interdisciplinary bachelor programme, 8 semesters (240 ECTS)
53 courses

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Aesthetics of Artistic Media and Cross-Disciplinary Strategies

Katharina Gsöllpointner

The course will focus on the theoretical and practical application of media aesthetics in artistic and cross-disciplinary strategies. This includes the confrontation with differences and similarities between art, science and humanities, as well as with selected examples of aesthetic strategies aiming to reach into various societal fields. An important part of the course builds on the possibility for students to… 2019S, Artistic Practice and Theoretical Reflecion

Architectures Of The Oceans

Andrea Börner

SEIZING THE OCEANS Even if the maritime domain covers the largest part of the earth´s surface, for a long time in the history of human settlements these vast water bodies appeared to be unearthly and bewildering. With the exception of the seafaring people and adventurous individuals, the seas were only experienced at its fringes. Since the rise of the modern… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Art Studio Practice

Judith Eisler

2018W/2019S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht

Artistic Strategies

Jens Hauser

The course provides both a large scope of contemporary practices that use biomedia and examines the underpinning philosophical and esthetical concepts. It also loops this art of staging a/liveness back to historical paradigms such as the indexicality of imprints, animation and simulacrum, automata as early ‘artificial life’, as well as to the concept of ‘micro-performativity.’ Artistic forgery of DNA fingerprints,… 2018W, Artistic Practice and Theoretical Reflecion

Artistic Strategies

Gerald Nestler

The course offers approaches to artistic strategies and practices from a postdisciplinary perspective. The term postdisciplinary states that art is not a discipline as such, but to the advantage of difference and multiplicity a certain totality that opens to other forms of research and practice; hence, art is often the site where new forms of thinking and making find their… 2018W, Artistic Practice and Theoretical Reflecion

Artistic Strategies

Thomas Feuerstein

REAL ART In recent years, biological organisms, methods from the sciences and "real" processes are increasingly becoming the material of art. Regardless of tendencies of a new realism in philosophy, questions arise about a new realism in art: how do the new correspondences between art and science, fact and fiction, construct themselves in contemporary art production? Which conceptual and narrative… 2018W, Artistic Practice and Theoretical Reflecion

Artistic Strategies in Public Space

Leopold Schatzl

The course offers the extended continuation of our work in the winter semester, in which we dealt with the content development of artistic ideas and their visual implementation of representative concept documents. Based on the common topic "Migration & Movement", the developed concepts will now be realized during a multi-day workshop as contributions to a concrete common art project in… 2019S, Artistic Practice and Theoretical Reflecion

Basic Statistics and Graphics for Biomolecular Strategies

Tanja Gesell

The Basic Statistics and Graphics for Biomolecular Strategies course of Tanja Gesell and Elin Axelsson-Ekker will impart knowledge of statistical thinking, and fundamentals of data exploration and analysis as well as data visualisations. Additionally, students will learn the basics of a programming language relevant for statistics, the R language. Along with this line, the course will provide a comprehensive introduction… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Basic Statistics and Graphics for Biomolecular Strategies

Elin Anna Maria Axelsson-Ekker

The Basic Statistics and Graphics for Biomolecular Strategies course of Tanja Gesell and Elin Axelsson-Ekker will impart knowledge of statistical thinking, and fundamentals of data exploration and analysis as well as data visualisations. Additionally, students will learn the basics of a programming language relevant for statistics, the R language. Along with this line, the course will provide a comprehensive introduction… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Basics of Scientific Writing

David Campbell

This course brings together scientific writing, academic publishing, research in the sciences and artistic research, also in reference to interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. The focus is on "basics of scientific writing" (writing and publishing in the sciences). Two types of writing are serving as "role models": the article in the peer-reviewed journal and the book (monograph and edited book). This will… 2018W, Vorlesungen

Biomolecular Strategies and Visualisations

Renée Schroeder

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell teaching molecular biology based on their introduction lecture Biomolecular Strategies at the winter semester. The course has three cornerstones: lectures, exercises, and a symposium. Lecture: This semester the lecture is starting with the questions such as what is a DNA? Students will learn more about DNA structure, genes, and genomes. The students will understand fundamental… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Biomolecular Strategies and Visualisations

Tanja Gesell

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell teaching molecular biology based on their introduction lecture Biomolecular Strategies at the winter semester. The course has three cornerstones: lectures, exercises, and a symposium. Lecture: This semester the lecture is starting with the questions such as what is a DNA? Students will learn more about DNA structure, genes, and genomes. The students will understand fundamental… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Brain and Behaviour

Elisabeth Oberzaucher

This course will deal with the complex mechanisms that link cognitive processes to behavioural outcomes. The two main foci will be social behaviour and environmental psychology. We will discuss the evolutionary basis, the developmental manifestation and the modulation through external and internal factors. We will aim to identify global patterns as well as cultural and individual differences. Based on the… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Contextual Designing

Carlos Toledo

Course Description: In this course we will reflect on why and how corporate identity since the 1990s became a more and more integral part of institutions, including public institutions such as universities. Diversity enriches our lives but at the same time more possibilities imply more competition. Can we escape this neo-liberal pressure? Our aim is to elaborate visual strategies that… 2019S, Artistic Practice and Theoretical Reflecion

Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities

Tanja Gesell

In each of the semesters 2 to 7, a workshop regarding cross-disciplinary capabilities is to be completed. In this workshop, students apply methods for creating interdisciplinary connections and explore potentials of interdisciplinary linkages.The experiences gained in these workshops are to be documented in the studies portfolio (programme-related reflection). They form the basis for the concluding bachelor thesis. In our first… 2018W, Workshop

Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities

Christine Böhler

In each of the semesters 2 to 7, a workshop regarding cross-disciplinary capabilities is to be completed. In this workshop, students apply methods for creating interdisciplinary connections and explore the potentials of interdisciplinary linkages. The experiences gained in these workshops are to be documented in the studies portfolio (programme-related reflection). They form the basis for the concluding bachelor thesis. In… 2018W, Workshop

Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities I

Andrea Schüller

COURSE INFO: This course is presented by Andrea Schüller and Maria Spindler. Discovering spaces. Discovering spaces for cooperation within myself, between us, within teams, the space around us and across differences. Action learning in the here and now with the needs, challenges, resources and deep intentions of the students and the group. Action research is learning by doing:, introspection, reflection… 2019S, Workshop

Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities I

Christine Böhler

In CDC we apply project-based learning for creating interdisciplinary connections and explore the potentials of interdisciplinary linkages. Our focus will be on group work and group dynamics, formats and methods of interaction, story developing and performance acting. In the course, you have to visit workshops, be active in our meetings and develop and document a project. 1. Workshop on March… 2019S, Workshop

Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities II

Maria Spindler

This course is done in cooperation with Andrea Schüller and Christine Böhler. Please only register with Andrea Schüller's course! 2019S, Workshop

Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities II

Christine Böhler

All dates and updates on the course are published in CDC1. 2019S, Workshop

Doing Philosophy, Science and Art. A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Arno Böhler

What does it mean to acquire knowledge in the arts, in philosophy and in sciences? To find answers to this question, we firstly will read and discuss a ground-breaking work of Edmund Husserl on The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology. A text, in which Husserl claims that scientific knowledge is grounded in the lifeworld, we are sharing. Since… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Genomic Awareness

Tanja Gesell

Today, thanks to the advances in DNA sequencing technology, we can acquire information about our genome within days at low costs. While the digital revolution is recognised at every level of our society, the bio-molecular revolution however, including their current paradigm shifts, draws only a small number of groups in our society. Facing this bio-molecular revolution an understanding of DNA… 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Global Challenges: Automation and Digitalization

Brigitte Krenn

Course Title: Publicity, Rumours and Realities about Intelligent Machines In the course, we will (i) have a closer look at what is behind the term Artificial Intelligence (AI), (ii) we critically assess the social robot Sophia as an example of media hype, (iii) and examine selected research aspects in the design and realization of social robots. 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Global Challenges: Automation and Digitalization

Robert Trappl

2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Global Challenges: Automation and Digitalization

Elisabeth Oberzaucher

The biological foundations of human perception, cognition and behavior have been shaped by evolutionary constraints and therefore a mismatch between evolved mechanisms and challenges of modern technology can be observed. This lecture attempts to identifiy areas of evolutionary mismatch and discuss how knowledge about the biological foundations of human behavior and cognition can help to design in a way that… 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Global Challenges: Global South

Veronika Wöhrer

In this course we will discuss some classic post-colonial texts (e.g. Said, Hall) and read about historical and contemporary social movements in the Global South. We will furthermore learn about possible connections between post-colonial theory and action research methdology. 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Global Challenges: Global South

Rüstem Ertug Altinay

Course Outline How can we study gender and sexuality to understand the making of the Global South and the dynamics of capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism that sustain the global power hierarchies that resulted in this geographical conception? In this course, we will explore this question in the light of canonical texts and emerging voices on the politics of gender and… 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

How sustainable is the world of clever people

Boris Buden

In the time of what Anthony Giddens calls “reflexive modernity,” individuals have to engage with the wider, globalised world if they want to act, understand and even survive in it. They will be able to do it only if they routinely interpret and act on the information produced by experts. This is how knowledge becomes constitutive of social life, shapes… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Introduction Regarding Programme Topics: Artificial Intelligence

Robert Trappl

Basics of Science; Methods, Applications and Impacts of Artificial Intelligence including an excursion to the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) 2018W, Vorlesungen

Introduction Regarding Programme Topics: Biomolecular Strategies

Renée Schroeder

Tanja Gesell and Renée Schroeder 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,… 2018W, Vorlesungen

Introduction Regarding Programme Topics: Biomolecular Strategies

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,… 2018W, Vorlesungen

Introduction Regarding Programme Topics: Human Rights, Democracy, Politics

Manfred Nowak

The Introduction to Human Rights aims at providing a short overview of: the philosophy and history of human rights both at the national and international level the main mechanisms of protecting human rights in international organisations: United Nations, Council of Europe and other regional organisations the main problems and challenges to human rights in the 21st century: economic and financial… 2018W, Vorlesungen

Introduction to Artistic Strategies

Katharina Gsöllpointner

"Migration & Movement" The detailed semester program will be introduced in first class on Thursday, October 4. Please note that already on Tuesday, October 9, Katharina Gsöllpointner and Leo Schatzl will go on a field trip to Linz with you. If you have not yet registered for the excursion, please do so urgently (at the CDS department)!! 2018W, Lecture and Artistic Practice

Introduction to Artistic Strategies

Leopold Schatzl

Practical subject of the course is the content and technical development of artistic ideas and their visual implementation in representative concept documents and possibly a continuation in concrete project organization and -realization.The thematic content refers to the question of alternative artistic action spaces away from the institutionalized cultural business and to autonomous positions and strategies. common topic: MIGRATION & MOVEMENT… 2018W, Lecture and Artistic Practice

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… 2018W, Vorlesung und Übungen

Introduction to Methods of Working Academically (analogue and digital)

Kristina Pia Hofer

This course provides a basic survey of methods and strategies for academic research and publishing across different disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to develop practical skills by testing the newly acquired methodological tools and concepts in classroom meetings. Field trips to relevant institutions will provide insight into hands-on critical engagement with artworks and media technologies on site. 2018W, Vorlesung und Übungen

Introduction to Ways of Knowing and Meaning. Epistemology

Arno Böhler

How can transdisciplinary cooperations of heterogenous research practices can be organized in the future? In order to answer this question we will analyze different concepts of how the relation of the arts, philosophy and the science have been grasped historically and how our understanding of the relation between these disciplines has to change once they are called to collaborate in… 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Nature And Numbers

Georg Glaeser

This lecture is about mathematics in connection with other sciences, especially with biology and physics. The driving force behind the development of mathematics may be found in human nature: As a species, we seem to be uniquely interested in finding rational explanations for regular or repetitive phenomena in order to be able to predict them. Nature is never perfect --… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Orientierungstutorium

Katrin Stefanie Weidhofer

This Tutorial is there to support the Students throughout their first semester. We will get to know the Infrastructure of the University and visit the Workshops of "dieangewandte". As a final Project the Students will make a workpiece of their choice in one of the Workshops. Attendance highly recommended. 2018W

Performance and Politics in the Global South

Rüstem Ertug Altinay

How can we study performance to understand the making of the Global South and the dynamics of capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism that sustain the global power hierarchies that resulted in this geographical conception? In this course, we will explore this question in the light of canonical texts and emerging voices on the politics of performance in the Global South and… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Programme-Related Reflection

Christine Böhler

Each student must keep a portfolio in which the experiences and competencies gained during the course of studies is documented. This course will focus on the documentation and reflection of the CDS courses. Students must prepare and present portfolios. 2018W, Programme - Related Reflection

Programme-Related Reflection I

Christine Böhler

During this course, students must prepare and present portfolios documenting experiences and competencies gained during the course of studies. We will research and discuss various portfolio formats, and you will lay the foundation for your future portfolio. 2019S, Programme - Related Reflection

Programme-Related Reflection II

Christine Böhler

All dates and updates on the course are published in PRR1. 2019S, Programme - Related Reflection

Programme-Related Reflection, Introduction

Christine Böhler

Each student must keep a studies portfolio in which the experiences and competencies gained during the course of CDS-studies is documented. In the introductory course, we will develop formats, share thoughts and ideas. We will use it as a preparation and think-thank for upcoming Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities workshop(s). 2018W, Programme - Related Reflection

Statistics and Next Generation Sequencing

Elin Anna Maria Axelsson-Ekker

Next generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized genomic research. Today, using NGS an entire human genome can be sequenced within days with low costs. The statistic and next generation sequencing course of Tanja Gesell and Elin Axelsson-Ekker will impart knowledge of statistical thinking, and fundamentals of data exploration and analysis. Additionally, students will learn the basics of a programming language relevant… 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Statistics and Next Generation Sequencing

Tanja Gesell

Next generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized genomic research. Today, using NGS an entire human genome can be sequenced within days with low costs.The statistic and next generation sequencing course of Tanja Gesell and Elin Axelsson-Ekker will impart knowledge of statistical thinking, and fundamentals of data exploration and analysis. Additionally, students will learn the basics of a programming language relevant for… 2018W, Lecture and Discussion

Technosphere

Katrin Klingan

2019S, Lecture and Discussion

Technosphere

Nicholas Houde

Technologies shape the world we inhabit. From satellite networks to domestic care techniques to sonic explorations of perception to automated global commodity chains to even language itself. With technologies playing such a large part in determining what forms of existence are possible on Earth, knowing how this global amalgam of technologies operates becomes an essential component of understanding the pressing… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

The Brain as a Phantastic Organ

Ronald Sladky

In a recent publication, Karl Friston, one of world’s leading pioneers and authorities in human brain science, has called the brain a phantastic organ – derived from the Greek word phantastikos, the ability to create mental images (Friston et al., 2014). Contrary to earlier concepts of behaviorists that the brain is more or less a passive stimulus-response machine, the first… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: towards global sustainable resource use?

Simone Gingrich

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an important political framework for global sustainable development until 2030. But what are their potentials? In this course, we tackle the scientific discussion around the SDGs and discuss trade-offs among the different goals. We attend an international scientific symposium in Vienna to learn about scientific contributions to particular SDGs in the context of… 2019S, Lecture and Discussion

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