|Andrea Helbach on 11 Sep 2000 17:01:18 -0000
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|[Nettime-bold] How does the artificial become real?
Reminder How does the artificial become real? International symposium on September 22nd / 23rd, 2000 in Luxembourg speakers confirmed: Peter Anders, Gernot Boehme, Manfred Faßler, Monika Fleischmann, Peter Gendolla, Jeremy Hayward, Guenter Kueppers, Siegfried J. Schmidt, Luc Steels, Wolfgang Strauss, Francisco J. Varela, Kim H. Veltman, Peter Weibel, Thomas Kamphusmann, Christian Reder, Nils Roeller, Stefan Weber, Raimar Zons. more information on the program under http://www.medienraum.net The word Cybernetics came into use at least 50 years ago. It was used to describe the idea that every observed activity is dependent upon uninterrupted exchange with its surroundings. From the end of the 1940s, what was actually exchanged was termed Information: the process of exchange was termed Communication . The process of self-organization and self-control was termed Cybernetics . This reasoning initially appeared to be helpful for controlling rockets and machinery, for electronic data processing and ecological ideas. The applications for cybernetic reasoning over three decades were rare: in contrast, there was a great deal of fundamental research and accompanying theories. _Cybernetics' history of design and development For 50 years, the sectors which can be defined by the principles of cybernetics have become ever more extensive. Not least, the media-technological 'Cyberspace' has been set up as a global model in surroundings which are dynamically supported by a network. After the scientific and technological dimensions, cultural dimensions are now being discussed. How are dynamic, unstable cultures comprehensible? _Making perceptions real Ideas about dynamic environments interconnected through the network and adaptive learning still irritate ideals of identity and stable individuality. Which models can be used to clarifiy that identity is unstable and how can freedom and creativity, abstraction and artificiality be newly understood from it? _Staging the artificial / digital artificiality / Technological acceleration of the media and interconnections through the network, influence the rational way in which people perceive, trade and communicate. How can the technical dimensions of artificiality be incorporated into intelligent, participative, integrative, economical and derived embodiments, i.e., productions? _Transmission in artificial space One of the greatest challenges to cybernetically artificial developments is the weakness in transmitted classifications of significance. Will there be a global culture? How will this be remembered? How will it be able to be taught and learned? In what will the knowledge of this global culture or other civilization be kept? Concept und organisation: Andrea Helbach / MedienRaum a.s.b.l., Luxembourg/, Dr. Manfred Faßler ,/ University of Francfort in cooperation with: Ministère de la Culture, de l`Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Luxembourg, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain and Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor / New Media Group Luxembourg The Symposium will take place in the European Congress Centre in Luxemburg-city. Andrea Helbach, MedienRaum asbl firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com _______________________________________________ Nettime-bold mailing list Nettimefirstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nettime.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nettime-bold