While uncertainty, incertitude, unknown and nescience is not only an accepted but favoured attitude within scientific debates, it is less allowed in science communication to and with society. In science communication, still affirmative messages are expected and thus delivered. The societal expectation against scientific messages obviously was and is transformed into an inner expectation of scientists against themselves. The paper - after giving an overview on the lively discussion about scientific uncertainty and nescience (landscapes of uncertainties) - presents a new tool for the communication of scientific uncertainties in "Maps of Uncertainties". These maps are a new inverse form of infographics, which shall allow a different communication of uncertainties and thus a different science-society-relation. The paper presents and discusses six exemplary maps.
Feuilleton Editor-in-Chief of Ulm’s “Südwest Presse”, Jürgen Kanold, writes about the remarkable exhibition “Alexander Kluge – die Macht der Musik” in Ulm. Together with Edgar Reitz, Alexander Kluge established the Department of Film at the “Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Ulm”, the famous Ulm School of Design. The HfG was a college of design founded in 1953 by Inge Aicher-Scholl , Otl Aicher and Max Bill , the latter being first rector of the school and a former student at the Bauhaus. The current exhibition is supported by the KULTURSTIFTUNG DES BUNDES and resulted from a co-operation of KUNSTHALLE WEISHAUPT and MUSEUM ULM. The exhibition is open until 19th of April, 2020 on Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm, Thursday to 8 pm. (Article appeared in “Südwest Presse” on October 19th, 2019)
Evaluationen im deutschen Wissenschaftssystem - Report on the Conference of the Association for the Promotion of German and International Science Law on 7 and 8 March 2019 in Berlin
The conference of the Association for the Promotion of German and International Science Law on 7 and 8 March 2019 in Berlin (on the first day in the rooms of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities) was devoted to these issues. It brought together academics from various disciplines and practitioners - in keeping with the conference organizer's programs. About the Author: The research interests of PD Dr. Margrit Seckelmann cover the fields of Public Law, Legal History, Legal Theory, Administrative Sciences and, namely, the regulation of new technologies. I approach these topics primarily from the perspective of constitutional law and particularly enjoy working in interdisciplinary projects, for example in the field of legal informatics or in collaboration with social sciences. Previously published in Ordnung der Wissenschaft 2019. ISSN 2197-9197
For patients and psychotherapists, the passing of the Psychotherapists Act by the Bundestag and the Busdesrat is good news. The understanding between the coalition and the opposition in this matter, which has been controversial for almost 20 years, is also proof of the ability of Germany's much criticized politicians to act. It shows that it is also possible to drill thick boards if the Bundesrat enters into a fact-oriented discussion and the Länderkammer is not misused as a pure blockade instrument. Sigrün löwisch is a German politician of the CDU. She was a member of the German Bundestag from 1991 to 1998.
Leander Hotaki is since 2010 the director of the German program called "Albert Konzerte" which is a program in charge of making possible to bring the greatest artist of the World to Freiburg and to make the most wonderful concerts in the south-west of Germany. In fact, he also promotes the work of the best students in the field of dramaturge or music in many universities in Germany and writes columns about different topics around music and musicians. This time he writes more deeply about an impressive digital music mediation on the net called "Idagio".
In the preceding second essay on the Renaissance of Lamarckism (JOSHA Journal Vol. 4, Issue 6) we were able to follow how the Sutton-Boveri chromium moment theory of inheritance achieved a grandiose breakthrough through the works in the fly-room of T. H. Morgan with the help of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. By 1935 it had finally become clear that genes in chromosomes are strung together like pearls. However, the question of how to imagine the material and functional properties of these mysterious pearls remained unanswered. However, biologists and geneticists were unable to answer this question with the means at their disposal in the form of cytological analyses or crossings. In particular, it was unclear where intellectual levers could be used for further progress, which would inevitably lead to the invisible world of molecular dimensions.
Leander Hotaki is since 2010 the director of the German program called "Albert Konzerte" which is a program in charge of making possible to bring the greatest artist of the World to Freiburg and to make the most wonderful concerts in the south-west of Germany. In fact, he also promotes the work of the best students in the field of dramaturge or music in many universities in Germany and writes columns about different topics around music and musicians. This time he writes about an impressive digital music mediation on the net: "Idagio" is an exciting project that treads sensational new paths of artistic interpretation itself.
The International Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and Arts wants to promote open and interested young scientists and artists and encourage interdisciplinary exchange. To this end, it awards prizes in both categories every year and combines its artistic and scientific concerns at an event. This year, the Demetrios and Pythagoras Prizes were ceremoniously awarded on 6 July 2019 as part of a concert by the Swiss youth big band Swing Kids at the Kurhaus Bad Krozingen.
The poetess Zazie-Charlotte Pfeiffer was part of the beautiful night at the DEMETRIOS Prize award 2019. She was performing with one of her incredible stories. She also has been awarded several times for her wonderful stories! "Mila had never seen so many white frills in her whole life. She was more than sure that it was unnatural for so many white frills to gather in the same place. They queued around the bouquets of pink peonies, took almost every piece of furniture they had and even found their way into the clothes and especially into the hairstyles of the assembled people in such a terribly self-evident way. When had anyone thought up this thing - this thing with the white frills? When had anyone decided that white frills were good for cakes, hair, sashes, chair backs or flower bouquets on special occasions?"
DEMETRIOS PRIZE 2019! Die Darstellung des intergenerationellen Traumas im Film La teta asustada von Claudia Llosa - The Representation of Intergenerational Trauma in the Film La teta asustada by Claudia Llosa
One of the winners, Yasemin Soydan, from Germany explains Media are used to (re)construct memories and to create a historical consciousness. They tell the events of a country or of a person's life and recall past experiences. In addition, the ignorant are enlightened. (Cinema) films are a particularly popular medium because they can portray the past in a different way than, for example, political science or history. The author is interested in South American history, because in comparison to the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, for example, it has by far not been discussed so often and intensively, nor has it been filmed.