כנס: "OH-MAN, OH-MACHINE"

המכון להיסטוריה ופילוסופיה של המדעים והרעיונות ע"ש כהן

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כנס: "OH-MAN, OH-MACHINE 2016"

Oh-Man Oh-Machine 2016: The Question Concerning Technology and Biology

19-20 December 2016

 

In which arenas are biology & technology cooperating, complementing each other, coevolving and possibly merging, and in which are they competing, merely mimicking one another, or pulling towards different ends? What sort of boundary work between the made and the born is involved in these processes? Each panel engages a different type of relationship between biology and technology that is addressed by the multiple perspectives of science, humanities, and the arts.

 

 

December 19 (Monday)
 

 

9:30-10:00 Opening
Leo Corry, Dean of Humanities, Tel Aviv University
Jose Brunner, Director, Cohn institute, Tel Aviv University

 

 

10:00-12:00 Origins

Moshe Kol, Tel Aviv University
Evolution of Alternative Life Forms from an Inorganic/Organic Chemist’s Perspective

 

Raz Chen-Morris, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Eye as an Organ and Instrument in Early Modern Europe

 

Elana Gomel, Tel Aviv University
Biological Sublime: Biology, Technology, Science Fiction

 

Chair/commentator: Eran Hadas, poet, software developer, and new media artist

 

12:00-13:00 Lunch

 

13:00-15:00 The Anthropocene: Mimicry and Beyond

Dana Zelig, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Growing Patterns
 

Yoram Reich, Tel Aviv University
Designing a Dialogue between the Natural and the Artificial: What is the Purpose?

 

Pieter Lemmens, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reflections on Digital Technology and Intelligence in the Anthropocene
 

Chair/commentator: Daniel Mishori, Tel Aviv University

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee break
 

 

15:30-17:30 Biology as Technology
 

Ehud Shapiro, Weizmann Institute of Science
Programming Languages for Life
 

Christopher Coenen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Programmable Matter
 

Denisa Kera, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Tinkering with the Blockchain: Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Networks
 

Chair/commentator: Doron Friedman, IDC Herzliya

 

 

17:30-18:00 Coffee break

 

18:00-19:30 Keynote
Peter-Paul Verbeek, Twente University, The Netherlands
Sapiens ex Machina: Towards an Anthropology of Human-Robot Relations
 

 

December 20 (Tuesday)

 

9:00-11:00 The Technologization of Biology
 

Noam Shomron, Tel Aviv University
The Human Genome Revolution
 

Tamar Sharon, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
The Googlization of biomedicine and the common good
 

Nurit Bar Shai, artist
Artists and Citizen Scientists at the Forefront of Biotechnology
 

Chair/commentator: Snait Gissis, Tel Aviv University

 

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

 

11:30-13:30 Cyborg 1: Between Disability and Enhancement
 

Iddo Gruengard, multidisciplinary artist
The Void between Technology and the Body

 

Amir Amedi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Challenges and Opportunities in using Brain Implants and what it teaches us about the Brain

 

Dov Greenbaum, Yale University & IDC Herzliya
When Disabilities are Desired Abilities

Chair/commentator: Carmel Vaisman, Tel Aviv University

 

13:30-14:30 Lunch break
 

 

14:30-16:30 Cyborg 2: Synergy in Virtual/Augmented Reality
 

Galit Wellner, The NB School of Design & Tel Aviv University

Postphenomenology of AR
Daniel Landau, Aalto University, Finland

 

Narrative and Re-embodiment in Virtual Reality
Miriam Reiner, Technion-Israeli Institute of Technology

 

The Synergetic Process of Virtual/Augmented Reality and Enhanced Human Cognition: Two Examples

 

Chair/commentator: Nea Erlich, Van Leer Institute

 

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

 

17:00-17:15 Continuing the dialogue: upcoming events
 

Carmel Vaisman, Tel Aviv University

Lior Zalmanson, New York University & Print Screen Festival

 

 

17:15-19:15 Back to the Future
 

Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University
Molecular Self-Organization: From the Origin of Life to 21st Century Technology

Oron Catts, The University of Western Australia
Growing the Made: The Industrialization of Biology vs. the Biologization of Industry - A Cultural Perspective

 

Ehud Lamm, Tel Aviv University
Why Biologists Didn't like Math? Or, is it Time for a New Macy
Conference?

Chair/commentator: Keren Omry, University of Haifa

 

Admission is free

 

Organizing Committee:
Carmel Vaisman (Tel Aviv University), Galit Wellner, (The NB School of Design & Tel Aviv University),
Ehud Lamm, (Tel Aviv University), Daniel Landau (Aalto University, Finland)

 

 

 

 

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