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Acousmatic Lecture – Birgit Schneider

Jul 2017  

You are cordially invited to the second Acousmatic Lecture of the series 2017 on 13th July at 7pm presenting Prof. Dr. Birgit Schneider in Errant Sound, Kollwitzstraße 97, 10435 Berlin.

Please confirm your participation by sending an email to acousmaticlectures@gmail.com

We are looking forward to your coming!

Acousmatic Lectures Series

The Acousmatic Lectures Series presents a program of unconventional, interdisciplinary lectures in Berlin, in which art and theory encounter one another in productive dialogue.

The Acousmatic Lectures Series is a laboratory for investigating phenomena that are directly related to acoustic information and its research-based, artistic, and socio-political dimensions.

13.07.2017 – 19:00 h

Prof. Dr. Birgit Schneider

Forms of an Ecological Aesthetics of Climate and Climate Change

The climate is invisible because of its scientific definition as long-term weather statistics. Starting from this postulated an-aesthetic of weather, the lecture will outline the visualization strategies that made perception of the climate possible via early forms of data visualization. In early climate research these perceptions were tied not only to the dispositifs of instrument-based measurements but also of organic sensing that is inseparable to climate perception. Historical examples will be contrasted with today’s visualizations of anthropogenic climate change, which integrate the human factor into the ecology of the climate.

Dr. Birgit Schneider studied aesthetics, media theory, and media art at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design, Goldsmiths College London, and Humboldt University in Berlin. Since 2009, she is researching climatic imagery as a Dilthey Fellow at the European Media Studies program at the University of Potsdam. Her work focuses on the field of image, cultural, and media studies: graphic methods such as maps and diagrams, climatic data visualization, digital images; the theory and technological history of textiles and the punch card; camouflage—strategies of invisibility around 1900; TV history + interference and disruption; art and media history of sound & vision.

The lecture will be held in German!


06.07. 2017 / 19:00 h – Sabeth Buchmann

13.07.2017 / 19:00 h – Birgit Schneider

14.09.2017 / 19:00 h – Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

19.10.2017 / 19:00 h – Alex Arteaga

26.10.2017 / 19:00 h – Markus Gabriel

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Acousmatic Lectures Series is a project by Mario Asef

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Website: Acousmatic Lectures

Contact: acousmaticlectures@gmail.com

Errant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin