In order to prepare for this years projects and the scheduled visits to HEPHY and CERN this session was conceived as an exchange of first ideas regarding the topics we will deal with.
Here are some of the questions, proposals and raw sketches we discussed (note that the names are the students who brought up a certain topic of discussion, the notes show the points of view both of said student and of the rest of the class discussing the idea)
Raphael and Marko:
What can the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) do and what cant it do?
It cant collide a Neutron and a Proton.
Colliding: interventions, performance. An expedition.
How was life ON the LHC before/while it was built?
Magnets/ circulation of energy
Arts at CERN
A marketing decision? A communication tool? A need for legitimacy?
Is CERN a bubble? How open is it? Does it communicate with the oiutside? Who gets to be inside? Who stays outside?
Creativity- interviewing nuclear energy experts. Suggestions: Opacity. Discourse Analysis. Other methods for interviews.
Catastrophes in Art, for instance Yves Klein body paintings after Hiroshima ( 1 )
Parnoïa and science/ Creativity in paranoïa
Whats the relation between observed and observers.
Super 8 film
Toward a History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube Book by Hans-Jorg Rheinberger ( 1 )
Detecting magnetic and electro-magnetic fields with a phone and a compass
How to research the transfer of data/ Components
Cyborg manifiesto by Donna Haraway ( 1)
Processing and digesting
Within her interest in pain, she is interested in Plants, however she does not want to project human feelings on them. She is also researching aspects such as the divisibility of plants.
She is taking as one point of reference Gustav Theodor Fechners writings on the matter, but also the art of arranging flowers.
At the end of the session reading offerings were made by Bernd:Epistemic Cultures by Karin Knorr Cetina