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A general outline of the history of economic thought

Ludwig List

// In case of another lockdown the classes will be held via Zoom, the students will be informed with the details via mail. This module represents part one of the course on the history of economic thought. It tries to offer a problem-oriented introduction into the history of economic thought and its historical context from a political economy perspective. Apart… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

After the Digital Turn: On F. Stalder’s “The Digital Condition

Boris Buden

After the Digital Turn: On Felix Stalder’s The Digital Condition How, since the mid 199os, the internet has changed our lives? How the digital technology has saturated almost all the spheres of our societies? How it has brought about an unprecedented cultural transformation? Why the genealogy of this transformation can be traced back to the rise of knowledge-economy at the… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Analog/Digital Cultures: Body & Networks

Clemens Apprich

2022S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Analog/Digital Cultures: Mind & Machines

Clemens Apprich

What are digital cultures? The question is typically answered by reference to social media platforms, online services, or the computer in general. However, despite the ubiquity of digital media technologies in our everyday culture, a lack of knowledge prevails as to what ‘the digital’ actually is. The lecture series poses this seemingly simple, but all the more complex question by… 2021W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Artful Coding: web-based games development 1

Andrea Klaura

Course Webpage: https://tantemalkah.at/2021/artful-coding/ Artful coding can be many things. Besides the creative mastery of the tools of the trade, it often also means a playful approach to developing computer programmes. More specifically it can also mean to create playful digital content by applying a (playful) approach to computer programming. In this course we will approach this kind of coding and… 2021W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Artful Coding: web-based games development 2

Andrea Klaura

2022S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Artistic Strategies: Methods & Practice

Bouchra Khalili

As an interdisciplinary incubator of ideas and experimentations accross media and fields of knowledge, this course invites students to develop artistic strategies within the framework of a core theme: « Politics of Representation and Strategies of Public Visibility ». At the beginning of the Winter Semester, students propose art projects responding to the core them. At the end of the… 2021W/2022S, artistic Seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Artistic Strategies: Open Space

Bouchra Khalili

Dedicated to long-term students’ individual projects, Open Space is a transdisciplinary platform focusing on the group members’ projects and work. Open Space aims at supporting students with the development of artistic strategies based on the specifics of their personal projects. As a group, we collectively investigate relevant artistic strategies contributing to the development and finalization of each participants’ project. The… 2021W/2022S, artistic Seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Awareness 1

Tanja Gesell

This course will provide an introduction and overview into biology. Starting with general questions, such as what is a structure? what is a cell?, students will understand fundamental and basic principles underpinning molecular life. We will then discuss current gene technology strategies, explaining fundamental experimental and computational approaches. Furthermore, fields related to health and disease will be explored, including cell… 2021W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Awareness 1

Marco Roberto Sealey Cardona

This course will provide an introduction and overview into biology. Starting with general questions, such as what is a structure? what is a cell?, students will understand fundamental and basic principles underpinning molecular life. We will then discuss current gene technology strategies, explaining fundamental experimental and computational approaches. Furthermore, fields related to health and disease will be explored, including cell… 2021W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Awareness 2

Marco Roberto Sealey Cardona

2022S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Awareness 2

Tanja Gesell

2022S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Cobot Studio Pilot Factory for Industry 4.0

Christina Schmidbauer

In this course, students will be introduced to current trends and developments in industrial applications of collaborative robots (cobots). They will look into the foundations of robotics, including safety and security aspects and application fields of cobots. Further topics include human-robot interaction, skills, and future manufacturing work. Finally, different interaction and control modalities will be taught theoretically. After the theoretical… 2021W/2022S, Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Creative Coding 1

Jonas Bohatsch

This course teaches basic programming skills with the language Processing and it's javascript equivalent P5.js.Wether designer or artist; after successfully completing the course, students posses basic coding skills and understanding of how to use coding as a tool in their creative practice. Content: Basics of programming in P5js Working with random number generators Programming of a software drawing tool Computational… 2021W/2022S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Creative Coding 2

Jonas Bohatsch

2022S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Cross-Disciplinary Studies: A Historical Introduction

Boris Buden

Cross-Disciplinary Studies: A Historical Introduction I How is the truth of the world revealed? What does it mean “to know”? What differentiates knowledge from belief and both from an artistic creation? Does knowledge have an end in itself, or rather, it finds its raison d'être in its practical use? Why and how was it divided into various disciplines and does… 2021W/2022S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Earth, Wind and Fire. Global Histories of Science and Technology

Paul Feigelfeld

The seminar explores various instances in history where movements of ideas, goods, people, theories, practices etc. either set in motion certain technological and epistemological developments, or in turn where technologies were the conditions of possibility for these movements. Through interweaving episodic storytelling with media history, the agencies writing histories and realities – be they human, animal, machine or other –… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

European Integration in History and Present

Monika Mokre

European integration is closely related to possibilities and bareers to (intra-european and global) movement. On the one hand, the four freedoms of movement (of goods, services, persons, and capital) have formed the core principles of European integration since the first Treaties. On the other one, the structure and rules of the European Union play a paramount and ambiguous role for… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Extracurricular Tendencies

Astrid Käthe Wagner

This course is about the connection between art and leisure.During winter semester we will focus on applied leisure activities like field trips, walks and exhibition visits. Leisure is here meant as a time to think, look and see. In passing, we will encounter various fields of work, consumption and other economic contexts. Destinations and locations will be announced at short… 2021W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Fishy Perspectives on City Planning

Lena Kohlmayr

In this course we look at our built environment from multiple perspectives and reflect on the potential and difficulties of public space and public infrastructure. Who is building our cities and why does it look like it does. With open eyes, critical thoughts and humour we explore the depths of city administrations and built manifestations of past societal, political and… 2021W, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Freedom of Movement as a Fundamental Human Right

Manfred Nowak

This seminar will address the fundamental right to freedom of movement as protected by various international and regional human rights treaties, such as Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 12 and 13 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), or Article 2-4 Protocol 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights (1950/63).… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

From Upper Paleolithic to Late Middle Ages (Zyklus I)

Edith Futscher

This course offers an orientation aid in the very broad field of artistic practices from prehistory to the late Middle Ages. An overview with regard to basic questions of visual languages and to different functions of artistic and cultural production will be given: We will explore different ways of using images in different cultural areas and periods of time and… 2021W, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Frühe Neuzeit / 1400-1800 (Zyklus II)

Edith Futscher

2022S, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Global Contemporary Art (Zyklus IV)

Eva Kernbauer

2022S, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Grundlagen des Programmierens

Peter Knobloch

The objective of the lecture is to develop fundamental programming skills by the means of the programming language Python 3. By the means of examples and practical exercises the following topics will by gradually developed: What is a program? Which programming language for which purpose „Vocabulary “ & „grammar“ of a programming language Simple in- and output of data Conditions,… 2021W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Homo mobilis – why we move how we move – and how to change that

Elisabeth Oberzaucher

We will discuss human mobility behavior from an evolutionary viewpoint and address how these can be applied to understand modern mobility patterns. Different mobility modalities will be reflected in the light of human behavior tendencies and potential to improve the experience for travellers. We will try to identify means to nudge people towards more sustainable mobility behavior, and work on… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

In ignorance we trust. Jacques Rancieres' concept of intellectual equality.

Antonia Birnbaum

„In ignorance we trust“ Thinking, Learning, Emancipation Teaching language: English „The Ignorant Schoolmaster“ (1986) of Jacques Rancière makes several heterodox statements concerning the relation between learning, thinking, and emancipation. Just as work does not make us free, knowledge does not make us free. It is not knowledge itself that emancipates. Any number of scholars are not emancipated. It is emancipation… 2021W, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Introduction into Intercultural and Transcultural Collaboration

Irene Jancsy

This course aims at introducing the concept of intercultural competence and exploring its practical implications in cross-cultural collaboration. The course starts with a brief introduction to the concepts of culture and the predominant models that describe cultural patterns and differences. The notions of intercultural competence, transculturality and their applicability in global projects and intercultural teams are explored, with an emphasis… 2021W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Academic Research (for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Kristina Pia Hofer

This course provides a basic survey of methods and strategies for qualitative academic research and writing for the humanities and social sciences. I will give short lectures on formats and techniques (defining a research problem, referencing your sources, drafting lit reviews, abstracts and thesis statements, …). You will then have the opportunity to immediately put input to practice: after each… 2021W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research: planning and conducting a quantitative study

Brigitte Krenn

In this course, we will learn how to plan and conduct quantitative research. This will include: the introduction of fundamental terms; the presentation of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including quantitative methods such as self-completion questionnaire, structured observation, content analysis, and qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, ethnography and participant observation; how to decide whether a research question requires… 2021W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research:evaluating and interpreting quantitative data

Brigitte Krenn

2022S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Human Rights and Global Challenges

Manfred Nowak

2022S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Human Rights and Global Challenges

Manfred Nowak

This course will introduce students to the field of human rights from a multidisciplinary perspective. First, students will learn about the philosophy and history of human rights both at the national and international level. More concretely, the main mechanisms of protecting human rights in international organisations will be discussed, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe and other regional… 2021W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Information Technology

Silvan David Peter

The course will give an overview of key topics in modern IT, and it will be accompanied by practical programming exercises. We will cover - Basic computer architecture - Procedural and object-oriented programming in JavaScript - Generating simple graphics and sounds - Processing data - Network communication - Basics of machine learning/AI The course will be held in close conjunction… 2021W/2022S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 1.5 ECTS

Introduction to Information Technology

Martin Gasser

The course will give an overview of key topics in modern IT, and it will be accompanied by practical programming exercises. We will cover - Basic computer architecture - Procedural and object-oriented programming in JavaScript - Generating simple graphics and sounds - Processing data - Network communication - Basics of machine learning/AI The course will be held in close conjunction… 2021W/2022S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 1.5 ECTS

Kunst der Moderne: Globale Perspektiven (Zyklus III)

Eva Kernbauer

This course offers an introduction to the emergence of European Modern Art (1800-1950) in the global context. We will look at the formation of Europe and European Art as cultural entities framed and shaped by political and economic struggle, emerging nationalism, colonialism and global expansion. In distinct chapters, we will examine the transformation of art in the course of Modernism:… 2021W, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Maintainers. Moved by Things

Jenni Tischer

“There is, in each epoch, a part of the technical world that is recognized by culture, while other parts of the technical world are rejected” (Gilbert Simondon) In the book „On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects“, the french philosopher examines the „disjunction of the conditions for the intellection of progress and for the experience of the internal rhythms… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Master CDC Lab

Christine Böhler

CDCLab is a collaborative course where students apply content and strategies from their lectures in cross-disciplinary projects, working largely independently and in small groups. You receive support and training in written expression, technical, artistic and practical implementation. Throughout the semester, workshops, cooperations and presentations take place, discussing multidisciplinary connections in project work. The sterlet is our hub for creating our… 2021W/2022S, Projektarbeit, 10.0 ECTS

Master Programme Related Reflection

Adnan Balcinovic

The CDS MA programme allows students to choose their own focus of studies to a large extent. The PRR provides a space for discussion of individual interests as well as the topics chosen for the master's thesis and their placement in the context of the CDS MA curriculum. It is an opportunity to reflect the study programme and personal development,… 2021W, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 ECTS

Matter and Meaning: Why we know what we know in Physics

Tanja Traxler

2022S, Proseminar, 1.5 ECTS

Matter and Meaning: Why we know what we know in Physics

Tanja Traxler

How have natural scientists and especially physicists gathered knowledge throughout the centuries? Why is reality in quantum physics not the way it seems in everyday life? And what role do the arts and a sense for the beauty play in discovering laws of nature? In this course we will investigate past and present methods of gaining knowledge in the physical… 2021W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Media & Paranoia

Clemens Apprich

2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Migration denken

Nanna Heidenreich

Migration challenges representation - this applies equally to imaginations/ideas, depictions and forms of political organisation. This seminar is dedicated to these aspects and thus to the foundations of so-called critical migration and border regime studies and supplements them with decidedly cultural, art and media studies questions. What do we actually understand by migration? What about the "art of migration", what… 2021W, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Pattern Discrimination

Clemens Apprich

How do ‘human’ prejudices re-emerge in algorithmic cultures allegedly devised to be blind to them? To answer this question, this seminar investigates a fundamental axiom in data analytics and machine learning: pattern discrimination. By imposing identity on input data, in order to filter – that is, to discriminate – signals from noise, patterns become a highly political issue. Hence, in… 2021W, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Schwerkraft der Verhältnisse

Eva Maria Stadler

2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Signs of Struggle, Songs of Sorrow*An Atlas of Hope

Adnan Balcinovic

In this course we will approach the very difficult task of drawing the world. We will collect material about our own movement in the world and analyze existing artistic approaches to making world maps. We may get trapped in abstraction and the many worlds behind each representation. We will find conflicts in the narration of our own history. We will… 2021W/2022S, Projektarbeit, 4.0 ECTS

Social Science and Research: Basics and qualitative Methods 1

Andrea Schaffar

In this course we will explore the thinking and concepts of Social Science: What are the conditions, the do’s, don’ts, and doings of Social Science as cross disciplinary research? At first the basics and framework of different approaches and methodologies are in the focus of the course. Reading as a fundamental competence within the sciences will be examined and practiced.… 2021W, Proseminar, 3.0 ECTS

Social Science and Research: Basics and qualitative Methods 2

Andrea Schaffar

2022S, Proseminar, 3.0 ECTS

Social dynamics: Organisation, communication and cooperation

Andrea Schaffar

Social dynamics are part of everyday life and are underlying everything we in do in professional and private settings. Analysing these dynamics helps to better understand different settings and can be a tool for various topics: Planning a project, building a team, designing research processes, shaping an intervention, a.s.o.. In this course we are addressing dynamics and processes that are… 2021W, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Spooky action: Nonlocality and motion in science and society

Tanja Traxler

Ever since the development of modern natural science, scientific progress has gone hand in hand with technological advances, where one has amplified the other and vice-verse. Prominently, modern physics has given rise to a multitude of applications ranging from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and microelectronics to quantum information technology. As has become clear since the 1960ies, it is especially… 2021W/2022S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

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