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I’m honestly not sure how this will pan out, but many of the podcasts that inspired me to start this one occassionally do live episodes, where a selection of guests are interviewed in a panel in front of an audience, and it’s a format that seems to work very well. When the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) issued a call for symposia for their 2014 conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, I thought this was the right occasion. In fact, I owe the decision to start this podcast in large part to IACAP, since Terrell Ward Bynum’s story about when he met also Bertrand Russell, told late at night at IACAP 2011, was the decisive factor — that’s when I realized that these fantastic stories only come to the surface at conference dinners and drinks. Former IACAP president Luciano Floridi was also the first guest, interviewed at IACAP 2012 in Birmingham and several IACAP regulars have been featured in later episodes. I haven’t yet determined who the guests will be, as I want to first look at the list of participants and then choose whom I think will make for an interesting combination. I hope and believe that this will become an interesting event, and it will of course be posted as a podcast episode soon after it takes place.
Keywords: Literature, History of the Occult, Descartes, Memory, Distributed cognition, Shared memory, embodied skills and movement, extended mind, early modern cognitive history, Aristotelian ethics, reductionism.