TIM_B_002 Introduction to Interactive Media Studies II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Filip Johánek (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
each even Tuesday 14:00–17:40 N21
The subject follows the course Introduction to Interactive Media studies I (IM001/TIM_B_001).
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: 69/100, only registered: 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
They will familiarize students with relevant approaches, methods and theories developed within the academic discourse of new media art and culture.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the corse student will be able to: - Identify individual methodological approaches to new media studies.
- To describe different methodological approaches and theories of new media discourse, their advantages and limitations.
- To summarize main theories and concepts of new media art and culture.
  • Contexts of Interactive Media Studies - theoretical frames:
  • M. McLuhan: media as an extension of man.
  • D. Daniels: strategies of interactivity.
  • V. Flusser: apparat-operator system.
  • P. Weibel: teleology of media.
  • E. Huhtamo: archeology of media.
  • S. Zielinsky: variantology.
  • F. Kittler: philosophy of media.

  • Contexts of Interactive Media Studies - question of metodilogy:
  • Sociological viewpoint: cyberculture.
  • Cultural and aesthetic viewpoint: software studies.
    required literature
  • Weibel, P. Synthetic Times. Synthetic Times, katalog, eds. Fan Di‘an and Zhang Ga. Cambridge, MA – London, UK: MIT Press, 2009
  • Flusser, V.: Do univerza technických obrazů, Praha 2001.
  • McLuhan, M.: Člověk, média a elektronická kultura, Brno Jota, 2000.
  • https://monoskop.org/Monoskop
  • Christa Sommerer, Lakhmi C. Jain, Laurent Mignonneau (Eds.): Strategies of Interactivity. The Art and Science of Interface and Interaction Design, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2008 (Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 141)
  • Fuller, M. (ed.) Software Studies / a lexicon. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008.
  • Manovich, L.: Principy nových médií, in Teorie vědy/Theory of Science, XI/XXIV/2/2002.
  • http://variantology.com/
  • McLuhan, M. Jak rozumět médiím: extenze člověka. Praha: Odeon, 1991.
  • Kittler, F. A. Gramofon, film, psací stroj. Tomáš Dvořák (ed.). Kapitoly z dějin a teorie médií. Praha: AVU, 2010
  • Ed. Lister, M. a kol.: New Media: A Critical Introduction, Londýn, 2003
  • Flusser, V.: Komunikológia, Bratislava 2002.
  • Siegfried Zielinski (ed.),‎ Silvia Wagnermaier (ed.): Variantology 1: On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies. Walther König, Köln 2007.
  • Media archaeology : approaches, applications, and implications / edited by Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011
  • Huhtamo, E.: From Kaleidoscomaniac to Cybernerd: Notes Toward an Archeology of Media, In. Ed.Druckerey, T.: Electric Culture: Technology and Visual Representation, New York 1994.
Teaching methods
Lectures, homeworks, reading.
Assessment methods
(1) Final written exam - maximum 60 points, the minimum for passing is 40 points. Combination of open (two) and closed (ten) questions from the subject matter and compulsory literature.
(2) Delivery of compulsory texts reviews is a prerequisite for admission to the final exam.
(3) Voluntary: Presentation on the topic from the content of the course, 5 points for the presentation, one student can have maximum of 4 presentations.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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