Media Technology MSc

New Media New Technologies

Objective To understand new media and technoloTo understand and get practical experience with media technology concepts and technologies, and to critically reflect on them.gies, and to critically reflect upon them
Course Level 500
ECTS Credits 5
Number of Classes 5
E-studyguide https://studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/courses/93235/new-media-new-technologies

In media technology one trend, technology or fad quickly follows the next. For anyone with an interest in media technology and creative science it is important to be up to date with the latest and greatest, from augmented reality to creative use of AI, and from fabrication to responsive environments. However it is equally important to be able to critically reflect on these trends, to connect these to classical discussions, and to identify what is really novel and what is merely a hype. Only then we will truly be able to research and imagineer for the future in non incremental ways.
This course explores the latest media, creative research and creative coding technologies and concepts, organized by more timeless themes such as new media history, social relationships, space and intelligent perception and action, so that these technologies can be placed into perspective and context. The course follows a tinkering approach and is a mix of lectures and practical assignments, and students are asked to create works that incorporate a new technology or concept and motivate why it is not just a gimmick or hype. Prototypes and end results will be presented at an exposition open to the general public.

For examples of past edtions see NMNT2019NMNT2018NMNT2017NMNT2016NMNT2015, NMNT2014, NMNT2013, NMNT2012, NMNT 2011.