

What Makes Hollywood Run? Capitalist Power, Risk and the Control of Social Creativity

What Makes Hollywood Run? Capitalist Power, Risk and the Control of Social Creativity McMahon, James. (2015). Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought. York University. (Thesis; English). Abstract or Brief Description This dissertation combines an interest in political economy, political theory and cinema to offer an answer about the pace of the Hollywood film business […]