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SOPHISTICATION CONFERENCE #2


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IN »LIEU« OF STATEMENTS, »ARTICULATION«

How can we find a novel understanding of human intellectuality in co-existence with artificial intelligence? The Sophistication Conferences are dedicated to a basic kind of literacy in how to think about coding in the terms of a geometry of spectra and communication. At the core of such a literacy is a different relationality of time, nature, subject, and object. Our interest is in a philosophy of the transcendental objective, at whose core resides the question of »how to embrace what presents itself as an obstacle« rather than how to make it »go away«. We see in such a »digital gnomonics« a powerful framework for addressing computational modeling, machine learning and algorithmic reasoning in a manner that does not stage an antagonistic competition between human and artificial intelligence. 

The Sophistication Conferences are organized once a year at the Technical University Vienna, as a cooperation between the Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics ATTP and the laboratory for applied virtuality at the chair for CAAD ETH Zurich, where we invite distinguished as well as young scholars from different fields to think about how such »architectonic intellectuality« affects our relations to the world at large – our institutions, as well as our ordinary daily lives.

The documentation of the past conferences are published on our YouTube channel ATTP TU VIENNA
 

PROGRAM 

Thursday Evening

Nov. 8th2018, 19.00-22.30 pm. 
Drinks and finger food will be served.

 

19.00 - 19.30 


19.30 – 20.00   

IN »LIEU« OF STATEMENTS, Vera Bühlmann, TU Vienna (AT)

MOBILE YET IMMOBILE, Georg Fassl, scientific assistant at ATTP, TU Vienna (AT)

20.00 – 22.30    EUROPE

20.00


20.15 - 21.15
  


21.30-22.30          

Moderation: Riccardo Villa, PHD Candidate at ATTP, TU Vienna (AT)

OF A GHOST AND ITS RESURRECTION: MARIA ZAMBRANO ON THE AGONY OF EUROPE, Rodolphe Gasché, University of Buffalo, NY (USA)

SAVING LE DIFFÉREND(AT LEAST TO PRESERVE THE HONOR OF THINKING), Gregg Lambert, Syracuse University NY (USA) 


Friday

Nov. 9th2018, 9 am - 6 pm.
(each session 15 min intro by moderator, each lecture 30 min + 15 min discussion, + 15 min for coffee)

9.00 

9.30 – 3.15

9.30 

9.45 - 10.30

10.45 - 11.30 

11.45 - 12.30 



12.30 - 2.30

2.30 - 3.15




3.15 - 6.15

3.15 

3.30 - 4.15


4.30 - 5.15


5.30 - 6.15

COFFEE

MNEMOTECHNICS 

Moderation: Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, PHD Candidate at ATTP, TU Vienna (AT)

ARCHITECTURE OF THE DIAPHANOUS, Riccardo Matteo Villa, TU Vienna (AT)

A MIND OUTSIDE OURSELVES, Roberto Bottazzi, Bartlett School of Architecture London (UK)

ON STATUES, NOMADS, AND OTHER MODES OF SUBJECTIVATION, Joanna Hodge, Manchester University (UK) 

LUNCH BREAK     

ANAXIMANDER IN FUKUSHIMA, GENEALOGIES OF TECHNIQUE, Zissis Kotionis, University of Thessaly (GR)

GNOMONICS

Moderation: Martin Ritzinger, PHD Candidate at ATTP, TU Vienna (AT)

ARCHITECTURE, AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Kristian Faschingeder, TU Vienna (AT)

ARCHITECTURE AND DIGITAL LITERACY, Ludger Hovestadt, ETH Zurich (CH)

COMPUATATIONAL MODELING ACROSS DISCIPLINES, Vahid Moosavi, ETH Zurich (CH)

            

 

Saturday


Nov. 10th2018, 9 am - 6 pm.
(each session 15 min intro by moderator, each lecture 30 min + 15 min discussion, + 15 min for coffee)

               

COFFEE

METHODICS

Moderation: Michael R. Doyle, TU Vienna

CRYSTALGEBRA: ARCHITECTONIC ARTICULATIONS IN CRYSTAL SPACE, Poltak Pandjaitan, ETH Zurich (CH)

GOOD SENSE AND COMMON SENSE, Sjoerd van Tuinen, Rotterdam University (NL)

ON HYPEROBJECTS: DIGITAL MIRRORS AND THE REALITY PRINCIPLE Georgios Tsagdis, University of Westminster (UK)


LUNCH BREAK


THE CITIES IN THE PLANETARY GARDEN. A FILM FEATURE WITH THE CITY MAYOR OF PALERMO, SICILY, Martin Burr, Fachwerk für Bau, Bühne, Bild und Biennale, Allschwil (CH)

CANONICS 

Moderation: Oliver Schürer, TU Vienna (AT)

THE PYTHAGOREAN LEGACY OF CANONICS, Elias Zafiris, University of Athens (GR)

SPECTRAL ARCHITECTONICS, Nikola Marinčić, ETH Zurich (CH)

IS COMPUTING AN INFERIOR WAY OF THINKING? (ON THECHURCH-TURING THESIS), Gilles Dowek, ENS Paris-Saclay,  Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, Université Paris Saclay (FR)

Conference Dinner

9.00 

9.30 - 12.30

9.30

9.45 - 10.30

10.45 - 11.30

11.45 - 12.30



12.30 - 2.30


2.30 - 3.00    



3.00 - 6.00

3.00 

3.15 - 4.00

4.15 - 5.00

5.15 - 6.00





8 pm