Expanded Material Imaginaries

M-MD, MA Media Design / SS 2023
Time: Di 14:00 - 18:00 / Room: 2.10.100

Expanded Material Imaginaries is a platform for exploring, investigating, and realizing individual projects that focus on new materials and expanded material processes in the context of art and technology. The class provides space to work on topics and questions such as new ecologies, material computation, digital and physical hybrids, artificial life, self-organizing principles, complex systems, and new dialogues with matter. The class focuses on alternative and experimental uses of technology and media. The class is open to students who are looking for a framework to realize an already existing research project (e.g. the complex complex class from last semester), but also to new students who want to join to develop a project in this area. In June, the class will go on a one-week intensive working excursion with classes from the Bauhaus University Weimar in the south of Germany.


complexity, ecology, embodied artificial intelligence, self-replicating machines, emergent systems/computing, self-organization, material computation,organic computing, computing the physical, artificial life, artificial extelligence, biomedia, robotics, cybernetics, visualizations, sonification

organisatorial information

The class is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

The first meeting will be on April 25th at 14:00 in room 2.11.100.


To join the class please register via ARTIST and write a short essay expressing your interest in the class topic and a short research/project proposal by October 20, 23:59 (CET). Please mail it to r.baecker@hfk-bremen.de.

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