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SoSe 2024

Art in the times of surveillance capitalism – Understanding machine learning video-classification - Einzelansicht

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Veranstaltungsart Werk-/Fachmodul SWS 4
Veranstaltungsnummer 323110036 Max. Teilnehmer/-innen 10
Semester SoSe 2023 Zugeordnetes Modul
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Sprache englisch
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Do. 15:15 bis 18:30 wöch. von 20.04.2023  Bauhausstraße 9a - Gestalterisches Zentrum 001      
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Zugeordnete Personen Zuständigkeit
König, Alexander , Dr.phil.
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Abschluss Studiengang Semester Leistungspunkte
M. F. A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung (M.F.A.), PV29 - 6
M. Sc. MediaArchitecture (M.Sc.), PV2020 - 6
B. F. A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung (B.F.A.), PV19 - 6
M. F. A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung (M.F.A.), PV19, 4-Semester - 6
M. F. A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung (M.F.A.), PV19, 2-Semester - 6
M. F. A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung (M.F.A.), PV2021, 4-Semester - 6
M. Sc. MediaArchitecture (M.Sc.), PV2022 - 6
M. F. A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung (M.F.A.), PV2021, 2-Semester - 6
B. F. A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung (B.F.A.), PV29 - 6
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The topic of AI is discussed in the media in terms of artificial consciousness, while the actual machine-learning applications have long been an integral part of the success of IT giants. To understand this technology, it is essential to understand the principles of modern network architecture and its data structure and transmission. The course will take a practical approach to this topic and then lead into an informed discussion that will go beyond the opinions of "gift book philosophers".

The course gives an introduction to machine learning and its programming in Python using Nvidia Jetson Nano Computers set up as a Cloud-Cluster, which we set up in the seminar.


Example for a subject of discussion: Sentiment Analysis

There is currently no scientific consensus on a definition of emotions. But for sure they cannot be measured like temperature or height. They heavily differ individually through complex cultural, political, and historical influences.

So keep in mind that, by using such technology without any layer of reflection and critique, you transport reductionistic behavioral ideas that are the reason for discrimination and the disadvantage of people that don't fall within the statistical norm of such machine learning systems.


Every student will be provided with a NvidiaJetson Nano Developer Kit, from the university (as a rental). https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/jetson-nano-developer-kit

You get a basic understanding of:

- Linux operating system - Network structures - Video processing (OpenCV and ffmpeg)

- machine learning (basic models) - classification with neural networks

optional (advanced):

- docker containers

Though the general outline of the seminar is fixed, certain topics can be adapted to the demands of the projects and the wishes of the students.

Programming knowledge in Python is mandatory.

The aim of the course is to gain a critical understanding of machine learning and its application. The course focuses on the analysis of the classification of video streams and their classification.

Another central topic is cloud infrastructures and the so-called "edge computing" or "Internet of Things", which together with machine learning, form an almost all-encompassing set of tools for data collection that is beyond any (state) control. The course is therefore also suitable for those who are interested in a critical examination of "AI".

How to apply:

1. Send a motivational letter by 09.04..2023 to: alexander.koenig@uni-weimar.de
2. Enroll in Bison
3. You will be contacted by the administration if you got a place in the seminar

Dr. phil. Alexander König - www.media-art-theory.com


The modul is open to all other study programmes (Bachelor and Master), please refer to the appropriate programme regulations.

Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SoSe 2023 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024

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