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Algorithmic Cultures (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Vera Tollmann

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 19.10.2021 - 27.01.2022 | HMS | Ditze Hörsaal

Inhalt: How do algorithms influence the way we perceive digital cultures? The effects of algorithms on our social media newsfeeds, streaming platforms, and visual culture and its modes of action raise questions: What precisely are algorithmic cultures, and where do we encounter them? This seminar follows a critical approach to think of algorithmic systems as standardizing, censoring, and decontextualizing. How do algorithms recommend books? Whose knowledge, interests, and aesthetic preferences are represented through algorithms? Are we as subjects considered algorithmic objects? And how can we intervene in algorithmic cultures? Human actors bring ambiguities, presuppositions, contradictions into these calculations. In the seminar, we discuss arguments by means of theoretical texts, scientific papers, and practical exercises.

Emerging Critical Thought in the Pandemic (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Robert Rapoport

14-täglich | Dienstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 19.10.2021 - 25.01.2022 | HMS 139 | in room 211/215 on 14.12.

Inhalt: The pandemic exceeds the scope of a single seminar. The question becomes what role can a critical thinker play in understanding this meta-phenomenon. What opportunities are there in this moment to theorize on the societal and international scale and, hopefully, contribute to positive change? We will be reading a combination of relevant pre-COVID texts and current ones. The syllabus will evolve in dialogue with the class's interests and current events. The focus of this course will be on thinking critically amid competing claims about the future. We will look at the different narratives that societies form in response to complexity both today and in the past. Drawing on thought from both inside and outside the university, we will read texts reflexively ( i.e., what is assumed/ left unsaid? )—the aim being to develop an expanded conceptual toolkit for talking about the pandemic; What possibilities are there for a shared sense of reality in the current moment?