Author Archives: Peter von Maydell

DM-Masters: Introduction to the HfK Workshops in English!

All Digital Media Masters at the HfK listen up: Finally there is another “Werkstattrundgang” – a “Walk through the HfK Shops”, held in English, especially for all you late arrivals, who missed this at the beginning of the winter semester – but also for anyone else, who is interested. Basically, this gives you an idea about the what, where, who, and when of all HfK shops.

  • It takes place on Feb. 27th. 2018
  • Meeting point is the main entrance lobby of Speicher XI 8
  • Be there at 8:45 am (!!)
  • Markus Walthert will take you on the tour. If you have any questions
    please contact him directly at m.walthert@hfk-bremen.de

(date on the jpg below should be 27.02.2018)

(talk) Vortrag – Artist’s Talk / 24.01.2018: Sheri Wills

Sheri Wills – “What does light remember?”

Vortrag – Artist’s Talk / 24.01.2018

  • Die Künstlerin Sheri Wills stellt sich und ihre Arbeiten vor.
  • 24.01.2018, 18 Uhr
  • Giesserei (Raum 1.16.070), Am Speicher XI 8, Bremen

DER VORTRAG FINDET IN DER GIESSEREI STATT. / THE LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE GIESSEREI. (Room 1.16.070)

And there will be vegan brownies, vegan tarte/Flammkuchen, vegan dips, vegetables and some wine for free. And beer for „Chateau LU”-prices.

“As a small child, looking at the stars, I wondered: if light from a star takes so long to get here, what does it remember of its journey? How is it changed by its travel? Where does light go, after it can no longer be seen?” These are a child’s questions, but scientist, Dr. Lene Vestergaard Hau, is working on stopping and transporting light, and Dr. Valentina Caprara Vivoli is working to make engtangled photons visible to the human eye. Sheri Wills’s artistic research explores metaphorical questions about the material nature of captured light in terms of its capacity to hold memories and illuminate erased landscapes. Light is physical material, while the play of light and shadows (cinema) creates an illusion of reality – and one can pass a hand right through it.
Sheri Wills is an artist whose work is based in film, video performance, and installation. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including one-person shows at the Director’s Lounge in Berlin, the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema in NYC, and The International Experimental Cinema Exposition. Her films have been screened at venues including the London Film Festival, the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is included in the Rizzoli book, Sonic Graphics: Seeing Sound, by Matt Woolman. Her collaborations include live video projects with music composed by Jan Jirásek, Charles Norman Mason, Bright Sheng, and Ofer Ben-Amots and video performances with music ensembles, including the NYC choral group, Khorikos, the Providence String Quartet, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, and Ensemble QAT in Montreal, at venues including Roulette in Brooklyn, the Firehouse Space in Bushwick, and the Czech Center in NYC. She is a Professor in the department of Film/Animation/Video at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in New York City.

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(dates) Invitation Stuko Digital Media 053 (2018-01-24)

ATTENTION, different room: 2_11.080

liebe studierende,
liebe kolleginnen und kollegen,
dear students and colleagues,

hiermit laden wir euch herzlich zur sitzung der studienkommission (stuko) digitale medien ein.
we would like to invite you to the stuko meeting.

am mittwoch / wednesday dem 24. january 2018, 16:30 – 18:30 Uhr
im raum / room 2_11.080

TOPs

  • 01 genehmigung der tagesordnung / approval of agenda
  • 02 genehmigung des protokolls stuko 052 / approval of last protocol
    (send by email 22.dec.2017)
  • 03 HS tage rooms and communication
  • 04 new rooms
  • 05 state of the accreditation / akkreditierung 2018
  • 06 financing requests / stuko budget
  • 07 verschiedenes / div.

mit den besten grüssen
ralf baecker + peter von maydell

(talk) Monday, Jan. 08. Two Former DM-Students on Studies & Work

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen, dear students and friends of Digital Media,

we invite you to join us for another presentation by two visiting former students of our Digital Media Program in the context of this semester’s “Introduction to Digital Media”:

Yang Zhong, representing the UNI side of the program, and Luiz Zanotello, representing the HfK side of the program, will talk about their studies and work:

  • Monday 08. January 2018
  • 16:00 – ca. 18:00
  • at the HfK Auditorium

Yang Zhong, M.Sc. Digital Media, Media Informatics, UNI Bremen 2015, Interaction Designer, currently working at CONTACT Software GmbH in Bremen

Luiz Zanotello, M.A. Digital Media, Media Design, HfK Bremen 2017, Media Artist and Designer, currently teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)

You should come yourself and tell your friends of the event.

Frieder Nake und Peter von Maydell

IDM Talks 2017-18

(talk) Monday, Nov. 27. Boris Müller on Interactivity

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
dear students of Digital Media and your friends,

we invite you to join us for the second presentation by a visiting designer / artist / author in the context of this semester’s “Introduction to Digital Media”:

Prof. Boris Müller
Interaction Design Lab at University of Applied Science Potsdam
will speak about “Interactivity”
Monday, 27. November 2017, at 2 p.m., HfK Auditorium

Boris Müller is a graduate from HfK. Here he studied Grafikdesign. Later he received a Master’s degree in Computer Related Design from the Royal College of Art in London. He is one of the early movers in interaction design, the emancipation of interface design. Besides teaching successfully, he is a design consultant, and extremely engaged in all matters of beauty, sharp thinking, and propagating a position.

You should come yourself and tell your friends of the event.

Frieder Nake und Peter von Maydell

IDM Talks 2017-18

(dates) Invitation Digital Media HfK Stuko 051

liebe studierende,
liebe kolleginnen und kollegen,
dear students and colleagues,

hiermit laden wir euch herzlich zur sitzung der studienkommission (stuko) digitale medien ein.
we would like to invite you to the stuko meeting.

am mittwoch / wednesday dem 08. november 2017, 16:30 – 18:30 Uhr
im raum / room 4_15.090

TOPs

  1. genehmigung der tagesordnung / approval of agenda
  2. genehmigung des protokolls stuko 050 / approval of last protocol
  3. mentoring
  4. HS tage communication
  5. HEC sponsorship
  6. verschiedenes / div.

mit den besten grüssen
ralf baecker + peter von maydell

(dates) Invitation Digital Media HfK Stuko 050

ACHTUNG RAUMÄNDERUNG: 4_15.090

liebe studierende,
liebe kolleginnen und kollegen,
dear students and colleagues,

hiermit laden wir euch herzlich zur sitzung der studienkommission (stuko) digitale medien ein.
we would like to invite you to the stuko meeting.

am mittwoch / wednesday dem 18. oktober 2017, 16:30 – 18:30 Uhr, im raum / room 4_15.090

TOPs

  1. genehmigung der tagesordnung / approval of agenda
  2. genehmigung des protokolls stuko 049 (versand per email am 17. juli
    2017) / approval of last protocol
  3. nachbereitung der aktion „Hej“, kosten, aufwand, fortsetzung,
    begrüßung und erstsemesterbegrüßung allgemein / follow up of „Hey“
    and the welcoming sessions
  4. visa-problem der neuen dm master: strategien, abhilfe, kommunikation
    / visa problems of new master students
  5. akkreditierung, stand der dinge, projektmanagement, evtl. vorlage
    textentwurf „ziele“ / accreditation, state of the texts
  6. alumni netzwerk, strukturen, ideen / alumni network
  7. HS tage jury
  8. verschiedenes / div.

mit den besten grüssen,
ralf baecker + peter von maydell

(call) up to 1.500,- for your Project: HEC Sponsorship Wintersemester 2017/18

We would like to invite you to submit projects for the upcoming round of the HEC sponsorship!

We Invite Projects to be Submitted for this Sponsorship that

  • can be individual projects (for instance M.A. or B.A. thesis work,
    or 3rd semester Master Projects)
  • can be group projects
  • can be classes or courses of the winter semester 2017/18
  • can be of any theme or focus (theoretical, artistic, experimental,
    performative, applied etc.)
  • must be HfK digital media projects or courses (UNI students may be
    members of such HfK projects or courses, but they can not apply
    individually, nor can UNI projects or UNI courses apply)
  • must be completed no later then the end of the winter semester
    2017/18 (March 31. 2018)

Some Background

HEC http://www.hec.de/ is a bremen based it-engineering and consulting firm, that sponsors projects and classes of the HfK DM program with up to EUR 1.500,- per semester. The money can be used for any purpose related to the selected project. HEC will not direct or influence content or form of the project. There is a framework of some brief contracts (for IP rights, among other aspects) that get signed by all participants. During the projects/classes there are usually 2 or 3 meetings or presentations where HEC is informed about the progress or results of the projects. They do like to voice their opinion and offer feedback from their particular point of view, but only to stimulate discussion and exchange. HEC hopes to gain fresh impulses, get publicity and find talent. A few people from your program have worked there, or for one of their affiliated companies.

The Selection Process

Dennis and I will pick 4 to 6 projects out of all submitted projects. Some of the criteria we base this first selection on are

  • potential quality of form and content
  • wide range of theme, content and focus within this group of 4 to 6
    projects (this caters a bit to HEC)
  • necessity / need / use of the sponsorship
  • potential likelihood of completion within the semester

We also like aspects such as the use, role or particular perspective on technology within the project, inventiveness is nice but not essential, and also the sustainability (german is better here: Nachhaltigkeit) of the use of the money can be an aspect.

We then submit the selected 4 to 6 projects to the members of our Stuko for approval. Following this, they are presented to HEC. They then choose from this list a project they want to sponsor. They have chosen a wide range of topics in the past. Any good idea has a good chance.

We should have a decision by the end of October. Of course this is tight, as some projects may be started differently, depending on the available budget, but in the past we have seen, that many of you do not even really know what they plan to do during the semester before this point – and at least some of you already know that this call comes around this time, every semester – and hopefully it will continue for many more to come, if HEC continues their generous support.

Your Submission

  • must contain a brief description of the project / class of not more
    then 500 words, covering title, theme / focus, methods, motivations /
    questions, context, goal / outcome (or similar points, should these
    not apply to your project)
  • must contain a rough time plan of milestones / dates / presentations
  • must contain an estimate of how the money would be used
  • must be UPLOADED (not sent directly) for instance to ownCloud or
    dropbox and a link sent to dennis.paul@hfk-bremen.de and
    p.maydell@hfk-bremen.de
  • by October 15th 2017

We are looking looking forward to your submissions.

Dennis and Peter