Werkmodul Fachmodul

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Lecturer: Julian Chollet & Bastian Buegler
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Dates: 03.11. – 02.02. every Tuesday (15:15 - 16:45)
Venue: Usually online (optional meetings in the park)

FIRST MEETING Tuesday 03.11. 15:15 - 16:45 in the Ilmpark, Weimar (hopefully)


Suggested topics

  • emotional self management and mental hygiene
  • perspectives on political protest (e.g. Dannenröder Forst)


Our contemporary political landscape as well as public debate is increasingly dominated by extreme positions. Opinions and assumptions are echoed through (social) media, loose their connection to reality and transform into collective imaginations of more or less homogeneous peer groups. All those groups have their own values, a canon of guiding principles, their specific ingroup language and a common externalized enemy.

Over the course of the semester, every participant will develop a fictional character based on real-world ideologies and analyze their inherent thought patterns. Using a diverse set of methodologies (e.g. roleplay) we will then identify the intellectual and emotional traps of those paradigms, with the objective to overcome them. The concept of this course is experimental and will be further developed together with the participants.

Participation by individuals who are not enrolled in university is highly encouraged. Please register by sending an email to julian@mikrobiomik.org as soon as possible (limited space).

Finished projects from last semester



WikiHaiwaiian for ''fast'' (not an acronym). It is the name for a hypertext system for websites where the user may not only read the content but is also able to change it instantaneously through the browser.-pages from last semesters Participants

WARNING!!! Literature and media recommendations may be highly controversial and from dubious sources (content can be added by all members of Bauhaus-University)


  • Hartmut Rosa: "Unverfügbarkeit" (ISBN: 978-3701734467)
  • Sarah T. Roberts: "Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media" (ISBN: 978-0300235883)
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan: "Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy" (ISBN: 978-0190841164)
  • Jaron Lanier: "Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now"


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