Interaktive Medien III

Margarete Jahrmann
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2019S, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S00653


The practice of play as form of political activism was introduced in the movement of Situationism[1]. In the film and text "La Societé du Spectacle" (Guy Debord 1958) found footage mass media materials and political messages as activist sub texts were playfully merged.

Contemporary writers on participatory cultures, like Morgana[1](2010), assert that détournement is central to hacker culture in relation to technological interfaces and the body. In contemporary game art, this practical re-use of media in a new interpretation and linked with new content can be found frequently in a new form. Reasons can be seen in the increasing social acceptance of games in digitally networked culture, but also in the rise of mobile communication devices and biometric interfaces with game like user interfaces as basis of everyday life.

In the seminar we will design our own Game Art concept on the basis of this analysis.

[1]Morgana, Corrado. 2010. Introduction. In Artists Re:thinking Games, edited by Catlow, Ruth, Garrett, Marc and Morgana, Corrado. Liverpool: FACT / Frutherfield, pp. 1- 6.

[1]Debord, Guy, and Wolman, Gils. 1956, “Mode d'emploi du détournement” In Les Lèvres Nues. Paris.

Examination Modalities

Präsentation/ Vortrag. Zusammengefasst anhand der Präsentation eines eigenen Konzeptes sollen aktivistisch-kreativen Intervention recherchiert werden.


ein Termin nach persönlicher Übereinkunft

Key Words

participatory cultures


15 March 2019, 13:00–15:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
16 March 2019, 14:00–17:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
05 April 2019, 13:00–15:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
06 April 2019, 14:00–17:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
17 May 2019, 13:00–15:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
14 June 2019, 13:00–15:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

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co-registration: possible (4.0 ECTS)

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations (4.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (4.0 ECTS)