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Media Archaeology (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 09:45 - 13:15 | 28.10.2021 - 03.02.2022 | HMS 139

Inhalt: Doing media archaeology, as media scientist Jussi Parikka puts it, one not only travels back in time, but also into the interior of machines. As a method of media studies in the tradition of Michel Foucault and Friedrich Kittler, it expands the analytical program of discourse analysis to include the non-discursive factors of knowledge production such as typewriters, index cards, computers, vacuum tubes, cables, cameras, screens, and much more. As a media archaeologist one excavates historical facts and artifacts in books, (web) archives, collections, museums and flea markets in order to better understand the media-technological conditions of our present. Which machines, apparatuses, devices or aids have established themselves in certain historical situations and which have not? Why do some media have a great influence on our present society, and others do not? To what extent are these objects themselves 'archives' that preserve 'history' and contribute to the stabilization or destabilization of certain discourse formations? What do these excavated pieces reveal about the time they come from and the future they point to?

Media Art (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Vera Tollmann

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 28.10.2021 - 03.02.2022 | HMS 139

Inhalt: This colloquium focuses on trailblazers of media art, who formed a precedent for telepresence, navigation, or other modes of human-machine interaction that later became mainstream. Our starting question is: What were the initial ideas that media artists pursued and how did their concepts change the public sphere. This research question helps us to approach the rich history of media art. We begin by diving into 20th-century artistic concepts and experiments, taking the new Netflix series “The Billion Dollar Code” as a cue. The series is semi-fictional and portrays the history of a Berlin-based group of tech-savvy art students and members of the Chaos Computer Club in the early Nineties. They developed an application similar to what in a later iteration? became Google Earth. Another pioneering example was an Electronic Café, installed by a team of media artists on the occasion of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. This counts as an early version of Internet Cafés. Students are invited to develop their own research questions and bring their interests to the colloquium. They should present their preliminary research questions, including a thesis, in time before the winter break.