Presenter: Zorislav Šojat
Title: Information Communication Society - a Possible Ecology of the Future
Duration: 20 min.
Abstract: As Henry A. Giroux recently stated, the situation caused by the present pandemic of the Novel Corona Virus (SARS CoV-2) is not only a medical crisis, but even much more a "Socio-Political and Ideological crisis", "crisis of Greed" "and Paedagogical crisis". Consequently it is now absolutely essential to develop our Collective Imagination to produce possible Visions of the Future in which a novel global system of ecological production, distribution and usage of long-life high-quality products will only by necessity support the basic economic local production, distribution and usage of human survival essentials. In this sense an Information Communication Society, heavily leaning on organisational "skills" of computer and networking applications, will have to be envisioned, developed, organised and implemented on the global scale. The Information Communication Technologies and Computer Science developments will have to heavily concentrate primarily on enabling such an Information Communication Society, a future global society of local societies based on Kairology (the science of the right moment) and Synergy (co-operation) and rooted in proper present and future developments of the knowledge of Cybernetics (the science of dynamical systems) and Ecology (the science of the whole).
Biography: Zorislav Šojat is a professor of General Linguistics and Socio-Humanistic Informatics. He started programming computers in late 1974, and since then he is active in the vast field of Computer Science and Robotics, from the lowest hardware level, over computer systems, operating systems, computer languages and application development and impementation, up to the "abstract" Philosophy of Computing. His main scientific area of interest is Cybernetics, and the application of cybernetic principles on all areas of human endeavour. From 2003 until present he is active in the Centre for Informatics and Computing of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb, and was part of numerous European projects. He authored and coauthored several books, over 100 articles and several patents in the fields of Linguistics, Cybernetics, Economy, Archeology, Information Science, Philosophy, Etics, Astronomy, Diplomacy, Computer Science, etc. From 2003, he is active as a Light Artist with his wife Gordana, and they had until now over 150 public performances of their art.
Prof. Zorislav Šojat
Centre for Information and Computer Science
Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
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