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Project Activities


  • prepared pianoConcert Series: "The Physiology of the Piano", a series of concerts and talks, explores the relations between the piano, the human body, and the sound of music in the late 19th and early 20th century. It startet in 2006/07 in cooperation with the Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Berlin and was continued at the MPIWG Berlin in 2007/08 and 2009.

  • Workshop: On May 12th and 13th, 2006 the Virtual Laboratory presented a workshop on Karl Friedrich Schinkel's painting «Blick in Griechenland's Blüthe». Schinkel: Blick in Griechenland's Blüthe, 1825The workshops as much aimed at a fresh understanding of the timely cultural narratives continguously, interwovenly and synaesthetically visualized in Schinkel's Bildungs-, Wissens- and/or Kulturbild of 1825 as it purposed the connotative terminology and verbal symbolism of the many beautiful things brought together. In consolidating the topical constellations, ideas and configurations within the arts, sciences and technology the workshop wanted to methodologically access Schinkel's painting as a visualization of the various spheres of knowledge in Prussia around 1820.

  • Workshop: On May 5th and 6th, 2006 the Experimentalization of Life Project organized the workshop Introspective Self-Rapports: Shaping Ethical and Aesthetic Concepts 1850-2006 at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

  • Presentation: On February 23th and 24th, 2006 the Virtual Laboratory has been presented on the .hist2006 conference in Berlin.

  • Apoll in the exhibitionExhibition: From May 13th to October 2nd, 2005 the Virtual Laboratory presented the Exhibition Apoll in the Lab in Berlin together with the Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité (Museum for the History of Medicine).


  • Presentation: From March 20th to October 3rd, 2005, the Virtual Laboratory was shown at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. It had been part of the show 'Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy', curated by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel.