KISDtalk: "Algorithms in Public Space"

KISDtalk , 13. Juni 2017

KISD  (Bild: Flora Karger)

KISD alumna and Integrated Designer Flora Karger will in this public KISDtalk discuss the impacts of algorithms on our social and private (inter-)actions.

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KISDtalk: "Algorithms in Public Space"



  • 13. Juni 2017
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln


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"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design"


Flora Karger, Integrated Designer, Cologne


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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»From time to time I take a chance as a pedestrian bumping into other walkers wondering what would happen if all of us tackled a route without consideration of obstacles and other passersby,« the designer and KISD alumna Flora Karger says. Some people seem to be programmed more than others, but actually we are all conditioned by distinct rules. The latitude and the tolerance being given to these daily algorithms are the crucial point. Programs are first of all just episodes of actions, following certain patterns. As they correspond to human thinking, they contain typical sequences, loops, and hierarchies. Humans once started developing algorithms to simplify processes, but ended up in being the one acting without thinking. The focus of this talk is on algorithms in space, starting with human beings as actors. It is about finding out how programs will evolve if they are constantly repeated. It is about the consequences for social actions and public spaces that result.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis of current and future issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines.
Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The KISDtalks always take place on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11. The 60-90 minutes- long presentations with »Q&A« are a public event and free of charge.