Pictur(e)ing Climate


Thursday, 19th January 2012

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Registration: birgit.schneider@uni-potsdam.de

Location: Telegraphenberg, Potsdam, Building H, Room 19.1

(Please note: Different location on Friday!)

10:00 Registration Board and Welcome with coffee

10:30-10:50 Birgit Schneider: Introduction: Image Politics – Pictur(e)ing Climate

SECTION: The Status of Climate Expert Graphs in IPCC Reports

Chair: Markus Wrobel

10:50-11:40 Timm Zwickel: The Role of Visualizations in IPCC Working Group III


12:00-12:50 Lynda Walsh: Ethos and Stasis: What Classical Rhetoric Can Teach Us About the Graphics in the IPCC Climate Change 2007 Report


14:00-14:50 Guided tour on Telegrafenberg / PIK

SECTION: Enlightening and Convincing via the Internet

Chair: Christoph Rosol

15-15:50 Georg Feulner: Twist and Shout: Deceptive Graphs in the Skeptical Climate Blogosphere

15:50-16:40 Markus Wrobel / Dominik Reusser: Communicating Results from Climate Change Research with Web-Based Applications – Issues and Challenges


17:00-17:50 Julie Doyle:  Here Today: Moving Images of Climate Change


18:00-18:30 Project Presentation:  Jörn Krug: Climate Media Factory

Friday, 20th January 2012

Location: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Telegraphenberg, Potsdam,

Building A 31 (Cupola / „Kuppel“)

SECTION: Climate Change, Media and Activism

Chair: Christine Hanke

09:30-10:20 Elke Grittmann: Between Risk and Sublime. A Case Study on the Visualization of Climate Change during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 in German Print and Online Media

10:20-11:10 Vera Tollmann: New Strategies deliver New Images. On Artistic Practices in Climate Activism from Nature Snuff to Protest Fiction


SECTION: Making the Invisible imaginable through Art and Photography

Chair: Isabell Schrickel

11:30-12:20 Ulrike Heine: Why Photography Matters – The Role of Photographic Images within the Global Climate Change Discourse

12:20-13:10 Edward Morris / Susannah Sayler: Capturing the Public: The Role of Art in Climate Change Discourse


SECTION: Climate Knowledge, Climate Control

Chair: Isabell Schrickel

14:30-15:20 Gisela Parak: Aerial Survey Photographs and American Survival Patterns: Exploring the Nation’s Climatic Conditions

15:20-16:10 James Rodger Fleming: Visualizations of Climate Control – Rube Goldberg meets Dr. Strangelove


SECTION: The Epistemic Value of Visualization in Climate Sciences

Chair: Birgit Schneider

16:30-17:20 Sebastian Grevsmühl: A Hole in the Sky ? Metaphors, Scientific Imagery and Material Culture in Antarctic Research

17:20-18:15 Thomas Nocke: The Role of Visualization in Climate Research Processes  – – Final Discussion


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