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 2016/17
Master Lehrveranstaltungen Winter 2016/17

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:
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Introduction to Digital Media (IDM)

Module number:M-M-MA-1
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mon, 14 - 18, HfK Auditorium
Information:Digital Media, as the term says, is about digitality and mediatization. We may consider it as design work of a highly general and interdisciplinary kind, situated between algorithmics and aesthetics, between event and research, between strict logic and open interpretation.

Without computers, no digital media.

Digital media is one of the results of the algorithmic revolution.

Digital media appear as the technical carrier and pre-condition of Big Data, Digital Humanities, Game Industry, ubiquitous communication, surveillance, smart industries. And smilies :)

Goal for the students is to enhance their understanding of Digital Media - conceptually, historically, technically, aesthetically. Students should develop an understanding of Digital Media such that, when their friends ask, what it is that they are doing, they can tell in simple and clear terms. During the seminar, ""Introduction to Digital Media"", we try to establish the foundations for this. Students will experience a healthy tension in studying digital media: the tension between algorithmics and aesthetics. We are concerned with both directions at the same time. For the purpose of study is design and construction of media. The tension between the two is an important aspect of the field. Whereas aesthetics is about sensual perception (and insofar subjective), algorithmics is about computation (and insofar objective).

E-Government 2030

Module number:M-M-MA-2
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Prof. Ralf Baecker
Credit Points:
Dates:We 26.10.16 10:00 - 12:00 GW1 B0080 and We 26.10.16 16:00 - 17:30 GW1-HS H1000
Information:The seminar is conducted in cooperation with the University of Münster. There will be a kick off meeting at the beginning of the semester and a final presentation in the end. In the meantime, meetings and collaboration will be conducted virtually. https://agim.uni-bremen.de/lehrveranstaltung/seminar-e-government-2030/

OUT OF BODY - TIRED OF USING TECHNOLOGY? WHY DON`T YOU . .

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MD
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:6
Dates:Mondays 9-12am, room 2.10.09 WS 2016/17 (class is in english/if necessary also in german)
Information:An invitation for students from Integriertes Design, Digital Media, Fine Arts to collaborate and complement each other.

What is the alternative of taking a photo or a selfie? Would your choice for the next decade tend to select wlan or sunlight? Can you have a good yawn or creepy shivering when stumbling upon another wearable computing like a `hug shirt`, `talking shoe` or the `driverless car`? How do you deal with the strolling absent-minded, absorbed within their mobiles and tablets? How has the role of the body changed over the last few decades and how are these developments reflected in art and design? In class we examine various conditions underlying performance, the art form that by its very nature works with the body as its material and point of departure. Thereof we develop - our performance - the outfits - the specific place. It`s fine to use technology as usual. You can even massively exaggerate, as well as prevent to use any technology. Presentation will be by the end of semester during Hochschultage 2017.

Was wäre die Alternative zum Fotografieren oder zum Selfie knipsen? Würdest du dich für WLAN-Zugang oder Sonnenlicht entscheiden? Kannst du herzhaft gähnen oder dich gruseln, wenn mal wieder ernsthaft ein computerisiertes Kleidungsstück angepriesen wird, so zB ein `Umarmungshemd`mit Sensoren, welche man per SMS aktivieren kann, oder Google`s `sprechender Schuh`, `fahrerloses Auto`? Wie gehst du mit den umherwandelnden Menschen um, die in ihre Handys und Tablets versunken sind? Wie hat sich die Rolle von Körper in den letzten Jahrzehnten verändert und in welcher Form spiegeln sich diese Entwicklungen in Kunst und Design? In diesem Kurs untersuchen wir unterschiedliche Konditionen von Performance - der Kunstform, welche von Natur aus mit dem Körper als `Material` und Ausgangspunkt agiert. Davon ausgehend entwickeln wir - eine Performance - ein Outfit - einen spezifischen Ort. Du kannst wie gewohnt alle Techniken nutzen, diese auch bis zum Absurden hin übersteigern oder eine technologiefreie Herausforderung suchen. Zum Semesterende ist eine Abschlusspräsentation bei den Hochschultagen 2017 geplant.

. . GET TOGETHER AND FIGURE OUT A - PERFORMANCE - OUTFIT - PLACE which is about exploring other directions and potentialities.

onic Theories, Sonic Art Practices: An Introduction

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MD
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:6
Dates:Tue, 10 - 14, room 2.10.090
Information:This course will give a perspective on sound in the arts and the histories, theories and practices involved in shaping certain contemporary ideas on sonic ontology and epistemology. We will look to readings on sonic materialism and realism and lend an ear to sounding art practices that deal with notions of ecology, landscape and/or soundscape. Over the course of the semester, we will be continually negotiating our listening practice alongside our own experimentation in sound through recording, assembling on the one hand, and possibly expanding the limits of the sonic arts through the intervention and entanglement of other materials, other media, other concepts on the other. Technical audio skills are not a prerequisite. Very good knowledge of the English language a must.

The Technological Sublime

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MD
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:6
Dates:Thu, 10 - 14, room 3.04.090
Information:The sublime (german: das Erhabene) is an aesthetic method established 2000 years ago. Today it is primarily assoziated with the european romantic movement in the late 19th centrury as an reaction to the industrial revolution and the scientific rationalisation of nature. On an aesthetic level the main charactersitcs of the sublime is its overwhelming power and beauty and its evocation of awe and fear on the other hand.
In the 20th centrury the sublime shifted from natural to technological environments. In this course we want to take a close look at the ambiguous quality of the sublime in the context of new technologies. We can whittness a technological sublime different scales:

First we experience the power of the technological sublime locally in old and new media technology. For example in cinema, where enormous screens and audio systems, produce an intense imversive enviroment. There is a tendency in contempory entertainment industrie, as well as in the new media art world that tries to generate the biggest possible contrast of technology to the human scale.

Second as a world spanning network of information technologie that offers on one side an enormous potential for the exchange of knowlege and personal freedom, otherwise it also produces unease and fear of govermental and coperational control.

The topic of the couse, could be understood as a starting point for further investigations into the concept. The conflict of the extrem asthetic potential of technologie and the unease that the power monopols of a few companies have make them appealing for an investigation in desgin and art.

DIGGY POP IN BREMEN

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MD
University:HfK
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:6
Dates:Thu, 10 - 14, room 2.11.100
Information:Bremen is sending a pop-up store to the european metropoles to develop its image and attract more visitors. It will pop-up in i.e. in Amsterdam, Kopenhagen, Warzaw and many other cities. We are invited to design a `Bremen Experience` which shows the special atmosphere of the city, its people, the clubs, the gallerys, the neighborhoods a.s.o.? How can digital media, media installations, interactive exhibits, VR, AR support this experience?Design your exhibit or media installation as a part of the Bremen Popup store.

Topics in Media Informatics: Algorithmic Thinking in Art, Design, Science

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Claudia Kapp
Credit Points:6
Dates:Tue 14:00 - 18:00 room 2.11.090

Cognitive Modeling

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Petra Klusmeyer
Credit Points:8
Dates:Mo 08:00 - 12:00 CART 0.01

Virtual Reality and Physically-Based Simulation

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Prof. Ralf Baecker; Petra Klusmeyer; Prof. Peter von Maydell; Prof. Dennis Paul; Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick
Credit Points:6
Dates:We 08:00 - 11:00 MZH 1460 and We 11:00 - 12:00 MZH 1460

Readings in Visual Perception

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick
Credit Points:4
Dates:We 16:00 - 18:00 CART 3.01
Information:http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/learning/WiSe16-17/Seminar-VisualPerception-WiSe16-17.pdf

Cognitive Qualitative Descriptions and Applications

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Prof. Peter von Maydell
Credit Points:
Dates:Tu 16:00 - 18:00 CART 01.041

Gamification & Game Studies

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Prof. Peter von Maydell; Prof. Dr. Frieder Nake
Credit Points:
Dates:We 14:00 - 16:00 GW1 A0010 and We 16:00 - 18:00 GW1 B0080

Rechnernetze - Media Networking

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:
Dates:We 14:00 - 16:00 MZH 5210 and Th 08:00 - 10:00 MZH 5210
Language: German!

Informationstechnikmanagement - ITIL

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:
Dates:Tu 10:00 - 14:00 ECO5 0.50/0.51 and Th 12:00 - 14:00 MZH 1460
Language: German!

Ausgewählte Probleme der multisensorischen Kognition

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MI
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:
Credit Points:
Dates:Th 12:00 - 14:00 CART 4.43
Language: German!

Virtual Seminar: The Future of Information Systems Education

Module number:M-MI, MA
University:UNI
Semester:1
Lecturer:Prof. Roland Lambrette
Credit Points:
Dates:virtually
Information:The seminar is conducted in cooperation with national and international universities. Participants will collaborate virtually during the course and there will be a final presentation at the end of the year. https://agim.uni-bremen.de/lehrveranstaltung/virtual-seminar-the-future-of-information-systems-education/

Filtering, Infecting and GatheringStrategies of Identities in{Digital} Collectives

Module number:M-M-MT
University:HfK
Semester:2
Lecturer:
Credit Points:6
Dates:Thu, 14 - 16, room 3.04.090 Segment 4 (Speicher 11) and some blocks
Information:This seminar examines infectious, reflective and communicative practices in rapidly emerging (digital) collectives as an approach to analyze strategies of of "becoming" even for fluctuating identities beyond imitation and identification.

Traditionally, collectives tend to be defined by types of actions that seek to escape hierarchies, established expectations and models of authorship by engaging in collaborative practices. On the other hand, there is a common critique, saying: Each and every one is still a lonely individual in a collective. One cause for this predicament is the filter bubble effect that lies at the core of building collectives based on the technology of web-personalization (Eli Pariser, Slavoj Žižek). Despite being interconnected with others in a collective, every one of us might end up being caught in such an "echo chamber" (the bubble).

The seminar will explore the question: Do these assumptions really hold true, are there not new and original ways of gathering, as well as new strategies and structures of communicating that facilitate future forms of participation? What part might structures of decision making play in this? Who is and what factors are shaping collective experiments?

A range of theoretical approaches discussing these phenomena (by Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Gilles Deleuze and others), are going to be applied to the model of "agency" (according to the actor-network theory developed by Bruno Latour). Confronted with the dissolution of social boundaries created by this process, we will question and blur the intentionality of users, artists and observers as much as the inherent dynamics of individual media and the borders between humans and non-humans (things). Designs and artistic projects conceived at this edge will constitute a core element of the seminar (such as works by Microresearch Lab, Weise 7-Studio, Mediengruppe bitnik; as well as Congress: The Art of Being Many | an assembly of assemblies, Performancegroup: Showcase Beat Le Mot, FREIFUNK, or older projects such as: Making Things Public).

What are we planning to do?
Thinking, Speculating, Discussing, Writing.
Excursions to Media Art (Edith Russ Haus Oldenburg), Sprengel Museum Hannover and a working session in Worpswede (http://www.kuenstlerhaeuser-worpswede.de) will be included.

Project "Adaptive Exergames"

Module number:M-M-MA-32
University:UNI
Semester:3
Lecturer:
Credit Points:
Dates:Fr 10:00 - 14:00 MZH 5300

Master-Project

Module number:M-M-MA-32
University:HfK
Semester:3
Lecturer:
Credit Points:30
Dates:thursday, 14 - 20, room, 3.04.090; Tue, 16 - 20, room 3.04.090

Project: EMBODIED COGNITIVE EXPERIENCES

Module number:M-MA-32
University:UNI
Semester:3
Lecturer:Mehul Bhatt
Credit Points:30 CP
Dates:Mon - Tue - Wed - Thu - Fri Plenum: Fri (10:00 - 14:00) Location: HCC / Designspace Lab. - Cartesium 3.01 (Enrique-Schmidt Str. 5)
Information:http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/learning/WiSe16-17/Project-DM-Embodied.pdf

Basics of Interface Design: Micro Interactions

Module number:M-M-MA-2, M-MD
University:HfK
Semester:4
Lecturer:
Credit Points:6
Dates:Wed, 10 - 14, room 2.11.080
Information:Multiple short term projects and exercises ssessment based on contributions to discussions in class, regular progress, completion of all assignments on time, quality of your results and presentations, personal development and effort. First session: Oct. 19th

Graduiertenseminar Digitale Medien

Module number:
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Rainer Malaka
Credit Points:0
Dates:Mi 11:00 - 12:00 MZH 5300
Language: German!

Graduiertenseminar Datenbanksysteme

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Martin Gogolla
Credit Points:0
Dates:Fr 14:00 - 16:00
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 MZH 1110 every 14 days
Language: English

Graduate Seminar Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann
Credit Points:
Dates:Das Graduiertenseminar findet immer am 1. Montag des Monats in der Linzer Str. 9a, Raum 3000, von 14 bis ca. 18 Uhr, statt.
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:Michael Beetz
Credit Points:
Dates:Mi 10:00 - 12:00
Language: English

Graduiertenseminar IT- und Wissensmanagement

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

Graduiertenseminar Cognitive Systems (English)

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Christian Freksa, Thomas Dieter Barkowsky
Credit Points:
Dates:Mi 14:00 - 17:00 CART Rotunde - 0.67 (every 14 days)

Graduiertenseminar Sozialorientierte Technikgestaltung

Module number:-
University:UNI
Semester:G
Lecturer:Susanne Maaß
Credit Points:
Dates:das Seminar findet zweiwöchentlich nach Vereinbarung statt.
Language: English