Introduction to Digital Media

computability, interactivity, connectivity

Frieder Nake, Peter von Maydell

Winter 18/19, University of Bremen, University of the Arts Bremen

Mondays 14 – 18, HfK Auditorium

First meeting: 15 October 2018, 14 to 18 hours
ModuleIntroduction (mandatory)
For students of Digital Media, Masters-progamme, first semester

Conditions for credit
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) considers one credit point (CP) as equivalent to 30 hours of work. This is considered to be the average workload of an average full-time student. Our seminar carries 6 CPs. They amount to a workload of 180 hours of work for each student during the term.
The six credit points are granted if you satisfy these general conditions: you are always participa¬ting as an ac-tive member of the seminar. You are supposed to read papers, think about them in con¬texts, reach out to other questions, issues, and aspects, sketch ideas for the group’s presentation, participate in discussions.
Explicit requirements for credit are these two:

  1. The cooperative effort. We build twelve study groups of five students each (3 topics, 4 groups for each topic, 60 students). For each of the three topical blocks, we give you four publications, one for each of the small groups. Each group thoroughly studies their assigned publication and discusses it internally, in detail. The groups present their results to the second meeting of their topical block. They get 45 minutes for the presentation, including discussion. The group also formulates a set of questions for the invited speaker of their block.
  2. The individual effort. After classes have come to their end, each individual participant is asked to write a term paper (essay) reflecting on what he or she has learned during the seminar. We announ¬ce the topic and question of the essay at our last meeting. You are asked to submit three weeks later.
    question of the essay at our last meeting. You are asked to submit three weeks later.