Media Arts Cultures in Context: Experiential and Experimental


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course serves as a continued theory course examining and inquiring into the PRACTICES, POSITIONS and CULTURES of Media Art. 

The course introduces a genealogy of media art with a view to its entanglements with the different systems of thought in theories of (media)aesthetics and theories of technology. During the course the students are asked to analyse a variety of media artistic practices and critically reflect on the cultures and theoretical positions they generate in the context of the systems of thought.

Learning objectives


  • Understand the history, societal contexts, and institutional frameworks of media art and the diverse cultures it encompasses.
  • Identify the experiential and experimental dimensions of media art cultures within a transdisciplinary framework.
  • Appreciate the significance of practice-based research in critiquing and analyzing the intersection of media, technology, and knowledge production in media art cultures.


  • Demonstrate use of practice-based research to critically analyze the interplay of media aesthetics, science and technology, and other transdisciplinary research positions.
  • Proficiency in using methods and technologies relevant to the creation and interpretation of experimental and experiential projects in media arts culture.
  • Ability to critically reflect on and formulate alternative perspectives to prominent questions in the field using both experiential understanding and practice-based experiments.
  • Discern and evaluate the intersections between experiments, experiences, and the broader framework of media arts cultures. 


  • Ability to integrate knowledge from cross- and trans-disciplinary research to critically analyze and develop innovative strategies in media arts culture.
  • Reflect critically on the societal and cultural implications of the interplay between media art, science, technology, and their transdisciplinary experiments and experiential-based research.
  • Effectively present findings and outputs, situating them within the broader theoretical and methodological framings pertinent to the Media Arts Cultures domain, emphasizing the importance of experiential understanding and practice-based experimentation.



Name of examMedia Arts Cultures in Context: Experiential and Experimental
Type of exam
Written exam
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Further instructions to be found in the semester description.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMedia Arts Cultures in Context: Experiential and Experimental
Module codeKAMAC20246
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures at Aalborg University, Denmark
2nd. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts in Media Arts Cultures
Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities