Code & Repräsentation V

Bernd Kräftner
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2019W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02769

Description

The Passage

Studying transdisciplinarity with the help of Michel Serres

In one of Serres' books the Northwest Passage - the sea passage that connects Atlantic and Pacific Ocean - is used as a figure describing the bridge from the humanities (and the arts) to the exact sciences. For Serres, communication between these realms, though possible and vital, is always difficult and unique. Today, this intricate fractal arctic archipelago made from pack ice, fields of drifting ice, and icebergs, is melting away. Should we therefore conclude that the passages(s) between the arts & sciences can be taken for granted? Or, on the contrary, does climate denialism, excessive trust in science and technology, or, the (sometimes ironic) hope in the arts as a pedagogic, moral or healing business will make this passage even more difficult and unique? The course will (re)read texts by M. Serres and investigate his lament that "we have lost the world."

Examination Modalities

Exploring and representing projects in small groups; 80% attendance; active collaboration in form of research and presentations, reading the literature and preparation of introductory notes.

Comments

limited number of participants

Dates

07 October 2019, 18:30–19:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room (preliminary discussion)
14 October 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
28 October 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
04 November 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
11 November 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
18 November 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
02 December 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
09 December 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
16 December 2019, 18:15–21:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations (2.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Code & Repräsentation I - V (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)