# Category Archives: Open PhD Kolloquium at the Laboratory for Applied Virtuality CAAD ETH Zürich

# PHD Kolloquium Summer 2015 // Fernando Zalameo, Robert Blanché, Elias Zafiris

here is a scan of the crucial Blanché Axiomatic last 2 chapters, which have been omitted from the English translation. They contain a discussion of the implications with regard to science at large, and to philosophy at large. .. Continue reading

# PhD Colloquy Winter 2014/15 || An Untimely Nature of Communication: The Cyphered Reality of Channels

….and: The Birth of Geometry in Encryption and Deciphering–Towards a Physics of Communication. “Bacteria, fungus, whale, sequoia, we do not know any life of which we cannot say that it emits information, receives it, stores it and processes it. Four universal rules, so unanimous that, by them, we are tempted to define life but are unable to do so, because … Continue reading

# Signification | Communication: theory and applications of glossematic coding as method for pre-specific modeling

The next PhD Kolloquium (Winter 2013/14) Computing symbols as literacy and ability starts next Tuesday September 24th. download the flyer here: PHD_KolloquiumWS13_flyer «The entities of linguistic form are of “algebraic” nature and have no natural designation; they can therefore be designated arbitrarily in many different ways.» (Louis Hjelmslev) Since Claude Shannon‘s Mathematical Theory of Communication (1936), the notion … Continue reading

# Summer 2013 Phd Kolloquium on ‘computing symbols as literacy and ability’

Information – in the light of the strange theory of light and matter (quantum electrodynamics) According to Shannon & Weaver’s mathematical theory of information, information is strictly speaking neither a value (number) nor a magnitude (quantity), but it can be treated symbolically in terms of so-called random variables: values governed by chance. But how can we … Continue reading