Course Schedule


Recent Approaches in Digital Media Studies (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 24.10.2022 - 24.11.2022 | HMS 139
Einzeltermin | Do, 08.12.2022, 14:00 - Do, 08.12.2022, 17:30 | HMS 211/215
14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 05.01.2023 - 03.02.2023 | HMS 139

Inhalt: Digital Media studies deal with the fact that our current situation is significantly structured by digital, computer-based and networked technologies that themselves have been shaped through cultural practices and human knowledge. On the one hand, digital media act as transformative factors on and in cultures. They are transforming human knowledge production as well as practices of connection, relationship, exchange, competition, and communication. On the other hand, human practices and forms of knowledge production facilitate the constant reconfiguration of digital media. Therefore, new spaces of possibility and fields of experimentation are constantly emerging for us to shape digital technologies and practices of being together, acting, and perceiving. In this course we look at recent approaches to research on Digital Media. Each session combines the term “digital cultures” with a verb that refers to a certain aspect of how digital media structure our current situation. At the same time, they can be understood as an opportunity for acting on and shaping digital cultures.

Text and Beyond (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Robert Samuel Hughes Rapoport

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 24.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | HMS D22

Inhalt: During the course of the semester, students will present ideas, work-in-progress and nearly-final exposés. If you think of combining the theoretical and creative stream, this is no problem to attend since the four streams are not clear-cut, but rather offer orientation. In the course of the seminar, we will deal with the challenges of scientific writing. First, we will deal with the question of how exactly empirical and creative research can be conducted in the field of digital media, discussing different scientific ( e.g.,(auto-)ethnography, visual studies...) and creative methods (e.g., moving image, audio...). In the later part of the seminar we will deal with the individual steps of project planning; the search for suitable research literature and other sources, as well as helpful strategies for constructing a scientific argument and the preparation of a draft manuscript. Finally we will discuss how to orient our argument in relation to those of others. This is a 10 CP module - if you took your assessment in the other 5CP course, you should take part without taking the assessment.