Understanding Biomedia

Günter Seyfried
Fine Arts and Media Art, Media Theory
2020S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 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 March 4th 2020 - 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

04 March 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
11 March 2020, 12:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
18 March 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
25 March 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
01 April 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
22 April 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
29 April 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
06 May 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
13 May 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
20 May 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
27 May 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
03 June 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
10 June 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
17 June 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8
24 June 2020, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 8

co-registration: possible

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TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Individual courses: possible