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“Today, time means schedules, clamped into a grid of days, hours, and minutes. Instead, the ancients saw time as a river. But maybe time is wind?”
This issue focuses on gender inequality in the sciences, spotlighting Laura Bassi (1711-78), the first woman to become a physics professor at a European university, and NASA’s public image database, wherein only 8% of the wind tunnel-related images that depict people include women. Again, the wind tunnel is the central metaphor, with text and image vacillating between academic critical theory and interrogative photo assemblage.
Wind Tunnel Bulletin is published by the Research Focus in Transdisciplinarity at the Zurich University of the Arts, which is “operated by Florian Dombois and a small team of employees and offers space for artistic and scientific production and reflection. It should be a place where different attitudes, practices and methods from the arts and sciences meet on an equal footing. The focus is not explicitly on the problem, but on the empty space in which the participating artists and scientists can expose themselves and thus observe each other at work. Specifically, the fsp-t operates a wind tunnel lab whose center and medium remain invisible unless someone visualizes the wind and thus himself.”