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  • Claus Pias, “Technologies of Simulation”

    Claus Pias, “Technologies of Simulation”

    This presentation will focus on the history of machine translation, which has seldom or never before been considered from the perspective of simulation. Examining the cybernetic discussions that had taken place about the role of language at the beginning of the computer age, the lecture will concentrate on a particular type of theory that developed in response to simulations being conducted within a technical-experimental setting. [...]
  • Precarious Aesthetics Conference

    Precarious Aesthetics Conference

    Is it … always an advantage to replace an indistinct picture by a sharp one? Isn’t the indistinct one often exactly what we need? (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, §71) [...]
  • Manufacturing Transparency Conference

    Manufacturing Transparency Conference

    What is the connection between secrets and publicity, between authenticity and its showcase? Is the move towards transparency a move towards a more critical society, or is it paradoxically yielding the opposite results? [...]
  • Julian Oliver “Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies”

    Julian Oliver “Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies”

    Julian Oliver is a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin. His work and lectures have been presented at many museums, galleries, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, the Chaos Computer Congress, Ars Electronica, FILE and the Japan Media Arts Festival. [...]


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