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Medien - Wissen - Bildung: Medienbildung wozu?

ISBN 978-3-902936-54-7

290 Seiten
2016, innsbruck university press • iup

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Theo Hug, Tanja Kohn, Petra Missomelius (Hg.)

Contributions by Ben Bachmair, Patrick Bettinger, Anna Chronaki, Manfred Faßler, Yvonne Fritze, Monica Gavrielidou, Geir Haugsbakk, Lisa Haußmann, Theo Hug, Rudolf Kammerl, Tanja Kohn, Rainer Leschke, Petra Missomelius, Heinz Moser, Stephan Münte-Goussar, Yngve Nordkvelle, Julius Othmer, Manuela Pietraß, Hans-Martin Schönherr-Mann, Andreas Weich.

Körperphantasien: Technisierung - Optimierung - Transhumanismus

ISBN 978-3-902936-54-7

252 Seiten
2016, innsbruck university press • iup

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Andreas Beinsteiner, Tanja Kohn (Hg.)

Everybody is able to stage one’s life and one’s body in the media today with the use of smart phones and social web. Together with these possibilities of self-presentation, also the force towards optimization increases. Cosmetic surgery becomes normal, as well as the use of performance- and mood-enhancing drugs. The body becomes a product; its value is supposed to increase both on the labour market and in the sphere of interpersonal relations. The desire to expand limits of physical abilities and to stay forever young seems as significant as never before. Due to technologically enhanced biology and robotics the cyborg is an imagination that becomes more and more realistic. People even dream of abandoning their biological and mortal condition by means of genetic re-programming, or by fusing humans and machines. Simultaneously, those who provide the technologies and infrastructures gain unprecedented power through the intertwining of man and machine. The potential of surveillance and control increases - already through the use of smartphones. One might embrace neither euphoria nor paranoia, yet the question emerges: What does actually drive our fantasies of performance and optimization? Are we confronted with a self-referential autopoiesis of technology that subjugates the human body? Or does technological progress, on the contrary, satisfy bodily needs? How can we describe appropriately the interplay of bodies and technologies in the 21st century?

Contributions by Babette Babich, Noelia Bueno-Gómez, Tobias Eichinger, Magdalena Flatscher-Thöni, Karin Harrasser, Karl Leidmair, Andrea M. Leiter, Reinhard Margreiter, Petra Missomelius, Jörg-Uwe Nieland, Justus Piater, Stefan Selke, Anne Siegetsleitner, Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Sven Stollfuß, Emre Ugur and Hannes Winner.

ZONES VIRTOPIQUES

DIE VIRUTALISIERUNG DER HETEROTOPIEN UND EINE MEDIALE DISPOSITIVANALYSE AM BEISPIEL DES MEDIENKUNSTPROJEKTS ZONE*INTERDITE

ISBN 978-3-902936-53-0

194 Seiten, zahlr. Farbabb.
2014, innsbruck university press • iup

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Valentin Dander

DATENFLUT UND INFORMATIONSKANÄLE

ISBN 978-3-902936-54-7

212 Seiten
2014, innsbruck university press • iup

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Heike Ortner, Daniel Pfurtscheller, Michaela Rizzolli, Andreas Wiesinger (Hg.)

In recent years the production, distribution and storage of data has grown immensely. In fact, in just one minute, more than 200 million e-mails are sent, 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, over 100,000 tweets are sent, 920 new blog postings are published on Wordpress, and 240,000 photos are posted on Facebook worldwide. In this flood of data, to what extent do (which) media (still) act as a gatekeeper? How do users deal with all the data at their fingertips? What guidance is being offered? And how does (“big”) data become knowledge?

MEDIEN - WISSEN - BILDUNG

FREIE BILDUNGSMEDIEN UND DIGITALE ARCHIVE

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282 Seiten, deut., engl.
2014, innsbruck university press • iup

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Petra Missomelius, Wolfgang Sützl, Theo Hug, Petra Grell, Rudolf Kammerl (Hg.)

MEDIENRÄUME

MATERIALITÄT UND REGIONALITÄT

ISBN 978-3-902936-15-8

brosch., 228 Seiten
2013, innsbruck university press • iup

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Valentin Dander, Veronika Gründhammer, Heike Ortner, Daniel Pfurtscheller und Michaela Rizzolli (Hg.)

GRENZENLOSE ENTHÜLLUNGEN?

MEDIEN ZWISCHEN ÖFFNUNG UND SCHLIESSUNG

ISBN 978-3-902811-77-6

paperback, 180 pages, german
2012, innsbruck university press • iup

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Uta Rußmann, Andreas Beinsteiner, Heike Ortner und Theo Hug (Hg.)

With contributions by Mercedes Bunz, Wolfgang Coy, Anke Dobscheit-Berg, Christoph Fasel, Ulrike Hugl, Frank Innerhofer-Oberperfler, Georg Markus Kainz, Rainer Leschke, Hermann Petz, Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Thomas Schröder, and Wolfgang Sützl.

MEDIA, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION 2011

CULTURES AND ETHICS OF SHARING

ISBN 978-3-902811-74-5

paperback, 272 pages, english, german.
2012, innsbruck university press • iup

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Wolfgang Sützl, Felix Stalder, Ronald Maier, Theo Hug (Hg.)

With Contributions by Manuela Farinosi, Manfred Faßler, Leopoldina Fortunati, Michael Funk, Volker Grassmuck, Doreen Hartmann, Andrea Hemetsberger, Aletta Hinsken, Tobias Hölterhof, Nicholas A. John, Magnus Lawrie, Claudia Paganini, Julia Rone, Klaus Rummler, Katherine Sarikakis, Hans-Martin Schönherr-Mann, Sebastian Sevignani, Alexander Unger, Karsten D. Wolf.

ACTIVIST MEDIA AND BIOPOLITICS

CRITICAL MEDIA INTERVENTIONS IN THE AGE OF BIOPOWER

ISBN: 978-3-902811-04-2

paperback, 210 pages, illustrated, english
2012, innsbruck university press • iup

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Wolfgang Sützl, Theo Hug (Eds.)


After tactical media became less important, many media activist projects repositioned themselves: in the context of biopolitics they challenge the hegemony of biopower. This volume contains theoretical and empirical contributions to a conference on issues of media activism and biopolitics which has been organized by Innsbruck Media Studies in 2010. Theorists and activists describe and analyze media, whose goal is to enable resistance against regimes of biopower. The control of mobility and visibility, the biopolitics of death, the creation of virtual subjects and chimeras as well as biopolitical production are areas in which activists have intervened and gave rise to a theoretical discourse to which this volume contributes. With contributions from Pau Alsina, Clemens Apprich, Joshua Atkinson, Suzanne V.L. Berg, Geoff Cox, Alessandro Delfanti, Eddie Glenn, Carolyn Guertin, Cliff Hammett, Valerie Hartouni, Theo Hug, jan jagodzinski, Alexandra Jönsson, Andreas Oberprantacher, Etienne Pelaprat, Raquel Rennó, Claudia Schwarz and Roy Wagner.


"Most essays in Activist Media and Biopolitics challenge the perceived boundary between reality and virtuality; the discursive and the material; the private and the public; and life and death. By challenging these boundaries, they allow for the existence of a gray and ambiguous area - a problematic area that is not necessarily a problem."

Micky Lee, International Journal of Communication 6 (2012), Book Review

MEDIEN UND MINDERHEITEN

ISBN 978-3-902811-57-8

paperback, 358 pages, german
2012, innsbruck university press • iup

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Andreas Kriwak, Günther Pallaver (Eds.)

The goal of the University of Innsbruck's interdisciplinary field of reserach "Innsbruck Media Studies" is to understand, explain and shape media structures, their transformation, their process of communication and mediation in the media, their impact on electoral behaviour and political parties' strategies, as well as their impact on the development of innovative models and framworks in different IKT-sectors. The interfaculty study team, which is platform for inter-and transdisciplinary media research, has held a series of lectures on the topic "media and minorities" in the winter semester 2010/2011, as well as a "Media Day" at the University of Innsbruck on the same topic. Most of the lectures held in this context are collected in this volume. Most of them exemplarily show the relation between the media's supply, technologies and institutions, and minorities.

VISUELLE KOMPETENZ


ISBN 978-3-902719-85-0
paperback, 356 pages, german
2011, innsbruck university press • iup

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Theo Hug, Andreas Kriwak (Eds.)

Connections between word and image have been addressed throughout history. As part of the ongoing medialization of life worlds issues of the production, distribution and perception of images have become especially virulent. This is true not only for the century of mass media, but most notably for the age of digitization. The contributors of this volume ask how images can be produced, described and interpreted today, how we can orient ourselves in visual worlds, which skills are needed, and what it means to be able to understand visual worlds.

MEDIA - KNOWLEDGE - EDUCATION 2009

ISBN 978-3-902719-65-2
paperback, 236 pages, english and german
2010, innsbruck university press • iup

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Theo Hug, Ronald Maier (Eds.)

This volume deals with dynamics and processes of transformation at the interfaces of medial, social and organizational developments. The contributions aim at exploring inter- and transdisciplinary fields of discourse. In doing so, contemporary and forward-looking forms of visualization and collaborative use of knowledge spaces are examined.

Storytelling

ISBN: 978-3-902571-81-6
paperback, 388 pages, english and german
2008, innsbruck university press • iup

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Refections in the Age of Digitalization

Yvonne Gächter, Heike Ortner, Claudia Schwarz, Andreas Wiesinger in cooperation with Christine Engel, Theo Hug, Stefan Neuhaus und Thomas Schröder (Eds.)

The ability to tell stories is one of the central elements of human culture. We cope with reality and give meaning to it through stories – on the level of social communication as well as on the individual level of coping with everyday life. Such integrative power inherent to the term Storytelling is perhaps the most important reason why it has become a key term in various subjects over the past years, especially in connection with the appropriation of reality through human beings. This volume is based on a conference organized by the interdisciplinaryInnsbruck Media Studies (IMS) at the University of Innsbruck. Various positions, practices, media, structures, virtual realms, and recipients of Digital Storytelling are the subject of discussion.

MEDIA, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION 2007

ISBN: 978-3-902571-67-0
paperback, 328 pages, english and german
2008, innsbruck university press • iup

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Exploring new Spaces, Relations and Dynamics in Digital Media Ecologies

Theo Hug (Ed.)

In recent years, new and established media have penetrated, challenged, and often surpassed in significance traditional institutions of socialization and education. Moreover, the social organization of knowledge production and distribution has become highly mediated through increasingly complex combinations of information and communication technologies. The papers in this volume are exploring intersections and dynamics of spheres of media, knowledge and education.