Thilo Gross: Network magic: An exploration of our collective fascination with linked objects

Networks are everywhere, from mobile communication and business relations to proteins and epidemics. In the discussion of the greatest challenges and opportunities that humanity faces networks invariably form a central part of the discussion. Networks are everywhere, or are they? Rather it seems that humans, not just scientists but the population in general, has discovered networks as suitable metaphor that helps us deal with the increasing complexity of the works we live in. In this talk I will try to link mathematical insights with philosophical perspectives, and experiences from several recent art projects.

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Juyong Park: Network Method for Assisted Creativity

Being creative is an essential human nature manifested through various physical art forms including drawings, music, and literature. The computable aspects of human creativity include novelty and influence. We propose a general framework, and discuss an example from classical music. We also introduce its implications on Assisted Creativity for Humans.

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Ikeda Yuichi: Studying Kyoto's Sustainability

Sustainable development goal consists of 17 goals and 169 targets. Some of 17 targets share the same goals, therefore synergy effect is expected between goals sharing the same targets. However, trade-off is concern among goals do not share goals. Major topic of this project is to study Kyoto's Sustainability in terms of Economy, Environment, and Culture. The study of cultural sustainability starts acquisition of manufacturing process data of artisans and bottegas in Nishijin silk fabric industry.

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