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SGEM Vienna Conferences are switching to ON-LINE!

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SGEM Vienna Green and SGEM Vienna Art are going to be held virtually

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Given the current Coronavirus situation and the high number of people infected (about 16,000 in the last 24 hours), after long consultations, the Austrian Government has officially announced a nationwide full lockdown for the period of 22 November - 13 December. During this period Schönbrunn palace will be closed as well as many hotels and restaurants, all social activities will be prohibited and the whole country will be practically blocked. Travel to Austria for touristic purposes will not be possible as well. Only grocery stores, drugstores, pharmacies, and state administration will be opened.

These measures were taken after more than 3 days of consultations with federal provinces, experts, politicians, leading medics, etc., and aim drastically to reduce the morbidity. Even though here in Austria over 65-67% of the population is vaccinated, the situation is extremely difficult.

Until the last moment, we hoped and were ready to optimize and reorganize halls, sessions, and days so that we could keep the event on-site completely safe.

Unfortunately, the event is exactly in this lockdown period: 7-10.12.2021 and to our great regret cannot be held on-site, due to the imposed final measures and subsequent restrictions affecting almost all areas of life and work. We did not expect this to happen until yesterday, but regretfully it is a fact now.

However, the event will not be postponed but will go Entirely Online. All speakers will have the possibility to make their presentations during live ZOOM Sessions. The workshops sessions will be announced by day and time, after receiving confirmation from the respective representative. In two days, we shall publish the plenary programme officially on the website, and you will be able to check it in your personal EMS accounts (module „OnVenue").

The program will be enriched with extremely interesting lectures by leading scientists in the fields of Earth and Planetary Sciences as well as Modern Green Sciences and do hope to be interested and knowledgeable for all of you. There will be no changes regarding the publishing process of the conference Proceedings, as well as in sending them for evaluation and indexation of the articles to all the most important databases.

We are at your disposal for any additional questions or need of assistance, we will answer you and help as soon as possible.

Looking forward to your upcoming presentations even from a distance!

Sincerely yours,

SGEM Vienna GREEN Programme Committee

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SGEM Vienna Art 2021 Workshops

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Call for workshops and performances in Vienna

We present you with three of the already confirmed workshops for this year's SGEM Vienna Art Conference. Two really important parts of the main focuses of SWS Scientific Society are first, the prolific rendezvous of Science and Art; and second, the integration of green technologies in both science and art. That's why we created our special workshops panel - to give our participants a space for action. The idea of these sessions is to involve you and give you the chance to immerse yourself into the creative realms where scientific achievements enrich the artistic imagination and vice versa. Our mission is to facilitate the conversation between environmentalists, artists, and scientists, in order to show how elucidating and inspiring their collaboration could be.

We invite you to participate with your own workshop or as a spectator, and why not both. It's up to you!

Follow the link below for more detailed information about our workshop sessions:

Call for Workshops

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SGEM Vienna Green 2021 Workshops

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Call for workshops and performances in Vienna

We present you with four of the already confirmed workshops for this year's SGEM Vienna Green Conference. Two really important parts of the main focuses of SWS Scientific Society are first, the prolific rendezvous of Science and Art; and second, the integration of green technologies in both science and art. That's why we created our special workshops panel - to give our participants a space for action. The idea of these sessions is to involve you and give you the chance to immerse yourself into the creative realms where scientific achievements enrich the artistic imagination and vice versa. Our mission is to facilitate the conversation between environmentalists, artists, and scientists, in order to show how elucidating and inspiring their collaboration could be.

We invite you to participate with your own workshop or as a spectator, and why not both. It's up to you!

Follow the link below for more detailed information about our workshop sessions:

Call for Workshops

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Soundmapping the Genes on SGEM Florence Conference

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Fredrik Soegaard and Soundmapping the Genes

The time has come to give you a little teaser for yet another of the upcoming workshops in this year's SGEM Florence Conference.

Soundmapping the Genes is a research-based artistic project in the field between biology and music. It is using DNA code-sequence and structures it in musical form. The complete code-sequence of the H1 histamin protein of the rainbow trout is translated into MIDI language and can be used simply as a melody - consisting of 642 notes - or as information, running electronic music parameters in real-time live music settings.

As Glenn Astarita from All About Jazz stated: "DNA is elevated into a mesmeric showcase, where Frederick Soegaard intermixes psycho-rock guitar with the MIDIgenemap and TC FireworX software to complement his band mates' use of computers, electronics, and percussion. With sweeping sounds and oscillating single note implementations, the trio (it is usually performed by three musicians) poses a transient musical environment, starkly different from old school type computer-generated beeps and blips."

Below you can enjoy a short video from a previous show of Soundmapping the Genes.

Here you can see more information about all the workshops during the 8th edition of the SGEM Florence Conference.

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Last call for the IXth SWS International Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

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Historical backgrounds

Back there in the 18th century, Christian Wolff differentiated three types of ontological metaphysics, regarding the spirit, the world, and God. Later on, Wilhelm Dilthey divided two types of science: Human science and Natural science. Since then, we witness a great schism between what is considered to be, on the one hand, subjective and on the other – objective studies. The gap between Human and Natural sciences became bigger with the idea of falsifiability introduced by Karl Popper in the 20th century. In that picture, we could imagine that Social Sciences lay, somewhat, in the middle between the two already mentioned. The majority of the Social Sciences exploit the scientific methods borrowed from Natural Sciences (Antipositivism, or Interpretivism, is an exception), whereas Humanities mostly use critique, speculation, and comparative historical methodology.

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