The Symposium Rethinking Affordance explores the critical significance of »affordance« in digital contexts and areas including media art, media theory, film, art history, and cultural theory.
In conclusion of the series of events dealing with the concept of authorship and the status of the author in the 21st century, held in dialogue between artistic disciplines, philosophy, law, computer and social sciences, the Akademie will round off the two-year discourse with an emphasis on questions of authorship from economic, political and juridical as well as non-western perspectives.
»(Re-)Constructing Authorship« is the first symposium in a series of three, which is settled in a dialogue between artistic disciplines, philosophy, law, computer, and social sciences. The main focus of the event will be on different cultures of authorship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, exact and natural sciences with their forms of individual and co-authorship. An emphasis will be put especially on how the copyright debate could be developed constructively by the possibilities of digital media, with hypertext applications that allow active participation of the audience and that move towards a common-collective creative production.
In »The New Scientific Spirit« (1988), French philosopher of science Gaston Bachelard outlines a new method and concept for the formation of scientific knowledge, which he terms »phenomenotechnique«.
The speakers of the symposium will elaborate on Bachelard’s poetic as well as technoscientific reflections and experimental theory in contemporary media theory, the visual arts and philosophy.