Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM)
The Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) is the Centre for Digital Culture’s anchor and partner in the Faculty for Cultural Sciences. Its research focuses on digital media and cultures in their historical, epistemological, technical and techno-aesthetical aspects. The ICAM is also the base for all teaching: in the Bachelor Major degrees in ‘Digital Media’ and in ‘Cultural Sciences’ (the latter with areas of specialization in ‘Media and Cultural Technique’ and ‘Music and Auditory Culture’) as well as in the Master in ‘Culture Arts and Media’ and in the Doctoral Research Group ‘Knowledge Culture/Digital Media.’
Based on the research of the Centre for Digtial Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg and Hamburg Media School offer since 2013 a new Bachelor degree in Digital Media. In this three-year study program, students analyze the ideas, approaches and history, as well as the technical foundations and tools that define digital media. They analyze digital cultures critically, and develop their own hands-on projects. With its foundation in the research and networking activities of the Centre for Digital Cultures, the degree program is internationally oriented and taught fully in English.