Innovation durch Inklusion

Thorsten Wilhelm  hatte folgende Gäste zum Panel Innovation durch Inklusion eingeladen: Brigitte Borneman, Paul Pagel, Dr. Kirsten Bergmann, Matthias MProve und Jörg Morsbach.  Die Session kann nun im Kanal von eparo nachgeschaut werden:

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John Neumeier’s Kyoto Prize Lecture

A choreographers designs and paints with human beings in time and space. – John Neumeier
The 2015 Kyoto Prize Commemorative Lecture by the Laureate in Arts and Philosophy John Neumeier, director of the Hamburg Ballet: Moving People – Dance As A Living Shape Of Emotion

The talk is divided into a biographical/career first part and into a ballet/philosophical second part. The latter starts at about minute 35.

W.J.T. Mitchell: What do Pictures Want?

W.J.T. Mitchell was invited speaker at the Warburg Conference in London. Until the webcast  becomes available, you (and I) can watch other videos_


Methodology: Pictured as sites of theoretical discourse – When pictures reflect on the nature of pictures. Haus der Kunst Symposium 2012

  • From Dolly to 9/11. From cloning DNA to the multiplied digital images of the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York City
  • image and counter-image
  • image vs. picture
  • iconic images – lying with images


Anne Helmreich interviews W.J.T. Mitchell exploring the logic that connects cloning and terrorism as the twin phobias of our historical epoch.


“What do Pictures Want?” – lecture by William J. Thomas Mitchell

cf. “Crazy Talk: What is Mental Illness?” by Gabriel Mitchell, W.J.T. Mitchell’s son, referenced at  Minute 6.


W.J.T Mitchell on Christo’s Gates in NY Central Park /2011

  • …visualizing the ghosts of Central Park

copy – transform – combine

Everything is a Remix Remastered (2015 HD) from Kirby Ferguson /recommended by Sven Klomp

…which reminds me on Ted Nelson’s quote “Everything is deeply intertwingled” – and Lawrence Lessig’s keynote address: The Internet’s Coming Silent Spring at USENIX 2002 [45min podcast] – “The Mouse is not allowed”, at 0:8:53.

Update: Lawrence Lessig is about to speak in Hamburg on 24-Aug-2016: ‘How democracy gets defeated’ – 18 photos

Ivan Sutherland on Research and Fun

The Computer History Museum had invited Ivan Sutherland to talk about Research and Fun for an evening in 2005. I was electrified to listen to his words when the recording was first published on – you know, we both worked at Sun those days. I even did a partial transcript of a key section where he offers the essence of what it takes being a good researcher, excerpt of the excerpt:

…if you would be a researcher it seams to me that you’d best search your soul first to find out what it is you like to do. … what ever it is make sure that you pick something to work on that you like, that you think is fun. Because if it isn’t fun you aren’t going to be very good at it. [more]

When Sun went down – this video went away. How odd that a museum depends on the fortune of a single company to preserve its assets. Hence this video was off-line for a couple of years until I offered to upload my backup version earlier this year. The Computer History Museum rejected my idea, but assured me to upload the video to the official CHM channel on YouTube. So thanks a lot to Sara Lott for republishing the talk!

Odysseys in Technology: Research and Fun, lecture by Ivan Sutherland on YouTube

Have fun! (And drop me a line when YouTube is switched off)