Art and Technology: A Research Network

Prof. Dr. Florian Hadler & Prof. Lukas Feireiss
Art and Technology: A Research Network

Block seminar, English/Deutsch, 2 SWS, ECTS

Friday, 21.10.2022, 10-12 h, Introduction
Saturday, 12.11.2022, 10-16 Uhr, Block 1
Saturday, 10.12.2022, 10:00-16 h, Block 2
Saturday, 14.01.2023, 10-16 h, Block 3
Friday, 10.02.2023, 10-12 h, Conclusion
Hardenbergstr. 33, room 110

Registration starts 17.10.2022 via Moodle:
Moodle Einschreibeschlüssel / Moodle Enrollment Key: network

Arts and technology have been inseparable not so long ago. Technology has been driven by the arts, and the arts have continuously engaged with technology. Both have been expressions of each other. Over time, however, the two have been separated and each one has developed different modes of understanding and experience: the artistic versus the technological. Yet, their reconnection and combination have continuously driven cutting-edge results and created impact on global scales – in art, culture, academia, and industry.

The block seminar will look at examples of how the nexus between the arts and technology has been and still is a source of shifting paradigms. It will focus on artistic, scientific, and philosophical perspectives across all faculties within the Berlin University of the Arts and create a gateway and research network around the topic for students and teachers alike.

Possible topics include generative poetry, literature, and art, practices of critical engineering, cyberfeminism, digital folklore, speculative design and architecture, worldbuilding, artificial stupidity, interface critique, non-human technology, and many more.

The block seminar precedes an international conference, that will take place at the Berlin University of the Arts in Spring 2023, and brings together the arts, science, technology, and the industry to talk about the complex interrelations between arts and technology and develop shared understandings of the urgent challenges and global issues we are facing.

Requirements for the ungraded Studium Generale credits: Collective collection and development of a glossary of ideas and concepts as well as the independent writing of an individual editorial contribution for an online publication.

Florian Hadler advocates for new narratives around society-centered technology and runs initiatives strengthening the societal impact of arts and design. He develops and implements strategies for organizations and brands, targeting c-level decision processes around technology, design, communication, and organizational development in the public and private sectors. His portfolio ranges from co-founding, developing, and managing startups, studios, and industry networks to designing and production of international award-winning products, services, and media. More information at

Lukas Feireiss works as a curator, author, and educator in the international mediation of contemporary cultural reflexivity beyond disciplinary boundaries. He graduated from Comparative Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Ethnology in Berlin and Rome. Feireiss is the author and editor of numerous books, and curator of manifold exhibitions in the field of art, architecture, and design in theory and practice. He has lectured and taught at various universities worldwide. At the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, he developed and directed the temporary Master of Fine Arts and Design program Radical Cut-Up. In his capacity as visiting professor at the Berlin University of Arts, he currently pilots new formats for transdisciplinary education beyond protocol. More information at