The Käte Hamburger Kolleg Aachen: Cultures of Research (c:o/re) is pleased to announce its upcoming lecture series “Lifelikeness” in the winter semester 2023/24!
Lectures in the series will take place bi-weekly: every other Wednesday from 17:00 to 18:30, starting 25 October 2023, at the Center’s lecture hall on Theaterstr. 75 in Aachen and online. You can find more information about the series on our events webpage.
This semester’s lecture series explores lifelikeness as a challenge to the natural, social sciences, and humanities. The term refers to representations or imitations of life in its many forms, and points to questions, such as: what are the boundaries between life and the inorganic? Can we reproduce the origins of life? Would this tell us anything about what life is? Can we create new forms of life? How are we to relate to technology if it appears to us as if it were alive?
Speakers include: Gabriele Gramelsberger (RWTH Aachen University), Andrei Korbut (University of Bremen, c:o/re fellow), Emre Neftci (FZ Jülich), Esther Leslie (Birbeck, University of London), Massimiliano Simons (Maastricht University), Ben Woodard (ICI Berlin), Michael Friedman (Tel Aviv University, c:o/re fellow).
The series will be kicked-off Wed. 25 October 2023 at 17:00 with a lecture “Life from scratch” by our director Gabriele Gramelsberger.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in the (virtual) audience!