interdisciplinary bachelor programme, 8 semesters (240 ECTS)
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A Human Rights Based Approach to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Manfred Nowak

Please be informed that due to the current restrictions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the class will be held ONLINE until further notice. This seminar will apply the human rights perspective to one of the most current and pressing global challenges with implications for years to come. Focusing on the global Covid-19 pandemic, this seminar analyzes the complex interplay… 2020W, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Art Studio Practice

Judith Eisler

Weekly class meetings with Zoom  2021S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht, 6.0 ECTS

Art and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe 1400-1800 (Zyklus II)

Edith Futscher

This course offers an introduction to early modern European art and visual culture, also to the ways of writing its history – from ars nova to the transformations of art and its social framing in the late 18th century. The focus is on concepts of the image and its predominance in this period of the history of the arts, on… 2021S, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Ethics

Robert Trappl

AI systems for calculating the „Social Credit Score“, Autonomous Robot Soldiers, Robot-Conversational-„Butlers“ for elder persons, decision programs based on non-transparent procedures, etc., not to mention the very improbable decision problems in autonomous vehicles, a multitude of AI systems and robots exists that raise ethical questions. Many papers and books are published about them. And many organisations, regional or international like… 2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Artistic Strategies by non-artists

Bouchra Khalili

Artistic Strategies by Non-Artists, Part II: Al Assifa (1973-1978). The first part of the seminar focused on representation of class belonging with the film production of the Medvedkine Group, a group of factory workers from the East of France, active from 1969 to 1974 who engaged with cinema as a mean to bear witness to their living and working conditions.… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Artistic Strategies: Lab 1

Bouchra Khalili

Teaching focuses essentially on the group members’ projects and work. The purpose of the lab is to develop artistic strategies based on the specifics of individual projects rather than on a doctrine or formula. The group operates as a lab allowing to collectively reflecting and contributing on each members’ projects. As a group, we collectively investigate relevant artistic strategies contributing… 2020W/2021S, Projektarbeit, 2.0 ECTS

Bachelor Related Reflection

Christine Böhler

Only for CDS students working on their Bachelor's thesis. 2021S, Programme - Related Reflection, 2.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies I

Renée Schroeder

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell give an introduction and overview into biology. The main focus is on molecular biology. Starting with questions such as what is life? and how did life emerge?, students will understand fundamental and basic principles about the molecules of life. From there, we will discuss current gene technology strategies explaining fundamental experimental and computational approaches. Finally,… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies I

Tanja Gesell

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell give an introduction and overview into biology. The main focus is on molecular biology. Starting with questions such as what is life? and how did life emerge?, students will understand fundamental and basic principles about the molecules of life. From there, we will discuss current gene technology strategies explaining fundamental experimental and computational approaches. Finally,… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies II

Renée Schroeder

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell teach molecular biology based on their introduction lecture Biomolecular Strategies in the winter semester. The course has three cornerstones: lectures, exercises, and a symposium. Lecture: This semester, the class is starting with the questions such as what is a DNA? Students will learn more about DNA structure, genes, and genomes. Further topics will include replication… 2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies II

Tanja Gesell

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell teach molecular biology based on their introduction lecture Biomolecular Strategies in the winter semester. The course has three cornerstones: lectures, exercises, and a symposium. Lecture: This semester, the class is starting with the questions such as what is a DNA? Students will learn more about DNA structure, genes, and genomes. Further topics will include replication… 2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

CDCLab

Christine Böhler

In CDCLab, we bundle a multitude of thematic possibilities and contents, approaches and disciplinary requirements. CDCLab is a participatory lecture format in which students contribute, develop and apply topics and strategies largely independently. To this end, several courses from different subject groups of the study programme cooperate with CDC in the joint supervision of content, research, problem-solving and practical implementation.… 2020W/2021S, Projektarbeit, 6.0 ECTS

Cobot Studio Pilot Factory for Industry 4.0

Christina Schmidbauer

In this course, students will be introduced to basic trends and developments in industrial applications of collaborative robots (cobots). We will look into application fields of cobots, the basics concerning safety norms, intuitive programming of cobots, and teaching of cobots. After the introduction, students work independently and in small teams on a use case with cobots as a tool. The… 2020W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

Critical Infrastructures - Nation, Migration, Zirkulation

Nanna Heidenreich

Please note: the main language of the course is German. However, a lot of the reading materials will be in English (with some in German too). The course then will allow for different language skills: if you can follow discussion and read in German but feel more secure to discuss in English, you are welcome to join the course. The… 2021S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Cross-Disciplinary Studies: A Historical Introduction

Boris Buden

Cross-Disciplinary Studies: A Historical Introduction II 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… 2020W/2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Democracy in the 21st Century

Monika Mokre

In the summer semester, we shall continue our discussions from the winter semester by focusing on (1) challenges to democracy (globalized economy, migration, communication networks) (2) contemporary political forms of democracy (neoliberalism, populism) (3) concrete examples of contemporary democracy (city of Vienna, rule of law in Austria) (4) alternative forms of democracy (council democracy, deliberative democracy, sociocracy, liquid democracy ....… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Digital Skills

Martin Gasser

We will have an in-depth look at the basic ideas and problems in Machine Learning (ML) and AI by training neural networks in the web application Teachable Machine. How do we collect and prepare training data? How do we check whether the algorithm is actually learning what it is supposed to learn? What types of bias could degrade the performance… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 1.0 ECTS

Documentary Strategies, Part I: "Bearing Witness in a time of Global Crisis

Bouchra Khalili

Documentary Strategies - Part 1: Bearing witness in a time of Global Crisis « Documentary strategies » is a yearly seminar focusing on documentary practices approached as a strategic space to reflect on new collective forms of social imagination. For the first iteration, the seminar investigates the FSA Program (Farm Security Administration: 1935-1943). The FSA was implemented by the F.D… 2021S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Epistemic (In)Justice. Witnessing, Testimony and Accounting in the Anthropocene

Monika Halkort

Epistemic injustice commonly refers to unfairness or wrongful treatment (i.e. injustices) related to issues of knowledge, understanding, and participation. This can include the exclusion and/or silencing of voices and testimonies and the systematic distortion and misrepresentation of experiences by hegemonic knowledge regimes. But who or what counts as voice and where can we situate it in the midst of damaged… 2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Epistemology of Nature: Why matter matters

Arno Böhler

The aim of this epistemology class consists in the cross-disciplinary study of different concepts of Nature, which have shown up in the history of the spirit till today. Firstly, we will discuss the speculative approach toward Nature in the philosophy of F.W.J. Schelling (German Idealism), a teacher of Marx, Engels, Kierkegaard, Bakunin, Humboldt and others. Secondly, we will consider contemporary… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS

Evolution and Biological Mechanisms of Cooperation

Elisabeth Oberzaucher

In this class we will transfer the basic knowledge aquired in Winter term to current challenges.  Students will analyse current social situations according to their cooperative quality, and describe which mechanisms ensure that cooperation remains stable against potential exploiters. Weaknesses and strenghts of systems of varying complexity and dimensions will be identified.  2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Experimente mit Elektronik und Arduino

Jonas Bohatsch

This course is aimed at beginners who never worked in the field of physical computing.Attendants will learn how to work with the Arduino Platform. Content • Overview of the Arduino Platform • Basics of programming Arduino • Working with sensors • Controlling LEDs, motors, etc. 2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Extracurricular Tendencies

Astrid Käthe Wagner

This summer semester we will make up for last semester's cancelled excursions. We will visit two art collections as part of the Extracurricular Tendencies course. We will have a guided tour through the respective premises and afterwards we will talk and discuss about what we have seen. Through exchange and the input of the participants we will initiate a first… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

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 two 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 critical, macroeconomic perspective. Apart… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

General Outline of the History of Economic Thought

Ludwig List

Edit due to current COVID-19 crisis: Due to the current circumstances, the course will be held via ZOOM for the time being. The examination modalities of this course stay the same, as all the important parts can be done by the students at home or in groups via ZOOM. The invitation to the ZOOM meetings together with the password can… 2021S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Individualism & Intra-action: Agency and causality in human and nonhuman affairs

Tanja Traxler

DETECTION AND SENSE-MAKING: QUANTUM OPTICS, GOD TRICK, AND MATTER OF FORCE Detection and Sense-Making: Quantum Optics, God Trick, and Matters of Force is a co-taught seminar by Daniela Gandorfer and Tanja Traxler. It is a continuation of the fall 2020 seminars “Gas Exchanges and the Right to Breathe” and “Individualism & Intra-action: Agency and causality in human and nonhuman affairs”.… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction Programme Related Reflection

Christine Böhler

PRR offers a space in which the study programme and personal development of the students are continuously reflected, both at the individual level and in the group. … each student is to keep a studies portfolio in which the experiences and competencies gained during the course of studies are to be documented in writing or visually, analyzed and critically reflected… 2020W, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 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 (how-to's for: descriptions, interpretations, abstracts, thesis statements, referencing, organizing literature …). You will then have the opportunity to immediately put my input to practice: each week, you will complete… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Artistic Strategies

Antoine Turillon

“Art has no parameters ... Artists do, they continually re-define them” - Raivoo Puusemp in Beyond Art -- Dissolution of Rosendale, N.Y. The 1st semester focused on artistic strategies in time-based media, examining how artists working with film, video, and video installation question issues of representation of underrepresented history and heritage. On the 2nd semester, students are invited to investigate… 2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 3.0 ECTS

Introduction to Artistic Strategies

Bouchra Khalili

Artistic Strategies involve a wide range of practices, media, and fields of knowledge that combine in the making of many contemporary art works. The purpose of this course is not to reach a comprehensive and final definition of Artistic Strategies, but rather to understand that Artistic Strategies are essentially and specifically shaped by artists as a response to and as… 2020W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 3.0 ECTS

Introduction to Coding

Silvan David Peter

We will have an in-depth look at the basic ideas and problems in Machine Learning (ML) and AI by training neural networks in the web application Teachable Machine. How do we collect and prepare training data? How do we check whether the algorithm is actually learning what it is supposed to learn? What types of bias could degrade the performance… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Communication and Cooperation Strategies

Harald Katzmair

In a world of massive information overflow and oversaturated human attention capacities the design of communication and cooperation strategies rely on a deep understanding of network dynamics and general knowledge of the sometimes erratic behavior of complex systems, the basic laws of creating resonance and influencing the human mind as well as knowledge about principles of framing and storytelling. Goal… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Cross-Disciplinary Work

Christine Böhler

PRR offers a space to reflect the study programme and the students' personal development, both individually and in the group. During this course, students must prepare and present portfolios documenting experiences and competencies gained during studies. In the summer semester, our reflection will focus on understanding and analysing cross-disciplinary work. At the end of the semester, you will present your… 2021S, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research: planning and conducting a quantitative study

Brigitte Krenn

Students will be taught how empirical studies can be understood, discussed and criticized. Students will be introduced to the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics by implementing and evaluating their own empirical study. For this purpose, students will build upon their work from the 1st part of this course in Winter Semester 2020/21 where they have developed self-completion questionnaires, with… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Human Rights

Manfred Nowak

2020W/2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Kunst der Gegenwart (Zyklus IV)

Eva Kernbauer

This lecture is focused on the discussion of artworks since the 1950s. A discussion of which criteria are apt to characterize and periodize "contemporary art" and how this periodization resonates with globalisation will accompany us during the whole semester. Each lecture will discuss artworks or projects along thematic axes relevant today: materiality and conceptualism, intermediality, transculturality and globalisation, relations between… 2021S, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future

Maximilian Muhr

“Lectures for Future“ is a lecture series with guest lecturers from various universities and research institutions, most of them part of the Scientists4Future, working on the most pressing societal and ecological challenges and their potential solutions. The lectures series is taking place for the third semester in a row, everytime at several higher education institutions, each of them with their… 2020W, lecture series, 1.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future

Carlos Toledo

Please note: This course is worth 2.0 ECTS (not 1.0) and is listed in the base twice for administrative reasons. All information can be found in the course with the same name hosted by Maximilian Muhr. In order to receive the 2.0 ECTS, you have to register for both courses. 2020W, lecture series, 1.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future

Carlos Toledo

Please note: This course is worth 2.0 ECTS (not 1.0) and is listed in the base twice for administrative reasons. All information can be found in the course with the same name hosted by Maximilian Muhr. In order to receive the 2.0 ECTS, you have to register for both courses. 2021S, Ringvorlesung mit Workshop, 1.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future

Maximilian Muhr

“Lectures for Future“ is a lecture series with guest lecturers from various universities and research institutions, most of them part of the Scientists4Future, working on the most pressing societal and ecological challenges and their potential solutions. The lectures series is taking place for the fourth semester in a row, everytime at several higher education institutions, each of them with their… 2021S, Ringvorlesung mit Workshop, 1.0 ECTS

Machine Learning in practice

Nariddh Khean

This course will give a basic introduction to using pre-trained machine learning models in Python. The first part of the course, participants will become familiar with the basic elements of the Python programming language. What is a variable? What is a function? What is a datatype? What is an abstract datatype? Then we will also look into a few use… 2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Machine Learning in practice

Martin Gasser

This course will give a basic introduction to using pre-trained machine learning models in Python. The first part of the course, participants will become familiar with the basic elements of the Python programming language. What is a variable? What is a function? What is a datatype? What is an abstract datatype? Then we will also look into a few use… 2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 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… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 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… 2021S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Modern Art (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:… 2020W, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

On Gas Exchanges And The Right To Breathe

Daniela Gandorfer

DETECTION AND SENSE-MAKING: QUANTUM OPTICS, GOD TRICK, AND MATTER OF FORCE Detection and Sense-Making: Quantum Optics, God Trick, and Matters of Force is a co-taught seminar by Daniela Gandorfer and Tanja Traxler. It is a continuation of the fall 2020 seminars “Gas Exchanges and the Right to Breathe” and “Individualism & Intra-action: Agency and causality in human and nonhuman affairs”.… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Orientation Tutorial

Sebastian Lang

The Orientation Tutorial is an introduction to the university´s infrastructure. Together we will tour Die Angewandte - specifically the locations at OKP, VZA7 and SALZ. We will visit the wood and metallic studio, ceramics studio, computer and video studio, silkscreen/ relief/ gravure/ flat screen printing, the book and paper studio, and the digital photography lab. The course will take place… 2020W, Übungen, 1.0 ECTS

Orientation Tutorial

Lisa-Marie Weidl

The Orientation Tutorial is an introduction to the university´s infrastructure. Together we aim to tour Die Angewandte - specifically the locations at OKP, VZA7 and SALZ. We will visit the wood and metallic studio, ceramics studio, computer and video studio, silkscreen/ relief/ gravure/ flat screen printing, the book and paper studio, and the digital photography lab. The course will take… 2020W, Übungen, 1.0 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: 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 this course, we… 2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Physical Computing

Peter Knobloch

The objective of the lecture is to impart & develop fundamental theories, principles and approaches for the use and development of electrical circuits with microcontrollers or (max. credit card sized) single-board computers. By the means of examples and practical exercises using a Raspberry Pi Zero W the following topics will by gradually developed: History, literature, references Fundamental parts of a… 2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

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