Material and algorithm
June 14, 2017
Lecture in the context of the Ph.D. – Teaching Week.
Doctoral Program Ph.D. Art and Design / Liberal Arts / Media Art
Bauhaus University Weimar
In order to activate software, hardware is needed, i.e. material that behaves like code. Conversely, material processes, i.e. physical, chemical or biological processes, can be described and simulated algorithmically. Code as a material process and the material process as code – this tipping point is at the heart of digital technologies. But are these the only ways to entangle materials and algorithms in an interplay? The talk deals with the less considered and so far unused connections between our semiotic descriptions and physical processes.