Athanasios Karafillidis, Dr. phil.
Sociologist
Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg


“... our studies could be inspired by a more ancient, but today less honored, motive: a curiosity about the world of which we are part. The rewards of such work are not power but beauty.” Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind [2000: 269]



Currents

Article "Die Materie der Kybernetik. Über Kommunikation in organisch-mechnischen Verbindungen" [The Matter of Cybernetics. On Communication in organic-mechanical Relations] is now published in the open access journal "Behemoth".


Article "Synchronisierung, Kopplung und Kontrolle in Netzwerken. Zur sozialen Form von Unterstützung und Assistenz" [Synchronization, Coupling, and Control in Networks. On the Social Form of Support and Assitance] is now published by SpringerVS in the Volume "Assistive Gesellschaft", edited by Peter Biniok and Eric Lettkemann.


Taxonomische Kriterien technischer Unterstützung [Taxonomic Criteria of Technical Assistance], Conference “Technische Unterstützungssysteme, die Menschen wirklich wollen”, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, 12.-13. December 2016.


Interface-Komplexität [Interface-Complexity], Conference “Komplexe Grenzen: Dimensionen – Dynamiken – Technologien”, Europäische Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, 3.-4. November 2016.


Die Identitäten der relationalen Soziologie [The Identities of Relational Sociology], Adhoc-Gruppe „Konvergenzen und Forschungsperspektiven der relationalen Soziologie“, DGS-Kongress 2016 in Bamberg „Geschlossene Gesellschaften“, 38. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, 26.-30. September 2016, Universität Bamberg.


Cybernetics and New Materialism (in German). Workshop on Sociology and New Materialisms, LMU Munich, 29 January 2016.


Boundary-Nets and Border Crossers (in German). Autumn School "Grenzgänger in Theorie und Praxis" at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, 08 October 2015.


“Soziale Formen. Fortführung eines soziologischen Programms” [Social Forms. Continuing a Sociological Program], published at transcript Verlag. The book is out of print after only 4 years. You can still purchase the eBook version (click on the cover below). Browse the book at Google Books or with Amazon's Look Inside function.


Soziale Formen Cover