Technologien/Praxen | Art in the Period of Social Media

Anna Vasof
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2023W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03662


“Instagramism” is the aesthetic of the new global digital youth classes that emerge in the early 2010s [1].
The online art experiences make all kinds of artworks to be adjusted in a highly interactive process. If an artist is supposed to propose new ways of seeing and creating, it’s worrying when social media platforms feel like they’re turning us all into sycophantic clones [2]. During the course, we will discuss how to deal with social media as artists within and beyond their forms and capacities.


• Different types of social media
• Ηow the invention of the instant changed history
• Social Media and GenZ
• The perception of time in social media
• Artist vs Art
• Watching art through social media
• Defining and “measuring” art success in Social Media
• Understanding and Misusing Dating Apps
• Concentration, stress, and addiction
• How to find inspiration through direct and instant interaction with the audience
• Creating screencast videos and films



20 October 2023, 15:00-19:00 | Seminarraum 20 (VZA7, 5.OG)
27 October 2023, 15:00-19:00 | Seminarraum 27 (VZA7, EG)
10 November 2023, 15:00-19:00 | Seminarraum 27 (VZA7, EG)
17 November 2023, 15:00-19:00 | Graz
24 November 2023, 15:00-19:00 | Seminarraum 27 (VZA7, EG)
12 January 2024, 15:00-19:00 | Seminarraum 27 (VZA7, EG)
19 January 2024, 15:00-19:00 | Seminarraum 27 (VZA7, EG)


The course is creditable (and not only) for:
im BA Studium für FOR: Technologien/ Praxen (kkp) (2ECTS)

1. Manovich, L. Instagram, and Contemporary Image; Manovich. NET: NewYork ,NY, USA, 2017
2. Drew Zeiba. Can You Make It As an Artist in 2018 Without Constantly Plugging Yourself on Instagram?; NET: Vulture 2018

Examination Modalities

Presence, participation and practical working during the course.
Presentation of an artwork related to the class topics.

Course Enrolment

From 24 July 2023, 17:28 to 30 October 2023, 00:00
Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): K√ľnstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (kkp) 067/001.21

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): K√ľnstlerische Methodik und Technologie digitaler Kunst: Grammatik und Architektur neuer Medien I - IV 567/202.04

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible