Thursday, 13th February 2020, 6 p.m.
Hybrid Lab, TU Berlin, Marchstraße 8, 10587 Berlin
“What if ... ?” is the question that precedes some of the findings that the speakers will be presenting at the 39th Hybrid Talks. The subject of “Speculation” leads one to consider what would be different if it weren’t for certain technical parameters. The speakers will speculate about what the future will look like and in which direction our world will develop. They will also examine where knowledge comes from and whether not just the brain but also the body helps shape it. And what about speculation as an object of transactions? These and other questions will be examined, illuminated and perhaps even answered – we can only speculate – by speakers from diverse disciplines and with different perspectives in brief, 10-minute lectures.
The speakers are the following:
- "AI in the year 2040 - Speculations in the development of technology"
Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl.-Ing. Sabine Ammon
TU | Knowledge Dynamics and Sustainability in the Technological Sciences
- "Climate speculation: from observations to climate projections"
Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer
TU | Climatology
- "Willing to Know (Pasolini/Hayes)"
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Peters
UdK | Institute for History and Theory of Design
- "Speculation as driving force behind growth and crisis"
Prof. Dr. Martin Gornig
DIW | Firms and Markets
- "Speculative fictions and other worlds"
M.A. Wenzel Mehnert
UdK | Department for Time-based Media
The Hybrid Talks (held in German) aim at promoting mutual inspiration and invite networking. Representatives of different disciplines encounter each other and share their perspectives on the topic “Speculation” through short 10 minutes presentations. After the presentations we will continue our exchange across individual disciplines in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Hybrid Talks are a conversation format initiated by the Hybrid Plattform, a project platform of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Technische Universität Berlin. The platform serves the cross-disciplinary exchange of art, science and technology.