DCRL Semester Themes
Every semester the DCRL organizes its collective research under a semester theme, under which a series of events then take place. These themes allow us to develop coherent research thematics while flexibly engaging with a number of subsidiary themes. We usually organize symposia, workshops and lectures, as well as a variety of more experimental and open event formats, such as conversations or barcamps.
The central ‘spine’ of the recent semester themes have been the DCRLectures. A “research lecture” is a hybrid conversation format that is both strict and flexible, frontal and collaborative, and addresses the central cluster of questions which form the foundation of the DCRL: Re-Thinking the Technological Condition, Methods, the Political, and Sociality.
Operations, Work, Labour, Summer Semester 2017
Design and Repair, Winter Semester 2016/2017
Economy, Ecology, Organizsation, Summer Semester 2016
Non-Knowledge, Winter Semester 2015/16
Un/Stable Infrastructures, Summer Semester 2015
Clouds and Collectivities, Winter Semester 2014/15
Paul Feigelfeld: The Great Loop Forward. Stille Post, Unvollständigkeit und digitale Kulturen zwischen China und Europa
Bo Reimer: Collaborative Media Interventions Design, Production, Consumption and the Role of the Collaborative Media Researcher
Andreas Bernard: Selbstdesign. Über das Menschenbild der Gegenwart
Bernard Stiegler: About a Philosophy of the Automata and Automaticy
Gabriele Klein: Soziale Choreografie. Zum Verhältnis von Körpern, Medien und Szene
Baruch Gottlieb: Quanta of Sorge, Quanta of Cruelty, Toward labour models of digital aesthetics