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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.


Talks all days start at 17:00 CET

Day 1 – 02.03.2021
New modes of artistic expression
Talk 1: Xavi Bou – Revealing the hidden beauty of bird flight
Talk 2: Liat Grayver – Digital and robotic technologies as tools for aesthetic and cultural emancipation

Day 2 – 03.03.2021
Music through a new lens: mathematical and cross-cultural patterns
Talk 1: Hubl Greiner and Mohamed Badawi – Bridging cultures through music interchange
Talk 2: Jürgen Richter-Gebert – Seeing music through the eyes of math

Day 3 – 04.03.2021
Algorithms of complexity: building patterns from the bottom up
Talk 1: Helena Sarin – Making pictures with artificial intelligence 
Talk 2: Naomi Leonard – Flock logic: how groups move in nature, by design, and on stage

Day 4 – 05.03.2021
Patterns of interactions underlying social issues
Talk 1: Anke Hoeffler – What are the patterns of violence and how can they be changed
Talk 2: Maike Sippel – From knowledge to meaningful action against climate change

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