ZeMKI-Workshop “Tutorial Culture – Audiovisual Diversity in Communicative Figurations of Informal Learning”

The ZeMKI-Lab “Media & Education” is organizing the workshop “Tutorial Culture – Audiovisual Diversity in Communicative Figurations of Informal Learning” next Friday, as part of the research focus “Audiovisual Cultures”.

When: 08.12.2023 – 9:00 am to approx. 3:00 pm

Where: ZeMKI meeting room, Linzerstraße 4.


Everyone is invited!

Gladly also – if time or interest does not allow it – only as a part-time visit.


The program:

9:00 – 9:30 Introduction “Tutorial Culture – Audiovisual Diversity in Communicative Figurations of Informal Learning” (Karsten D. Wolf)

9:30 – 10:30 Audiovisual design aspects of explanatory videos from a didactic perspective: physics (Christoph Kulgemeyer) and mathematics (Martin Ohrndorf & Maike Vollstedt)

10:30 – 11:30 Audiovisual design aspects of explanatory videos from a media psychology perspective (Florian Schmidt-Borcherding)

11:30 – 12:30 Cinematic design features of explanatory videos and tutorials: YouTube-specific and domain-specific design features (Patrick Jung and Karsten D. Wolf ) and subject-specific design features in explanatory videos on the topic of history (Sabine Horn)


Lunch break (Attention, we are at ZeMKI and have no real catering, please bring something with you if necessary)


13:00 – 14:00 (Gender) Diversity in explanatory videos and tutorials (Verena Honkomp-Wilkens & Karsten D. Wolf)

From 14:00 Current research questions & planning publication (Frontiers in Education + application perspectives if applicable)

ComAI lecture with with Prof. Dr. David Gunkel (Northern Illinois University, USA)

Tomorrow is the third lecture of the series “Communicative AI Lectures: ChatGPT, Ethics and Sustainability” at ZeMKI with Prof. Dr. David Gunkel: “The Relational Turn: A Techo-Ethics for the 21st Century and Beyond“ – “Person, Thing, Robot – European Tour”

When: 5th December 2023 – 18:00-20:00h

Where: Rotunde, Cartesium Building (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5, 28359 Bremen)

If you are unable to attend in person, you can request a recording of the presentation here.

More information about the lecture and the lecture series can be found here.

ZeMKI Member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp at the 19th Interdisciplinary Conference of the JFF

On 24.11.2023, ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp will give a lecture at the 19th Interdisciplinary Conference of the JFF – Institute for Media Education. The title of this year’s conference is “VIVA LA GENERATION- The Generation Debate in the Media”. Andreas Hepp’s contribution in Munich deals with the topic “Generation App, Social Media and AI: Why the idea of incisive media generations falls short – and media generational thinking still helps”.

To the conference program

ComAI Lecture with Prof. Dr. Nick Couldry (LSE, UK)

On 28.11.2023 is the second lecture form the series “Communicative AI Lecture: ChatGPT, Ethics and Sustainability”. The guest is Prof. Dr. Nick Couldry (LSE, UK) with the topic “AI as knowledge capture and colonial landgrab”.

: 28.11.2023    –    18:00 – 20:00h
Where: Rotunda, Cartesium Building (Enrique-Schmidt-Str.5, 28359 Bremen)

If you can’t be there in person, you can get a Zoom-Link here.

More information about the lecture by Prof. Dr. Nick Couldry and the lecture series here.

ZeMKI Member Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach goes to the LSE as a Visiting Professor

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach will join the Department of Media and Communication at the London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting professor in 2024. During his stay from February to July 2024, he will work on topics ranging from discourses and developments in AI to the role of social media platforms in society. The residency will be supervised by LSE professors Alison Powell, Jean-Christophe Plantin and Nick Couldry. LSE’s department is a world-leading education and research center for communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London and is ranked 1st in the UK and 3rd in the world in this field.

New lecture series at ZeMKI: ComAI Lectures

The hype surrounding ChatGPT has brought it to the attention of the general public: Communicative AI – the spread of generative AI for the purpose of communication – is becoming increasingly widespread. But what exactly does it mean when machines become part of human communication relationships? How is social communication changing as a result? To what extent are the digital infrastructures of communicative AI a challenge for the environment and climate? What new types of human work will emerge with communicative AI – and which professions may disappear? What does all this mean for human practice and how is governance of communicative AI possible?

These are the questions we want to discuss together with international experts at the University of Bremen. The following speakers have been invited:

– November 21, 2023
Prof Dr Julia Velkova (Linköping University, Sweden):
“Greening the cloud: data and energy entanglements in friction”
18.00-20.00, Rotunde, Cartesium (also part of the FB9 sustainability lecture)

– November 28, 2023
Prof Dr Nick Couldry (LSE, Great Britain):
“AI as Knowledge Capture and Colonial Landgrab”
18.00-20.00, Rotunde, Cartesium

– December 05, 2023
Prof Dr David Gunkel (Northern Illinois University, USA)
“The Relational Turn: A Techno-Ethics for the 21st Century and Beyond”
18.00-20.00, SFG 1040

– 16 January 2024
Dr Arne Hintz (Cardiff University, United Kingdom):
“Deciding about Communicative AI: Governance, Participation and Social Justice”
18.00-20.00, Rotunde, Cartesium (also part of the FB9 Sustainability Lecture)

– January 30, 2024
Prof Dr Petter Bae Brandtzaeg (University of Oslo, Norway)
“The Future of Free Speech in an AI-Driven Society”
18.00-20.00, SFG 1040

We invite the interested public to attend the lecture series to discuss the socially highly relevant topic of Communicative Artificial Intelligence. The events will be held in English. All experts will be present in person in Bremen. If you are unable to attend in person for any reason, you have the option to participate online. To receive the access link, please write to: yoezer@uni-bremen.de.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/zemki/events/comai-lectures