30.11. HKW, 1948 Unbound (Berlin)

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© Gerald Nestler | New York hedge fund office, detail, 2015

30.11. 9 pm:
Giuseppe Longo, Gerald Nestler, Felix Stalder
Run 4: Bound by Contingency

Since 1948, computational strategies for the modelling of evolutionary systems emerged that enable a powerful treatment of random processes. Is randomness intrinsic to nature? Is there randomness in computing? Giuseppe Longo addresses these questions by comparing biology’s functional variations and the stock market’s wild fluctuations, showing the forms and metrics of stability and instability in evolutionary and artificially tuned systems. Gerald Nestler further explores this form of creating profit from volatility, highlighting its generic potential – and our duty – to live up and calibrate to a world driven by contingency. Felix Stalder then looks at how these frictions and feedbacks play into political and social questions surrounding this technospheric menagerie.

Program of the entire day: https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_136819.php

Program of the entire event (30.11.-2.12): https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/1948/programm_129344/verans...