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Rhythm, Time, Form - A Concept of Art Research around 1900 and its Temporal and Cultural Implications

Boris Roman Gibhardt (Bielefeld, GER)

1 October, 18:00

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Jane Mulfinger (Santa Barbara, USA)

10 October, 18:15

Die Grazie der Erkenntnisgrenze

Sandra Boeschenstein (Zürich, SUI)


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Breaking Confines: Interdisciplinary Model-Building for a Complex World (BreaCon)


Model-building is a methodological centerpiece for addressing the challenges of a complex world. The Breaking Confines (BreaCon) cooperation group is intended to deal with modeling practices by interdisciplinary reflection and exchange. Its participants come from physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, the social sciences, history, and philosophy. They join forces in combining model-building as a central epistemic activity with studies on and analysis of model-building. The envisaged cooperative research process is essentially interdisciplinary in that the migration of models across disciplinary boundaries is pursued.


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