HaPoC 2017. 4th International Conference on History and Philosophy of Computing

  • 4 – 7 October 2017
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

HaPoC conferences aim to bring together researchers exploring the various aspects of the computer from historical or philosophical standpoint. The series aims at an interdisciplinary focus on computing, rooted in historical and philosophical viewpoints. Past editions of the conference – held in Gent (2011), Paris (2013), and Pisa (2015) – have successfully presented a variety of voices, resulting in fruitful dialogue between researchers of different backgrounds and characteristics. Celebrating the revolutionary exhibition Computer Graphic curated by Jiří Valoch in House of Arts in Brno (February 1968), HaPoC organizers emphatically extended the invitation to its fourth international conference to reflections on computers and art.

Programme committee:
DHST/DLMPS Commission for History and Philosophy of Computing https://hapoc2017.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/1
Invited speakers:
  • Peter J. Denning (via skype; USA): TBA
  • David Gugerli (ETH Zurich, Switzerland): Mission Control
  • Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Brown University, Rhode Island, USA): TBA
  • Jozef Kelemen (Silesian University in Opava, Czechia): TBA
Accepted papers:
Additional programme:
The conference will be preceded by a special workshop on the reception of Hilbert's axiomatic method in Eastern Europe on 3 October (Tuesday) – organized by Mate Szabó. Accompanying cultural programme will include the remake of the 1968 Brno exhibition Computer Graphic (featuring Frieder Nake and others), the first computer art exhibition in Eastern Europe, preceding Cybernetic Serendipity by several months.
Organized by
Department of Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)
Department of Musicology (Faculty of Arts)
Department of Mathematics (Faculty of Education)
Mgr. Helena Durnová, Ph.D.
prof. PhDr. BcA. Jiří Raclavský, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
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