Talk: Code & Material, Technical University Braunschweig

Image Prof. Matthias Karch, Fritz Lang METROPOLIS_Model

Lecture at Technical University Braunschweig, Institute of Media and Design

November 15, 2018

How does the material interact with the symbolic? In the course of digitalization, all manufacturing processes are subjected to symbolic modeling and algorithmic control. At the same time, new materials are increasingly self-active and able to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Code as material process and material processes as code – this inverse relationship is at the center of the new fusion of the digital with the analog. The lecture thematizes the manifold between semiotic description and material activity. On the basis of simple examples, different interconnections between thinking, computation and material are shown.