Inter-World-View Series


For a long time, scientists have been a deified and mysterious group of people, who oftentimes turn their back against the mass and work in solitude, but can save the world when danger strikes. It makes us look up to them, but remain in a long distance.

Actually, scientists are normal. They may be your neighbors, your friends in ball games, and one day you might also be one of them.

The Science Sharing of World Young Scientist Summit (WYSS) aims to make science popular, and turn scientists around.

Co-Sponsor:China Academy of Art

International Co-curated:Arts at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Time:October 15 — 21, 2020

Science · Knowledge

Theme: Great Unity of All knowledges

Time:October 15, 2020, Night

Venue:Shanbei Gymnasium (BLDG.8), Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art

Information:In Latin, ‘Scientia’ means knowledge. Meanwhile, in the context of Chinese civilization, knowledge is the ultimate exploration and enquiry of “the relations between universe and man”, which has been embedded in all knowledges. Knowledges could be therefore unified as ONE because of the unity of “heaven-earth and human”. In modern times, translated from Japan, science refers more to “the science of disciplines”, in which “the universe-man relationship” is diluted in the branches of natural sciences, social sciences and humanistic cultures, and it’s harder and harder for knowledges to be back to the whole because of the restrictions of the branches. While physics pursues the unification of basic theories, is there a value for the unification of all knowledges? What is the way of the unification of all knowledges?Moderator Xiaojing Zheng, Director of the Special Committee on Women in Science and Technology of the Standing Committee of CAST, Professor at Xidian University and Academician of CAS

Moderators:Jun Jiang/Yihong Liu

Speakers:Shiming Gao/Yigong Shi/Xiaoming Sheng/Yunchul Kim/Ole Bouman

Physics · Meta-physics

Theme: Where Empiricism Ends, Speculation Starts

Time:October 16, 2020, Night

Venue:Shanbei Gymnasium (BLDG.8), Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art

Information:From the physical investigation of objects, to the metaphysical acquirement of knowledges, from the experiences of logics and experiments, to the transcendences of speculations and imaginations, modern physics’ explorations on the essence and the unknown have made its boundaries unprecedentedly extensive, which have penetrated the once exclusive category of philosophy, into the dimensions of theology, aesthetics and metaphysics, and has become a discipline of “universal questions” that is constantly reinventing the world views of human being. If non-empirical-ness has become the subject of physics in the future, will physics replace philosophy as the main battlefield of speculation? And what kind of cross-references will be formed between physical speculation based on rational deduction, and theology, aesthetics, metaphysics based on meditation and perception?

Moderators:Tian Liu/Ting Zhang

Speakers:Tom McLEISH/ Jose Ignacio LATORRE/YUNG HO CHANG/Lea Porsager/Jingfang Hao

Quantum · Anima

Theme: Spooky Action and Life Order

Time:October 17, 2020, Night

Venue:Shanbei Gymnasium (BLDG.8), Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art

Information:Science used to exclude the subject from the objective world, and understood almost nothing about the paradoxes of cause-effects and chances, until the emergence of quantum theory recently. On the one hand, the common sense of mankind based on classical physics has been broken down, on the other hand, the discovery of the consciousness-matter interaction in quantum mechanics has been almost a resurge of the traditional “universe-man” world view, in which object and me are united in one. The uncertainty of quantum leaves spaces for the subjective nature of life. Based on the practice of “feeding on negentropy” and “reversing the entropy increase”, the order of life, as opposed to the disorder of non-life, has reconstructed to the meaning of life and human as the subjective of its own. What is the essence of life? What are the deeper principles behind its purpose? How to establish the synchronization for the universe and man?

Moderators:Monica Bello/Jun Jiang

Speakers:Mónica BELLO/Semiconductor/Antti SEPP?NEN/Frank Marchis/Sumei Cheng

Universe · Civilization

Theme:Link of Universe and Man

Time:October 18, 2020, Night

Venue:Shanbei Gymnasium (BLDG.8), Xiangshan Campus, China

Information:Historically, astronomy has never been a science of merely “observing the celestial phenomena and issuing the official calendars”, but a “total knowledge” that had deep relationships with humanities such as politics, culture, philosophy and religion, which in return followed the observe pattern of astronomy to achieve its enlightenment as well as a civilized world. How does cosmos-view derived from astronomy drive the evolution of the human world-view? What is the value of the once ubiquitous “universe-man relationship” and its method of “following the law of nature” for today? Can the evolution of modern astronomy reconstruct enlightenment for modern civilization?

Moderators:Xiao Ding/Jun Jiang

Speakers:Wenjiang Zhang/Yinggang Sun/WeixingNiu/Dongmei Zhao/Suzanne Treister

Intelligence · Art

Theme:Co-evolution of the 2 AIs

Time:October 19, 2020, Night

Venue:Auditorium, College of Business & Public Management, Wenzhou-Kean University

Information:The present artificial intelligence is a calculation-feedback mechanism based on a predictable world model, which is derived from a rational individual hypothesis. The question is, how can algorithms deal with the irrational and accidental interactions of countless social individuals? In addition to the Artificial Intelligence AI, we also have the Artistic Intelligence AI, which is the cultural reserve of human creativity. The objective of science and art, then, is in consciously and systematically challenging and even breaking the traditional world view. Cooperation between science and art should not be limited to mere instrumental integrations, but references and enlightenments for each other. Therefore, in addition to the proliferations of Digital Objects, should there be an exploration of the Digital Subjects to redefines How Human be Human as a new frontier of scientific and artistic integration?

Moderators:Jun Jiang /Xiaochen Hu

Speakers:Zhouxing Sun/Hongzhe Wang/RAQS Media Collective/Tim MARZULLO/ Benjamin Bacon/Vivian Xu/Wei Luo/ Carlo RATTI

Crisis · Change

Theme:Radical Market and Thought Experiments/p>

Time:October 20, 2020, Night

Venue:Shanbei Gymnasium (BLDG.8), Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art

Information:The global crises of declining productivity, economic stagnation, conflict and inequality are caused by the inherent predatory accumulation, monopoly, and inequitable distribution of capitalism, as well as the poor democratic mechanism, restrictions on labors and immigrants’ mobility. The “radical market” is a thought experiment seeks “radical changes”, in order to plot the bottom-up economic, social, and informational technology plans of future, taking into account the allocation efficiency of the free market and investment incentives at the same time, and turning crisis into opportunities for the common good. What are the critical issues of the current crisis? How to strike a balance between a free economy and state economic intervention in long-term risk management? How does modern society deal with the associated risks that are positively correlated with its system complexity?

Moderators:Sunquan Huang/Yihong Liu

Speakers:Eric Glen WEYL/Vitalik BUTERIN

Anticipation · Imagination

Theme:Question of All Questions/p>

Time:October 21, 2020, Night

Venue:Shanbei Gymnasium (BLDG.8), Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art

Information:If science is the grasp of objective laws, after all it is about the anticipation and imagination of the future, based on which it can verify or falsify the laws. The future brings together our fear of death and our obsession with life. It is the sum total of all unknowns and the problems of all problems. Whether it is a rational prediction or a poetic imagination of “then and there”, as the myriad refractions of “here and now”, it always reshapes our worldviews in the mysterious entanglement of the “knowable and unknowable”, and influences our choices with our instincts in seeking fortunes and avoiding misfortunes. To what extent is the future predictable? What is the relationship between history and the future? Is there an absolute good future and a bad future? And what is the meaning of imagination?

Moderators:Stephan Peternann/Jun Jiang

Speakers:Rem Koolhaas/Tiejun Wen/Yaping Zhou/Francesco Verso