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Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Jan Müggenburg


Dis/Abilities und Digitale Kulturen – Einführung in die Dis/Ability Media Studies (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg

wöchentlich | Freitag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 14.04.2023 - 30.06.2023 | C 7.320 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Die Entwicklung von digitalen Technologien und ihre Nutzung durch Menschen mit Behinderung ist ein wichtiges, aber bislang nur punktuell bearbeitetes Forschungsfeld. Es bietet die Möglichkeit, das Verhältnis von divers fähigen Körpern, Sinneserfahrungen sowie Technologien zu analysieren und dabei Begriffe wie ›Assistenz‹, ›Teilhabe‹, ›Inklusion‹ und ›Kooperation‹ kritisch zu reflektieren. Das junge Feld der Disability Media Studies hat sich diese Reflexion an der Schnittstellle von Behinderung und digitalen Medien zur Aufgabe gemacht und untersucht die Vielschichtigkeit von agencies (Handlungsinitiativen), die sich nicht nur aus menschlichen Körpern, sondern auch aus technischen Apparaten, Prothesen, Algorithmen usw. zusammensetzen. So werden Dis-/Abilities als behindernde und ermöglichende Praktiken zwischen Körpern und Technologien – insbesondere hinsichtlich der Rolle digitaler Vermittlungsinstanzen – ausgelotet. Entlang von Diskursen, Praktiken und Materialität werden die Begriffe agency, Assistenz, Barrierefreiheit (accessibility) und Konzepte sensorischer Erfahrungen bearbeitet, um die Assoziierungen von Körpern und Technologien zu erforschen.

History of Computing: The Early Digital (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 09:45 - 13:15 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | HMS 139
Einzeltermin | Do, 01.06.2023, 09:00 - Do, 01.06.2023, 12:00 | C 14.102 a Seminarraum

Inhalt: Today, the term "digital" is used to describe and explain pretty much all the major transformations of our time. Communication, work, friendship, love, intelligence, mobility, leisure, entertainment and, last but not least, education are all associated with a process that is commonly referred to as »digitization« and that has significantly changed human life on our planet in recent decades. While when using the term we are recognizing that the cultural transformations of our time share a deep connection to the technology of digital computing, sometimes it is not entirely clear what people actually mean when they refer to something as »digital«. But if we don't want to accept the term "digital“ as a meaningless marker for everything present, but instead want to find out why the term has become so ubiquitous and universal, we need to go back in time and visit some of the many media-historical sites in the middle of the 20th century where "digitality" had its origins.

In this course, we will thus look at the people, machines, and practices that shaped the technologies and techniques that we today call »digital«. From John von Neumann to Douglas Engelbart and from the ENIAC to the invention of the computer mouse we will cover a period from 1945 to 1970 where the first electronic digital computers were created, and the computer industry began to develop. Taking into account recent publications in the field of computer history, we will also ask how the »digital« relates to the categories of race, class, gender, and disability. For example, we will consider the important role of women in the history of computing and critically assess problematic concepts such as the notion of a 'normal computer user’.

History of Computing: AI (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 09:45 - 13:15 | 10.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | HMS 139

Inhalt: „The history of artificial intelligence (AI) dates back to the 1950s, when researchers first began working on the development of intelligent machines. Since then, AI has evolved significantly, and it has become an integral part of our daily lives. In this seminar, we will explore the history of AI, from its early beginnings to the present day. We will examine the key milestones that have shaped the development of AI, as well as the challenges and controversies that have emerged along the way. We will also discuss the current state of AI and its potential future impact on society. By the end of this seminar, you will have a deeper understanding of the history of AI and its place in the world today.“ The seminar description above was not written by me, the teacher of this course, but is the result of my request on the Chat.OpenAI.com website: "Write an introductory text to a seminar on the history of AI". AI writing the texts for a seminar on the history of AI: Is this the hard reality we have to accept and live with from here on? What we're really going to do in this course is: problematize, critique, and destabilize AI beyond the capabilties of artificial intelligence-systems. We will ask what the term intelligence really means in the context of AI research and how it has changed over the history of computing. We will address the exploitative practices that underlie contemporary AI systems, the industry behind them, and the political interests and neo-colonial ideologies. In short, together we will experience a seminar on the history of AI for which an AI cannot write the seminar text.

Theoretical and Technical Stream (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 10.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | HMS 211/215

Inhalt: This course is recommended for students planning to develop an theoretical/historical or a technological research project. 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 theoretical/historical and technological research can be conducted in the field of digital media, discussing different scientific methods. In the further course of the seminar we will deal with the individual steps of project planning, the research and 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.

Quality Circle Digital Media Major (Arbeitsgemeinschaft)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg, Jan Teichmüller

Einzeltermin | Mo, 03.07.2023, 11:00 - Mo, 03.07.2023, 12:00 | C 5.310 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Dear students, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the quality circle (QZ) for the bachelor’s program Digital Media, which will be taking place online on July 3 at 11 a.m. https://leuphana.zoom.us/j/95055721419?pwd=UmVzMDBwUlFjdG1NNDlBWDY0S2RMUT09 Meeting-ID: 950 5572 1419 Kenncode: MDM23 Agenda: 1. Welcome, introduction, study/programme situation 2. Progress Report on the Implementation of the Measures Documented in the Last Teaching Report 3. Current student topics (This is where your feedback is needed!) 4. Agreements/measures What are quality circles? Quality circles are an important tool for advancement of your study programs, as well as the teaching that is being offered within them. The quality circle is an opportunity for students and lecturers to come together and discuss both the strengths and the weaknesses of the program with the program Director as well as other lecturers. The fact that these quality circles are conducted regularly is a defining feature of the quality development at Leuphana University Lüneburg. When do quality circles take place? Quality circles are conducted annually for major programs and every two years for minor programs. Why is it important for you to attend? The quality circle is designed as a feedback tool and is supposed to bring together students and lecturers to work together to improve a program and/or talk about current problems. A report documenting the results of the quality circle will be composed after that. Based on this report, measures will be taken to improve the study program. At the next quality circle, there will be a status update in how far the measures have been implemented. Therefore, the quality circle is a space for students to exert direct influence on their study programs. Who is responsible for the quality circles? If you have a specific query relating to the major, please contact the program director, Prof. Dr. Jan Müggenburg (jan.mueggenburg@leuphana.de). A short summary of everything you need to know about quality circles at Leuphana University Lüneburg can be found at: https://bit.ly/2Iz0FrD (German language) In case you want to prepare for the quality circle, the program-screening-data for the program has been made available on myStudy (material). I would like to thank you in advance for taking an interest and I am looking forward to an animated exchange of ideas Best Wishes, Jan Müggenburg