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Birgit Schneider | Datum II: Worlds of Data
Part of “Datum: On the Calculus of the Technosphere”
English original version
Lecture, Oct 2, 2015
Can we calculate a climate? Art historian Birgit Schneider takes us on a tour of the North American climate data gathered by Alexander von Humboldt in 1816/1817, asking what aesthetic, political, and technical factors shaped its refashioning as representations of the earth.