TIM_BK_003 Proseminar_Interactive Media Art I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Monika Szűcsová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Ability to read texts in English.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/100, only registered: 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course is intended for the beginner students of Theory of Interactive Media studies. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with some of the main themes, theoreticians and artists in the field of new media art, and to give them an initial insight into the discipline. Students will be oriented in the local contemporary artistic happenings within the given field of study (galleries, festivals) and familiarized with key institutions, festivals and personalities of the theory and practice of new media art in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be:
- capable of recognizing relevant resources suited to the art of interactive media research;
- familiarized with some of the key themes, theoreticians and artists in the field of Theory of Interactive Media;
- oriented in the local contemporary art within the field of study;
- familiarized with key institutions and festivals in new media art theory and practice in the Czech Republic and abroad.
  • - Course target - organization of the semester - assignment of tasks to individual seminars.
  • - Relevant resources - why Wikipedia is not enough. Source Wizard (libraries, e-resources, etc.). - Monoscope, UbuWeb, runme.org, mediaartnet, university electronic resources (JSTORE, etc.).
  • - New media theorists: theorist and their institution of activity (Manovich, McLuhan, Flusser, F. Kittler, Latour...).
  • - New media artists: Life and Works of Selected Artists.
  • - Discussion about theses
    required literature
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga a Alena MILTOVÁ. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách : několik zásad pro začátečníky. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 209 stran. ISBN 9788086429403.
    recommended literature
  • N E W M E D I A A R T . E U. Webpage concerned with New Media and New Media Art. [online]. [cit. 31. 1. 2018]. Dostupné z: .
  • JSTOR. Online library for journals, primary sources, and books. [online]. [cit. 1. 2. 2018]. Dostupné z: .
  • runme.org - say it with software art! [online]. [cit. 3. 2. 2018]. Dostupné z: .
  • Media Art Net. Webpage for New Media Art theory and practice. [online]. [cit. 31. 1. 2018]. Dostupné z: .
  • Computational Culture. A Journal of Software Studies. [online]. [cit. 31. 1. 2018]. Dostupné z: .
  • Monoskop, a wiki for collaborative studies of the arts, media and humanities. [online]. [cit. 3. 2. 2018]. Dostupné z: .
Teaching methods
- Lectures about relevant resources suited to research the art of interactive media.
- Discussions on selected topics from the field of study and debates on the current happening in contemporary new media theory and practice (personalities, institutions).
Assessment methods
To obtain the credits, the students are asked for:
a) active participation at selected exhibitions, activities
b) by November 13th pass the review of selected research topic into the subject repository (scope of 2 - 3 pages, incl. references)
c) by December 18th pass on a proposal theme for your theoretical work (including a draft list of resources)
d) meeting attendance conditions (75% of attendance is required)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 80 hodin výuky/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2023, recent)
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