Oct 2013

Philosophy of Emerging Media, Boston, October 25-27.

October 25, 2013

October 27, 2013

Philosophy of Emerging Media

A Workshop at Boston.
October 25-27, College of Communication, Boston University, Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston, MA 02215.



Friday October 25th
6 PM – 8 PM Informal cocktail reception in honor of workshop speakers

Saturday October 26th
8:50 AM Light breakfast and registration at workshop site
9:30 AM Welcome and introductions
9:40 AM Paper I Barry Smith (Juliet Floyd) Towards Emerging Media Science
10:45 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM Paper II Gordon Graham (Eric Sanday) Philosophy of technology and the philosophy of emerging media

Noon Luncheon
1:00 PM Paper III John Haldane (Victor Kestenbaum) Media, emergence and the analogy of art: Some philosophical reflections
2:00 PM Pause
2:10 PM Paper IV Peter Simons (John Grey)
Media and their emergence: The ontology
3:10 PM Coffee break
3:30 PM Paper V David Ramsay Steele (Barry Smith) Will new media create a collective mind?
4:30 PM Rest, informal conversation, and optional video interviews
6:30 PM Meet in Commonwealth Hotel lobby to go to dinner

Sunday, October 27th
8:45 AM Light breakfast at workshop site
9:15 AM Paper VI Maurizio Ferraris (David Roochnik) The emergence of writing
10:15 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM Paper VII Lars Lundsten (James Katz) Fuzzy social institutions and fuzzy agency
11:30 AM Discussion of cross-cutting themes, conclusions, and areas for further analysis
Noon Farewell luncheon
1 PM Adjournment