Gesellschaft fr Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics


SIGSAND-EUROPE 2008 Proceedings of the Third AIS SIGSAND European Symposiumon Analysis, Design, Use and Societal Impact of Information Systems Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany June 12 - 13, 2008 P-129, 113-116 (2008).

Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn
2008


Editors

Wolfgang Hesse, Andreas Oberweis (eds.)


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Contents

Mebit - an interdisciplinary project on "information" metaphors and their impact on the idea of man

Michael Bölker , Thomas Engel , Mathias Gutmann , Ulrike Henckel , Wolfgang Hesse , Dirk Müller , Benjamin Rathgeber , Aaron Russ and Tareq Syed

Abstract


MebIT is an interdisciplinary project granted by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Its focus of research concerns the logical interconnections and relationships which combine the Informatics, Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) fields with other scientific branches - in particular biology/genetics and philosophy - and which are established through the extensive use of metaphors form these fields (like information, programming, code, replication, etc.). The technical endowment of almost all public domains by IT and IS might be accompanied by a mental shift - triggered and promoted by metaphoric language and might ultimately lead to the formation on new images of man.


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