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inVISIBLE. Algorithms as interfaces

between art and science

Sat, 30 Oct. - Sun, 31 Oct. 2004
ZKM_Media Theatre, admission free

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Computer technologies, mathematical methods, algorithmic procedures, machine-assisted evidence and imaging methods, structuralism, post-structuralism and visual and media studies have completely changed the way in which visual information is handled. Linguistic, visual and acoustic images are no longer created by artists. On the contrary, the 21st century world of images stems from medicine, physics, mathematics, astronomy, biology and neurology. Science can no longer operate without imaging methods and it relies on the interpretation of visual measuring data.

The symposium will examine the influence exerted on perception by algorithms as interfaces between art and science. Why do we recognise something we can designate in the structure of systematically arranged nanoparticles; what are the grounds for such an assessment? How is the algorithmic revolution changing the image of science and art? In short, it is a question of what we really see and hear, and what we always thought we were seeing and hearing.

Programme ::

Saturday, 30 October 2004

· 11.00 Opening and introduction
  Peter Weibel and Barbara Könches, ZKM
· 11.15 Gislind Nabakowski, media scientist, Wiesbaden
· 12.00 Anne Niemetz and Andrew Pelling, media artists,
  Los Angeles
· 12.45 Hanns Ruder, astrophysicist, Tübingen
· 13.30-14.15 Break
· 14.15 Wolfgang M. Heckl, experimental physicist, München
· 15.00 Carlos Ulisses Moulines, philosopher and
  logician, Munich
· 15.45 Break
· 16.00 Heinz-Otto Peitgen, mathematician,
  Head of MeVis, Bremen
· 16.45 Bernd Thaller, mathematician, Graz
· 17.30 Break
· 18.00 Stephen Wolfram, physicist
  and mathematician, Champaign, USA
· 19.00 Opening of the exhibition
  Algorithmic Revolution

Sunday, 31 October 2004

· 11.00 Thomas Keller, financial economist, Stuttgart
· 11.45 Thilo Hinterberger, physicist, Tübingen
· 12.30 Klaus Podoll, neurologist, Aachen
· 13.15-14.00 Break
· 14.00 Florian Dombois, artist and geophysicist, Bern
· 14.45 Philipp Sarasin, historian, Zurich
· 15.30 Olaf Breidbach, biologist and philosopher, Jena
· 16.15 Gabriele Werner, art historian, Vienna
· 17.00-17.15 Break
· 17.15 Dagmar Gerthsen, physicist, Karlsruhe
· 18.00 Hans Diebner, physicist, Karlsruhe
· 18.45 Jochen Ziegenbalg, mathematician, Karlsruhe
· 19.30 Closing discussion with Peter Weibel,
  Philipp Sarasin, Heinz-Otto Pleitgen, Olaf Breidbach
· 21.00 end

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