Kollaboratives und disloziertes Arbeiten

Sarah Grant
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2023W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04892


This course will critically engage with the communication and networking technologies we readily use for ourselves and our communities. Questions around the control of data, software, hardware and infrastructure will be tied to larger themes of access, power, resilience and sustainability. An ethos of artistry and activism will be infused throughout the course which offers an overview of technopolitical movements foundational to the class theme of "Radical Networks."  

Course objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the technology stack that powers the internet as we know it
  • Learn about alternative networks such as peer-to-peer and mesh networks
  • Develop a holistic view of the political issues surrounding the internet, from its development to its use primarily through the world wide web
  • Speculate on the concept of networks as both a place and a material for artistic exploration and experimentation
  • Survey the history of internet-based art, from early net.art to hacktivisits to post-internet works

Examination Modalities

Attendance and participation in class discussions will determine successful completion of the seminar.

Key Words

critical thinking, lecture, discussion, internet art, interventionist art, media art


13 October 2023, 10:00–12:00 Conference Room 17
27 October 2023, 10:00–12:00 Conference Room 17
10 November 2023, 10:00–12:00 Conference Room 17

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Künstlerische Methodik und Technologie digitaler Kunst: Kollaboratives und disloziertes Arbeiten 567/202.14

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

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible