Lecturer: Mindaugas Gapševičius
Tutors: Hasibullah Sahibzada, Marco Schröder, Azucena Sanchez Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Date: Mondays/flexible 17:00 - 20:00
Venue: Marienstraße 7b, Room 204
First meeting: Monday, 11th of April 17:00 - 20:00
Although we all use computers and the Internet on a daily basis, we act in most cases as consumers. This is valid for creative people who work with computers, especially visual artists and designers. With the "(In) visible Networks" we will question other side of the networks: How data is transferred between computers? Why does the Internet require different types of machines? What is the role of servers and personal computers within the networks? What makes our data or our networks insecure? How to structure the website so visitors find the information?
The conceptual goals of this project include the comparison and reflection of different network structures (e.g. hierarchical structures, decentralized structures, oriented to Web 2.0, etc.).
The aim of the course is to redesign and to update the website of the GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen. This includes discussion on structuring the content and work on the new content. Students in the course will be introduced to server side systems/applications (Unix, Apache, MySQL), "front end" programming/CMS[[Webapps|Content Management System]] (Typo 3, HTML[[HTML|Hypertext Markup Language]], PHP[[PHP|PHP Hypertext Processor]], Java Script) and content (website structure, writing). The work on content and programming will be supervised by tutors.
Please send a motivation letter before April 8th, 2016 to mindaugas.gapsevicius [ät] uni-weimar.de
To: mindaugas.gapsevicius [ät] uni-weimar.de
Subject: (In)visible Networks /// Application
1 Seminar. Internet. 11.04.2016
2 Seminar. Self-organisation. 02.05.2016
3 Seminar. Social networks. 23.05.2016
Supervised by Hasibullah Sahibzada
Supervised by Azucena Sanchez
Supervised by Marco Schröder