The 8th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics & Aesthetics

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The 8th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics & Aesthetics

Time: January 16, 2010 to January 17, 2010
Location: Swiss Museum of Transport
City/Town: Lucerne, Switzerland
Website or Map: http://www.neugalu.ch
Phone: renestettler@centralnet.ch
Event Type: conference
Organized By: New Gallery Lucerne
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2009

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2010: The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

The New Gallery Lucerne organises this two-day conference which brings together a group of internationally renowned scientists, sociologists, philosophers, ecologists, writers, artists, and policy-makers. From the debate about the pursuit of a “Theory of Everyhing” (TOE) in physics, extreme objectivity, our relationship to the “Universe,” to “human,” “nature,” “human culture,” and the “human mind,” The Large, the Small and the Human Mind will touch on the world’s first climate war, the destructive side of globalization, and the contradictions of our striving for unlimited economic growth and consumption. “When the sage points at the Moon,” says the Chinese proverb, “the fool looks at his fingertip.” The Large, the Small and the Human Mind offers a critical look at the fingertip, and from it to the Moon. From the question of how to free Pandora’s Hope, to the meaning of Leonardo’s science for our time, and the significance of the Space Age for humanity, the Swiss Biennial will reflect on these topics from an interdisciplinary perspective with the aim to create a broader and finer sense of possibility.

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