Öffentlicher Raum und Medien II

Jonas Bohatsch
Fine Arts and Media Art, Transmedia Art
2019S, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02531



Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are to be found in a lot of places these days: in discos, under cars and even in shoes.
And for a reason: They are compact, cheap, use very little power, come in various shapes and can emit all the colors of the rainbow.

But what role can they play in the context of media art?
Can they be more than indicators, light sources or flashy decoration?
Which artworks or design objects actually exist that use LEDs excessively.
Will the next revolutionaries wear RGB-LEDs instead of orange scarfs or yellow vests? 
These are some of the questions we will try to answer in this course.

But we will also look at how we can use LED technology.
How to control them via Arduino, DMX or Bluetooth/smartphone?
How to power them, program rhythmic or organic patterns, etc..

We will also have a look at:
• How to use LED-Strips
• And what are OLEDs and EL-Wires?

We will use Arduino-Boards to control LEDs.
Therefore this course will also teach you how to use Arduino and electronics.


See this board for more information/inspiration:

The first unit on 25th of March will be an introduction to Arduino & LEDs. 
Therefore participants of last semesters course (Öffentlicher Raum und Medien I) can skip the unit on 25th of March if they wish.

Key Words

Arduino, Elektronik, Electronics, Sensoren, Sensor, LED, electronic media


11 March 2019, 13:00–14:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art (preliminary discussion)
25 March 2019, 14:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
01 April 2019, 14:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
08 April 2019, 18:00–22:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
29 April 2019, 14:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
06 May 2019, 14:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
20 May 2019, 14:00–17:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2019, 00:05 to 20 March 2019, 23:59
Via online registration
via email: jonas.bohatsch@uni-ak.ac.at

Art & Science (Master): Praxis and Theory (4.0 ECTS)

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

co-registration: possible (4.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (4.0 ECTS)