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Subject: [Air-L] Open invitation - Onlife Manifesto - February 8,
2013, Brussels
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:54:47 +0100
From: Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>
To: Air list <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>

Dear AoIRists,

Especially those of you somewhat in the neighborhood might be
interested in
this event.  (Several AoIRists are on the Working Group, FWIW:

The ³Onlife Manifesto²: Being human in a hyperconnected era, February 8,
2013 | 25, avenue de Beaulieu | Brussels

What does it mean to be human in the computational era?
How can we experience freedom and plurality in a hyperconnected reality?
Is the public/private distinction still relevant?
How can we endorse and attribute responsibilities in a world where
become agents?

It is often thought that philosophy is a luxury for persons who enjoy the
beauty of the world of ideas, only.
However, answers to philosophical questions such as the ones above, have
concrete and direct implications on the design of policy frameworks.
The deployment and uptake of information and communication technologies
(ICTs) has a radical impact on the human condition, insofar as they modify
relationships to ourselves, to others and to the world.
In order to explore the policy-relevant consequences of the changes
about by hyperconnectivity, a group of scholars in anthropology, cognitive
science, computer science, engineering, law, neuroscience, philosophy,
political science, psychology and sociology initiated a collective thought
exercise, the Onlife Initiative.

The group, chaired by Prof Luciano Floridi - Professor of Philosophy,
Chair in Information and Computer Ethics at the University of
and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford- has chosen to publish the Onlife
Manifesto, which reviews the referential frameworks on which policies are
This document will be released on the 8th of February so as to
contribute to
the debate on the impacts of the hyperconnected era on public spaces,
politics and societal expectations.
This one-day event will be moderated in the morning by Mr Robert Madelin,
Director General of DG CONNECT, and in the afternoon by Mr Constantijn Van
Oranje-Nassau, Deputy Head of Cabinet of EC Vice President Neelie
Kroes, in
presence of very distinguished speakers from the academic,
business and policy-making worlds.

Come, discover and react to the Onlife Manifesto
Engage and discuss societal expectations for policy-making in a
hyperconnected world!
More information on the programme soon | Free registration - Webstreaming
foreseen | 120 places available: first come first serve!

To register and for information : nicole.dewandre at ec.europa.eu

With all best wishes,
charles ess
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