Lecturers: Max Neupert, Lasse Scherffig
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Date: Wednesday, 17:00 until 20:30h
Venue: Marienstraße 7b, Room 204
First meeting: 11.04.2013


In our class Filesavvy we'll look at files and their anatomy. By deconstructing them we will introduce what is called glitch. The aesthedics of file corruption emerged when badly encoded videos of pirated movies were downloaded from filesharing sites. It may be seen as the digital equivalent of a noisy VHS tape. Datamoshing became mainstream when Kanye West used it a music clip and since is a popular meme and visual expression of the internet culture.

German description

In Filesavvy untersuchen wir Dateien und deren Aufbau. Deren Dekonstruktion und Manipulation führt zu dem was Glitch genannt wird. Die Ästhetik von Datenkorruption kam auf, als schlecht komprimierte Videos von 'raubkopierten' Filmen über Filesharing-Websites verbreitet wurden. Als Datamoshing ist es ein popkulturelles Meme geworden, spätestens seit Kayne West die Technik in einem Musikvideo verwendete.


Admission requirements


Registration procedure

This class has been cancelled in order to free time for current research projects. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Active participation, presentation, artistic examination, documentation, edits in the wiki.

Eligible participants

Undergraduates and graduates enrolled in the Faculties of Media, Gestaltung and in the MediaArchitecture program


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