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Attend TEDxKonstanz (Virtual Event) Kaleidoscope - patterns in nature and society

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Kaleidoscope – Patterns in Nature and Society

TEDxKonstanz is an event organized by students and members of the University of Konstanz and the Max-Planck Institute of Animal Behavior. This event will be held in March 2021 with the theme of “Kaleidoscope: Patterns in Nature and Society”. A kaleidoscope evokes the image of shifting patterns. It communicates the idea that patterns can arise from and be influenced by many things, varying with our perspective and changing over time.

The format will be fully virtual and will be live broadcasted, giving the opportunity to open a discussion to anyone interested in the topic.

Preliminary program

All daily events will start at 5pm CET

Day 1 – 02.03.2021

New modes of artistic expression

Talk 1: Xavi Bou (Photographer; Ornitographies)

Talk 2: Liat Gravyer (Artist, Robotic painting)

Day 2 – 03.03.2021

Music through a new lens: mathematical and cross-cultural patterns

Talk 1: Hubl Greiner and Mohamed Badawi (Composer & Professor of Linguistics; Bridging cultures with music)

Talk 2: Jürgen Richter-Gebert (Mathematician; Visualization of musical patterns)

Day 3 – 04.03.2021

Algorithms of complexity: building patterns from the bottom up

Talk 1: Helena Sarin (AI artist; GANs for art) 

Talk 2: Naomi Leonard (Professor of Engineering; Flock logic) 

Day 4 – 05.03.2021

Patterns of interactions underlying social issues

Talk 1: Anke Hoeffler (Economist/Political scientist; Interpersonal-violence)

Talk 2: Maike Sippel (Economist/Architect; Local action for climate change)

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