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The Event

Academic Conference and Fan Convention 
4-5 December 2021
ONLINE
10:00–20:00
CEST

"The most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error”

(Frank Herbert, “Dune”)

 

FROM “THE MANUAL OF PHILLY”, BY THE PHILOSOPHYCON ORGANISERS:

People whose labors go beyond ideas into the realm of “real materials”, the dry-land ecologists and everyone wherever you all may be, in whatever time you all may work – with humility and admiration we would like to invite you to PHILOSOPHYCON 77: ABORTED CARBON, an innovative meeting concerning all things pop-culture, which combines an international academic conference with a fan convention. The event is taking place on **4–5 December 2021** in a hybrid, half-remote form in the to-be-announced venue and on the Internet – via Zoom app and Facebook/YouTube streaming.

The PhilosophyCon: Fan Convention and Academic Conference cycle makes possible something that does not happen very often: gathering philosophers, philosophers-to-be, and popular culture fans. This becomes a perfect opportunity for popularising philosophy as such.

Thanks to the editions so far, each year about 600 beings learn more about such fantastic issues like rhetoric of video games, bioethical aspect of augmentations straight out of the Deus Ex series, and ontological plots of well-known manga and anime. The seventh iteration of the cycle is based around the topics of sci-fi, cyberpunk aesthetics and ecoethics, yet do not limit yourself to such ones!

What we will discover and experience at PHILOSOPHYCON 77: ABORTED CARBON, you will decide with us again – you will find the recruitment of lectures, games, workshops, competitions and others in the pinned post (soon).

Feel invited to follow this website as well as the fan page on Facebook. Announcements concerning participation of special guests, information on patrons, and invitations to additional draws are to be announced gradually.

All forms of participation are free of charge.

See you at PHILOSOPHYCON 77: ABORTED CARBON!

 

ORGANISERS

  • Uniwersytet Śląski; Szkoła Doktorska

  • IFIS UP Kraków

  • Fundacja Optimum Pareto

  • Edu VR Lab

  • Filozofia tak bardzo

  • Doktoranckie Koło Nauk o Polityce UŚ

  • Doktoranckie Koło Filozofów "Zagreus" Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

 

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The Cycle

What is PhilosophyCon?

The PhilosophyCon: Fan Convention and Academic Conference cycle makes possible something that does not happen very often: gathering philosophers, philosophers-to-be, and popular culture fans. This becomes a perfect opportunity for popularising philosophy as such.

Thanks to the editions so far, each year about 300 beings learn more about such fantastic issues like rhetoric of video games, bioethical aspect of augmentations straight out of the Deus Ex series, and ontological plots of well-known manga and anime.

Feel invited to follow this website as well as the event and fan pages on Facebook. Announcements concerning participation of special guests, information on patrons, and invitations to additional draws are to be announced gradually.

 

Guests

Yet to be announced

 

Rules of Procedure of PhilosophyCon 7

  1. This document states the Rules of Procedure of an international interdisciplinary academic conference with fan convention elements called PhilosophyCon 6: Metaphysical Horror.

  2. The organizer of the conference is the University of Silesia in Katowice (hereinafter referred to as the Organizer), in particular the Doctoral School of the University of Silesia in Katowice, as well as the "Zagreus" Philosophers’ Scientific Society and partners.

  3. The event will be held on the dates set by the Program Committee, which reserves the right to make changes to the program.

  4. The official languages of the conference are Polish and English.

  5. Only speakers approved by the Scientific Committee and Program Committee have the right to actively participate in the conference. As to the the convention part, only guests invited by the Program Committee have the right to actively participate in the event. The speakers and the guests are hereinafter referred to as Participants.

  6. By applying to the conference, the Participant expresses his consent to the processing of data constituting part of the application form on the website philosophycon.wixsite.com and repeated below: a. Submitting data via the form indicates giving consent for processing the former for proposal evaluation and program creation and distribution, as well as for your image, voice and necessary data being streamed over event-related social media and used during the event promotion, the event itself and afterwards. University of Silesia in Katowice is the data administrator in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. b. Expressing consent is tantamount to the fact that the Participant waives all claims (existing and future), including remuneration against the Organizers, for the use of his image/voice/speech for the purposes specified in the statement.

  7. Accepted forms of active participation in the event are live lectures and recordings.

  8. Active Participants declare that their speech does not constitute plagiarism and does not infringe the rights of third parties

  9. As the aim of the event is popularization of science, the preferred form of presentation is oral (live or in the form of a recording), therefore the organizer kindly advises against readouts.

  10. There are no fees associated with active and passive participation in the event.

  11. Every participant of the event will receive an electronic certificate along with thanks for participation.