Bacteria, Art and other Incommodities – University of Copenhagen

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Bacteria, Art and other Incommodities

Bacteria in Art, Sciences and Humanities 
An interdisciplinary conference in cooperation with Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Goethe-Institut Dänemark and Medical Museion, Copenhagen: 15.05.15

Background   [en]   /   Baggrund  [dk]   /   Hintergründe  [de]  

Program Outline

09.00 – ARRIVAL, COFFEE
09.15 – Greeting and brief introduction

Agency & Selfhood
09.30 – 09.50 THOBIAS CHEUNG (Berlin)
Some historical perspectives about agent models and the role of biotechnology
09.50 – 10.10 JENS LOHFERT JØRGENSEN (Ålborg)
Bacillopoetics. Language pure and infectious
10.10 – 10.30 DISCUSSION
10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

Size & Sensing
11.00 – 11.20 TRUDY WASSENAAR (Zotzenheim)
The complex relationship between bacteria and art
11.20 – 11.40 JENS HAUSER (Copenhagen / Paris)
GRAM/ART. Bacteria as art media. From breeding containers to actors
11.40 – 12.00 DISCUSSION
12.00 – 13.30 LUNCH

Form & Growth
13.30 – 13.50 THOMAS BJARNSHOLT (Copenhagen)
Biofilm analysis in health research
13.50 – 14.10 SLAVKO and SABINE KACUNKO (Copenhagen / Berlin)
Big Bacteria for Micro Humans. Bacteria as archeological - ecological nexus for an integrative health & heritage research
14.10 – 14.30 DISCUSSION
14.30 – 15.00 COFFEE BREAK

Diversity & Productivity
15.00 – 15.20 MARKUS SCHMIDT (Vienna)
Multi-drug resistant bacteria: game over for science?
15.20 – 15.40 ADAM BENCARD (Copenhagen)
You are the swarm. Engaging micro biome research on bacteria brain interaction
15.40 – 16.00 DISCUSSION
16.00 – 16.30 COFFEE, COCTAIL

Art Performance
SABINE KACUNKO
 
(Berlin)
Looping Life: Corpuscles

Registration is not required, however, a brief confirmation to kacunko@hum.ku.dk would be appreciated in order to better estimate need for coffee and other practicalities.