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Campustalks #22: The sky is no longer the limit

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 - 12:00 to Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 - 14:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
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GallerY' & Kultuurkaffee
Crosstalks
02 629 22 18
goedele.nuyttens@vub.ac.be
http://crosstalks.vub.ac.be/09122014-campustalks-22-sky-no-longer-limit

Since their early existence humans have tried to push boundaries. This led to revolutionary discoveries, but also to war and ecological catastrophes. Today, more and more people wonder whether the possibilities are really infinite. We have reached, or even already exceeded, the limits of Earth’s natural systems. Ethical issues disallow particular kinds of scientific research or prevent hazardous trade.

In this Campustalks an exciting mix of researchers from different disciplines will reflect on the limits of growth, on the role of political borders, on cultural and ethical boundaries and on calculating limits in a mathematical context.

Programme

  • 12.00-12.45: Lunch
  • 12.45-13.45: PechaKucha Presentations

Speakers

  • Jean Paul Van Bendegem (VUB, CLWF): 'Till hell freezes over'
  • Dimokritos Kavadias (VUB, SKAR): 'Drawing Belgium: University Students and their Mental maps'
  • Dries Tys (VUB, HIST): 'Boundless seas and limited countries: maritime and land culture in the 9th and 10th centuries'
  • Marijs Boulogne (artist): 'LUCHA LIBRE, or the art of living at risk'
  • Gustaaf Cornelis (VUB, FILO/IDLO): 'We can’t, but we do … science and taboo'
  • Pieter Meurs (VUB, CLEA): 'The limits of globalization'
  • Michiel De Cleene (photographer): 'Barriers - European Neighbouring'