Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von MA Anna-Lena Wiechern


History of Computing: Epistemology of Computing Interfaces (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anna-Lena Wiechern

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 09:45 - 13:15 | 08.04.2024 - 05.07.2024 | HMS 139

Inhalt: In this seminar, we will explore the concept of the “interface” historically and theoretically. By looking at ideas and visions from various fields (tech, arts, military-industrial complex), we will try to get a handle on the influences that shaped the notion over the years. Furthermore, we want to disentangle how interfaces relate to other – preceding and/or neighbouring – concepts of human-computer interaction (e.g. augmented reality, simulation, telepresence, immersion, …). The texts we will discuss range from research papers to vision statements to (popular) literature and media theory. Some of these texts will be treated as historic documents in the sense that they will offer us an insight into the discourses and debates of certain moments in time, others will offer theoretical perspectives through which to think about the interface.

BA-Colloquium (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Anna-Lena Wiechern

Einzeltermin | Do, 27.06.2024, 10:00 - Do, 27.06.2024, 16:00 | HMS
Einzeltermin | Fr, 05.07.2024, 10:00 - Fr, 05.07.2024, 16:00 | HMS

Inhalt: In this colloquium, we focus on forming an exciting and answerable research question for a BA thesis. We look at the relationship between formulating a hypothesis and subsequently identifying methods to guide the inquiry. The colloquium is a process of discovery best conducted with peers. The study of Digital Culture increasingly calls for interdisciplinary methods--you have a considerable amount of latitude in terms of your topic and methods. This disciplinary latitude means that choosing a topic narrow enough to answer in a BA thesis is critical. 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, geographic area, demographics).

Media Design and Accessibility (stream A+B) (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg, Anna-Lena Wiechern

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 15:30 | 02.04.2024 - 23.05.2024 | HMS | Ditze-Hörsaal mit Ausnahme des 4.04.

Inhalt: This lecture introduces students to digital accessibility. Experts from the digital industry will give talks on topics as wide ranging as live captioning, accessible web design, diversity in the media and the accessibility of digital tools such as PowerPoint. The lecture series concludes with a visit to the studios of Norddeutscher Rundfunk on 23 May.