5–10 November 2012
1. Steer towards the average heading of local flockmates.
2. Steer to avoid crowding local flockmates.
3. Steer to move toward the average position of local flockmates.
(Craig Reynolds, 1986)
The three swarm rules organize how hundreds of buffalos move through the prairie, thousands of birds fly around the globe, and tens of thousands of fish swim through oceans. How can one transfer the phenomenon of an ad hoc self-organized, non-hierarchical mass and its emergent effect between alleged chaos and new structure to human behavior? Can humans operate as a swarm? The swarm-lab investigates the principle of swarm behavior artistically-experimentally, and will discuss it with scientists and artists.
An exhibition on ‘The swarm-principle’ is taking place at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg in 2012
Nov. 5 to 10, 2012, intervention in public space
Research in public space:
‘DromDromDrom’ by Adrian Lohmüller
An intervention in the streets of Berlin
November 10, 2-7pm, TAK—Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg
Interdisciplinary behavioral research:
A Swarm-lab with Daniel Braun (neurologist, MPI, Tübingen), Armin Linke (artist), Adrian Lohmüller (artist), Mehdi Moussaid (ethologist, MPI, Berlin), Michaela Ott (Professor for aesthetic theories, HFBK, Hamburg) et al.
In a setting by Matthias Einhoff in collaboration with Howard Huang, Schneider TM and Superschool
Prinzenstraße 85 F
The event will mainly be in German.