AGM 2019: International Conference and Anniversary Annual General Meeting of the Global Young Academy
ArtSci Nexus is proud to be presenting Nexus teams at the AGM 2019: International Conference and Anniversary Annual General Meeting of the Global Young Academy. Arrhythmia, Neural Module, Bacteriality, and the Well-Tempered Brain, alongside guest project Dolphinet and guest sound artist Miriam Akkermann from the Die Junge Akademie.
GYA Science & Art Working Group was launched in 2016 and had a strong connection with ArtSci Nexus platform from the very beginning. During the first seminar, organized in Edinburgh in August 2016, a team of scientists from the Global Young Academy with expertise in cell biology, bioinformatics, neurobiology, microelectronics, computer science, partnered with ArtSci Nexus artists to discuss the problems related to the sonification of biological data. Scientific as well as the aesthetic questions were raised. Following this initial contact, the aims and objectives of working group were formulated to include the idea of promoting an active engagement of scientists in the arts and set up mutually beneficial creative collaborations with artists to develop new techniques and expand old disciplinary boundaries.
International Conference of Young Scientists &
Anniversary Annual General Meeting of the Global Young Academy
29 April – 3 May 2019 | Public days: 1 – 3 May 2019 | Halle (Saale), Germany
The GYA Anniversary International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting celebrates the 10th anniversary of the GYA. Recognizing that the GYA thrives from the activities of its 200 members and builds on the work of its over 200 alumni, all are invited to play an active role in this Anniversary AGM.
The theme of the conference is:
Re-enlightenment? Truth, reason and science in a global world
With the rise of post-fact concerns, Enlightenment is again a hotly debated topic. We understand “enlightenment” here in a broad sense and from a global perspective. Enlightenment as a global concept means connecting to reality and truth. It relates to core values such as critical thinking, freedom of thought and scientific achievement, and is in opposition to science denial, post-fact and post-truth movements.
As a global organisation aiming to empower early-career researchers to lead international, interdisciplinary, and inter-generational evidence-informed dialogue, the GYA welcomes a debate about re-enlightenment: framed around a reflection on the role and limits of science in today’s globalized society and on how science can help in solving its problems.
The Re-enlightenment theme will also be a foil to discuss the core principles that animate the GYA itself. In interactive sessions, members, alumni and guests will be invited to question, debate and develop the values that characterize the GYA spirit. At the 2019 annual meeting, we will therefore not only highlight the growth and accomplishments of our global network, but also develop a vision for its future.
The conference will take place at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Visit the conference website for further information.