Visual Cultures - Krieg und Protest in Sozialen Medien

Ramón Reichert
Art Sciences and Art Education, Cultural Studies
2024S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04780

Description

In the seminar we examine visual cultures of war and protest in social media with a particular focus on: Russia's war against Ukraine, Anti-Maidan, Syria war, Iranian women's revolution, Occupy Wall Street, revolution in Egypt, protests against AfD, protest movement of Israeli civil society.  

Warfare on social media and online platforms has introduced a new type of mediatization of war: digital information warfare is dominated by a constant stream of images, a ‘war feed’ that generates attention with the new instruments of globalized communication spaces. 

We address these new forms of digital participation, which cover combat operations, destruction, war crimes, violence and genocide in the spectrum between propaganda and digital forensics.

Examination Modalities

Our seminar is based on passionate collaboration, participation and discussion culture. In collaborative visual analysis  we will scroll through visual material and contextualize it together.

In each course there will be a theory input (20 minutes), case studies (50 minutes) and close reading (20 minutes).

Students are expected to be present regularly, to take part in the discussions and to give short keynote speeches (5 minutes). No written thesis, no oral exam.

Comments

Ford, Matthew, and Andrew Hoskins. Radical war: Data, attention and control in the twenty-first century. Oxford University Press, 2022.

Hoskins, Andrew, and Pavel Shchelin. "The War Feed: Digital War in Plain Sight." American Behavioral Scientist 67.3 (2023): 449-463.

Merrin, William. Digital War: A critical introduction. London: Routledge 2018.

Reichert, Ramón. "IM KRIEG DER ATTRAKTIONEN Der russische Krieg gegen die Ukraine auf Telegram." POP. Kultur und Kritik 12.2 (2023): 64-70.

Key Words

video, discussion, photography, printing, digital imaging, process art, cultural politics, electronic media

Dates

04 March 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 21
11 March 2024, 17:15–19:15 Seminar Room 20
18 March 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 21
08 April 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
15 April 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
22 April 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
29 April 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
06 May 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
13 May 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
03 June 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
10 June 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
17 June 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20
24 June 2024, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 20

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00 to 01 March 2024, 23:00
Via online registration

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