Astro-Morphomata

Sternenwissen und Weltbürgertum in Medien und Kultur

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18.-19.11.2011

Cosmology and cosmopolitanism describe two different types of knowledge or belief, one deriving from natural sciences, the other from the Humanities. Both discourses, each in its own epistemic frame, deal with concepts of cosmos, universe, globe, world, or planet. The conference explores the dynamic processes by which, on the one hand, cosmological ideas and, on the other hand, cultural, political, philosophical, or religious ideas have been affecting one another.
The conference is particularly sensitive to the role of the media in this exchange. It seeks to investigate how shifts in the history of media interact with epistemological and ideological changes - from the first telescopic observation of the solar system by Galileo in 1609, until our present age of digital astral photography, radio electronics, artificial satellites, and space travel, each time asking how new world-views force us to reinvent ourselves as (post-)modern, (post-)enlightened, and (post-)global subjects.

 

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Programm

 

Freitag, 18. November 2011

Wie Welt denken / How to think the World?

10.00  Dietrich Boschung (Köln)

Begrüßung

10.15  Gerd Graßhoff (Berlin)

Ptolemaios und die Methode der Wissenschaft

 

11.00  Kaffeepause

 

Astro-Morphomata. Einführung / Introduction

11.30  Sonja Neef, Henry Sussman (Paris / Yale)

The glorious moment of Astro-Morphomata

 

13.00  Mittagessen

 

Politik der Sterne / Politics of the stars

14.30  Lucia Ayala (Berlin / Granada)

Cosmological and cosmopolitan ideas of a plurality of worlds in the early enlightenment

15.15  David Aubin (Paris)

On the cosmopolitics of astronomy in the 19th century Paris

 

16.00  Kaffeepause

 

Poetik der Sterne / Astro-poetics

16.30  Dietrich Boschung (Köln)

Astromorphomata: Kosmologische Vorstellungen in der Kunst der Antike

17.15  Annemarie Ambühl (Köln / Mainz / Groningen)

The „Coma Berenices“: From cosmology to comicology

 

19.00  Dinner


Samstag, 19. November 2011

Mediatisierte Welten / Mediated worlds

10.00  Hans-Christian von Hermann (Berlin)

Das Projektionsplanetarium als Figuration planetarischen Denkens

10.45  Bruno Clarke (Texas)

Mediations of Gaia

 

11.30  Kaffeepause

 

Mögliche Welten / Possible worlds

12.00  Sonja Neef (Paris)

Planetarische Ästhetik bei Mona Hatoum und Ingo Günther

12.45  Michael Wetzel (Bonn)

Welt-Raum-Erfahrung bei Husserl, Virilo, Kubrick und Carpenter

 

13.30  Mittagessen

 

Meta-Astro-Physics

15.00  Patricia Pisters (Amsterdam)

A metaphysical star war: Cosmic aesthetics and visions in „The Fountain“ and „The Tree of Life“

15.45  Henry Sussman (Yale)

From Leon to Hollywood boulevard by way of Paris: Astro-Celebrity in the broader moderniy

 

16.30  Kaffeepause

 

Astro-Morphomata

17:00  Thomas Macho (Berlin)

Hamlets Mühlen: Zur Geschichte des Panbabylonismus

 

17.45  Kaffeepause

 

18.15  Martina Leeker: Abschlussdiskusion / round table

 

19.30  Dinner

 

 

Alle Interessenten sind herzlich eingeladen! 

Wir bitten um Anmeldung.

Kontakt: Jan Willms (jan.willms@uni-koeln.de)

Konzept: Sonja A.J. Neef, Dietrich Boschung & Henry Sussman

Veranstaltungsort: Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Weyertal 59 

(Rückgebäude), 3. Stock, 50937 Köln

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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