Measurements Series: Dialogues between an Artist and a Scientist

  1. 11.12.2013 18.00–20.00
    Common Media Lab
    Dia­lo­gue

    Ve­nue: Kunst­raum of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg

    The re­se­arch pro­ject “Towards (Im)measurability of Art and Life” ad­dres­ses the am­bi­va­lence of mea­su­re­ment and mea­sura­bi­li­ty in con­tem­pora­ry rea­li­ties, and ques­ti­ons the cur­rent ten­den­cy to en­force every di­men­si­on of our life into num­bers in pre­de­fi­ned ca­te­go­ries.

    As a part of re­se­arch, an event, “Dialogue between an Artist and a Scientist” took place from De­cem­ber, 2013 to Ja­nu­a­ry, 2014. It fea­tured three dia­lo­gues on the the­me of mea­su­re­ment with dif­fe­rent fo­cu­ses. In each dia­lo­gue, one ar­tist and one sci­en­tist were in­vi­ted to give a pre­sen­ta­ti­on about their work which will lead into a dis­cus­sion. The aim was to in­ter­sect two dif­fe­rent ap­proa­ches and ide­as (ar­tis­tic and sci­en­ti­fic) about (the am­bi­va­lence of) mea­su­re­ment and mea­sura­bi­li­ty.

    The first dia­lo­gue was on Politics on Measurement by Chihiro Minato (JP) and Sophie Houdart (FR) on Dec. 11, 2013. Mi­na­to is a pro­fes­sor at Tama Art Uni­ver­si­ty, To­kyo and a pho­to­gra­pher with in-depth know­ledge on an­thro­po­lo­gy. So­phie Hou­dart is a so­cio­lo­gist at the La­bo­ra­to­ry of Eth­no­lo­gy and Com­pa­ra­ti­ve So­cio­lo­gy, Cen­ter for Sci­en­ti­fic Re­se­arch, Pa­ris. She is cur­rent­ly con­duc­ting re­se­arch on mea­su­ring dan­ger. They pre­sented their re­se­arch and dis­cussed the mea­su­re­ment hype, par­ti­cu­lar­ly in a re­la­ti­on to the Fu­kus­hi­ma ca­ta­stro­phe.

    More in­for­ma­ti­on about all dia­lo­gues can be found on the pro­ject web­site:
    projects.digital-cultures.net/measurement/dialogues/

    “Towards (Im)mea­sura­bi­li­ty of Art and Life” is con­duc­ted by Miya Yo­shi­da, Art and Ci­vic Me­dia, In­no­va­ti­on In­cu­ba­tor, Lüne­burg. The event is ba­sed on a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on of In­no­va­ti­on In­cu­ba­tor of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lu­e­n­e­burg, Kunst­raum of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg, Hei­del­ber­ger Kunst­ver­ein, and In­sti­tut français.

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    projects.digital-cultures.net/measurement

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  2. 15.01.2014 18.00–20.00
    Common Media Lab
    Dia­lo­gue

    Ve­nue: Kunst­raum of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg

    The re­se­arch pro­ject “Towards (Im)measurability of Art and Life” ad­dres­ses the am­bi­va­lence of mea­su­re­ment and mea­sura­bi­li­ty in con­tem­pora­ry rea­li­ties, and ques­ti­ons the cur­rent ten­den­cy to en­force every di­men­si­on of our life into num­bers in pre­de­fi­ned ca­te­go­ries.

    As a part of re­se­arch, an event, “Dialogue between an Artist and a Scientist” took place from De­cem­ber, 2013 to Ja­nu­a­ry, 2014. It fea­tured three dia­lo­gues on the the­me of mea­su­re­ment with dif­fe­rent fo­cu­ses. In each dia­lo­gue, one ar­tist and one sci­en­tist were in­vi­ted to give a pre­sen­ta­ti­on about their work which will lead into a dis­cus­sion. The aim was to in­ter­sect two dif­fe­rent ap­proa­ches and ide­as (ar­tis­tic and sci­en­ti­fic) about (the am­bi­va­lence of) mea­su­re­ment and mea­sura­bi­li­ty.

    The first dia­lo­gue was on Politics on Measurement by Chi­hi­ro Mi­na­to (JP) and So­phie Hou­dart (FR) on Dec. 11, 2013.

    This se­cond dia­lo­gue was on Epistemology on Measurement by Lucy Powell (UK) and Oxana Timofeeva (DE/RU) on Jan. 15, 2014. Powell is an ar­tist cur­rent­ly ba­sed in Ber­lin, who works in text and vi­deo. She is in­te­rested in forms of in­tel­li­gence and know­ledge in all life forms. She is the co-foun­der of the art-sci­ence dis­cus­sion group Sa­tel­li­te Sa­lon. Ti­mo­fee­va is a se­ni­or re­se­arch fel­low at the In­sti­tu­te of Phi­lo­so­phy of Rus­si­an Aca­de­my of Sci­ence and cur­rent­ly a Hum­bold­ti­an fel­low at Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­ty in Ber­lin.

    More in­for­ma­ti­on about all dia­lo­gues can be found on the pro­ject web­site:
    projects.digital-cultures.net/measurement/dialogues/

    “Towards (Im)mea­sura­bi­li­ty of Art and Life” is con­duc­ted by Miya Yo­shi­da, Art and Ci­vic Me­dia, In­no­va­ti­on In­cu­ba­tor, Lüne­burg. The event is ba­sed on a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on of In­no­va­ti­on In­cu­ba­tor of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lu­e­n­e­burg, Kunst­raum of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg, Hei­del­ber­ger Kunst­ver­ein, and In­sti­tut français.

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    projects.digital-cultures.net/measurement

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  3. 23.01.2014 18.00–20.00
    Common Media Lab
    Dia­lo­gue

    Ve­nue: Kunst­raum of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg

    The re­se­arch pro­ject “Towards (Im)measurability of Art and Life” ad­dres­ses the am­bi­va­lence of mea­su­re­ment and mea­sura­bi­li­ty in con­tem­pora­ry rea­li­ties, and ques­ti­ons the cur­rent ten­den­cy to en­force every di­men­si­on of our life into num­bers in pre­de­fi­ned ca­te­go­ries.

    As a part of re­se­arch, an event, “Dialogue between an Artist and a Scientist” took place from De­cem­ber, 2013 to Ja­nu­a­ry, 2014. It fea­tured three dia­lo­gues on the the­me of mea­su­re­ment with dif­fe­rent fo­cu­ses. In each dia­lo­gue, one ar­tist and one sci­en­tist were in­vi­ted to give a pre­sen­ta­ti­on about their work which will lead into a dis­cus­sion. The aim was to in­ter­sect two dif­fe­rent ap­proa­ches and ide­as (ar­tis­tic and sci­en­ti­fic) about (the am­bi­va­lence of) mea­su­re­ment and mea­sura­bi­li­ty.

    The first dia­lo­gue was on Po­li­tics on Mea­su­re­ment by Chi­hi­ro Mi­na­to (JP) and So­phie Hou­dart (FR) on Dec. 11, 2013; the se­cond on Epis­te­mo­lo­gy on Mea­su­re­ment by Lucy Powell (UK) and Oxa­na Ti­mo­fee­va (DE/RU) on Jan. 15, 2014.

    This third dis­cus­sion was by Patricia T. Clough (USA) and Matt Mullican (DE/USA) on the Calculative Aesthetic and Unconscious Desire. Clough is a pro­fes­sor of So­cio­lo­gy, Wo­men’s Stu­dies and In­ter­cul­tu­ral Stu­dies at the Gra­dua­te School of the City Uni­ver­si­ty of New York. She is con­side­red as one of the pionee­ring phi­lo­so­phers on Af­fect Theo­ry. Matt Mul­li­can is an ar­tist and a pro­fes­sor of Vi­su­al Art, Art Aca­de­my Ham­burg (HFBK). He deals with ques­ti­ons of per­cep­ti­on of rea­li­ty, fic­tion and the ima­gi­na­ry and the pos­si­bi­li­ties of its re­pre­sen­ta­ti­on.

    More in­for­ma­ti­on about all dia­lo­gues can be found on the pro­ject web­site:
    projects.digital-cultures.net/measurement/dialogues/

    “Towards (Im)mea­sura­bi­li­ty of Art and Life” is con­duc­ted by Miya Yo­shi­da, Art and Ci­vic Me­dia, In­no­va­ti­on In­cu­ba­tor, Lüne­burg. The event is ba­sed on a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on of In­no­va­ti­on In­cu­ba­tor of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lu­e­n­e­burg, Kunst­raum of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg, Hei­del­ber­ger Kunst­ver­ein, and In­sti­tut français.

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    projects.digital-cultures.net/measurement

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Measurements Series: Dialogues between an Artist and a Scientist

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As part of Miya Yoshida’s research project “Towards (Im)Measurability of Art and Life” there has been a series of dialogues between artists and scientists on the theme of measurement between December 2013 and January 2014.

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