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Manufacturing Reality™. Generative AI, Media, and Truth (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Stefan Ullrich

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 19.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | HMS D22

Inhalt: Large language models (LLMs) of generative Artificial Intelligence systems (AI), pointedly called »stochastic parrots« or even »bullshit generators«, have a rather dubious reputation with regard to the circulation of true information. After initial euphoria due to the hope of finally having a tool that filters out meaningful signals from the noise of Big Data, it is now questionable whether so much noise could be generated at the end of the information digestion chain by means of AI that the signals to be identified are lost in it. This has consequences not only for science, philosophy, and media studies, which depend significantly on the truth, findability and accessibility of information, but also for our social coexistence. In the module, we want to follow the epistemological path together of how data becomes information, which then becomes facts and finally knowledge through critical reflection. Finally, we take a look at the media for knowledge transfer. We look at the techniques behind the so-called mass media of the 20th century and work out the essential differences to the algorithmically generated news streams of the New Media. We get to know and classify the technical modes of operation of the hyper-individualised media.

Re-Understanding McLuhan (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jan Müggenburg

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 09:45 - 13:15 | 02.11.2023 - 01.02.2024 | HMS D22
Einzeltermin | Sa, 27.01.2024, 09:45 - Sa, 27.01.2024, 13:15 | HMS D22

Inhalt: Marshall McLuhan is without question one of the most important media scholars of the 20th century, and his texts have been and continue to be used to explore digital media. In view of more recent theoretical conjunctures such as gender studies, disability studies, queer studies or critical race theory, his texts and positions seem strange and sometimes problematic. Can they nevertheless be helpful and fruitful for Digital Media Studies today? In this seminar we first deal with the biography and the central positions of Marshal McLuhan. In the second part of the seminar we will read and discuss recent texts by authors who reflect and criticize McLuhan's theories against the background of current problems and adapt them for their own approaches.