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Colloqium #25

Elemonsters - Making the Game

24 February 2024

Description

Elemonsters is a transmedia storyworld about the chemical elements, that have come to life as monsters – materialized in a card game. Think of it as “Pokémon with chemistry”.

In this lecture I will talk about the origin story of the idea, the several stages of development, the final output and its … read more

Speakers

Andreas Dihm: After seriously trying to study physics for two semesters Andreas Dihm realized, that he will become neither a scientist nor an astronaut. Instead he … read more



Colloqium

Regular open table discussion 21.02.24

21 February 2024

source: Picture by AEL, Motive from "Poetics of Encryption" (Current exhibition at KW, Institute for Contemporary Art) source: Picture by AEL, Motive from "Poetics of Encryption" (Current exhibition at KW, Institute for Contemporary Art)
source: Picture by AEL, Motive from "Poetics of Encryption" (Current exhibition at KW, Institute for Contemporary Art)

Description

The second regular´s table in 2024 - or should it be called open table? - was a run through of topics. Here a try to recap in an interesting fashion.

There were four of us, with backgounds in chemistry/ bio-physics, biology, narration/ media storytelling and philosophy/ measure and steering … read more

Speakers

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Colloqium #24

Unprompted Discoveries of Near Future Economies

15 April 2023

Description

It seems unlikely for an AGI develop without an economy as the basis for its interaction with humans. Military applications are another conceivable path.

A well known narrow AI that—one might argue—specializes exactly on alignment agrees that the economy alone will not solve the alignment problem. … read more

Speakers

Joaflux J.Stein: Joaoflux (yet another predictive model) Training Data: Works of fine art (mostly 20th century) Contemporary and 19th century fiction A small and … read more



Colloqium #23

Whiteness in spheres and spaces - German context

14 January 2023

Description

In the aftermath George Floyd’s death, the debate on “Black Lives Matter” gained momentum also in Germany. BIPoC demonstrated with white people for equality and equity for BIPoC. Although many Germans rejected racism publicly, the notion was omnipresent that Germany’s racism is not as deeply rooted … read more

Speakers

Cosima Werner: Dr. Cosima Werner, University of Kiel, Department of Geography



Colloqium #22

Radical Universalism

03 December 2022

Description

Radical universalism is the end of the epidemic particularism, which has paralyzed left and progressive forces throughout the western societies in the last 40 years. Radical feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Valerie Solanas exemplify how identity politics as a successful force from `68 until the … read more

Speakers

Kristian Knall: I do not exist. I am a psydonym, Kristjan Knall. My books are unapologetically revolutionary, pseudo-scientific in the worst possible sense and should … read more



Colloqium #21

Philosophy and Fiction

27 November 2022

Description

Philosophy actually has more than one beginning, and in the beginnings of philosophy, the principle of fiction plays a central role.

Two of the many beginnings of philosophy are being touched:

One beginning of philosophy in Greece, which is often understood as singular and monolithic, which can be … read more

Speakers

Jörg Ossenkopp : For many years, Dr.phil. Jörg Ossenkopp has worked on the topic of philosophy as a way of life. For a living, he works on a freelance basis as an … read more



Colloqium #20

On Digital Control

01 October 2022

Description

About the Presentation

A new book on fairytales about digitalization serves as an example of how narration can shape our experiences of the world. Such narration can be overt and covert, depending on the sovereignty of its protagonists. The philosophers Bentham and Foucault point out how society … read more

Speakers

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more



Colloqium #18

Self-Reflexions on Digital Identiy

September 2020

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source: presentation by anil k. jain

Description

In reference to his own digital identity, Anil K. Jain reflects on the changes of identity construction in the course of modernity and its latest turns (ie identity vs. difference, biometry vs. data mining etc.). Finally, uptopian and dystopian aspects are discussed.

Speakers

Anil Jain: Anil K. Jain studied political science, psychology and sociology at the LMU Munich and wrote a doctoral thesis on »Politics in (Post-)Modernity« under … read more



Colloqium #17

On the genealogy of privacy

July 2020

Description

A lot of bandwidth is taken up these days with the question of privacy, but few have thought to question privacy itself. For how long have human beings been private? For how long has privacy even been possible?

Paying special attention to the Roman origins of the word privacy (as well as of … read more

Speakers

Robert Dudley: Robert Dudley is a Fulbright Graduate Fellow and PhD from Duke University with a dissertation on Cicero's use and interpretation of Plato in the … read more



Colloqium #16

Digital Self-Determination and Personal Identity

May 2020

Description

A look at how digital and analogue environments impact personal identity and the personal management of identity data

A study by the University in Köln tries to establish "digital self-determination" as research object (first version 2016, current version 2018) and to find out what society and … read more

Speakers

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more



Colloqium #15

On drones and autonomy “Flying brains or airborne lemmings?”

March 2020

Description

"Drones and autonomy - “Flying brains or airborne lemmings?”

Two main question normally decide on the business and the legal success of the organizations - does the idea make sense and offer a sustainable business and will operations follow the rules. The speaker invites thinkers from science, art … read more

Speakers

Michael Wieland: Michael Wieland studied electrical engineering at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, developed one of the first MBA programs in Germany at Steinbeis … read more



Colloqium #14

AI and cognitive assistance systems

January 2020

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source: presentation by s.schaffer

Description

Programm:

An introduction on assistance systems of unmanned aerial vehicles and cars, followed by a lecture on cognitive assistance systems, based on machine learning technologies and their implementation in traffic, health, knowledge systems and other areas.

We are going to draw on what we have … read more

Speakers

Stefan Schaffer: Stefan Schaffer is a senior researcher and project manager at the Cognitive Assistants Department of the German Research Center for Artificial … read more

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more



Colloqium #13

AI - again: ML and Neural networks

August 2019

Description

An Introduction, and 1-2 Lectures on neural networks and machine learning technologies and their importance in economy and in general.

We are going to draw on what we have discussed in previous coloquia on AI, deep learning, what algorithms are involved and talk about some of these technologies in … read more

Speakers

Joachím Gomez Prats: Dipl.-Ing. Joaquín Gomez Prats, Key Skills: Data Science, Machine Learning, Elektrotechnik, Prototyping, KI-Beratung, Vorträge. Wichtigste angewandte … read more



Colloqium #12

On non-technological characterisations of intelligence

July 2019

Description

In nearly all of the past colloquia about Artificial Intelligence, someone in the audience asked the question, what intelligence generally is. This is in fact a very basic question – if we don´t know what intelligence is, we cannot attribute it to a specific subject, may it be a human being, an … read more

Speakers

Katja Stepec: Dr. Katja Stepec, I am an independent researcher, mainly in the field of philosophy of language. I studied philosophy and history at FernUniversität … read more



Colloqium #11

Imagination, Intelligence and Identity

June 2019

Description

Lecture 1: On What There Isn’t: Imagination, Impossibilities, and Counterfactual Reasoning

Abstract:

For the second half of the 20th century, and on into the 21st, phenomenologically evident imagination, i.e., imagination which any given individual consciously experiences and can uniquely – at … read more

Speakers

Ed Reno: Ed Reno did his graduate work in philosophy at Yale University, and taught for a number of years after in the philosophy department at Fordham … read more

Jason Ciaccio: Jason Ciaccio holds a PhD in comparative literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He teaches in the English Department … read more



Colloqium #10

On open source, free vs proprietary software & intellectual property

May 2019

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Description

Lecture 1:

On the principles behind free software and “intellectual property”.

One way or another almost anybody got in touch with issues relating to so called “intellectual property”. Despite increasing usage, intimacy and dangers, when it comes to issues relating to the way software is produced … read more

Speakers

Michael Scheppat: Michael Scheppat mastered computer sciences and also studied ancient greek philosophy (FU/HU Berlin). The rightful connection of those two desciplines … read more

York Johannsen: York is a Linux administrator who has been working with different setups and environments for many years. His passion for FOSS is both private and … read more



Colloqium #9

Technological nuances of artificial intelligence systems

March 2019

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Description

3 Lectures on Ai technologies and philosophical and social implications

1 On artificial intelligence and the technologies that supposedly amount to it. Speaker: Auris-E. Lipinski

2 Using evolutionary algorithms for neural network generation. Speaker: Kristina Georgieva

3 Mor(e)on: Why AI seems … read more

Speakers

Kristina Georgieva: Data scientist, software engineer, poet, writer

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more

Alexander Mankowsky: Futurist Mercedes Benz AG & FU, Future Studies & Ideation as a working field requires explanation: Future Studies normally results in reports made … read more

Moderation

Anna Strasser: After postdoctoral positions as scientific researcher and coordinator in Freiburg (Center for Cognitive Science) (2004-07) & Berlin (Berlin School of … read more



Colloqium #8

The need for magic - On AI, translation & navigation

January 2019

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source: ael

Description

The need for magic: On artificial intelligence, translation & navigation

Introduction by Alexander Mankowksy

Presentation by Auris-E Lipinski: Translation as (magical) transformation in navigation and path descriptions

Presentation Katja Stepec: Translation as a criterion for Artificial … read more

Speakers

Alexander Mankowsky: Futurist Mercedes Benz AG & FU, Future Studies & Ideation as a working field requires explanation: Future Studies normally results in reports made … read more

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more

Katja Stepec: Dr. Katja Stepec, I am an independent researcher, mainly in the field of philosophy of language. I studied philosophy and history at FernUniversität … read more



Colloqium #7

Artificial Ignorance and Digital Counter-Enlightenment & User Experience Design

November 2018

source: ael source: ael
source: ael

Description

Programm:

14:00 h Introduction AEL

14:20 h R.M. Presentation

15:20 h Discussion

15:50 h Pause

16:00 h A.J. Presentation

17:00 h Discussion

17:30 h Pause

17:40 h Diskussion of both presentations

About presentation 1

Digital Counter-Enlightenment and “User Experience Design”.

On Nudging, Tracking … read more

Speakers

Rainer Mühlhoff: Rainer Mühlhoffs Arbeitsschwerpunkte liegen in der Ethik, Sozialphilosophie, Technikphilosophie und Medienwissenschaft der digitalen Gesellschaft. … read more

Anil Jain: Anil K. Jain studied political science, psychology and sociology at the LMU Munich and wrote a doctoral thesis on »Politics in (Post-)Modernity« under … read more



Special-Guest Workshop

Special Guest Workshop with Dan Zahavi: On Subjectivity, Empathy and Shame

November 2015

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source: book cover picture

Description

Topic: Self and Other: exploring subjectivity, empathy, and shame

The Workshop will put emphasis on a detailed reading of the book. Two preparation sessions will ensure our common ground for the matter and help prepare the presentation of Zahavi´s work.

Organisational co-operation with Anna … read more

Speakers

Nicolas Zaslawski

Marine Kneubühler

Expert Guests

Anna Strasser: After postdoctoral positions as scientific researcher and coordinator in Freiburg (Center for Cognitive Science) (2004-07) & Berlin (Berlin School of … read more

Dan Zahavi: Dan Zahavi (born 1967) is a Danish philosopher. He is currently a professor of philosophy at University of Copenhagen.

Moderation

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more



Colloqium #6

On Distributed Cognition

March 2015

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source: illustration from cognition in the wild

Description

Our sixth colloquium took place on 7th March 2015. It was a presentation and discussion of a take on distributed cognition and perception by Auris-E. Lipinski. It took place in the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Room 2093 and was a discussion on cognition beyond the individual, … read more

Speakers

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more

Expert Guests

Martin Thiering (Expert Guest): rof. Dr. Martin Thiering's interdisciplinary, difference-theoretical-semiotic approach to meaning-making and shaping processes in multimedia and … read more



Colloqium #5

On Embodiment

October 2014

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Description

Our fifth colloquium "Embodiment" took place on 25th October 2014. It was a closer look on different versions of embodiment, situated cognition and related concepts with a focus on the Extended Mind Hypothesis.

Many approaches concerning the embodiment issues are motivated by a felt lack of … read more

Speakers

Gonzalo Rojas: Former Teammate and Phenomenology/ Embodiment Student

Denis E. Vargas Gorenkov: Former Teammate and Phenomenology Student/Researcher

Expert Guests

Anna Strasser: After postdoctoral positions as scientific researcher and coordinator in Freiburg (Center for Cognitive Science) (2004-07) & Berlin (Berlin School of … read more



Colloqium #4

On Mind and Language

May 2014

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Description

Our fourth workshop "Mind and Language" took place on the 31st May 2014 and had a keen eye on the way how functionality, intentionality and language are intertwined, what the role of language in different moments is or can be, in relation to perception and our 'mental' concepts.

A look on how the … read more

Speakers

Sophie De Beukelaer: Then, student of Philosophy and Medicine

Anna D´Andrea: Then, student of Philosophy and focussed on DAvidson and Mind and Language

Jens Schönherr: Former Teammate, Philsoophy BA, PC-Knowledge, Deep understanding of mental capacities.



Colloqium #3

On Phenomenology

April 2014

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Description

Our third workshop “Phenomenology” took place on 19th April 2014 and gave an overview over an analytical understanding of phenomenology, including a historical overview over the three classical phenomenological positions on the grounds of a paper by Zahavi and Thompson.

Speakers

Denis E. Vargas Gorenkov: Former Teammate and Phenomenology Student/Researcher

Expert Guests

Martin Thiering (Expert Guest): rof. Dr. Martin Thiering's interdisciplinary, difference-theoretical-semiotic approach to meaning-making and shaping processes in multimedia and … read more



Colloqium #2

On Computation

February 2014

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Description

In our second Workshop (22nd February 2014), we covered the general grounds of computation and historical events leading up to system dynamics, artificial intelligence and more philosophically specific, the representational theory of mind and the computational theory of mind.

Speakers

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more

Ralf Lipinski: CEO VIOM GmbH, Computer specialist

Expert Guests

Joscha Bach (Expert Guest): Bach has taught computer science, AI, and cognitive science at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and the Institute for Cognitive Science at Osnabrück. … read more



Colloqium #1

On Cognition

January 2014

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source: ael

Description

In our first colloquium (25th January 2014) we covered the grounds of cognition in general and cognition in philosophy.

Speakers

Jens Schönherr: Former Teammate, Philsoophy BA, PC-Knowledge, Deep understanding of mental capacities.

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more



Colloqium #0

Kick Off Meeting

October 2013

Description

First Meeting of the PhenCoCo Project with a presentation on David Chalmers´’The Computational Foundation for the Study of Cognition.'

Speakers

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for … read more

Expert Guests

Martin Thiering (Expert Guest): rof. Dr. Martin Thiering's interdisciplinary, difference-theoretical-semiotic approach to meaning-making and shaping processes in multimedia and … read more