IMN100cv New Media Art Interpretation Tools I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Thu 16:00–17:40 N42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( IMN100 New Media Art Obsessions I )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to motivate students to read texts associated with the IMN100 course’s subject. At the end of the course students will have enlarged knowledge about the discourse based on so called "first hand" experience with the writings. Students should be able to make deductions based on acquired knowledge.
  • Book chapters and papers reading.
  • Critical summaries of two texts (3600 characters each).
  • ARNS, Inke. Read_me, run_me, execute_me. Code as Executable Text: Software Art and its Focus on Program Code as Performative Text. in: Rudolf Frieling / Dieter Daniels (Hg.), Medien Kunst Netz 2: Thematische Schwerpunkte, Springer Wien/New York 2005, ISB
  • FULLER, Mathew (ed.): Software Studies \ a Lexicon. MIT Press: Cambridge – London, 2008. On-line:
  • GORIUNOVA, Olga. Software Art. 2007.
  • CRAMER, Florian. Concepts, Notations, Software, Art. 2002.
  • PHILIPSON, Graeme: A Short History of Software. 2004.
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana: K recepci informatiky v kontextu společenských věd: Obrat k softwaru. In Hana Klímová - Dana Kuželová - Jiří Šíma - Jiří Wiedermann - Stanislav Žák. Hovory s informatiky. 1. vyd. Praha: Ústav informatiky AV ČR, v.v.i., 2011, s. 117 – 135.
  • MARINO, Mark C. Critical Code Studies. 2006 On-Line:
  • MANOVICH, Lev. There is Only Software . 2008.
  • BOGOST, Ian – MONTFORT, Nick. Platform Studies. On-line:
  • Heslo: Software studies:
  • KITTLER, Friedrich. There is No Software. 1995.
  • MANOVICH, Lev: Cultural Analytics. 2007. On-line:
  • CRAMER, Florian: Chapter 5: What is Software?. In: Words Made Flash. Code, Culture, Imagination. 2005, s. 121 – 125.
  • CRAMER, Florian – GABRIEL, Ulrike. Software Art. 2001.
Teaching methods
Reading, writing, discussion.
Assessment methods
Fulfilling requirements: Two texts submitting.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021.
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