193.123 Critical Theory of Media and Informatics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, UE, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

…name core historical and current-day approaches to critical theory and applications thereof, particularly in the context of critical disability studies
…demonstrate sensitivity towards complex issues surrounding equity regarding disability as well as gender, class, race, and colonialism 
…analyse and discuss the potential effects and impacts of technological design around different notions of exclusion 
… formulate and argue for critical alternatives in technological design, specifically in the context of assistive technologies

…critically reflect on technological developments and current trends   
…evaluate and communicate trade-off's in the design and development of technology

Subject of course

In technological design, disability and disabled people play a role almost exclusively within a context of assistive technologies. Framed as support devices, these are intended to ‘help; disabled people to find workarounds for their disability in an environment dominated by bodily norms and assumptions. In this seminar, we will discuss different models of Dis/Ability and how they relate to technologically driven research. Students will engage with foundational work within Critical Disability Studies and Human-Computer Interaction and learn how to reflect respectfully and responsibly on bodily normativity in technology research. The seminar is highly interactive with opportunities for additional explorations according to students’ desires.

Teaching methods

Successful completion of the course counts for 6 ECTS (together with the VO), 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.  

Mode of examination

Immanent

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon15:30 - 17:0003.10.2022 - 23.01.2023 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Critical Theory of Media and Informatics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon03.10.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon10.10.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon17.10.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon24.10.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon31.10.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon07.11.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon14.11.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon21.11.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon28.11.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon05.12.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon12.12.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon19.12.202215:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon09.01.202315:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon16.01.202315:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar
Mon23.01.202315:30 - 17:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorSeminar

Examination modalities

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

 

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses

Language

English