writing & coding
Topic Combining creative coding with writing about media and media theory lectures.
Approach Reading and discussing media philosophy like Flusser, Kittler, von Foerster, Beaudrillard etc. while also experimenting and lerning with cre- ative code.
Scope: Planning course contents, teaching
Client: University of Applied Sciences Cologne
Duration: 2 Semester
We have been trying to understand nature since time immemorial. Observation, abstraction and formalization make it possible to describe our environment and, in the broadest sense, make it calculable. But is it really that simple, or does abstraction not always mean a reduction of the whole, since all facts of experience are disregarded that do not fit into the respective conceptual framework? Also, in nature we are always dealing with non-linear and dynamic processes, which are hardly computable with classical algorithms and require alternative computational models.
We undertake a joint journey from a mechanistic world view, through the history of cybernetics to current research topics such as neural networks and genetic algorithms. We will invite interesting guests, discuss texts and also design small experiments.
Alice Maria Rzezonka, Agustina Andreoletti, Hannes Jung, Hanna Schumacher, Stephanie Paeper, Franziska Volmer, Patrick Wiesmann, Clara Henze, Anne Poggenpohl, Aljoscha Nimz, Martin Moldenhauer, Dorothee Clasen, Evgenii Krivoruchko & Ilja Burzev, Mathias Demmer Supervision: Prof. Andreas Muxel Dipl. Des. David Grieshammer