Interaktive Medien V

Patrícia Reis
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2020S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03201


In the last decades many contemporary artists have been exploring the tactile qualities of motion image as a critical response to the excess of visuality that characterizes today's visual culture. A large number of these works employs multisensory strategies of affection that call for the engagement of the spectator's body in the process of experiencing art. Those strategies were acknowledged and recognized by art theorists (Laura Marks, 2000&2002) as constituting a haptic visuality. Digital video, interactivity and the use of digital interfaces can represent an important asset in this context by accepting in a new model of the active spectator, one having a key role in the process of effectuating art experience. This lecture will focus on exploring ways of employing visual haptic interaction models by discussing several body visual affection strategies, and suggesting the human perceptual system as a privileged means for experiencing new art forms.

The participants will be encouraged to create their own interactive installation project by playing with Arduino, Processing, DIY sensors, and haptic feedback interfaces.


Examination Modalities

Regular attendance, active participation and the development and production of a prototype is a prerequisite for obtaining a mark.

Examination: 70% attendance; Literature study and preparation of project; Research material with design and schematics; Short text explanation of the project; prototype.


Deadline for submitting the project via e-mail:  26/6/2020 


Very important note: Since the 27th of March, the lectures are offered on-line via zoom. If you wish to participate please follwo the updated links. next to the dates. 

For on-line participation it is necessary to have an Arduino Kit. The Department of Digital Arts is very happy to send you a full kit to your adress upon request by e-mail:  


Key Words

interactive art, arduino, motors, electronics


06 March 2020, 10:00–15:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room , "2nd floor main lecture room"
27 March 2020, 10:00–15:00, "VIA ZOOM"
24 April 2020, 11:00–16:00, " Meeting ID: 462 927 697 Password: 068444 — STARTING AT 11 AM WITH A LUNCH BREAK FROM 13H30 TO 14H"
15 May 2020, 11:00–17:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room , " Meeting ID: 249 497 390 Password: 086840 STARTING AT 11 AM WITH A LUNCH BREAK FROM 13H30 TO 14H"

Course Enrolment

From 24 February 2020, 09:25 to 06 March 2020, 09:25
Via online registration
via email:

co-registration: possible

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

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Künstlerische Methodik und Technologie digitaler Kunst: Interaktive Medien I - V

Art & Science (Master): Methods of Transdisciplinary Research and Applied Representation Techniques: Praxis and Theory

Individual courses: possible