Spielerische Lernmethoden können den universitären Unterricht berreichern, sagen Experten der Webster University - die Hochschulen dürften sie zumeist aber noch zögerlich einsetzen. Besondere Skepsis herrscht offenbar gegenüber Onlinegames.
On the 10th-12th of September international communication researchers and media experts from all around the world gather at Webster Vienna to discuss the relationship between power and media. The versatile and tightly packed program focused mainly on government censorship, concentration of ownership as well as advertiser and other external influences over all forms of messages.
The primary focus of the presentation is to explain how internet memes develop as a genre of online communication. Internet memes are remixed, iterated messages which are rapidly spread by members of participatory digital culture for the purpose of continuing a conversation. Applying Anthony Giddens’ structuration theory to the analysis of memetic development reveals that internet memes exist as artifacts of participatory digital culture. As artifacts they possess virtual physicality, social and cultural connections, and purposeful production and consumption.
Rapid advancement in computing transforms traditional visual media storytelling and exercises our perceptual consciousness. The purpose of my research is to examine creative potential and ethical boundaries of emerging augmented and virtual reality, through development and analyses of an interactive storytelling game design. It is anticipated that the results from this exploration will enable visual media storytellers to enhance their creative and intellectual potential in the near future.
In April we had the honor of welcoming Bob Dotson, NBC News National Correspondent, New York Times Best Selling Author and one of America’s best-known media professionals for a workshop and a guest lecture.
The 5th edition of the international symposium "Under-the Radar" took place in Vienna from March 6th to March 8th 2015. This annual conference is organized by Holger Lang, faculty at the Webster Vienna's Media Communications department. The conference is designed for researchers, artists, students, independent filmmakers, scholars, newcomers and people who enjoy working at the verges of media design, production and study – that could be in animation, experimental film, narrative shorts, documentaries, music-videos and media-art.