Media Literacy

The focus of the seminar Media Literacy is on the individual main topics of the students. The goal is to create a multimedia presentation based on a concrete artifact. The two short films ‘The Gadget Lover’ and ‘copy.paste’ are presented here as practical works.

The ‘Listening Sessions’

Malte Pelleters work on drum machines (“Futurhythmaschinen”) has been published… The listening sessions contained therein, including links to the music samples, as individual modules can be found on our ((audio)) website. The sessions allow you to do exactly what the web is good at: click, listen, and read while doing so. A series of trailers of the “Futurhythmaschinen”, as addictive as the episodes of some Netflix series.

Cross Innovation Class

In 2021, the Cross Innovation Class enters its third round. Interdisciplinary teams, which consist of students from different universities, will again deal with challenges from the practical field of the creative industries. The main focus of the inter-university student project in the summer semester is ’21 is Smart City & Urban Tech’.

The Mobile Device at the Centre of Sound Installations

The sound installations ‘Call For Action*’ and ‘Connection is made…’ interact with the mobile devices of their viewers* and thereby illuminate different aspects of the relationship between the human being and his or her means of media communication. This is achieved, among other things, by looking back into monophonic times and by revealing the silent operations of the mobile device (see videos).

The Protest Machine

It rattles, whistles and drums. What is clear is that this artifact is about making yourself heard. The protest machine is equipped with everyday objects – such as pots and pans – which unfold loud qualities here. For the first demonstration in the lecture hall corridor (see video), the whole thing was staged with a surveillance camera and monitor, in order to also address the control of public space.

Work in Current Scientific Fields

In the research area of the website current scientific work is available for viewing and downloading. Newly arrived are bachelor and master theses with the following focal points: Postcolonial perspectives on music trends; streaming and curated playlists; the effects of the restructuring of music on the net; sound design in the e-automotive industry.

CDC Questions

by Magdalena Lanman Niese

“We believe that we are able to totally control the sound and structure of music with the help of digital technology and its possibilities. One may think we can control musical structures (…). But this control is not manageable. The musical artefact which is created goes beyond the digital because it is not constricted (…).”