Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

22 November 2018, LUNCH Seminar, Federica Russo

Speaker: Federica Russo
Title: Why going informational: A gentle introduction
Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Federica Russo (University of Amsterdam) is going to be the inaugural speaker of the ILLC LUNch seminar! Light lunch will be provided to the audience. If you prefer, you are also encouraged to bring your own lunch!


Technology is pervasive in science and in everyday life. To be sure, it has always been. And yet, a special class of technologies – namely digital technologies – are making this pervasiveness also radical. Radical in the way we understand the world, ourselves, and the relation between the two. This, in a nutshell, reconstructs one of the goals of the philosophy of information (PI). In this talk I will spell out the stance PI takes towards digital technologies and explore its potential for two ideas: (i) that we have reasons to explore a process-based (rather than entity-based) ontology, (ii) that technologies have a poietic character.

For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/LUNCH/ or contact Sirin Botan at , or Zoi Terzopoulou at .