Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
  2. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Pages 20-35
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 76-83
  3. Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Hans H. Diebner, Sven Sahle, Peter Weibel
      Pages 86-87
    3. Hans H. Diebner, Sven Sahle
      Pages 88-89
    4. Hans H. Diebner, Sven Sahle
      Pages 90-91
    5. Florian Grond, Lasse Scherffig, Hans H. Diebner
      Pages 92-93
    6. Sven Sahle, Hans H. Diebner
      Pages 94-105
    7. Hans H. Diebner
      Pages 106-109
    8. Adolf Mathias
      Pages 110-111
    9. Adolf Mathias, Sven Sahle
      Pages 112-113
    10. Ramón Guardans, Adolf Mathias, Martin Schüttler, Matthias Gommel, Götz Dipper, Renata Sas
      Pages 114-119
    11. Frank Halbig
      Pages 120-121
    12. Florian Grond, Frank Halbig, Jesper Munk Jensen, Thorbjørn Lausten
      Pages 122-127
    13. Claudia Robles, Florian Grond
      Pages 128-131
    14. Florian Grond
      Pages 132-133
    15. Hans H. Diebner, Sebastian Fischer, Lasse Scherffig
      Pages 134-141
    16. Hans H. Diebner, Rudi Hinterwaldner, Florian Grond, Iñigo Bermejo
      Pages 142-145
    17. Claudia Robles
      Pages 146-147
    18. Hans H. Diebner, Jürgen Manner, Jörg Raczkowsky, Veit Wank
      Pages 148-149
    19. Andrùs Burbano
      Pages 150-151
    20. Nils Röller, Hans H. Diebner
      Pages 152-153
    21. Hans H. Diebner, Inge Hinterwaldner
      Pages 154-155
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-213

About this book


A coherent summary of 6 years’ research work at the ZKM Institute for Basic Research in Karlsruhe. Motto of the research, set between art and science, was "performative science”, a new research method that methodologically complements the natural sciences by means of a performative-artistic procedure. The book offers a theoretical, praxis-motivated discourse on the topic, strongly orientated towards philosophical hermeneutics but consisting to a great degree of concrete examples of application such as brain modelling, chaos research, artificial life and artificial intelligence. It provides a methodological bridge between science and art.


art chaos theory cognitive science complex systems embodiment life sciences media art media design media theory performative science picture theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans H. Diebner
    • 1
  1. 1.LörrachGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-33357-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-38211-0
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