The symposium takes place within the frame of the exhibition „Bin gleich wieder da!“
Unterwegs in virtuellen Welten (8 Dec 2016 – 8 Jan 2017 in Museum Schloss
Fechenbach). A catalogue is available.
From the concept’s origins in agriculture it was then transferred to the human ambition to
foster and develop intellectual goods. In any case, culture is strongly connected with lived
activity: with practiced literacy and education. In view of the exploding variety of media
productions, and a steadily increasing usage of media in daily life, the need of media
aesthetic education gains more and more significance.
The term dissemination relates to sowing, spreading, and sharing. Coined by French
philosopher Jacques Derrida, it was associated with endless spreading and potential
emergence of meaning (1972). The symposium will subject the term to further
transformations, testing and applying it in regard to prospective media specific cultural
concepts. Within this frame, internationally renowned experts will discuss their theoretical
and practical approaches to the topics of media culture and media aesthetic education.
What’s the significance of raising the question of culture in the age of digital media? Which
kind of phenotypes will such media culture take on and which methods will it use to sustain?
Is it possible, by focusing on media cultural topics and practices, to achieve some deeper
understanding on how to change or improve the media’s quality and enrich our lives?
These and other questions will be discussed, inspired by horizons opened up by e.g. Neil
Postman, R. Murray Schafer, and Jutta Wermke: The symposium’s experts stem from media
and cultural studies and/or engineering sciences who are at the same time practitioners like
Leah Barclay (Australia), Mark Lipton (Canada), Raitis Smits (Latvia), Stephen Kovats (South-
Sudan/Germany), Dalila Honorato (Greece), Jörg Stelkens, Max Kullmann, Klaus Schüller,
Daniil Vishnya (Germany) and the world famous ornithologist Walter Tilgner.
Please download the program below.
The Symposium is open to students.
It will take place here: Großer Saal, Museum Schloss Fechenbach, Eulengasse 8, 64807 Dieburg