Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Dr. (DPhil) Robert Rapoport


Critical Montage (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Robert Rapoport

14-täglich | Dienstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 10.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | HMS 139
Einzeltermin | Sa, 10.06.2023, 12:00 - Sa, 10.06.2023, 16:00 | HMS 139
Einzeltermin | Fr, 16.06.2023, 14:00 - Fr, 16.06.2023, 18:00 | HMS 139
Einzeltermin | Sa, 17.06.2023, 10:00 - Sa, 17.06.2023, 17:00 | HMS 139

Inhalt: This is a course in critical media production. We explore the specific affordances of moving images and sound to describe the contemporary world. We will ask how sequential images can be said to make a coherent argument? What are the new possibilities for expressing current subjectivities with the moving image? How can our media production take into account archives and video databases? 

Digital video can create all sorts of experimental associations, narratives, atmospheres, rhythms and stories. We will focus on treating moving images and audio as artistic materials to be collected and manipulated. We will learn how to move between free-form discovery and more systematic organization--working with video requires both. Finally, we will study how to gather and assemble media critically through several thematic projects. 

In addition to these current questions about the moving image, we will also explore themes in aesthetics more generally.

BA Thesis / Colloquium (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Robert Rapoport

Einzeltermin | Fr, 23.06.2023, 14:00 - Fr, 23.06.2023, 18:30 | HMS 211/215
Einzeltermin | Sa, 24.06.2023, 10:30 - Sa, 24.06.2023, 17:00 | HMS 211/215

Inhalt: In this colloquium, we focus on forming an exciting and answerable research question for a BA thesis. We look at the relationship between coming up with a hypothesis and subsequently identifying methods to guide the inquiry. The colloquium is a process of discovery best conducted with peers. Increasingly the study of Digital Culture calls for interdisciplinary methods--you have a considerable amount of latitude in terms of your topic and methods. This disciplinary latitude means that it is critical is to choose a topic narrow enough to answer in a BA thesis. For this reason, much of the feedback given in the initial stages amounts to “be more specific.” Accordingly, you will get the most out of this colloquium if you arrive with a clearly defined topic. You have to know the boundaries (e.g., a time frame, a geographic area, a demographic).

The Sacred as a Lens on the Digital (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Robert Rapoport

14-täglich | Mittwoch | 14:15 - 17:45 | 12.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 12.107

Inhalt: The impulse toward the sacred is one of the defining traits of humanity. Moving on from insights in disciplines ranging from anthropology and media studies, we will look at how the impulse toward 'the sacred' manifests in contemporary digital culture. How does the lens of the sacred provide a deeper understanding of current forms of cultural production, particularly those that are 'black boxed'? This is not a course on religion, but on how metaphors of the sacred continue to surface in the secular realm. Since the widespread use of ChatGPT, DALL-E scholars and journalists are increasingly invoking a 'God in the Machine'. What does this shift mean for cultural production in the next decade?