Interaktive Medien III

Margarete Jahrmann
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2020W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02747


Social Distancer Games.
Experiences from Urban Games and exhibition games show how public space can be defined as narrative space. Recent experiences with pandemic apps as real-life games contextualize the way we deal with technical toys that affect our personal freedom through the body and our social contacts. Just as the cell phone and tablet were used for social networking, the latest "games" of political control use algorithms to track one's own actions and sensitivities, to measure and quantify one's own health-promoting contactless behavior, and to evaluate it statistically. Individual behavior and access to public space is increasingly regulated.

Taking up this challenge andobservations, the aim of the seminar is to devlop a social distancer game art piece. 

These prescriptions took an extreme form at the outbreak of the Corona Pandemic. Effects of keeping distance on the cognitive self-image are given by framing one's own behavior. At the beginning of the lockdown in March 2020, the sculptor Talos Kedl (A), the cognitive researcher Stefan Glasauer (DE) and I spontaneously created two sculptural body frames. Between April and June 2020 we used them to realize a series of play performances in Vienna and the surrounding area. Based on this we want to develop Pandemic Game Art.

Examination Modalities

Service for obtaining a certificate: Presentation/lecture. Research and creation of an own game art concept.


Seminar nur für Studierende der Digitalen Kunst. Mitbelegung dieses Semester nicht möglich."


13 October 2020, 13:00–15:00 Online Kennwort: 274493 ------
27 October 2020, 13:00–16:00 Kennwort: 274493 ------
17 November 2020, 13:00–16:00 Kennwort: 274493 ------
15 December 2020, 13:00–16:00 Kennwort: 274493 ------
12 January 2021, 13:00–16:00 Kennwort: 274493 ------
19 January 2021, 13:00–14:00 Kennwort: 274493
26 January 2021, 13:00–16:00

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

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

Individual courses: possible