- ARCHIVE / June, 2007
- 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium
I am going to talk at the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium, 5-11 August 2007, Kirchberg, Austria. It has been a last minute invitation for PhiloSURFical, but it’s even more appreciated! And by peeping at the conference program, I realized there’s another hypertextual version of the Tractatus: the one created by Luciano Bazzochi from the university […]
- What can the analytical engine do? Ask Charles Babbage..
I recently read the original article of Charles Babbage – which deals with the work he and Lady Ada Augusta Countess of Lovelace did on the Analytical Engine, one of the (mechanical) predecessors of the modern computer – thanks to a blog post from David Dodds. I guess that his position is representative of that […]
- Conference: SASO 2007 on Self-Organizing systems
Reminds me of Maturana’s ideas…. It’s the First IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, Boston, Mass., USA, July 9-11, 2007. Self-adaptive systems work in a top-down manner. They evaluate their own global behavior and change it when the evaluation indicates that they are not accomplishing what they were intended to do, or when […]
- Discovery: philosophy in the digital Era
It looks like the semantic web rumor is spreading out fast, also in the philosophy circles: Discovery is co-financed by the European Commission under the eContentplus programme and was launched in November 2006. It has a twofold aim: to prepare an extensive collection of scholarly editions of primary sources and scholarly contributions for the study […]
- AquaMacs 1.0
I read from Bill Clementson’s blog that AquaMacs Emacs 1.0 (is an Aqua-native build of the powerful Emacs text editor) has made its appearance during the last days – let’s see how many new users it will conquer!!!
- Article: “The Semantic Web: The Origins of Artificial Intelligence Redux”
Just read a very interesting article from Harry Halpin, whose work stays at the borderline between history of science (of computer science especially I gather) and (S)Web development. I think it should be a must-read for all SW practitioners, so to understand where we (yes – I’m part of them..) stand in relation to the […]
- Philosophy On the Air
It’s nice to see the ancient philosophy keeping up with the new technologies – shows how the soul of philosophy is immortal, and linked to men instead of publication mechanisms. There’s a new podcast available, Philosophy Bites, created by Nigel Warburton (who teaches at the OU) and David Edmonds. The podcast makes available interviews on […]