Digital Media Bremen


Study Course for Technology, Theory and Design
at the University of Bremen
and the University of the Arts Bremen

Master Courses Winter 2014/15
Master Lehrveranstaltungen Winter 2014/15

ACHTUNG!! Die hier aufgelisteten Kurse sind noch nicht die Endversionen. In den nächsten Wochen wird es immer wieder Änderungen geben. Die jeweils aktuellsten Versionen finden sich auf den Lehrveranstaltungsseiten der HfK und der Uni.

ATTENTION! Please keep in mind, that the here listed courses for are not the final versions... they may change. The current references are the courselists at the University or the HfK.

Vorlesungszeiten / Lecture Times:
Uni: 13.10.-30.01.2015   holiday break/Winterpause 22.12.14-03.01.15-->
HfK: 06.10.-06.02.2015   holiday break/Winterpause 20.12.14-02.01.15-->

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Research in mobile HCI

Module number:M-MA-2
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Rainer Malaka/Frederic Pollmann
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mi 14:00 - 18:00 MZH 5300
Information:Maximum of 30 participants. 2 SWS seminar plus 2 SWS tutorial. In this seminar we will discuss the foundations of human-computer interaction (HCI) research with a focus on mobile interfaces. After we give an introduction to scientific research each of the participants will have to read and present a scientific paper over the course of the semester. In the exercises you will in small groups design, conduct and evaluate your own experiment. A paper on the results finishes the course.
Language: English

Rechnernetze - Media Networking

Module number:M-MA-2
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Ute Bormann
Credit Points:
Dates:Mi 14:00 - 16:00 MZH 5210, Do 08:00 - 10:00 MZH 5210
Language: German!

Ausgewählte Probleme der multisensorischen Kognition

Module number:M-MA-2
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Christop W. Zetzsche/Kerstin Schill
Credit Points:
Dates:Do 12:00 - 14:00 CART 4.43
Language: German!

Self-Service Technologies

Module number:M-MA-2
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Susanne Maaß
Credit Points:
Dates:Do 14:00 - 16:00 MZH 1110
Information:In deutscher Sprache. Maximal 22 TeilnehmerInnen. Beginn: 23. Oktober 2014. Insgesamt 4 SWS, davon 2 SWS nach Vereinbarung.
Language: German!

The Generative Principle in Digital Media

Module number:M-MA-32
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Frieder Nake
Credit Points:
Dates:Monday to Friday all day, with one day fixed (tba), Linzer Str. 9a, 3rd floor starts 15 October 2014, 10 a.m.
Language: English

AI and Games

Module number:M-MA-32
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Michael Beetz/Andrei Haidu/Benjamin Brieber
Credit Points:
Dates:
Language: English

Cognitive Modeling

Module number:M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Thomas Dieter Barkowsky/Holger Schultheis
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mo 08:00 - 12:00 CART 0.01
Language: English

Entertainment Computing

Module number:M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Rainer Malaka/Marc Herrlich
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mo 10:00 - 12:00 MZH 1380/1400 Vorlesung
Language: English

Virtual Reality and Physically-Based Simulation

Module number:M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mi 08:00 - 12:00 LINZ9 3010
Information:Virtual Reality (VR) is a research area at the intersection of computer graphics, physically-based simulation, and 3D human-computer interaction (HCI). VR is concerned with novel interaction devices and interaction metaphors in virtual environments (in particular intuitive and direct metaphors), immersion and presence, and real-time rendering. Another important topic is physically-based simulation in real-time, which tries to simulate real-world phenomena such as fire, cloth, the behavior of rigid objects when colliding with each other, fluids, or objects made of deformable material.

Over the past one or two decades, VR has established itself as an important tool in several industries, such as manufacturing (e.g., automotive, airspace, ship building), architecture, and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, a lot of the techniques and solutions developed in the area of VR can be applied directly to computer games.

In this course, we will first look at the fundamental methods, and then go on to more advanced algorithms that are needed to build complex and full-fledged VR systems or real-time computer games. Example topics are object behavior, acoustic rendering, haptics, and collision detection.

The assignments will be mostly practical ones, based on the cross-platform VR system InstantReality.
Participants can choose the programming language from Java, Javascript, and C++.
You are encouraged to work on assignments in small teams.

Some of the topics to be covered (tentatively):
  • Introduction, basic notions of VR, a few applications
  • VR devices: displays, tracking, input devices, software design
  • Stereo rendering
  • Error correction: tracking correction, filtering
  • Techniques for real-time rendering
  • Fundamental immersive interaction techniques: gesture recognition, navigation, selection, grasping, menues in 3D
  • Complex immersive interaction techniques: world-in-miniature, action-at-a-distance, magic lens, etc.
  • Collision detection
  • Force feedback: rendering forces
  • Acoustic rendering
  • Particle systems
  • Spring-mass systems
Language: English

Digital Experience Design

Module number:M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Dr.-Ing. Dennis Krannich
Credit Points:6
Dates:Di 08:00 - 12:00 GW2 A4100 (FabLab)
Language: English

Knowledge Management and Information Technology

Module number:M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:
Lecturer:Dr. Juliane Jarke
Credit Points:4
Dates:Di 14:00 - 16:00 MZH 1460
Information:Seminar introduction:
There exists a multitude of ideas and practices that may be subsumed under the heading of Knowledge Management (KM). The aim of the seminar is to discuss different approaches and concepts of knowledge and develop an understanding and appreciation of the rise of Knowledge Management and its relation to ICTs. Through lectures and student-led presentations intends the seminar to demonstrate that Knowledge Management is much more than an assemblage of (ever changing) technological tools that allow more people to collaborate in a faster and more pervasive fashion. Rather Knowledge Management is complex, and very often defined by social and organisational factors. Based on real life case studies will we explore how issues such as location, work practices, political or normative issues, and workarounds are instrinsinc to knowledge sharing and management activities.

Confirmed external speakers:
Stefan Domankse, IT Manager County Council of Lüneburg, Germany
Evangelos Argyzoudis, Senior Consultant at INTRASOFT International S.A., Athens, Greece about ENGAGE (http://www.engagedata.eu/)
Barbara Aronson, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland about HINARI (http://www.who.int/hinari/en/)

Seminar aims and objectives:
The aim of the seminar is to encourage students to appreciate the complex nature of Knowledge Management and develop a critical understanding of the notions of knowledge, knowledge sharing and management. In order to do so students will be asked to apply theoretical perspectives to real world cases to examine and jointly discuss what Knowledge Management and Information Technologies can and cannot do.

After following this seminar students should be able to:
appreciate the history and development of Knowledge Management and develop an understanding of some of the key themes that have arisen;
develop, understand and evaluate many of the opportunities and limitations that arise from the use of information systems for managing knowledge in and across organisations;
have gained familiarity with a particular area of Knowledge Management through the application of theoretical concepts on a specific case study;
develop group competencies and an interest in team working;
synthesise the different elements of understanding in a verbal presentation and in an essay.
Language: English

Introduction to Digital Media

Module number:M-MA-1
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Petra Klusmeyer; Prof. Peter von Maydell; Prof. Dr. Frieder Nake
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mo 14-18, Auditorium HfK (start: October 13th)
Information:This is a required course (or seminar) for all students starting this winter term 2014/15 into the joint Master`s program for Digital Media at University of the Arts (HfK) and University of Bremen. As a team of three, we will introduce you to this developing, exciting, very open field between algorithmics and aesthetics, between programming and art, between making money and having fun.

We will be an exceptionally large group because you all, from both cooperating schools, are required to participate. You should actively do this.

We have drawn up an outline for the course, including a weekly schedule for the entire term that may undergo certain adjustments as we gain experience and progress. You find this in the pdf-file "IntroDM14-01Outline.pdf" under "materials".

At times, we will split into groups, and there will be some extra dates when we visit places outside school.

You will be required to do group work, group presentations, some in-class assignments, individual work, and continuous participation in discussions. The grade will be based on the quality of your contributions, personal development, on-time completion of all assignments and general effort. For details of the assigments please see "IntroDM14-02Credit.pdf" under "materials".
Language: English

Media Design

Module number:M-MD / MA-2
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Roland Kerstein
Credit Points:6
Dates:We 10-14 room 2.11.090
Language: English

Special Topics in Digital Media

Module number:M-MD / MA-2
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Ralf Baecker
Credit Points:6
Dates:blocked course in room 3.09.100
Language: English

Basics of Interface Design: Micro Interactions

Module number:M-MD oder MA-2
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Prof. Peter von Maydell
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mo 10-14, 2.11.080 HfK (start: October 13th)
Information:Multiple short term projects and exercises

Assessment based on contributions to discussions in class, regular progress, completion of all assigments on time, quality of your results and presentations, personal development and effort.
Language: English

Media Design

Module number:M-MD/MA-2
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Prof. Roland Lambrette
Credit Points:6
Dates:Th 10-14 room 2.11.100
Language: English

Media Design

Module number:M-MD/MA-2
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Joachim Hofmann
Credit Points:6
Dates:Th 10-14 room 2.11.090
Language: English

Stage performance / programming / scenography

Module number:M-MD/MA-2
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Fabien Maheu
Credit Points:6
Dates:Tuesday at 10h in 2-14-020 (Speicher XI), start: Wednesday, 15.10.14, 18:00 Uhr Auditorium
Information:The project is about stage performance correlatively with scenography : acting, behaving, making sense with physical signs, using speech and voice sound, using the body in a determined space. The process of creating a stage environment setup, including real-time processing devices regarding diffusion of recorded, live, or even buffered video, would open up to the possibility of a kind of co-working with the machine. Any performer should be able to act under a technical protocol, and still be able to express any disposition required by the stage situation.
Language: English

Stage performance and orchestral music

Module number:M-MD/MA-2
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Fabien Maheu
Credit Points:6
Dates:Wednesday at 10h in 2-14-020 (Speicher XI)
Information:The project deals with some peculiars aspects of performing arts : convention, representation, narratives and the use of existing formal models, having a "post-modern" distance, a deviation from their regular use. This hybrid form would mainly involve stage performance, orchestral music and video. An exploration of the opportunities and ranges of mixing music and performance in a video scenographic environment. Regarding sound works, music and voice should open up at the edges of sound poetry, supported by a wild mixing of live performance, live video diffusion and live video processing.
Language: English

Things and Data

Module number:M-MT
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick
Credit Points:6
Dates:Th 14-18 room 3.09.100 (start: October 16th)
Information:During the seminar we will join in reading on current theories relating to digital objects, speculation (operation with the possibilities or future), media aesthetics and criticism.

Analytical essays and treatises on contemporary digital instruments and methods, such as digital fabrication, 3D-printing and physical computing will be part of our curriculum. As well the seminar will task participants to express themselves and conduct experiments in different formats of writing. (Protocol, definition/description, manifest, essay, scientific paper)
Language: English

Master-Project

Module number:M-MA-32
University:HfK
Semester:3
Lecturer: Prof. Tanja Diezmann; Petra Klusmeyer; Prof. Peter von Maydell; Prof. Dennis Paul; Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick
Credit Points:6
Dates:Tu 12-18 Master Studio or 2.11.080 and Fr 10-16 room 3.09.060 (start: October 14th Masterstudio)
Information:Regular sessions to discuss and guide the development of the Master Projects

You are required to demonstrate your project`s developmental progress during the sessions / colloqui for credit. Besides presentations and discussions there will be room for you to also work on your projects during session time. As you know, there will be ""official"" midway presentations and a final presentation of your work. Your guideline is your own project proposal, which you handed in at the end of the summer semester.

Grades will be based on contributions in discussions, regular progress, transparency, quality of your results, personal development and effort.
Language: English

Digitale Fotografie

Module number:
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Rainer Malaka
Credit Points:0
Dates:Mi 18:00 - 20:00 MZH 5290
Information:Informationen unter http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/foto-ag/
Language: German!

Graduiertenseminar IT- und Wissensmanagement

Module number:
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter
Credit Points:0
Dates:
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar Datenbanksysteme

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Martin Gogolla
Credit Points:0
Dates:Fr 14:00 - 16:00 MZH 8090
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar Rechnernetze

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Ute Bormann
Credit Points:0
Dates:Fr 14:00 - 16:00 MZH 5210
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar Media, Art, Interaction, Graphics

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Frieder Nake
Credit Points:
Dates:Do 16:00 - 18:00 OAS Ästhetisches Labor (Ästhestisches Labor) every 14 days
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar Echtzeitbildverarbeitung

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Udo Frese
Credit Points:
Dates:
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar Künstliche Intelligenz

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Thomas Wagner
Credit Points:
Dates:Mi 10:00 - 12:00 ECO5 1.51
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar Cognitive Systems

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Christian Freksa, Thomas Dieter Barkowsky
Credit Points:
Dates:Mi 12:00 - 14:00 CART Rotunde - 0.67 (every 14 days)
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar Sozialorientierte Technikgestaltung

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Susanne Maaß
Credit Points:
Dates:
Language: English