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Simulating Living Matter. Aesthetic Procedures in the Sciences

Prof. Christina Vagt, Assistant Professor of European Media Studies, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

May 2, 2019, 5 p.m.
Center Hall 214, UC San Diego

Christina Vagt is Assistant Professor of European Media Studies in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on epistemic and aesthetic relations between sciences and humanities and the role that media and technology play in it. She received her Ph.D. at Bauhaus University Weimar in 2010 with a dissertation on the relation between technical media and modern physics in the late philosophy of Martin Heidegger. Between 2016 and 2018, she was Principal Investigator of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Selfmoving Materials at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung at Humboldt University, Berlin and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, where she investigated the role of media in fundamental research on structural motion in bio-materials.

Co-sponsored by the German Studies Program of the Institute for Arts and Humanities, UC San Diego