Non-knowledge and digital cultures

Symposium, 26.–27.01.2016, Lüneburg
Organized by: Prof. Dr. Andreas Bernard, Prof. Dr. Martina Leeker, Dr. Irina Kaldrack, and Matthias Koch

With contributions by: Timon Beyes, Paula Bialski, John Durham Peters, Eva Illouz, Noortje Marres, Claus Pias, Katja Rothe, and Christoph Wulf



Keynote by Eva Illouz (Jerusalem): “Knowing way too much: Love, Therapy, technology”


Program

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Venue: Stadtarchiv Lüneburg, Wallstraße

6–8 p.m.
Keynote by Christoph Wulf (Berlin): “Unknowing and Silent Knowledge. Iconic, performative and material perspectives”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Venue: Musikschule Lüneburg, St.-Ursula-Weg 7

9.30–10 a.m.
Introduction

10–11 a.m.
John Durham Peters (Iowa City): “Promiscuous Knowledge, or, Computational and Theological Grounds for Rejecting Omniscience”

Coffee break

11.15–12.15 p.m. 
Katja Rothe (Berlin): “Guessing, hesitating, and tarrying. On the media-ecological uses of media”

Lunch (Catering)

2–3 p.m.
Paula Bialski (Lüneburg): “Fields of Anonymity: a mapping of discourses around trackability, tracelessness, and accountability in programming worlds”

3–4 p.m.
Noortje Marres (Warwick): “Could Problems Take the Place of Knowledge in Digital Societies?”

Coffee break 

4.15–5.15 p.m. 
Claus Pias, Timon Beyes (Lüneburg/Copenhagen): “Transparency and secrecy”

5.15–5.45 p.m.
Sum up

6–8 p.m.
Keynote by Eva Illouz (Jerusalem): “Knowing way too much: Love, Therapy, technology”


Videos

John Durham Peters: “Promiscuous Knowledge, or, Computational and Theological Grounds for Rejecting Omniscience”
Katja Rothe: “Wondering, Hesitating, and Stuttering. On the Media-Ecological Uses of Media”
Paula Bialski: “Fields of Anonymity”
Noortje Marres: “Could Problems Take the Place of Knowledge in Digital Societies?”
Claus Pias, Timon Beyes: “Transparency and Secrecy”