In the last years a new understanding of the mechanism of complex systems (with the help of ever more computational power) is driving the development and the use of simulations in almost every realm to a new extent. This urgency sets the research on simulation at the center of a media-philosophical investigation, following Philosopher Manuel DeLanda who asks if this trend in the sciences represents a current reasoning style?
Thus the seminar is focused on the development of artistic projects out of the principles to simulate complex systems, like Emergence, Cellular Automaton, Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks and Multiagents. The core themes are both theoretical and conceptual. We will discuss Simulation not only in a technical sense but based on its Media/Philosophical implications and its importance for the arts. Hence throughout the progress of the Seminar concepts of artistic research will be introduced and developed.
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13.00 – 16.00 Uhr
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