seminars

Winter Term readings & things to watch

Our topic for the Winter term 2017/18: Real, Fake and the Imaginary Here’s what to read and watch. The titles are in the library on the Semesterapparat shelf, unless otherwise noted. Adam Curtis –  Living in an Unreal World, trailer for HyperNormalisation, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMM7p2blVXs Adam Curtis  – HyperNormalisation, video essay, 2016, freely available online i.e. […]

Mid Term Review – May 2017

Tue May 9, 16.50 – 20.40 h / Wed May 10, 09.00 – 11.40 h, 2017 @ Hotel ibis Koeln Centrum, Neue Weyerstraße, Köln 30 minute slots, presenting work-in-progress in small hotel rooms sign up with us if you’d like to present something, or just turn up on time to join the review  

Networkings Workshop

two days of intense command-line hackery. I really liked that moment when everybody realized at the same time that you can commandeer other people’s computers with ssh, and started changing passwords, hostnames or rebooted each other’s machines. workshop worksheets are here: https://www.khm.de/~sievers/net/index.html

Summer Term 2017: The Body and the Network

The Body and the Network A discussion and production seminar, geared to critically engage contemporary surveillance and control measures in artistic practice. The focus is on the development of new methodologies, identities, and narratives, especially those that cross diverse media in a performative way. Building on the winter term’s „Systematic Observation and Recall“ the seminar […]

Readings for the Winter Term 2016/17: Systematic Observation and Recall

Required reading for the Winter Term 2016/17 Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, especially the “Docile Bodies” chapter. English translation freely available online: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=de&q=Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish filetype:pdf (The German translation: Überwachen und Strafen is in the Semesterapparat, and there is a second copy in the library that you can take home: PHI I.1.2 – […]

Seminar notes from today: Making Contact: Intimacy & Technology

from using technology to find intimacy with one another, to intimacy with technology – SAG 27 Apr 2016 1. Promises of Artificial Intelligence Good introduction to AI concepts: Plug and Pray – Von Computern und anderen Menschen – Dokumentarfilm von Jens Schanze 2009 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug_%26_Pray “My main objection was that when the program says ‘I understand’, […]