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Paul Wiersbinski

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Berlin, Germany
My projects are conducted in between the lines of art, science and technology, touching discourses such as architecture, entomology or cybernetics and referring to the history of performance and video art, as well as utilising notions of jest and improvisation. Often I construct technical prototypes, which are tried out by the public and go through various phases of continuous development.

Dreams of Equilibrium


spaceship earth and self-stabilization

Dreams of Equilibrium


spaceship earth and self-stabilization
My research during will explore the history of the concept of equilibrium in cybernetics and biology and its influence on our contemporary idea about nature and society and how to escape it through the construction of a global computational architecture.
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  • Systemic changes

When discussing questions of the interrelation of nature and men, often the idea emerges that humans are interrupting an otherwise stable system, in which animal and plant populations would live in an eternal equilibrium. This thesis was extremely popular and actually inspired by the science of cybernetics and the Macy Conferences in the 1950s. The involved scientists, such as Oswald Wiener claimed that machines should be inspired by complex systems in nature in order to create models to control the ever-increasing problems of mass civilization.

In recent times these notions have been shifted towards projections on what technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, will provide in terms of stabilising a self-destructive, all-consuming system of the global market economy. I will look at the intertwined nature of how this technology is slowly connecting to all aspects of social and economic life and thereby creating new perspectives towards the future of architecture.

Dreams of Equilibrium


spaceship earth and self-stabilization

Dreams of Equilibrium


spaceship earth and self-stabilization
My research during will explore the history of the concept of equilibrium in cybernetics and biology and its influence on our contemporary idea about nature and society and how to escape it through the construction of a global computational architecture.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

When discussing questions of the interrelation of nature and men, often the idea emerges that humans are interrupting an otherwise stable system, in which animal and plant populations would live in an eternal equilibrium. This thesis was extremely popular and actually inspired by the science of cybernetics and the Macy Conferences in the 1950s. The involved scientists, such as Oswald Wiener claimed that machines should be inspired by complex systems in nature in order to create models to control the ever-increasing problems of mass civilization.

In recent times these notions have been shifted towards projections on what technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, will provide in terms of stabilising a self-destructive, all-consuming system of the global market economy. I will look at the intertwined nature of how this technology is slowly connecting to all aspects of social and economic life and thereby creating new perspectives towards the future of architecture.


Idea by

Paul Wiersbinski
Berlin
Germany
My projects are conducted in between the lines of art, science and technology, touching discourses such as architecture, entomology or cybernetics and referring to the history of performance and video art, as well as utilising notions of jest and improvisation. Often I construct technical prototypes, which are tried out by the public and go through various phases of continuous development.