The third colloquy, »symbolizing existence«, was held from May 20-22, 2011. Its point of departure was the current rapidly happening “deterritorialization“ of everything which was once regarded stable and binding in our cultural and intellectual history. What we today regard as statistically encoded information is capable to explicate and index the entire realm of what can be known, i.e. of being able to communicate and reproduce it, through a cascade of geometrical, functional, or finally logified schemas. The third Klausur asked how we might understand the ways of dealing with the informational double-articulation of things, ideas and modeling: once as something concrete and actual and once as a symbolic-formal template, sample or format. We are currently experiencing a rapid loss of “grounding” of that which we once considered binding in our cultural and intellectual history. How can we obtain, articulate, cultivate etc. a way of thinking about “instances” that does not fall back into a schematic model Platonism (thereby falling behind Plato), and that does not remain enmeshed in an Aristotelian realization dynamics with a naturalism organized by original genus, kinds, and specific marks of distinction?

The central phenomenon considered was the technological process of doping materials: At the quantum level, a particle or its representation, the point, is no longer „that which has no parts“ (Euclid).

Introduction
Dr. phil. Vera Bühlmann

Natur Entropie & Gestaltung
Prof. Dr. Christophe Girot, Landschaftsarchitektur ETHZ

Existenz symbolisieren? Zur Verschmelzung von
Wirklichkeit und Möglichkeit
Prof. Dr. Hans Poser, Professor em. für Philosophie an der TU Berlin

Präspezifisch. Zum Verhältnis von Information und Form
Dr. phil. Vera Bühlmann, Medienphilosophie CAAD ETHZ

Von pebbles zu digitalen Zeichen – die gemeinsame
Entstehung der Zeichen für Schrift und Zahlen, ihre
interkulturelle Standardisierung und ihre neuerliche
Vereinigung im digitalen Zeitalter
Dr. Gert Schubring, PD für Geschichte der Mathematik an der
Universität Bielefeld

Narrative Infrastrukturen und technisches Bündeln
Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt, Architektur und Informatik CAAD ETHZ

Verteilung. Ein Versuch über die Körper der Form
Klaus Wassermann, Biologie, Informatik, Sprach- und
Erkenntnisphilosophie CAAD ETHZ

Artikulation und Resonanz. Virtuelle Topologien
ästhetischer Medialität in der Musik
Prof. Dr. phil. Michael Harenberg, Professor für Komposition und
Medienwissenschaft, Leiter des Studiengangs Musik und Medienkunst der
HdK Bern