193.081 Critical Theory of Media and Informatics
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2021S, UE, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWELQuinn ECTS Erhebung


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2.0
  • ECTS: 3.0
  • Typ: UE Übung
  • Format der Abhaltung: Online


Nach positiver Absolvierung der Lehrveranstaltung sind Studierende in der Lage...

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...   

…name core historical and current-day approaches to critical theory and applications thereof
…demonstrate sensitivity towards complex issues surrounding equity regarding gender, class, race, disability and colonialism 
…analyse and discuss the potential eff ects and impacts of technological design around diff erent notions of exclusion 
formulate and argue for critical alternatives in technological design …critically reflect on technological developments and current trends   
…evaluate and communicate trade-off's in the design and development of technology

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

This course introduces strands of Critical Theories as they relate to Media Theory and Computer Science. It spans across positions from the Frankfurt School and early critique on mass media to examples of critique within today’s technological make-up. Within the course, students will engage with different axes of critique along surveillance, gender, race and disability, among others. Each session will consist of an introduction into the core ideas, a discussion of an associated text in a seminar style and hands-on exercises engaging with different forms of critique, criticism and critical theory on current technological trends. 


Successful completion of the course counts for 6 ECTS, relating to 150 hours of work. These are expected to be allocated as follows: 30h  In-class attendance 90h  Individual and Group Work 30h  Final Essay (or alternative)
Individual and Group Work includes preparatory reading for the seminar, reflective blogging and preparation of seminar presentations as well as continuous development of a personal reference booklet.  



Vortragende Personen


LVA Termine

Do.14:00 - 16:0004.03.2021 - 24.06.2021 (LIVE)Seminar
Critical Theory of Media and Informatics - Einzeltermine
Do.04.03.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.11.03.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.18.03.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.25.03.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.15.04.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.22.04.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.29.04.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.06.05.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.20.05.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.27.05.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.10.06.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.17.06.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar
Do.24.06.202114:00 - 16:00 Seminar


Students can propose individualised forms of assessment or write an essay to pass the class.


Nicht erforderlich


066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing Pflichtfach


Es wird kein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung angeboten.