Crowd and Art – Art and Participation on the Internet

What can be contributed to a networked reality by art resulting from involvement by “others,” and what does this have to do with knowledge or non-knowledge? Working at the nexus of art theory, cultural studies, media studies and the history of technology, Manuela Naveau scrutinizes the nature of participative art on the internet. In going about this, she provides an introduction to the world of computer-aided participation models and elaborates on terminology such as the masses and the crowd, the audience and “the other.” She examines in especially great detail the various forms of unknowing and involuntary participation and urges a much-needed discussion about developing effective design options in a time of rapidly progressing digitization & transformation processes. (sorry, publication in german only)

artistic/scientific research methods

Within the format of a lecture the students will be provided with theoretical investigations on the topic of artistic/scientific research processes. Reading of texts as well as analysing of practice based examples is of same value like guiding the students through their own projects and research.