(lecture+performance) Salon Digital #4 / Christian Faubel: Subtlety is key – an Attempt for a fundamental critique of the digital metaphor

In this lecture performance I will re-stage an experimental
observation Christiaan Huygens made in the 17th century on the
synchronization of pendulum clocks. I argue that synchronizing
pendulums may serve as a model to explain similar phenomena in
organisms from synchronizing fireflies to finger tapping coordination
and turn taking in human communication. My critique of the digital
metaphor builds upon these synchronization phenomena and I claim that
the Turing machine comes short in explaining the subtle interactions
happening during synchronization. Based on this critique I will start
to elaborate an analogue framework that includes synchronization
phenomena and also has the potential for algorithmic structures.

11.04.2017 18:00 Uhr
Raum 4.15.070 (großer Theorieraum), Speicher XI, Bremen

Organisiert von: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul