[rohrpost] 8.12 (dienstag) Alan Shapiro & Alexis Clancy on Tour:
New Computer Science, General Public, Berlin
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Sam Dez 5 13:19:17 CET 2009
wenn Zeit und Interesse: nicht heute, sondern Dienstag 8.12 in Berlin.
Ein Vortrag von Alan Shapiro und Alexis Clancy.
Etwas pompös englischsprachig: NEW COMPUTER SCIENCE!
Interessant ist die versuchte Verknüpfung von Philosophie und
General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c, Berlin
(100 m nördlich vom Nordausgang U2 Senefelder Platz)
Alan Shapiro & Alexis Clancy on Tour: New Computer Science
// Date: Tue, 8.12-2009
// Time: 20:00
// Freier Eintritt | Entrance free
// Sprache: wenn nicht anders angegeben in englischer Sprache
// Language: mainly in English if not advised differently
What is the New Computer Science?
It is essential to engage in a reflection on the relationship between
computer science and the history of ideas. Existing computer science
is based on 17th century ideas (philosophy and scientific method). The
entire history of ideas of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries has been
excluded from computer science, which has established itself as an
engineering and technical discipline starting from this foundational
Interdisciplinarity and the New Classification of Knowledge
To bootstrap itself, work on the New Computer Science will proceed in
two dimensions. One dimension is the writing of code. The other
dimension is the project of the comprehensive rethinking of the entire
classification system or categories of knowledge in the West
(beginning with the division between the natural sciences and the
Inscribe Philosophy into the Heart of Computer Science
Our project is to inscribe post-17th century philosophy into the very
heart and foundations of computer science, and to do this practically.
We use the term “philosophy” in a very broad sense that includes all
of the history of ideas, from mathematics and quantum physics to
linguistics, poetry, and painting. The primary basis of the New
Computer Science in its pragmatic dimension of the writing of software
code that does powerful new things that no other software can do is
the original works of two thinkers: P.D. Ouspensky and Alexis Clancy.
The writing of code is crucial for two reasons. First, we must prove
to the intellectual, academic, technological, cyberspace, business,
and journalistic communities that we have established a New Computer
Science. This cannot be achieved through words. It must entail
demonstrations of working code and working software. Second, the New
Computer Science is coupled and entangled with a utopian social/
cultural/political/economic project to change the world. So it must be
independent of all existing institutions and by necessity self-
Alan N. Shapiro is a trans-disciplinary thinker who studied science-
technology at MIT and philosophy-history-literature at Cornell
University. He is the author of "Star Trek: Technologies of
Disappearance" (Berlin: AVINUS Verlag, 2004) and many published
essays. He is a practicing software developer, and a translator of
works in new philosophy and new critical theory from German and
Italian into English. He loves baseball and casino gambling.
Alexis Clancy is a young Irish artist, computer scientist, and
mathematician with university degrees in mathematics and physics. He
has a special genius here, and his breakthroughs stem in part from his
having undertaken studies of comparative historical mathematical
systems, such as Hebrew and Mayan mathematics, and Bushido dynamics.
He is the author of the books "Coda" and "Epic."
supported by Institute of Algorhythmics, Berlin.