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    Utopische Maschinen: Loesung normierter Problemlagen?
    (Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Wien, 2001-06)
    Normierte Problemlagen sind Ausdruck sozial eingeschliffenen, alltaeglichen Verhaltens. Normalitaet institutionalisiert Handlungen. Automatisches kann durch materielle Abbilder kopiert werden. Technologische Artefakte, wie sie utopische Maschinen darstellen, simulieren Handlungsspielraeume.Im Spiel werden techno-wissenschaftliche Muster repraesentiert. Science Fiction bedient sich einer wissenschaftlichen Huelle, deren Inhalt von zukunftstraechtigen Wuenschen getragen wird. Konkret sollen am Beispiel eines "Neuralisators" aesthetische Verweise, konflikthafte Rollendefinition und gesellschaftliche Selektionsmechanismen besprochen werden.
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    Guidelines: Interpretation of European Cultural Heritage in Tourism
    (Oeconomica, Prague University of Economics and Business, 2020-12) ; ;
    Jarolímková, Liběna 
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    Hilliard, Ivan 
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    Moreno-Melgarejo, Alberto 
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    Elss, Valerie 
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    Nita, Valentin 
    The Guidelines are one of the outputs of the international Erasmus+ project “Methodology of Interpretation of European Cultural Heritage through Attractions in Tourism” (MIECAT). The book is designed for experts in the tourism industry. The Guidelines collate basic information on the interpretation of cultural heritage in tourism. They consider both tangible and intangible heritage; the book explains the importance, goals, and principles of heritage interpretation. The book deals with the specifics of interpretation in six thematic subtopics: architecture, fine arts, religious monuments, music, local traditions and customs, gastronomy. Interpretation of cultural heritage is currently very topical. Its significance has been enhanced by the activities of the EU in the field of cultural heritage. The year 2018 was declared a European Year of Cultural Heritage. European Heritage Days organized annually also bring up topics closely related to the issues of interpretation of cultural heritage – in 2018 the topic was “Common heritage, common values” and 2020 comes with the topic “Monuments and Education”.
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    Hulk, Jurassic Park und Godzilla – it’s alive!
    (2011-05) ;
    Meyer, Angela 
    Hulk, Jurassic Park und Godzilla – it’s alive! Zur Wissenschaft des synthetischen Lebens im Kinofilm. Was haben bekannte Kinofilme, wie Jurassic Park, Spider Man, Species, Outbreak oder Alien mit der Synthetischen Biologie zu tun? In dieser Session werfen wir einen Blick auf und in eine Reihe von beliebten Blockbustern und diskutieren, anhand von konkreten Beispielen und Filmclips, welche Konzepte und Aspekte der Synthetischen Biologie den ZuseherInnen vermittelt werden. Inwieweit prägen diese Filme unsere Wahrnehmung und unser Verständnis von Synthetischer Biologie und beeinflussen schlussendlich gesellschaftliche Erwartungen oder Ängste? Niedliche Babydinosaurier aus dem Jurassic Park Labor verwandeln sich in gefährliche und furchterregende Ungeheuer; Haifische, die eigentlich zur Behandlung von Krankheiten beitragen sollten, werden zu genmanipulierten Killern; und Frankensteins künstlicher Mensch sinnt auf Rache gegen seinen Schöpfer - Im Zentrum des Vortrages steht die Frage, inwieweit Forschungsprodukte der Synthetischen Biologie in Filmen ein Eigenleben entwickeln und sich von bloßen „Experimentergebnissen“ zu „eigenständigen Hauptpersonen“ wandeln. Sind sie „die Retter der Menschheit“ oder doch das bedrohliche Monster? Und welcher tatsächliche Bezug besteht noch zur wissenschaftlichen Realität?
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    Cinema and synthetic biology
    (SB 5.0 2011 The Fifth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology, Stanford University, California, USA, 2011-06) ;
    Meyer, Angela 
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    Schmidt, Markus 
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    Pictures of Synthetic Biology
    (Springer, 2009-05-14) ;
    Seiringer, Alexandra 
    This article is concerned with the representation of Synthetic Biology in the media and by biotechnology experts. An analysis was made of German-language media articles published between 2004 and 2008, and interviews with biotechnology-experts at the Synthetic Biology conference SB 3.0 in Zurich 2007. The results have been reflected in terms of the definition of Synthetic Biology, applications of Synthetic Biology and the perspectives of opportunities and risks. In the media, Synthetic Biology its represented as a new scientific filed of biology with an engineering-like thinking, while the scientists interviewed mostly define Synthetic Biology as contrary to nature and the natural system. Media articles present Synthetic Biology broadly with positive potential and inform the publics less about the potential risks than about the benefits of Synthetic Biology. In contrast, the experts interviewed reflect more on the risks than the opportunities of Synthetic Biology. Both used metaphors to describe Synthetic Biology and its aspects.
      382  2013Scopus© Citations 24
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    The Bio:Fiction film festival: Sensing how a debate about synthetic biology might evolve
    (Sage, 2013-10-28)
    Schmidt, Markus 
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    Meyer, Angela 
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    Synthetic biology (SB) is a new techno-scientific field surrounded by an aura of hope, hype and fear. Currently it is difficult to predict which way the public debate - and thus the social shaping of technology - is heading. With limited hard evidence at hand, we resort to a strategy that takes into account speculative design and diegetic prototyping, accessing the Bio:Fiction science film festival, and its 52 short films from international independent filmmakers. Our first hypothesis was that these films could be used as an indicator of a public debate to come. The second hypothesis was that SB would most likely not follow the debate around genetic engineering (framing technology as conflict) as assumed by many observers. Instead, we found good evidence for two alternative comparators, namely nanotechnology (technology as progress) and information technology (technology as gadget) as stronger attractors for an upcoming public debate on SB.
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