Art and Digital Reality

Christian Höller
Arts and Society, Art and Knowledge Transfer
2020S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03001

Description

Processes of digitization have become an ever more pervasive force, intruding in and radically reorganizing various social fields, over the past years. New algorithmic regimes, omnipresent data processing and the increasing powers of machine intelligence have contributed to the creation of a new “network reality,” or more precisely: an interlocked assemblage of various “networked realities.” The realms of cultural and artistic production do not remain untouched by these ongoing developments. Forgoing any quick diagnosis, one has to ask if there isn’t a profound subversion underway – concerning both the ways in which art is embedded in its surrounding social and political realities, as well as the way in which art itself is materially and informationally constituted. The seminar tries to address the most salient aspects concerning this potential subversion. Center stage here are the ways in which today’s art production is confronted by, and is itself – actively and reflexively – confronting this entangled web of digital realities. Guiding questions are: (1) How can art grasp and cope with the “disruptive” qualities of digitization happening on various levels? (2) What are the more profound relations of artistic endeavors to their all-encompassing digital environments? (3) In what ways are the new networked realities susceptible to critical and artistic reflection? (4) Can art create its own, sustainable and globally friendly, digital realities?

Examination Modalities

Presentation resp. written version

Comments

The seminar will be held in weekly Zoom meetings, starting on April 22

Dates

11 March 2020, 10:15–13:30 Seminar Room 5
25 March 2020, 10:15–13:30 Seminar Room 5
22 April 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
29 April 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
06 May 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
13 May 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
20 May 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
27 May 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
03 June 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
10 June 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
17 June 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting
24 June 2020, 10:30–12:00 Zoom meeting

Course Enrolment

Until 10 March 2020, 12:00
via email: christian.hoeller@uni-ak.ac.at

co-registration: possible

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Art Education: subject kkp (additional subject): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

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

Art Education: subject tex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject tex (additional subject): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

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

Art Education: subject dae (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject dae (additional subject): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

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

Art Education: subject dex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject dex (additional subject): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

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Stage Design (2. Section): Kunsttheorie und Kulturwissenschaften: Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie und Geschichte : Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

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

Individual courses: possible