HAPOC goes to Japan !

The Japanese Association for the Philosophy of Science (JAPS) and History of Science Society in Japan (HSSJ), correspondents to DLMPST and DHST respectively (the international associations both of which HAPOC is a commission) have invited us to participate to their joint conference on June 14-16, 2024, at Waseda University, Tokyo. Henri Stephanou, our Treasurer and Council Member, will give a talk in a keynote session on June 16 at 15-17H JST (8-10H CET) on “Automation v Augmentation: the two forms of technology at work” alongside Pr. Mai Sugimoto, from HSSJ, who will give a talk on “`Low-Grade Human Labor’ and Computers: Discourses on Technological Unemployment in the Mid-20th Century”. Attached of the poster of the event, which will be retransmitted by zoom. A link will be available shortly.

This event has been organized by Mitsuhiro Okada, Jun Otsuka (from JAPS), Mai Sugimoto (from HSSJ), Alberto Naibo (from HaPoC).

Henri will also present HAPOC activities to our Japanese colleagues. He will also give a preparatory talk on June 14 on “What is Automation? Organized work processes and computer procedures”.