Hybrid Talks XI “Light”

Hybrid Talks "Light"

Thursday, November 28, 2013, 6 p.m.

TU Berlin, Geodätenstand
Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
Straße des 17. Juni 135, main building (Altbau), room H 6101

Light is a basic requirement for life on our planet, a significant phenomenon in the cultural history of mankind, and the key to many modern technologies. The Executive Board of UNESCO is currently recommending that 2015 be proclaimed as the “International Year of Light”.

The Hybrid Plattform is taking on this highly interdisciplinary subject. In the differing disciplines of science, research and technology (physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, etc.) as well as in art and culture, light plays a central role in various forms – whether X-rays, ultraviolet, infrared radiation, visual or metaphorical light. This round of the Hybrid Talks will focus on the individual aspects of light in science and art, which will be explored with selected speakers.


  • Prof. Anna Anders
    UdK Berlin | Moving Image
    "Light within image" An associative investigation of the special role and meaning of light in the illusive media film and video

  • Dr. Helmut Piazena
    TU Berlin | Lighting Technology; Charité | Medical Photobiology Group
    "Non-visual impact of light on the human being"

  • Felix Hallwachs
    Little Sun 
    "Little Sun - A work of art that works in life"

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Woggon
    TU Berlin | Nonlinear Optics and Laser Physics
    "Light matters!"

  • Prof. Joachim Sauter
    UdK Berlin | New Media Art and Design; ART+COM AG
    "Poetic and Narrative Light"

The Hybrid Talks aim at promoting mutual inspiration and networking. Representatives of different disciplines meet and elaborate in short presentations of ten to twelve minutes on a topic from their point of view. After the presentations, the participants will have the possibility to talk about and exchange ideas beyond their usual disciplines.

The Hybrid Talks are held in various locations on the Campus Charlottenburg. This time, from the top of TU’s main building, we will get a view on the enlightened city of Berlin in the dark. The Geodätenstand is located here, by now declared as a listed monument which celebrates its 60-year anniversary this year. This unique experimental observation and calibration platform was designed for multiple applications in classic and contemporary geodesy.