This workshop is dedicated to the challenge of finding an alternative to the codification of value systems pursued by Artificial Intelligence methods by means of the system of thought of second-order cybernetics. In particular, second-order cybernetics offers a counter-position to the deterministic, mechanical, representational, and predictable interpretive architecture of Artificial Intelligence, in which any acquired […]
Ein reziproker Fachaustausch in Übungen von Gerda Lampalzer und Hanna Schimek 1990/91 revisited 2022. Bezugnehmend auf ein Konzept der „Bildung von unten“ entwickelten Gerda Lampalzer und Hanna Schimek 1990/91 einen spielerischen und zugleich ernsthaften künstlerischen Dialog, in dem die jeweilige Expertise der Künsterinnen mit der der anderen geteilt wurde. In Form von „Übungsaufgaben“ wurden einander […]
Being ecological, becoming more conscious about human activities on this planet, and examining the relationship between humans and non-humans are contemporary topical issues. On an (eco)philosophical level, they deal with existential issues of posthumanism by posing such questions as: What would a world without humans look like? How do things interconnect? How do we process […]
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun in Conversation with Nishant Shah about Her Book on Data Discrimination In her new book Discriminating Data (MIT Press), Wendy Hui Kyong Chun reveals how polarization is a goal – not an error – within big data and machine learning. These methods, she argues, encode segregation, eugenics, and identity politics through […]
To commence the professorship in media theory and history, Clemens Apprich will offer a block seminar on the subject of ‘Pattern Discrimination’ in the summer semester. All interested students are cordially invited to register for the course via the Base. More information on the appointment of Clemens Apprich can be found here.
“Animating Truth(s): The Films of Maria Lassnig and Their Context” by Gabriele Jutz (University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2019) examines some of the Experimental animated films made by Maria Lassnig, her colleagues and students of the University of Applied Arts’ Studio for Experimental Animation (founded in 1982 by Lassnig and Hubert Sielecki), and films by other international film artists, all of whom share Lassnig’s attitude to filmmaking in regard to both content (such as issues related to gender, the environment, technological change, and war), and her material approach to media, based on low-tech and low-budget working methods.
Cover illustration from Buntes Blut (Renate Kordon, A 1985) Copyright: Renate Kordon CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Since 2021, the Department of Media Theory (Gabriele Jutz) has cooperated as a partner with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne in the research project „Moving in Every Direction. Künstlerische Forschung als Beitrag zur Entwicklung aktueller Raumkonfigurationen für das bewegte Bild.“ The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project leader: […]
New video on the start page of our Website. The material used for the video is a 35mm-fragment of an old Hungarian commercial from the Hungarian Film Archive. It was an old filmstrip they wanted to throw away. It shows a woman on a television screen (of an older version of a television set). As […]