5 courses
Experimental Game Cultures - Artistic Core Subject

Margarete Jahrmann

2021W/2022S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht, 8.0 ECTS

Experimental Game Engines: Prototyping, Development, Intercommunication

Georg Luif

This course explores the fundamentals for building creative prototypes to answer artistic research questions, developing ideas further into stable applications and interfacing your projects with other languages (such as Python).  Through examples and practical exercises we will develop a basic knowledge of working with Game Engines as well as how we can use them more experimentally. 2021W, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

From Mainframe to Metaverse: Hands on Game History in Art, Technology, Society

Jogi Neufeld

„The medium is the massage“ (Marshall McLuhan) The course massages the sensorium for the history of the "leading medium of the 21st century" (Eric Zimmerman). First trials with new technologies at American universities, early mass products, the golden age, artistic and economic diversification and democratisation are explained and hard- and software milestones can be physically tested. The technical, cultural, economic… 2021W, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Homo Ludens – Geschichte und Gegenwart des Spiels

Ernst Strouhal

Spiel gehört zu den elementaren Kulturtechniken der Menschheit. Keine Kindheit war je ohne Spiele, keine Gesellschaft ist vorstellbar ohne sie. Im Zuge der Digitalisierung sind Spiele zu einem global player der Kultur- und Freizeitindustrie geworden: + Mit Spielen werden derzeit höhere Umsatzzahlen erzielt als mit Filmen oder Musik – mit eminenten gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Folgen, + Digitale Spiele sind nicht… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Homo Ludens – Past and Present of Game and Play

Florian Bettel

The Konversatorium is aimed at the students of the master’s program »Experimental Game Cultures« and is designed as an in-depth format for the seminar »Homo Ludens – History and Present of Games« (together with Ernst Strouhal). In the Konversatorium, game and play are understood as a cultural practice, we trace the cultural-historical roots of play and understand the activity and… 2021W/2022S, Konversatorium, 8.0 ECTS