Author Archives: Peter von Maydell

(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

(job offer / PhD positions) at UNI Weimar

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterstelle HCI (offizielle Ausschreibung ab 1 Oktober 2017, Bewerbungsfrist Ende Oktober / application deadline end of October)

We are looking for somebody to join our team as ‘Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in)’ (with the opportunity to do a PhD/Doctorate). The position is for 3 years initially (starting ideally on March 1st 2017, or April 1st) and can be extended. The formal advert will appear in early October here:

https://www.uni-weimar.de/de/universitaet/aktuell/stellenausschreibungen/

The position involves teaching and student supervision duties in our (German language) Media-Informatics bachelor and our (English-taught international) Master programs in ‘Computer Science for Digital Media’ and Human-Computer Interaction’. Moreover, you will support our research, which usually is in the area of tangible and embodied interaction, do your own original individual research, and support the general organisation of our research group.

We are looking for somebody with a master degree in Medieninformatik, HCI, Digital Media, Interaction Design or related areas. You need to speak German, good English, have at least a basic Computer Science background and experience in programming. We are looking for somebody who is enthusiastic about physical computing (electronics prototyping with Arduino etc) and/or 3D printing, and would enjoy managing our Interface-Development Lab (electronics prototyping and 3D printers). Ideally you are interested in collaborating with arts and design, as our teaching often is interdisciplinary in mixed groups of students. You should be interested in understanding and working with people, and have some knowledge of HCI research methods, user-centered design or interaction design.

You would have the opportunity to work with our research group and lab, to interact and collaborate with other highly-qualified researchers in the field of Media and HCI as well as arts and design, to work with highly motivated bachelor and master students, where you can define projects for them to tackle, and to live in beautiful Weimar. You will be able to define your PhD topic (in negotiation with Prof. Hornecker) and to structure parts of your teaching duties (student group projects and final theses) around this.

The HCI group consists of Professor Eva Hornecker and two PhD students (one of them being you), plus currently 2 staff members on a funded project and several external collaborators/students (see https://www.uni-weimar.de/de/medien/professuren/medieninformatik/human-computer-interaction/personen/). Our research currently largely deals with tangible and embodied interaction, that is tangible interfaces, gestural interaction, and more specifically, e-textiles and wearables, public installations and performance, interactive museum installations, learning environments, and user studies within this overall design/application space.

Please note this is an 80% part-time contract (with the option to top up to 90 or 100% in case further funding can be acquired)

https://www.uni-weimar.de/de/medien/professuren/medieninformatik/human-computer-interaction/

http://www.ehornecker.de/

https://www.uni-weimar.de/de/medien/struktur/fachbereich-medieninformatik/

Professor Eva Hornecker (Dr. / PhD) / Lehrstuhl Human-Computer Interaction

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Fak. Medien / Bauhausstraße 11 / D-99423 Weimar / Germany / Tel. 00 49 3643 58 3887

eva@ehornecker.de / eva.hornecker@uni-weimar.de / http://www.ehornecker.de / http://www.uni-weimar.de/medien/hci