....Forschungskolloquium »digitale architektonik«..research colloquy »digital architectonics«....

Vera Bühlmann

 

ws 2016/17  Chance

»We need to find a manner of grasping what it means that we are dealing with a substantial kind of chance, in which the classically immaterial “possibilities” manifest massive potentials, while at the same time every amount of classically manifest (pre- quantum physical) potential, like water as a source for energy, or movement, or heat, dissolves into just such spectra of possibility and reveals itself as a source and host of contingency, rather than as a foundation to draw necessities from.«

(»New Materialisms, Novel Mentalities, Quantum Literacy«, Bühlmann, Colman, van der Tuin 2016)

 

Main readings:

Nassim Taleb: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2007)

Elie Ayache: The Blank Swan: The End of Probability (2010)

 

Background readings:

Jacques Monod: Chance and Necessity: Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology (1970).

Manfred Eigen, Ruthild Winkler: The Laws of the Game: How the Principles of Nature Govern Chance (1982 [1975])

 


 

Previous Colloquies

....WS 2015 und SS 2016: Michel Serres // Computational objects: the » transcendental objective«, an »infra-material software«, »world-objects« and »the Natural Contract«

 

SS 2015: Elements, Axioms, Cryptography (Fernando Zalamea, Robert Blanché)

 

SS 2014 und WS 2014/15: An Untimely Nature of Communication: the Cyphered Reality of Channels (media theory from Havelock, Innis, Mc Luhan, Lyotard, Serres, to Kittler and Ernst)

 

WS 2013/14: Signification // Communication: Theory and Applications of Glossematic Coding as Method for Pre-Specific Modeling 

 

SS 2013: Information – in the light of the strange theory of light and matter (Quantum Electrodynamics)

 

WS 2012/13 Computability – Considered in the light of the Master Argument (Diodorus Chronus, via Jules Vuillemin: Necessity and Contingency (1996)).

 

SS 2012 Computability and the Question of the Applicability of Arithmetics (Michael Potter: Reason‘s Nearest Kin –Philosophies of Arithmetics from Kant to Carnap (2002))

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WS 2015 und SS 2016: Michel Serres // Computational objects: the » transcendental objective«, an »infra-material software«, »world-objects« and »the Natural Contract«

 

SS 2015: Elements, Axioms, Cryptography (Fernando Zalamea, Robert Blanché)

 

SS 2014 und WS 2014/15: An Untimely Nature of Communication: the Cyphered Reality of Channels (media theory from Havelock, Innis, Mc Luhan, Lyotard, Serres, to Kittler and Ernst)

 

WS 2013/14: Signification // Communication: Theory and Applications of Glossematic Coding as Method for Pre-Specific Modeling Signification // Communication: Theory and Applications of Glossematic Coding as Method for Pre-Specific Modeling 

 

SS 2013: Information – in the light of the strange theory of light and matter (Quantum Electrodynamics)

 

WS 2012/13 Computability – Considered in the light of the Master Argument (Diodorus Chronus, via Jules Vuillemin: Necessity and Contingency (1996)).

 

SS 2012 Computability and the Question of the Applicability of Arithmetics (Michael Potter: Reason‘s Nearest Kin –Philosophies of Arithmetics from Kant to Carnap (2002)) ....