[rohrpost] CfA: Int. Summer School 'Living Matter', Cologne 07/10

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International Summer School 2010, Cologne


18th July 2010 – 23rd July 2010

Location: Academy of Media Arts (KHM), Peter-Welter-Platz 2, D-50676
Cologne, Germany
In cooperation with the Institute for Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the
context of the Collaborative Research Project "Embodied Information"

Participants: 	MA- and PhD Students of Philosophy, STS, Art, and
Humanities and Artists

Application:	Send your project description (2-3 pages) and CV (1 page +
list of exhibitions if applicable) until 15th March 2010 to Prof. Dr.
Peter Bexte, e-mail: summerschool2010 at khm.de

Acceptance: 	Offer of acceptance by 1st April 2010 (Costs for travel
expenses to and accommodation in Cologne will be covered.)

Biological laboratories as sites of artistic and epistemic practice have
enabled research that informs humanities, arts, and sciences. During the
last decades various laboratory studies have established descriptive modes
and methods of investigation. For instance, Hans-Joerg Rheinberger´s
concept of ‘epistemic objects’, the notion of Bruno Latour on objects as
agents and ‘science in action’ as well as Karin Knorr Cetina´s
investigations on the reconfigurations of relations to the world within
laboratories. Furthermore, artists have explored the hidden agendas and
practices of biological laboratories in various projects, such as Hannes
Rickli´s long term study “Überschuss. Videogramme des Experimentierens” or
the work at SymbioticA- Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts.

The summer school brings together artists and researchers who work in the
context of biological laboratories. Besides methodological and theoretical
discussions we want to stimulate the exchange between research in arts and
humanities. We would also like to mediate experience of laboratory work by
practical exercises, e.g. in the KHM Laboratory for Experimental Computer
Science (Lab3). Therefore, the program includes project presentations by
the participants, BioArt and laboratory workshops in addition to plenary
and public lectures.

Prof. Dr. Peter Bexte, KHM Cologne (Art History)
Kathrin Friedrich, KHM Cologne (Media Studies and STS)
Dr. Gabriele Gramelsberger, KHM Cologne/FU Berlin (Philosophy of Science)
Dr. Karin Harrasser, KHM Cologne (Cultural Theory and Media Studies) Dr.
Werner Kogge, FU Berlin (Philosophy of Biology)
Nina Samuel, FU Berlin (Art History)
Lasse Scherffig, KHM Cologne (Information and Cognitive Science)
Prof. Dr. Georg Trogemann, KHM Cologne (Experimental Computer Science)

Dr. Adrian Mackenzie, ESRC Lancaster (STS and Philosophy of Biology and
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Rheinberger, MPI for the History of Science Berlin
(History and Epistemology of Experimentation in Life Sciences) (to be
Prof. Hannes Rickli, ZHdK Zuerich (Artist and Contemporary Arts Research)
SymbioticA- Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, Australia, Video

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