Veranstaltung: Lecture Series “Lifelikeness”, Käthe Hamburger Kolleg Aachen, 14-tägig mittwochs 17:00-18:30, Aachen/Online

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg Aachen: Cultures of Research (c:o/re) is pleased to announce the continuation of its lecture series on “Lifelikeness” in the summer semester 2024! Lectures in the series will take place bi-weekly: every other Wednesday from 17:00 to 18:30. You can find more information about the series on our events webpage.
To attend (either in person or online), please register with You will then receive an email with a zoom link to participate prior to the individual lectures.
This semester’s lecture series continues the exploration of 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?
23.04. Hannah Landecker – Distilled, Extruded, Suspended: Lessons in Lifelikeness from the Metabolism of Mass Production (as Keynote for the PoM conference)
08.05. Abigail Nieves – Lifestyle Transitions in Human Microbiome Research: A View from the History and Philosophy of Science
22.05. Friedrich Steinle – On the Origin and Development of Scientific Concepts: Light Rays and Lines of Force
05.06. Nikita Braguinski – Lifelike Artificial Music: Understanding the Impact of AI on Musical Thinking
19.06. Sven Opitz – Indoor Atmospheres: Comfort, Aerial Hygiene and the Microbiome of the Built Environment
03.07. Sarah Davies – Organising Life: Biocuration, Bio-Ontologies, and the Conditions of Academic Work