Networked: The New Social Operating System?

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman, Networked: The New Social Operating System, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012, 358 pp., $29.95 (hardcover). Reviewed by Andrea Miconi IULM University Milan, Italy There is actually no evidence that we live in a small world and that networks act as a decisive player in our society. In his famous The […]

Your Brain is Not a Computer, by Robert Epstein

The empty brain Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer by Robert Epstein Image by Jinny Hyun courtesy of Aeon Journal No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the […]

Presenting the 2016-2017 Anthrobotics Interdisciplinary Crag Programme

All students and researchers welcome 17 June 2016 Informatics Forum / Room 1.16 / 9.30am / All welcome Read the Robohub interview here Social Informatics Cluster Meeting / in partnership with the CRAG Luis de Miranda Presenting the 2016-2017 Anthrobotics Interdisciplinary Programme at UoE Our Future With Robots and AI: A collaborative reflection The system […]

Thinking Like a Programmer

Think Like a Programmer, by V. Anton Spraul No Starch Press, San Francisco 2012 A review by Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson V Anton Spraul’s “Think Like a Programmer” is, at its core, a guidebook for intelligent thought in the new digital age. Unlike most “how to program” manuals designed to instruct in the technicalities of programming, this […]

Most Important Continental Philosopher in the 20th Century Survey

Who is the most important Continental philosopher in the 20th century? A survey proposed by J. Edward Hackett To celebrate the fact that Deleuze comes in the TOP 3 of the survey (for the moment), we are sharing this article with you, entitled ‘Is A New Life Possible?’ It is a fair perspective on Deleuze’s […]

A Thousand Platoons: Belongingness and Co-Creation in the Age of Big Data

Image courtesy of Kunsthalle Budapest: ’No One Belongs Here More Than You’ | 2011 | curators: Petra Csizek, Gábor Döme | office: Újirány Group | authors: Árpád Kovács, Péter Pozsár, Gábor Szohr, Dominika Tihanyi On an overpopulated and panoptic planet, individualism as we know it and its form of solitary consciousness might not be viable […]