The Vienna Circle: Peter Weibel

The Vienna Circle, from Ernst Mach to Ludwig Wittgenstein, and their aesthetic consequences

The Vienna Circle, from Ernst Mach to Ludwig Wittgenstein, and their aesthetic consequences
01.07.2016 to 02.07.2016

The Vienna Circle – Currentness in Science and Art

Even now, the stimuli of the Vienna Circle are not just pervasive in modern exact sciences, such as physics, mathematics, information technology and engineering. They have also defined disciplines such as economy, architecture, psychology and literature. The influence of the Vienna Circle goes beyond social progressive movements into modern art. On the occasion of the »Vienna Circle. Exact Thinking on the Edge of Doom« exhibition at the Center for Art and Media, the Institute Vienna Circle of the University of Vienna, the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Technological Impact Assessment (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) are jointly hosting a two-day symposium about the impact and impact history of the Circle from the short period of its existence to the present day.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

​Political philosophy, economy and mathematics as the subject of the Vienna Circle
Section management: Ulrich Arnswald, Institute of Philosophy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 

9:00-9:45: Ulrich Arnswald (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology):
The connection of utopianism from Mach to
the Vienna Circle

10:00-10:45: Martin Lemke (University of Rostock):
Schlick as a political philosopher –
politics as technology

11:00-11:45: Karl Sigmund (University of Vienna):
The Vienna Circle and its mathematical parallel

12:00-12:45: Clemens Puppe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology):
John von Neumann, Oskar Morgenstern and the
origins of modern economic game theory in the Vienna Circle 

12:45-14:00: Lunch break

14:00-14:45: Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau (University of Vienna):
The internationalisation of logical empiricism
and its public impact

The Vienna Circle as the inspiration for art, architecture, media and aesthetics 
Section management: Peter Weibel, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

15:00-15:45: Peter Weibel (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe):
The Vienna Circle, from Ernst Mach to Ludwig
Wittgenstein, and their aesthetic consequences

16:00-16:45: Romana Karla Schuler (University of Applied Arts Vienna):
Ernst Mach and the avant-garde of the present

17:00-17:45: Jochen Hörisch (University of Mannheim):
The logical empiricism of »graphic« media: Photography –
phonography – cinematography

18:00-18:45: Georg Vrachliotis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology):
Architecture and the Vienna Circle

18:45-19:30: Concluding panel

Presented by: Rafaela Hillerbrand (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

participants: Hermann Czech (Vienna)
Hans Lenk (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Karl Sigmund (University of Vienna)
Friedrich Stadler (University of Vienna)
Georg Vrachliotis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology):
Peter Weibel (Center of Art and Media Karlsruhe)

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera: Sarah Binder
Editing: Sarah Binder
Live Editing: Moritz Büchner