Sneak Preview | Media effects | Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing

Heidingsfelder, M. and Roth, S. (in press) Media effects. Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 25 No. 4. Contents: Foreword: Media Effects (Markus Heidingsfelder) Contingency Alert: Editorial Note on Necessary and Impossible Media (Steffen Roth) and Media History, an epochal photograph by Stefan M. Seydel. Articles The Mediality of Looseness (Urs Stäheli) Listening […]

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CFP | ISTC 2019 | Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century

Call for papers to the 19th International Social Theory Consortium conference ISTC 2019 on “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century: System as the future of modern society?” Co-organizers: Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA* Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Kazimieras Simonavičius University in Vilnius, Lithuania* Ilaria Riccioni, Free University of Bolzano, Italy Frank […]

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CFP | Kybernetes | Futures of Media: Shifting spheres

Shifting Spheres Call for Papers to a special issue of Kybernetes [Clarivate Impact Factor: .980] Guest Editors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Habib University Karachi, Pakistan* Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, PR of China Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia *Corresponding guest editor. Email: heidingsfelder@googlemail.com.  Focus: The concept of publicity as […]

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Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables

Roth S. (2017), Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables, Kybernetes, Vol. 46 No. 8, pp. 1469-1482 [SCI .881, Scopus, ABS*]. Final version available for download here (or at emeraldinsight.com). Purpose: Cross tables are omnipresent in management, academia and popular culture. The Matrix has us, despite all criticism, opposition and desire for a way out. […]

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Release | A global brain wave measurement

Big data reality check of social macro trends published in TFSC: Roth S., Clark C., Trofimov N., Mkrtchyan A., Heidingsfelder M., Appignanesi L., Pérez-Valls M., Berkel J., and Kaivo-oja J. (2017) Futures of a distributed memory. A global brain wave measurement (1800-2000), Technological Forecasting and Social Change,  Vol. 118 No. May, pp. 307-323. Abstract: If the global brain is […]

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#luhmannomics 0.1: Futures of social science above and beyond Economy and Society

The beta version of #luhmannomics is installed on the 16th International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) Annual Conference in Innsbruck, May 24-26, 2017. We are calling for submission of abstracts at: #luhmannomics 0.1: Futures of social science above and beyond Economy and Society *** Photo credit: Markus Heidingsfelder.

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