From 9-11th December I had the opportunity to meet colleagues from the MA study programme Music, Communication and Technology (Trondheim/Oslo) as part of our Erasmus+ cooperation. Together with Prof. Dr. Angela Brennecke from the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, we shared information about current projects and found a common ground on future cooperation in research and teaching.
In addition, I was invited to give a public talk on coding as creative-aesthetical and political expression. It was a wonderful meeting with exciting insights into existing projects and a great organization of the meeting. The meeting was publicly accompanied via the Twitter account of the master program. A few impressions can be found here:
Group discussion I (1/2): Erasmus possibilities & different ways of teaching in the Portal pic.twitter.com/7wlzzmNfUF— MCT master (@MCT_master) December 10, 2019
"Coding as Creative-Aesthetical and Political Expression", a great talk by Dan Verständig @danvers (Universität Magdeburg) @NTNU @NTNUHumanities #creativecoding #politicalcoding pic.twitter.com/0yn3PFj1sk— MCT master (@MCT_master) December 10, 2019
From September 23 to 25, 2019, the GERA annual conference of the Commission for Philosophy of Education took place in Wuppertal/Germany. The conference was dedicated to the intensively discussed concept of the public sphere and provided an excellent space for reflection on the controversy and legitimacy of pedagogical spaces and orders. One of the key topics was to consider the pluralisation of publics as well as arising challenges of negotiating the public sphere(s) in the digital age.
I had the opportunity to follow up on my previous work and to discuss some aspects of coding practices against the background of educational processes and subjectivation entitled »Digital Publics Between Production, Reframing and Negation«.
On Tuesday, the 3rd September, I will be speaking at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future' on Code, Action and Speech: Between Certainty and Risk in Uncertain Environments. Additionally, on Thursday, the 5th September, Johannes Wahl, Thomas Damberger, Estella Hebert and I will talk about the state of our project on Data, Certainty and Self-Formation.