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

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“Mach dich hübsch” The Book as Artwork: On how to read an Artistic Practice

Jenni Tischer

Due to the circumstances we meet every week via zoom video. I send you the link for our weekly recurring meetings via email. In the own cloud folder "2020S – S03124 – "Mach dich hübsch" The Book as Artwork: On how to read an Artistic Practice" you find our Manual with the assignments and the schedule for this semesters practical… 2019W/2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 3.0 ECTS

ACTION!!!!!!!!!! Anthology Filmmaking through Collaboration

Scott Clifford Evans

ACTION!!!!!!!!!! Anthology Filmmaking through Collaboration now becomesACTION!!!!!!!!!! Anthology Filmmaking on Your Own The main concept of this course has been changed from collaboration to working solo, on your own, and using video conferencing platforms as media to communicate with each other. For this course, Wolfgang Gantner (Gelatin) and Scott Clifford Evans will oversee the creation of an anthology film. An… 2020S, Workshop, 2.0 ECTS

ACTION!!!!!!!!!! Anthology Filmmaking through Collaboration

Wolfgang Gantner

ACTION!!!!!!!!!! Anthology Filmmaking through Collaboration now becomesACTION!!!!!!!!!! Anthology Filmmaking on Your Own The main concept of this course has been changed from collaboration to working solo, on your own, and using video conferencing platforms as media to communicate with each other. For this course, Wolfgang Gantner (Gelatin) and Scott Clifford Evans will oversee the creation of an anthology film. An… 2020S, Workshop, 2.0 ECTS

All the stories money just can’t buy.

Adnan Balcinovic

All the stories money just can’t buy. - PLAN B Due to the current condition, our meetings will take place online: https://zoom.us/j/659355124 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Winter semester: “Awesome” How do industrial modes of production relate to art production? What are the narrations that can be found in artistic as well as in economic strategies? From an analysis of the context, the materiality… 2019W/2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 3.0 ECTS

Applications of AI-Technology

Martin Gasser

After a brief review of established methods for AI-based data analysis (computer vision, text analysis, speech recognition, generative algorithms), we will look into deployment of AI technologies (e.g., your desktop computer, your browser, your smartphone, embedded devices/microcontrollers). In the accompanying exercises, you will have the choice to either critically investigate the use of AI technology in the real world (e.g.,… 2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Art Studio Practice

Paul Petritsch

The ZKF (main artistic subject) lets me help you develop, support, and discuss your artistic work. It is an “open format” and is conducted in cooperation with the instructors and students of the Department of Site-Specific Art. It consists of working in the exhibition space, reflecting in one-on-one conversations or in group discussions; work both in theory (text) and practice… 2019W/2020S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht, 6.0 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,… 2019W, 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,… 2019W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies II

Tanja Gesell

Due to the closure of Austrian universities to aid coronavirus prevention, this lecture will be moved online and postponed by at least one month. Online material (lecture, videos, and exercises) will be in the base (ownCloud). The communications with the student will be via email, zoom, recorded videos, and tutorials. Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell teaching molecular biology based on… 2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies II

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… 2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Contemporary Art (Zyklus IV)

Noit Banai

This course introduces students to global modern and contemporary artistic practices and their critical vocabulary from a transcultural, horizontal perspective. Framed by the histories, theories, and discourses of modernity and globalization, the course examines the main practices, concepts, themes and debates that structure the study of global contemporaneity. These include, but are not limited to, the problem of defining contemporary… 2020S, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities

Christine Böhler

Due to the current condition, our meetings take place online. After the Easter holidays, we will discuss the new forms of collaboration and the digital (presentation) tools with which we want to embrace our new work situation. --- In the winter semester 2019/20, we have developed and discussed project ideas. The semester concluded with a written report on your research… 2019W/2020S, Projektarbeit, 6.0 ECTS

Epistemology: Concepts of Truth in Times of Fake-News

Arno Böhler

Due to Covid-19 all classes will take place in Zoom-Meetings during the scheduled date of this class (dates see below). Thank you for your co-operation. We are together making the best out of this problematic situation! This semester’s research journey will start with a discussion of the philosophical debate between Spinoza and Descartes, in which they develop conflicting epistemologies of… 2019W/2020S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Extracurricular Tendencies

Astrid Käthe Wagner

In the Extracurricular Tendencies course we will look at the working methods of a particular artist in each unit. Since it is unfortunately not possible at the moment to physically encounter works of art and exhibitions, I show you films/videoworks and I provide you with texts by and about artists to get an impression of the respective practice. The aim… 2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 3.0 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… 2019W, Vorlesungen, 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… 2019W/2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Graphic design, radical democracy or/and the commons

Carlos Toledo

Graphic design, free verse and protest One of the origins of graphic design lies in the visual or concrete poetry (free verses) of the late 19th century. Later, the way words were used in Futurism, Dadaism or the Vienna Group even influenced advertising. But can poetry also reach propaganda? We will look for new forms of poetry and its relationship… 2019W/2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 3.0 ECTS

Growth In Biomedicine: Technologies And Tissues

Carsten Marr

How do cellular systems grow? How does tissue renew itself? Which biological processes are thereby controlled within and between cells? And what methods can we use to measure and understand the underlying mechanisms? Artificial intelligence technologies such as deep neural networks and mechanistic mathematical models are more and more used for the analysis and interpretation of biomedical data. In this… 2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Guided Reading: Timothy Morton's 'Hyperobjects'

Kristina Pia Hofer

In this course, we will read in full length and discuss in depth Timoty Morton's Hyperobjects (Minnesota UP 2013), which is a key work for making critical sense of and engaging with large-scale, entangles phenomena like the current climate crisis. You will be asked to prepare (i.e., read carefully) assigned chapters at home, so that we can work with them… 2019W, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS

Homo urbanus – evolutionary considerations for the city of future

Elisabeth Oberzaucher

Evolutionary processes have shaped humans perception, cognition and behaviour. Modern cities have little to do with our environment of evolutionary adaptedness. The mismatch between evolved mechanisms and urban life bring about challenges that cannot be met by relying on biological mechanisms, alone. Cultural and technological innovations both allow to find new answers and pose new environmental challenges. Knowledge about the… 2019W, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Human Rights

Manfred Nowak

Due to the closure of Austrian universities to aid coronavirus prevention, the dates of this seminar have been postponed for a few weeks. Interested participants may find the new dates below. Understanding Human Rights in Practice Proseminar in the context of „Cross Disciplinary Strategies“, 2. Semester/Spring 2020 Curriculum This proseminar aims at discussing specific aspects of the UN Global Study… 2020S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Academic Research

Kristina Pia Hofer

This course provides a basic survey of methods and strategies for academic research and publishing across different disciplines. Focus of this class will be on qualitative research for the humanities and social sciences. 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… 2019W, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to 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). 2019W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 2

Brigitte Krenn

The course gives an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Starting from general concepts and a brief discussion of what AI is, we will mainly focus on aspects of machine learning (ML). This will include a discussion of which problems are suitable for ML, how the learning data may influence the selection of the learning model and the outcome of the… 2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 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… 2019W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research Methods – Statistics I, Group 1

Lena Sophie Kinner

The content of the courses "Introduction to Empirical Research Methods - Statistics 1, Group 1" and "Introduction to Empirical Research Methods - Statistics 1, Group 2" is the same. Due to the number of registrations, a second course was opened. Students, who are currently in the "Basics Phase" of the bachelor programme "Cross-disciplinary-stategies" are recommended to attend Group 1. Students… 2019W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research Methods – Statistics I, Group 2

Lena Sophie Kinner

The content of the courses "Introduction to Empirical Research Methods - Statistics 1, Group 1" and "Introduction to Empirical Research Methods - Statistics 1, Group 2" is the same. Due to the number of registrations, a second course was opened. Students, who are currently in the "Basics Phase" of the bachelor programme "Cross-disciplinary-stategies" are recommended to attend Group 1. Students… 2019W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research Methods – Statistics II, Group 1

Lena Sophie Kinner

In the course, students will be taught how empirical studies can be understood, discussed and criticized. In addition, 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 do the data collection (by using self completion-questionnaires), the preparation of a data-mask and the data entry… 2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research Methods – Statistics II, Group 2

Lena Sophie Kinner

In the course, students will be taught how empirical studies can be understood, discussed and criticized. In addition, 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 do the data collection (by using self completion-questionnaires), the preparation of a data-mask and the data entry… 2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Human Rights

Manfred Nowak

UPDATE: The final oral make-up exam on 4 May 2020, 10:00, will be held via teleconference using Zoom. All registered participants will receive a link via base message to join should they need to. Students from other faculties or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities. The Introduction to Human Rights aims at providing… 2019W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Kunst der Moderne (Zyklus III)

Eva Kernbauer

This is the third part of the survey course in Art History, focussing on Modern art, i.e. the art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The lecture starts around 1800 and finishes with a first glance at the international avantgardes of the 1940s and 1950s. The lecture focuses on European art history in the global context in the sense… 2019W, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Kunst der frühen Neuzeit 1400-1800 (Zyklus II)

Edith Futscher

Die Vorlesung gibt Einblicke in die europäische Kunst der frühen Neuzeit und die Schreibweisen ihrer Geschichte – vom Übergang zur Renaissance bis hin zu den Transformationen der Kunst und ihrer gesellschaftlichen Rahmungen im späteren 18. Jahrhundert. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Dispositiv der Repräsentation, auf Begriffen vom Bild und der Problematisierung seiner Vorrangstellung in dieser Etappe der Geschichte der Künste.… 2020S, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future

Maximilian Muhr

PROGRAM CHANGED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION - CHANGES in [SQUARE BRACKETS] “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 takes place at six higher education institutions this semester, each… 2020S, 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. 2020S, lecture series, 1.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future - Mosaik-Lehrveranstaltung der Wiener Universitäten

Maximilian Muhr

Die “Lectures for Future“ sind als buntes Mosaik an Vorträgen (mit Diskussion/Interaktivteil) konzipiert, die sich mit den ökologischen und gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen unserer Welt und deren möglichen Lösungsansätzen beschäftigen. Wissenschaftler*innen verschiedener Universitäten und anderer Forschungseinrichtungen kommen als Gastvortragende an die Angewandte und geben einen Einblick in ihr Arbeitsfeld. Getragen wird die Lehrveranstaltung von den UnterstützerInnen der Scientists4Future. Fünf Wiener Universtitäten veranstalten… 2019W, lecture series, 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? What do current theories of physics teach us about the nature of space and time, and how? In this course we will discuss past and present methods of gaining knowledge in the natural sciences.… 2019W/2020S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Orientation Tutorial

Katrin Stefanie Weidhofer

The Orientation Tutorial introduces a roadmap of the university´s infrastructure. Together we will tour dieangewandte and its Workshops including Wood and Metall Studio, Ceramicstudio, Computer and Videostudio, Silkscreen and Textile-Silkcsreen-Printing, Relief/Gravure/Flat Screen-Printing, Book Art and the Digital Photography Lab. The heads of the Workshops will introduce their studios and their work as for the students it is important to know,… 2019W, Übungen, 1.0 ECTS

Orientation Tutorial

Lisa-Marie Weidl

The Orientation Tutorial introduces a roadmap of the university´s infrastructure. Together we will tour dieangewandte and its Workshops including Wood and Metall Studio, Ceramicstudio, Computer and Videostudio, Silkscreen and Textile-Silkcsreen-Printing, Relief/Gravure/Flat Screen-Printing, Book Art and the Digital Photography Lab. The heads of the Workshops will introduce their studios and their work as for the students it is important to know,… 2019W, Übungen, 1.0 ECTS

Politics and Economics of Development – A Critical Inquiry

Monika Mokre

Following up of the course in fall 2019, we shall continue to discuss reasons for development and underdevelopment. We shall start up by dealing with historical reasons for uneven development (slavery and colonialism), move on to the contemporary world order (sovereignty, international regulation, the influence of the World Bank and IMF on development, free trade agreements) and also tackle questions… 2019W/2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Post-Colonial Theory and Social Movements in the Global South

Veronika Wöhrer

In this course we will read and discuss texts by classic post-colonial scholars (Said, Hall, Spivak) and learn about social movements in the global South. We will discuss implications of (neo-)colonialism for transnational activism and social movements. As we cannot meet in person, I will post questions to each text on owncloud, which you should answer as homework. Please send… 2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Programme-Related Reflection

Christine Böhler

Due to the current condition, our meetings take place online. PRR offers a space to reflect the study programme and the personal development of the students individually and in the group. During this course, students must prepare and present portfolios documenting experiences and competencies gained during studies. On the day you present you have to be present for the whole… 2019W/2020S, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 ECTS

Programme-Related Reflection, Introduction

Christine Böhler

Due to the current condition, our meetings take place online. PRR offers a space to reflect the study programme and the personal development of the students individually and in the group. In PRR, the students develop a studies portfolio collecting experiences and competences gained during studies in writing or visually. In our common classes (05. Mai 2020, 26. Mai 2020… 2019W/2020S, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 ECTS

Programming Python I

Sebastian Böck

Within this course, the basics of Python with some theoretical background in computer science will be taught. Besides Python's grammar and language, this course will also cover fundamental aspects like functional and object-oriented (OO) programming, and how these can be implemented and used in Python. Furthermore, best coding practices and the benefits of reusable and well-structured code will be shown.… 2019W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Programming Python II

Sebastian Böck

Within this course, advanced programming techniques and Python concepts will be taught. Among others, this will cover aspects such as client /server programming, graphical user interfaces (GUI), data science and machine learning basics. Several Python packages and their usage will be explained with real-world examples and simple artificial intelligence (AI) agents will be used to solve problems in a (self-)learned… 2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Quality of Life, Planetary Boundaries and Economic Growth

Friedrich Hinterberger

In the 2nd half of the 20th century, the world economy experienced a short period of high economic growth in early industrialized countries, while nowadays some emerging economies follow the path. This has allowed the world economy to grow from an „empty world“ largely dominated by nature to a „full world“ in which we, the humans with our technologies, dominate… 2019W/2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Saving The Planet: Introduction to Global Challenges and the SDGs

Ulrike Payerhofer

This course gives a first introduction to the Agenda 2030 (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300) which was launched by the UN in 2015 with the goal to end poverty in all its forms and to achieve global sustainable development that includes all humans “nobody left behind”. The core of the agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) made up of 169 targets that… 2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Societal Impacts of AI

Robert Trappl

The proseminar consists of 4 blocks: In Block 1 students will receive an overview of the different societal impacts of AI with an accompanying discussion. Each student selects one or more topics and attempts to get a first overview before Block 2 where these first results will b discussed. Till Block 3 or Block 4 the student will improve her/his… 2019W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Sustainable cities – urban design to achieve SDG 11

Elisabeth Oberzaucher

Evolutionary design takes into account the biological foundations of human perception, cognition and behaviour, thus leading to more usable and intuitive solutions. In the face of climate change, we need to come up with novel ways how to be less wasteful with the resources of our planet. Past experience has shown that information campaigns have little success in leading to… 2020S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

The Work of Art: From the Labor of Industry to the Joy of Concept.

Ivana Bago

A carpenter works to produce a table, but an artist works to produce (a) work. By clinging to this quaint tautology, the work of art retains a direct tie with labor as its source, making tangible the otherwise obfuscated bond between results and processes of human production, and turning art production into a lesson on the very conditions of production.… 2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS

The traumatic birth of the modern knowledge, The Hobbes-Boyle dispute

Boris Buden

Between Facts and Values: Bruno Latour’s Compositionism The course is designed as a follow-up to the discussions held in the WS2019 around the distinction between science and politics, or nature and society, addressed by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer in their book: Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Students will now approach this same issue by… 2019W/2020S, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS

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