Denmark, Aarhus

Digital Culture and Visual Thinking

when 27 July 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 824

Today, vision is heavily dominated by digitization and computation: Not only are the majority of images that we look at digitally created and/or presented, they are also circulated and modified digitally, and this influences how we handle and understand them. Images no longer just represent and mediate, but also intervene in everyday life, by watching us and by poking, nudging, and guiding our activities and movements (e.g., when your newest smartphone ‘stare’ at your face and unlocks or buys on your behalf; when a map application ‘take’ you to your destination; and when license plate readers on police cars automatically ‘look’ at other cars and alert the police officer about matters to investigate).

The course introduces students to various aspects of how we make use of technology when we create, circulate and use images today. The main focus of the course is how contemporary image technologies shape us culturally.

Course leader

Lotte Philipsen

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 824: Exchange students: No Fee

Freemovers, EU/EEA: 824 EUR

Freemovers, NON-EU/EEA: 1373 EUR

Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee.

Scholarships

No scholarships available