ASTROPHYSICIST; PHILOSOPHER; FREELANCE JOURNALIST AT F.A.Z.
Sibylle Anderl holds a double-degree in physics and philosophy from TU Berlin, after which she did her Ph.D. in astrophysics and astronomy at the Universität Bonn. Since 2013, she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble on the topics of star formation and astrochemistry.
Joana Arantes is a native of Viana do Castelo, Portugal and holds a degree in Psychology and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Sciences. After postdoctoral work at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, she took up a post as Invited professor at the School of Psychology at Minho academy where she founded a Research Group on Evolutionary Psychology as part of the Human Cognition Lab. The group’s research focuses on, amongst other things, factors that influence time perception and decision making.
Irene Fernández Arcas
Irene Fernández Arcas is a berlin based illustrator- yes just another of the thousand millions artists of the city. She was once born in Granada, south of Spain; and after years of drawing and reading a lot of books, she went study journalism and photography in Málaga. Bored of Andalucía (not because it isnt wonderful and exciting, but because an artist its often used to became bored and tired of things to be able to move foward), in 2008 she moved to Berlin. In 2012 started to study Visual Communication/ illustration in the school of arts Weisensee. Currently living in Lisbon, making a year of art-residency in Casa Senhora do Monte, and working as a freelancer.
Professor Julian Barbour is a British theoretical physicist and visiting professor at the University of Oxford. He lives and works in rural Oxfordshire, choosing early in his career to eschew the academic environment in favour of independence.
His 1999 book The End of Time advanced the radical notion of timeless physics: that time, as we perceive it, does not exist as anything other than an illusion. His work addresses deficits in existing theories of time including Einstein’s general relativity, and the problems encountered when trying to reconcile the laws of gravity observed on the scale of stars and galaxies with the laws of quantum mechanics that govern the smallest particles.
Interested in sharing science in intuitive ways. Science is simply about observing and understanding the world around us – something everyone can do.
Have researched topics varying from materials for solar cells, atmospheric chemistry and physics, to climate policy. Currently working in economics of climate change.
MEDITATION TEACHER & SOUND DESIGNER
John Connell is a sound designer, meditation teacher and Creative Director of 4DSOUND, a laboratory for spatial sound and music performances in Berlin and Amsterdam. His work is primarily centred around sound and consciousness practices.He regularly teaches meditation and sound workshops exploring space and perception and performs at music events, building tones, textures and fragments of melodies into hypnotic composite soundscapes.
DESIGN & RESEARCH STUDIO
The Constitute is a Berlin based design and research studio specialized in creating disturbing experiences. They use the potency of academic research, artistic practice and economic reason to create outstanding and unique objects, processes and experiences. Their work relies on interiors aswell as exteriors, visual language for public space, digital and physical expressions and the poetic qualities of misuse, error and inspiration.
Brian Degger is an art and science practitioner with a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology. In collaboration with artists and technologists, he uses scientific and open source methodologies to explore diverse research areas such as bacterial cultivation and fermentation, accessible science technology, aquatic ecologies and open source science. In his home town of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with a small group of geeks, Brian set up Newcastle Maker Space, a place for creative use of technology.
Dr. Teresa Dillon
ARTIST, CURATOR & RESEARCHER
Originally trained as a social and educational psychologist. Teresa Dillonis a self-taught artist and curator. Drawing on methodologies frompsychology, social science and the performing arts, her work reflects onour cybernetic attachments and the influence of techno-civic systems on oureveryday lives and personal relationships. Recent work includes theexhibition YOU MIGHT BE A DOG (2014), the installation ADIP (2014), the webauthoring tool and personal server, Superglue (2014) and the programme oftalks and workshops Urban Knights (2013+). From 2012-2013 she was curatorand course coordinator at the Science Gallery, Dublin, where she curatedHACK-THE-CITY, developed various urban labs and taught the science-artcurriculum. Her works has been shown internationally at various festivalsand exhibitions (Transmediale, Ars Electronica, ISEA, Pixelache, Enter_)and she has published widely on technology, creativity and learning. Teresaholds a PhD in psychology from The Open University, UK and is currently aHumboldt Fellow at UdK and TU, Berlin.
John Kameel Farah
COMPOSER, PIANIST & ELECTRONIC ARTIST
John Kameel Farah’s musical work draws upon musical eras separated by centuries, from classical arabic forms, through medieval and renaissance, to avant-garde technique. He connects these seemingly unrelated eras together through his creativity and imagination, and enjoys juxtaposing ancient aesthetics and futuristic, “Sci-Fi” aesthetics side-by-side in his work.
By playing examples and speaking about musical history, he will also talk about rhythm in his work, and how he combines complex arabic classical rhythms and baroque counterpoint, and how the irregular timings lend themselves so well to creating beats in electronic music. John will also perform a live soundtrack to video simulations of galaxy formation, where each second equals several million years, created by Canadian astrophysicist John Dubinski.
Christian de Lutz
CURATOR & ARTIST
Christian de Lutz is a visual artist and curator from New York. As a co-founder of Art Laboratory Berlin he has curated over 30 exhibitions and developed a number of series, including Time and Technology and Synaesthesia. His curatorial work concentrates on the interface of art, science and technology in the 21st century.
Michael John Gorman
Dr. Michael John Gorman is the Founding Director of Science Gallery International, an initiative to develop a global network to inspire young adults to engage with science, technology and the arts, and Adjunct Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin.
Alice Audrey Grindhammer
As a Business Developer Alice has traveled to the fringes of Global Markets and implemented Waste Management processes in extreme environments. With Wasteland Projects she is engaged in implementing interdisciplinary circular economy processes and building communities to self organize around solutions for the global waste crisis.
Philipp Rahlenbeck&hands on sound
EXPERIENCE ARCHITECT AND STUDIO FOR ACOUSTIC SCENOGRAPHY
Philipp Rahlenbeck is an experience architect who is convinced that human intuition will never be replaced by technology. He has a background in interaction design and programming. He studied computer sciences and worked internationally as a software developer for 8 years. He is the founder of Multitouch Berlin - a studio for multiuser experiences and interactive spaces and co-founder of Letters Are My Friends - a typography store and showroom. In his former life he had a short lived career as a VJ and mash-up artist called KE4.
hands on sound is a berlin based office for acoustic scenography. Founded by a sound designer and an architect, the team develops progressive sound installations, interactive exhibits, sound concepts and acoustic guidance systems for museums, exhibitions, galleries and in public space. hands on sound makes use of different technological and theoretical approaches like generative audio, aural architecture, psychoacoustics and specialized speaker systems. hands on sound mostly work in cooperation with partners within the range of scenography, architecture and communication.
DESIGN THINKER, CONNECTORELLO, COMMUNICATIONIST
Göran Hielscher is a born lover of foreign words, good food and travel adventures. Göran seeks the taste of the new. Whilst being ten years a freelancer he explored graphic design, copywriting and finally consultancy in communication and innovation. His aim is to connect and to wire the right people to fire
VISUAL ARTIST, EDUCATOR & RESEARCHER
Prof. Dr. hab. Joanna Hoffmann-Dietrich is a lecturer at the University of Arts in Poznan, Poland; Leader of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects & Research; and Chair of the Art & Science Node in Berlin. She participated in international symposia, art residencies and was awarded several prizes for her work.
Dr. Carsten Hucho
DEPARTMENT-HEAD TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSFER PDI, SCIENTIFIC-ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Carsten Hucho holds a phD in Physics. He is the department head Technology and Transfer (2006) of Paul-Drude-Institut and Scientific-Adminsitrative Coordinator and publishes on science-valuation, knowledge transfer, and science-interfacing.
LEADERSHIP, SELF-ORGANIZATION, COLLABORATION
Pedro researches about self-organization and collaboration in online and offline community building, methodologies of facilitation and approaches to combine low risk investment and low barrier of entry to space, community, education and social mobility fostering cultures of collaboration, sustainability and more distributed society.
Dr. Luke Jones is a researcher and lecturer at the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester. He has published extensively on the human perception of time, and his work has featured in New Scientist magazine.
Luke's particular interests are in situations in which our sense of time becomes distorted, and also in how we remember how long events last for. Luke has given talks to both general and scientific audiences across the world and enjoys communicating science to the public.
3D ARTIST & MOTION DESIGNER
Armin Keplinger works with digital image creation, with processual installations and time based sculptures. Trained as a multimedia artist, he utilizes state of the art techniques in order to explore the split between stages of time. His digital works, sculptures or installations aim at a drastically revolution of forms, surfaces and structures. Exploding, Melting and Colliding, for instance, have become his main strategies to an aesthetic approach of shifting both the perception and the balance between attaining control and losing it.
Selected Exhibitions and Contributions:
- One place next to another, Winzavod - Moscow Contemporary Art Center, Moscow Young Artists Biennale, Moskau, 2014
- Die Zauberfloete (Video/Animation), Opera National de Paris, Paris, 2014
- Red Never Follows, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013
- Aspect Ratio, Aando Fine Art, Berlin, 2013
Dr. Michał Klincewicz is an American philosopher of mind and a cognitive scientist. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He finished his Ph.D. in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, under advisement from David M. Rosenthal, writing on the unity of consciousness over time.
His current research interests engage all aspects of mental time, including time perception and memory as well as the experience of duration and change. On his view, scientifically informed philosophy will soon be able to answer some of the deepest questions we currently have about the nature of temporal experience and perhaps also shed light on the relationship between mental time and physical time. He spent most his life in the timeless and simultaneously ever-changing New York City.
DJ / PRODUCER
Born in the late 80s in one of Germany’s last wild and unexplored places, almost dropping into the Northsea, Constantijn Lange already got in touch with a deep introspection in early childhood. Loving to experience the beauty of arts as well as seeking for different people, cultures and influences at any time his productions are powerful examples of deeply-conceived house-grooves filled up with the coziness of endless cups of delicious Eastfrisian tea. The producer and live act currently lives in Berlin where he´s constantly working on new productions
HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL ARTS, CERN; CULTURAL PRODUCER, CURATOR, STRATEGIST ANd WRITER
Ariane Koek (UK) is an award winning producer, Clore Fellow and the first cultural specialist appointed by CERN - the world's largest particle physics laboratory based outside Geneva, in Switzerland. She has led on International Arts at the laboratory since Spring 2010, creating and initiating the laboratory's first arts policy, Great Arts for Great Science. She also created, fundraises for, directs and curates the Arts@CERN programme, which comprises 3 strands - the the annual Collide@CERN artists residency awards, the new Accelerate@CERN artists research awards and the Visiting Artists programme, which has included such luminaries as William Forsythe, Esa Pekka Salonen and Wolfgang Tillmans. The philosophy behind the programme is that by colliding particle physics with the arts, great new ideas and works will emerge.
Prior to CERN, Ariane was CEO of the Arvon Foundation for Creative Writing which runs 120 writers residencies a year in 4 different locations, and she had an extensive award-winning career as a BBC producer and director in both radio and television, working across arts, science, the history of ideas and politics.
Alistair McClymont graduated from the Royal College of Art sculpture MA in 2005. His work is a continuing process of discovery and experimentation, ranging across a variety of materials and practices. Recent work is underlined by a search for what it is to be human. This might be our position in time and space on a grand scale, or singular observations on subjects that fascinate him. Each piece takes a small subject area and breaks it down into something understandable and perhaps beautiful. At times artworks take the form of direct demonstration, or experimentation. At other times the artworks are formed by phenomena: the sculpture, or image is created by a process that is out of his control and the final work points to that process. Underlying all the work is a deep concern for beauty and reason.
Passionate Software Engineer. Giving expertise to projects from different science domains. Learned lots of scientific dialects as spoken by mathematicians, physicists, chemists, engineers… Enjoys supporting people organizing cool events. Working at the German Aerospace Center in Berlin.
Professor Martha Merrow was born and educated in the United States, studying biology and immunogenetics until finding her current research interest, the biological clock. She has made contributions with respect to how light and temperature entrain the circadian systems of simple organisms. She has worked in the U.S., the Netherlands and now Germany, where she chairs the department of Medical Psychology at the LMU Medical School.
Visual artist Jenny Michel studied Graphic Arts in the faculty of Visual Communication followed by Fine Arts at Kunsthochschule Kassel where she graduated in 2005. Using a wide range of media, she creates installations dealing with a theoretical/philosophic background while her approach is often marked by a scientific methodology.
COMMUNICATION TRAINER, HOST, DESIGN THINKER
Andreas Mueller loves to create workshops that foster innovation as well as personal and organizational change. He gained extensive knowledge in coaching & training people, holds a degree in Cultural Studies and went to HPI School of Design Thinking. Andreas also hosts events and forms collaborative art with his improv group.
ARTIST, TINKERER, PROGRAMMER & MUSICIAN
Ken Murphy is artist, tinkerer, programmer, and musician living in San Francisco. His work has ranged from very simple interactive electronic pieces, to more ambitious long-term time-lapse projects, some spanning several years. He is a past artist-in-residence at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, where he developed several time lapse installations and interactive exhibits. Ken is the author of "Blinkybugs!", a combination book and kit that teaches kids creative uses of technology, and has written several DIY articles for Make, Popular Science, and Popular Mechanics magazines.
Dr. Daniele Oriti
Daniele Oriti is a italian senior researcher and scientific group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam. His research interests focus on Quantum Gravity, the yet-to-be-found theory of space and time, combining the deep insights of General Relativity and Quantum mechanics, and on its implication in cosmology.
Trained philosopher of science, trying to live in between philosophy and physics. Sometimes wishes to have been born at Galileo’s time, when philosophy and physics were still considered one.
While waiting for the invention of a time machine, experimenting Science Communication as a way to enthuse everyone about the philosophical meaning of science, and the scientific use of philosophy, and maybe a time machine won’t be needed anymore.
VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE
Pfadfinderei is a Studio for Art Direction and Design based in Berlin and the leading specialist for visualizing music. In the tradition of Oskar Fischinger and the early avantgarde experimental filmmakers,Pfadfinderei work ranges between audiovisual art and music entertainment. Focussing on the creation of audiovisual enviroments and installations, Pfadfinderei transforms digital media into space. Whether it is stage designs for electronic music acts, contemporary dance shows or classical concerts - Pfadfinderei's work is as widely ranged as the music styles it is designed for. Pfadfinderei started in the end 90ies in Berlin as a Print- and Font Design Studio, expanding towards Motion Design and interactive Room Installations over the years. Nowadays, Pfadfinderei work for international clients in the high class segment and collaborates with music acts of their choice.
Nenad Popov is a media anarchist with a focus on live cinema pieces, sound installations, film installations, weird sound making contraptions, and occasional parasitism on public cultural funds. He has collaborated with artists such as Daan Brinkmann, Electronic Opera, Erfan Abdi, Klara Ravat, Lillevan, and his works have been exhibited at Sonic Acts, Dis-Patch, TodaysArt, E-Pulse, Share, and Ars Electronica.
Luca Pozzi is a visual artist and cultural mediator based in Milan. He graduated in Painting at the Fine Art Accademy of Milan and since 2009 collaborates with Quantum Gravitists. Studying quantum gravity, teleportation, time travel, cosmology, and biodiversity, his works result in a series of hybrid installations: magnetized sculptures, levitating objects, light drawings and photopgraphs.
Dr. Markus Pössel first got serious about Einstein's theories during his PhD at Albert Einstein Institute (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) in Potsdam, focussing afterwards on finding ways of making Einstein's theories simple, but not too simple. After working for the World Science Festival 2008 in New York, he moved to Heidelberg in 2009 as managing scientist of the Centre for Astronomy Education and Outreach „Haus der Astronomie“ and outreach lead at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.
Kilu von Prince
Dr. Kilu von Prince is a linguist who currently works at Humboldt University. For her doctoral thesis, she documented two endangered Oceanic languages of Vanuatu.
The fascinating systems of temporal and modal markers in these languages has prompted her to focus on the differences - and similarities - in how natural languages encode temporal notions.
She has studied in Germany and China and has previously worked at Potsdam University and the Center for General Linguistics (ZAS) Berlin.
CURATOR & ART HISTORIAN
Regine Rapp is an art historian, curator and co-founder of Art Laboratory Berlin. Her specific fields of research for 20th and 21st century art are installation art, image and text theory, and the artist book. She is a member of the International Association on Word and Image Studies (IAWIS) and Synapse (Haus der Kulturen der Welt).
AUDIO VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE
schnellebuntebilder forge links between design and the arts: rendered animations and programmed graphics in real-time are both part of their repertoire. Anything goes as long as the trio achieve their favourite result: schnellebuntebilder. To implement their projects, schnellebuntebilder work closely with curators, exhibition designers, creative artist, dancers and sound designers.
Amongst others they worked with Grassi Museum, DHM Dresden, Berlin Partner, McCann Erickson and NODE Forum.
EXPERIMENTAL AND EVOLUTINARY PSYCHOLOGIST
André is a Portuguese clinical psychologist and PhD student in Basic Psychology at the University of Minho, Portugal. His main research goal is to understand human attention, memory, and time perception. He is sensitive to functional and evolutionary thinking, and advocates the need for a mainstream evolutionary-based psychological science.
Martin is a researcher at Maastricht University working on cognitive neuroscience research in the domain of social interaction. His previous work includes brain-computer interfaces, and research on burn-out and mental fatigue using various methods of cognitive neuroscience such as EEG, near-infrared spectroscopy and brain imaging. He describes himself as a self-hacker and is an active member of the global Quantified Self community where he regularly talks about brains. He will tell you more about EEG and your brain on meditation.
Freelancing software developer and media artist. Worked in computer science research for a while, before starting to dive into open education and the hacking culture of berlin. Is convinced that the ivory tower of science will crush if you just drill long enough at the very same spot with your little finger.
Henni is a psychologist and researcher at Maastricht University.
After obtaining her BSc (biological psychology) and her MSc (psychopathology) she is now contributing to science by studying how mindfulness based interventions can be used to benefit people at risk of developing psychotic symptoms. In her research she uses cutting edge methods like brain imaging.
She will lead your meditation and give you some intimate insights into what meditation does to your mind and brain.
Dr. Barbara Stracke
Dr. Barbara Stracke studied Astro- and Geophysics in Heidelberg, Cologne, and Berlin. In her scientific work she focuses on extrasolar planets with the main interest on their habitability. She works at the Institute of Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
Vonda7 aka Sylwia van der Wonderland is a Berlin based Djane. Her journey leads through synthesized melodies, mysterious vocals and emotions she sometimes can’t hide. Characteristic for her hypnotic grooves, Sylwia guides her crowd to a complete catharsis. Vonda7 was featured on Re.You's track "Closer" released on Souvenir Records. Early 2015 her new EP will be released on Pleasurekraft’s label Kraftek with remixes by Tiger Stripes an Ruede Hagelstein.
Schall & Schnabel
ARTIST, PAINTER & TRANSFORMER
STUDIO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND CONCEPT
The artists Schall & Schnabel and Diana Wehmeier began their project PD628 in October 2013 with a first shoot combining blue darkness and laser light on parts of nude human bodies. This theme evolved over time, and by the third shoot the painter and human being Diana Wehmeier transformed into the intergalactic creature ELEKTRA628.
Since 2013 the both parties collaborate on different projects (SKINWALKER & PD628). Diana Wehmeier graduated from Dresden Academy of Fine Arts; SCHALL & SCHNABEL is a Studio for Photography and Concept which was founded in 2012 by Pierre Horn & Eileen Huhn.