Understanding Biomedia

Günter Seyfried
Fine Arts and Media Art, Media Theory
2019W, scientific seminar (SEW), 3.0 semester hours, course number S03093

Description

This course introduces students to new epistemologies which emerge through the transformation of biology into technology and the rise of biomediality. Whereas former media theory approaches have concentrated mainly on technological media and human–machine interactions, recent innovations make it necessary to include also living matter in the curriculum of media theory, because in the expanding sphere of biomediality, biology becomes technology: DNA codes and computer codes are increasingly merging, opening up new possible constellations for designing nature. The ramifications of these changes are explored in the course in a cross-disciplinary approach, taking into account artistic responses as well as the respective discourses and practices in the sciences, in order to develop a critical understanding of biomediality. The course aims to open up a process of engaged and cooperative learning and to accomplish ways of knowing to contextualise and understand new approaches in art, science, and society. The course will also include a number of hands-on experiences in basic methods of biotechnology and genome editing.

Examination Modalities

You have to attend the lecture each week. To participate effectively in class required readings are expected. In addition each student is required to give a talk to a given topic.

Comments

It is important for seminar participants to attend the introductory session on October 2nd 2019 - 11:00am seminarroom 8.

The topics for the lectures will be assigned and information provided about the subjects and issues that we will deal with over the course of the term. Documents and materials will be available in the course.

Course Enrolment

via email: gh.seyfried@gmail.com

Dates

02 October 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
16 October 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
30 October 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
06 November 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
13 November 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
20 November 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
27 November 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
04 December 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
11 December 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
08 January 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
15 January 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
22 January 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
29 January 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8

co-registration: possible (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject tex (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dae (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (4.0 ECTS)

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations (4.0 ECTS)

Stage Design (1. Section): Geschichte, Theorie und Ästhetik von Film und Medienkunst (4.0 ECTS)

Stage Design (2. Section): Geschichte, Theorie und Ästhetik von Film und Medienkunst (4.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (1. Section): Medientheorie, Mediengeschichte (4.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Medientheorie, Mediengeschichte (4.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Medientheorie, Mediengeschichte (4.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Medientheorie, Mediengeschichte (4.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Media Theory and Semiotics (4.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (2. Section): Media Theory and Semiotics (4.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Free Elective Pool Methodological and Theoretical Basics (4.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Photography (2. Section): Medientheorie (3.0 ECTS)

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte (4.0 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (3.75 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (2. Section): Aus Kunst und Kulturwissenschaften, (davon min. 4 SSt SE) (3.75 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (3.0 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, (min. 4 SSt SE) (3.75 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (3.0 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (mind. 4 SSt SE) (3.75 ECTS)

Fine Arts (2. Section): Media Theory,Art&Knowledge Transfer,Th. of Architecture,Th. and Hist. of Design (4.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice (4.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (1. Section): Media Theory and Communication Theory (4.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Painting (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaftliche LV nach Wahl (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (4.0 ECTS)