Agora Lectures 2014 “Chaos and Cosmos”

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Bengt Gustafsson
Professor Emeritus in Theoretical Astrophysics

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Agora Lecture on 12th August 2014
“From Cosmos to Chaos”

Uppsala University website/Theoretical Astrophysics

Bengt Gustafsson, now retired Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics of Uppsala University, is a specialist in stellar physics, working on the interpretation of stellar spectra to trace stellar evolution and the evolution of the Galaxy. He has also published papers on research ethics and on the effects of science and scientific world views  on culture and on society in general.  He has popularized science, in books, articles and numerous lectures, and has taken part in science theater.

Hannu Väisänen
Artist, Writer

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Agora Lecture on 13th August 2014
“Creation under a curse.  Useful or useless?  How to demystify a creative process”

Official website

Hannu Väisänen (1951) is a noted writer, painter and graphic artist. He was awarded a Government Prize for Art in 2007. He has won the Finlandia Prize for Fiction. This award winning second volume of his series of autobiographical fiction The Other Shoes (Toiset kengät) describes childhood in northern Finland, in a town called Oulu. Väisänen has made illustrations for the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala. Hannu Väisänen moves smoothly between artistic fields, and Väisänen’s works can be found in the collections of several art museums. Väisänen lives and works in France.

Peter Greenaway
Film-Director

Agora Lecture on 14th August 2014
“The Cinema is Dead, Long Live the Cinema: Taming the Shrew of Chaos: Ordering the Frame & the Narrative”

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Official website

Born in Wales and educated in London, Peter Greenaway trained as a painter for four years, and started making his own films in 1966. He now lives in Amsterdam. He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which has also informed his curatorial work and the making of exhibitions and installations in Europe from the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice and the Joan Miro Gallery in Barcelona to the Boymans van Beuningen Gallery in Rotterdam and the Louvre in Paris. He has made 12 feature films and some 50 short-films and documentaries, been regularly nominated for the Film Festival Competitions of Cannes, Venice and Berlin, published books, written opera librettos, and collaborated with composers Michael Nyman, Glen Branca, Wim Mertens, Jean-Baptiste Barriere, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen, Borut Krzisnik and David Lang. His first narrative feature film, The Draughtsman’s Contract, completed in 1982, received great critical acclaim and established him internationally as an original film maker, a reputation consolidated by the films, The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover and The Pillow-book, and most recently by The Tulse Luper Suitcases. (http://www.petergreenawayevents.com/petergreenaway.html)image002

 

 

Aboagora 2014 – Chaos and Cosmos – Programme

May 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Programme

In Sibelius Museum
Location: Sibelius Museum, Piispankatu 17, 20500 Turku

Tuesday 12th August

I Big Data

9:00–9:30
Registration and Coffee
9:30–11:30
AGORA
Bengt Gustafsson: From Cosmos to Chaos
11:30–13:00
Lunch in Hus Lindman
13:00–15:00
Workshop 1 / Can We Explain Society with Big Data.
Jani Erola, Timo Koskimäki, Esa Mäkinen & Vili Lehdonvirta
15:00–15:30
Coffee
15:30–17:30
Workshop 2 / The fossilizing of knowledge:  ancient past, hyper-evolving present and far future.
Jan A. Zalasiewicz & Isto Huvila

Wednesday 13th August

II Micro and Macro Cosmos

9:00–10:00
Workshop 3 / The alignment of the stars or bacteria? Dramatized discussion of a medieval and modern doctor over the causes of the plague.
Pentti Huovinen & Reima Välimäki
10:00–10:30
Coffee
10:30–12:30
AGORA
Hannu Väisänen:  Creation under a curse.  Useful or useless?  How to demystify a creative process.
12:30–14:00
Lunch in Hus Lindman
14:00–15:30
Workshop 4 / Chaos to Cosmos: on Translating Kant.
Olli Koistinen and team & Leevi Lehto
15:30–16:00
Coffee
16:00–17:00
Workshop 5 / Poetic Scenes.
Esa Hirvonen, Juha Kulmala, Shahla Ezadi & Ali Rabiee

Thursday 14th August

III Chaos and Creation

9:00–9:30
Coffee
9:30–11:30
Workshop 6 / Ornament – Creating Cosmos out of Chaos
AmosLab introduces: Artist Jan-Erik Andersson and invited musicians Mats Lillhannus and Ulf Långbacka in collaboration with sound artist Dirk Huelstrunk and Florakören
11:30–13:00
Lunch in Hus Lindman
13:00–15:00
Workshop 7 / Before the Beginning: from Quantum Chaos to our Cosmos.
Jean-Luc Lehners & Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila
15:00–15:30
Coffee
15:30–17:30
AGORA
Peter Greenaway: The Cinema is Dead, Long Live the Cinema. Taming the Shrew of Chaos. Ordering the Frame & the Narrative.
17:30–18:00
Conclusion
18:15-20:15
Reception in Wine Restaurant E. Ekblom

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