The 7th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics «Consciousness and Quantumcomputers» presents internationally known speakers and specialists from the disciplines of quantum physics, consciousness research, art, and philosophy for interdisciplinary discussion. The debate’s major issues have their roots in earlier Lucerne conferences: Does our brain function according to quantum mechanical principles as some researchers claim? How does the new key technology challenge our conventional conception of matter, mind and information? Do we have to expect basic modifications of our understanding in «computing» as the Austrian physicist Anton Zeilinger states? Does quantum teleportation represent a method that allows quantum computers to communicate with each other in the near future? Are quantum computers able to read our thoughts, or do conscious actions in the brain – as the British mathematician Roger Penrose suggests – lie beyond the possibilities of computer simulations? How can we understand the Dalai Lama’s predication that «the physical basis of a computer decides if it can carry a stream of consciousness in the Tibetan-Buddhist sense»?
And what about art? What is the function of art in view of the current dramatic development of scientific specialization, or the adjustment of the production of scientific knowledge to the technosciences? What kind of methodologies will be able to meet the dynamic development of the (natural)sciences most effectively?
The New Gallery Lucerne (the former New Gallery Schlössli Götzental, Dierikon) celebrates its 20th anniversary. Its platform, the Swiss Biennial which was founded in 1994, is seeking answers to these questions at the frontiers and the interface among the natural sciences, philosophy, art and aesthetics.
the curator - René Stettler
- PROF. DR. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE AMMANN, Kunstgeschichte / History of Art, Frankfurt am Main, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Christophe_Ammann
- PROF. DR. RAINER BLATT, Quantenoptik und Spektroskopie / Quantum Optics and Spectroscopy, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck, http://heart-c704.uibk.ac.at/index.html
- PROF. DR. COURTNEY BROWN, Mathematik, Politische Wissenschaften / Mathematics, Political Science, Emory University, Atlanta und / and Hellsehen / Remote Viewing, The Farsight Institute, Atlanta, www.courtneybrown.com / www.farsight.org
- PROF. DR. HANS-PETER DÜRR, Quantenphysik / Quantumphysics, München, www.gcn.de/hpd.html
- PROF. DR. KLAUS HEPP, Theoretische Physik / Theoretical Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute for Theoretical Physics, www.itp.phys.ethz.ch/staff/khepp
- PROF. DR. BRIAN D. JOSEPHSON, Quantenphysik / Quantumphysics, Departement of Physics, University of Cambridge / UK, www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bdj10/
- DR. KARL KNOP, Physik / Physics, i4u GMBH, Baar / Switzerland, http://hightech.gza.ch/portrait/gza_detail.asp?Id=32862&amp;amp;print=true
- CHRISTIAN THOMAS KOHL, Buddhismus und Philosophie der Wissenschaften / Buddhism and Philosophy of Sciences, Freiburg im Breisgau, http:/ctkohl.googlepages.com
- DR. CHRISTINA LJUNGBERG, Kulturwissenschaften, Semiotik / Cultural Studies, Semiotics, English Seminar, University of Zurich, http://home.hum.uva.nl/iconicity/
- DR. GESHE LOBSANG TENZIN, Buddhismus / Buddhism, Desprung Loseling Institute, Atlanta / USA, www.drepung.org/
- PROF. DR. JOSEF MITTERER, Philosophie / Philosophy, Universität Klagenfurt, www.uni-klu.ac.at/
- DR. DEAN RADIN, Geist – Materie Interaktion, Bewusstseinsforschung / Mind – Matter Interaction, Consciousness Research, Institute of Noetic Sciences, www.ions.org / www.deanradin.com
- DR. INGEBORG REICHLE, Kunstgeschichte, Philosophie / History of Art, Philosophy, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, www.bbaw.de
- PROF. DR. WOLFGANG TSCHACHER, Psychologie / Psychology, Abteilung für Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie Universität Bern, www.upd.unibe.ch
- PROF. DR. HENRY P. STAPP, Physik / Physics, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, www-physics.lbl.gov/~stapp/stappfiles.html
- PROF. PETER WEIBEL, Medien- und Kunsttheorie, Art- and Media Theory, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, www.zkm.de
We are conducting the first comprehensive survey looking at museum blogs and blogging practices.
If you write for, or operate a museum or museum-related blog, please fill out the survey <http://survey.museumblogs.org/> on the Museum Blogs <http://www.museumblogs.org/> website.
Jim Spadaccini (Ideum ) and I are the conducting the survey. The results will be presented in a session, Radical Trust: The state of the museum blogosphere at the Museums and Web Conference in San Francisco in April 2007. We will also link to our paper from both the Ideum blog and the Powerhouse's fresh + new blog.
The purpose of the survey is to capture a snapshot of the technologies, aims, policies, uses, and impact of blogging in the museum sector. 2006 has been an amazing year for the field, what were 20 blogs back in January is now a community of nearly 100 museum-related blogs. The results from the survey will help organizations plan and justify future projects utilizing blogs and other social technologies. Please feel free to repost or otherwise pass this on.
w - www.powerhousemuseum.com
Call for Participation
Global Eyes, the 2007 ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, is looking for innovative and creative digital media art from around the world for exhibition in San Diego, California, USA from August 5 - 9, 2007.
We are looking for works that:
* Illuminate the role digital media play in shaping, extending,and reflecting world views and cosmologies.
* Address ecological, social, and political issues in imaginative and innovative ways.
* Foster respect, tolerance, and empathy among people and nations.
Th Art Galley is considering (but not limited to) the following types
* Still images
* Time-based work
* Art installations and environments
* Art sculptures and objects
* Digital communities, including alternative networks, mobile,and locative media
* Electronically mediated performances(to be held at Cal-IT2,at the University of California, San Diego)
* Interactive art, including CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, web-based, and responsive media
* Trans-forms: emerging forms at the intersection between computing and the sciences, arts, and/or humanities
For more information, click here: http://www.siggraph.org/s2007/
Deadline for submissions: January 19, 2007at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.
To submit your work, click here:
http://www.siggraph.org/s2007/presenters/submit/ for information about how to submit for online submission forms
For information about Performance venues at Cal-IT2, click here: