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Symposium: Artist-Talk

Symposium: Artist-Talk

Our fellow Ralf Baecker takes part in the artist-talk at the Fiber-Festival in the Netherlands, where he discusses questions like: What is the poetic relationship between the physical matter and rational processes of a computer? In our everyday use of computers and machines, we tend to forget their materiality.

In ‘Lines, Ropes and Computational Spaces’, the title of the first part of Ralf Baecker’s talk, he will take the audience on an associative walk-through of his previous works that show the paradoxical relation between algorithmic thinking and physical matter. He will show the historical development of his materials of computation by focusing on his works ‘Rechnender Raum’ and ‘The Conversation’.

The second part of his talk will show the research behind ‘Mirage’. He will explain his interest in geological data and landscape, and machine learning and dreaming. This will be introduced by discussing raw minerals from nature with which he attempts to build an untamed computer in his work ‘Irrational Computing’.

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16th May 2015, 10am-6pm


Fiber Festival – The Subterranean A Lab

Overhoeksplein 2

1031 KS

1031 Amsterdam, The Netherlands