Thinking Together

Thinking Together

Workshop
Thinking Together

Automated Temporalities

Thinking Together – Workshop

  • Der Workshop findet in englischer Sprache statt.

If the clock embodied the rationalist view of mechanical thinking, where knowledge is reflected in the clocklike mechanisms of matter, the XXth century efforts of mathematical logic established an algorithmic function, a meta-mathematical axiomatics, abstracted from physical temporalities. With the invention of the Turing Machine, time was not simply disentangled from physical causes, but more importantly, algorithmic functions made time programmable. Since Turing Machines are future-oriented models of thinking, they are above all predictability machines. My talk on Sunday will address this algorithmic function of predictability in relation to the incompleteness of the axiomatic method, whereby undecidable propositions reveal that the future cannot be deduced from a priori truths. With the development of interactive, asynchronous and distributive computing, computational thinking no longer can be described in terms of closed systems of axioms and deductive rules. As computational theorists remind us, axioms modified, rules amended and truths have become experimental (Chaitin, Crutchfield). But whilst computational thinking has become bound to evolutionary temporalities, this talk contends that the distinction between formal and physical computation is not simply to be overcome, but is in need to be explained. How is formal time embedded in real time?

This workshop will continue this discussion and focus on the development of neural nets computations and machine learning AI, on how the computational tasks of communicating, sharing, and coordinating data have become governed by asymmetric modes of predictabilities (from the sub-millisecond speeds of algorithmic interactions in HFT to the distributive processing of clusters computers). Whilst the temporal complexity of computation seems to have accelerated the conflicts between formal and physical time, the workshop will explore how the future-oriented automation of thinking implies that abstract time is implicit within physical temporalities. The scope is to discuss how to construct a general temporality for future-oriented thinking through and with the temporalities of machines.

Für den Workshop wird um Anmeldung gebeten:

„Thinking Together“
besteht aus zwei Teilen:
SA 12. & SO 13. März, 12:00–18:00
Konferenz „Time and the Digital Universe“
MO 14. bis FR 18. März, 10:00–18:00
Workshops, Seminare, Projekte
Für die Workshops und Seminare wird um Anmeldung gebeten:

Kuratiert von Berno Odo Polzer

Das Diskurs-Format „Thinking Together“ widmet sich dem Phänomen Zeit in seinen gesellschaftlich-politischen, philosophischen und künstlerischen Dimensionen. Frei zugänglich, stellt das Projekt Zeit und Raum zur Verfügung, gemeinsam mit internationalen Gästen aus den Bereichen Philosophie, Politische Theorie, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, Computer- und Neurowissenschaften, sowie Musik, Tanz, Performance und Bildender Kunst über aktuelle Zeitfragen nachzudenken.

Unter dem Titel „Time and the Digital Universe“ spürt die zweitägige Eröffnungskonferenz neuen digitalen Zeitformen, ihren Eigenschaften und Auswirkungen nach. Zwischen dem 14. und 18. März beschäftigen sich Vorträge, Workshops, Seminare und experimentelle Formate u. a. mit aktuellen politisch-philosophischen Imaginationen der Zeitlichkeit, mit nicht-linearen Zeitkonzepten, mit dem Begriff Rhythmus, sowie mit unterschiedlichen Zeitpraktiken in den Künsten, in Philosophie und Wissenschaft.

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