Re-Shaping Nature@Wissenschaftsfestival Stuttgart

Event Type



Field of Study

New Media

Date & Location

Wed, 29 Jun 2022, 17:00

Jan-Filip Kvrgic : Swarm Behaviour & Environments

The Merz Akademie, Uni Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior are working together on a science-art project entitled “Re-Shaping Nature”. The focus is on the visualization of data and artistic-reflective experimentation.

In the project Re-Shaping Nature, a cooperation project with the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour in Konstanz, we were working on artistic approaches to present scientific data. On design principles of the visualization of data, but also on artistic experimentation with the data.

The students are using datasets from behaviour experiments and are giving the data an artistic twist. They are visualizing, for example, a stork’s journey, the mating behaviour of fiddler crabs or the echolocation of bats. In the presentation we want to give an insight into the project, a selection of the results will then be presented in an exhibition.

The 2nd Stuttgart Science Festival will take place from June 23 to July 2, 2022. Scientific topics are to be communicated to a broad audience in an understandable way at around 150 activities.