Theorie: Immersive Arts (gLV) 

Immersive Imaginaries: Aesthetics / Politics / Practices

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Nummer und TypBFI-FIPD-THp-01.22H.007 / Moduldurchführung
ModulTheorie BFI, 1 Credit 
VeranstalterDepartement Darstellende Künste und Film
LeitungChristopher Salter and additional lectures
5 dates, Tuesday 17.15 – 18.30h (27.09. / 11.10. / 25.10. / 08.11. / 22.11.2022)
Anzahl Teilnehmende5 - 100
ECTS1 Credit
ZielgruppenZHdK / alle Studierende (geöffnete Lehrveranstaltung, gLV)
Lernziele / KompetenzenBasic understanding of concepts of immersion
InhalteThis lecture series investigates the concept of immersion in art and design from aesthetic, historical and political perspectives. Guest lecturers come from digital arts, curating, media studies, and the histories of science and technology from the ZHdK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York), Haus der Elektronischen Künste (HEK, Basel) and the Technical University in Dresden. Topics will include contemporary artistic practices in multi-sensory immersion, extended reality and history of VR and the arts, and art and artificial intelligence.
Bibliographie / Literatur
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungAttendance and active participation
TermineSeptember 27th
THE ARTS OF IMMERSION: Sensing, Bodies and Responsive Environments
Christopher Salter, Head of Immersive Arts Space / Inaugural Lecture

October 11th
BREAKING THE FIFTH WALL: Immersion between live performance and virtual spaces
Kristof Timmerman, Chair MAXLab for Art and Technology/Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

October 25th
Sabine Himmelsbach, Director and Chief Curator Haus der Elektronischen Künste (HEK), Basel

November, 8th
CONTESTING A “NEW MEDIUM”: Virtual Reality as Cultural Probe
Michael Century, Professor of New Media and Music, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/ Founder of Media Arts Program at Banff Centre.

November 22nd
THE SMARTNESS MANDATE: AI and Ubiquitous Computing’s Impact on Art and Design
Orit Halpern, Lighthouse Professor and Chair of Digital Cultures and Societal Change, TU Dresden
Dauer5 dates, Tuesday 17.15 – 18.30h
Bewertungsformbestanden / nicht bestanden
BemerkungThe lectures on Immersive Arts are loosely connected to the practical course Immersive Arts Practices, starting on September 27th, at 18:45 in the Immersive Arts Space.

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