Spring School | Logic, Limits, Contingency: A Critical Digital Spring School
Organised as part of the Thematic Einstein Forum "Scales of Temporality: Modeling Time and Predictability in the Literary and the Mathematical Sciences"; by Lindsey Drury, Tony Fisher (LAHP), Dennis Mischke, Ramona Mosse, and Marcus Weber, as well as the Thematic Einstein Forum organising team.
The forum is organised within the framework of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ in collaboration with the EXC 2020 "Temporal Communities" and supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin. We are committed to fostering an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, and sensitivity. Please read our MATH+ Collegiality Statement.
The spring school creates a forum for critical engagement with the aesthetic, social, and theoretical dimensions of digital media and methods. As it is clear that digital research approaches transgress the disciplinary lines that separate the arts, sciences, and humanities, this spring school brings scholars together to address that fact directly. The spring school thus incorporates, for example, mathematical approaches to time and human societies, artistic approaches to archives, humanistic research, and concepts of history, and humanities approaches to data, aesthetics, and exhibition. Over the course of four days, PhD researchers can explore how digital innovation can upgrade their own projects-in-development. Moreover, the interdisciplinary spring school also has the potential to innovate digital research methods in turn.
Structure of the Spring School
Day One. PhD ForumMonday, March 27
Short presentations of PhD research projects & discussion in a series of panels.
Days Two, Three, and Four. Lectures, Case Studies, Critical LabsTuesday, March 28 | Formal Logics and their Limits
Morning Lecture: Natasa Conrad (Zuse Institute Berlin) | Mathematical Modelling of Complex Social Systems
Case Studies/Critical Labs: Daniil Skorinkin (Universität Potsdam), Marcus Weber (Zuse Institute Berlin), UK National ArchivesWednesday, March 29 | Interoperability & Archives
Morning Lecture: Amalia Levi (The Heritedge Foundation) (online) | Noisy Chatbots, Silent Archives, and the Illusion of Interoperability
Case Studies/Critical Labs: UK National Archives, Christopher Ohge (University of London), Annette Jael Lehmann & metaLAB (Freie Universität Berlin / Harvard University), Magda Romanska (Emerson College)
Evening Lecture: Christopher Ohge (University of London) | Book History in BitsThursday, March 30 | Representation & Human Contingency
Morning Lecture: Kate Elswit (Royal Central School of Speech) | Dance Data, Embodied Knowledge, and Historical Inquiry
Case Studies/Critical Labs: Christian Stein, Moritz Moser, Valentin Hanau, Johannes Berger (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, gamelab.berlin), Sebastian Möhring (Universität Potsdam)
Time & Location
Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023
Freie Universität Berlin
EXC 2020 "Temporal Communities"
Please email Lindsey Drury (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
For more information about participation, see the call for papers.