Models Are Real

26 January 2011 / Making of

Experience Experiments: Models Are Real

With Eric Ellingsen

What is a model, the Latin modulus, as vs. is, the dangers and possibilities of, from Orreries to generative non-linear models; Observer Effect; the instruments role (technological, skill, experimenter as engineer with tacit knowledge); inert material, vs. world full of agency and emergence

Olafur Eliasson: Models are Real
Jean Baudrillard: Simulacra and Simulation
Wallace Steven: Landscape with boat

Experiment by Heinz Isler (group meets that evening outside IfREX to make model)

Excursion to the cavitation tunnel of the Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau und Schiffbau