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In the framework of the course of studies at the Ordinariat fuer Kunst und Digitale Medien (Chair for Art and Digital Media), a program is offered to students which develops and mediates contemporary art terms and artistic practices regarding media discourses and digital cultures.
The Ordinariat fuer Kunst und Digitale Medien (Chair for Art and Digital Media) offers students a program that develops and mediates contemporary art terms and artistic practices regarding media discourses and digital cultures. At the core of this program is the development of divergent artistic methods, which emerges from various discourses and fields of interest.
The terminology of digital culture operates as pivotal interface that offers a perspective onto a set of different domains all pertaining to time-based media (Film / Video / TV; theatrical and performative practices, architecture, sound art, netbased technologies, game cultures...). From this starting point, advanced artistic productions ("new genres") should emerge.
As opposed to the concept of "media art" (and its associated vocabulary) as historic term, this program should allow for the development of a notion of art practice which is informed by a culture of (digital and popular) media and net-based technologies. The program is understood to be "operating system" and "interface" at the same time, thus constituting a mixing board, which channels and feeds back upon contemporary art practice through the syntax of digital cultures and new media, in order to generate contemporary "scripts". In this sense, the critical reflection of sociopolitical as well as cultural contingencies of mediatechnological developments is regarded as a crucial point of departure for artistic practice.