Online Lecture on Pandemic Storytelling: Jens Schröter/Christoph Ernst and Monika Pietrzak-Franger

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:00pm

 

Jens Schröter and Christoph Ernst (University of Bonn): Data Visualizations and Narrative Strategies in Social Imaginaries of the Corona Pandemic

Jens Schröter & Christoph Ernst Copyright: Jens Schröter & Christoph Ernst

Abstract

In our talk we analyze data visualizations and correlated narrations of the Corona pandemic with regard to conflicting imaginaries of the social implications of the crisis. We ask how data visualizations and correlated narrative patterns support imaginaries of social order. Of special interest are explicative visualizations of various possible future developments of the pandemic, leading to conflicting and contested ‘futures’ of the social implications of COVID-19.

Short Bio-Bibliography

Jens Schröter, Prof. Dr., is chair for media studies at the University of Bonn since 2015. Since 4/2018 director (together with Anja Stöffler, Mainz) of the DFG-research project “Van Gogh TV. Critical Edition, Multimedia-documentation and analysis of their Estate” (3 years). Since 10/2018 speaker of the research project (VW foundation; together with Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gramelsberger; Dr. Stefan Meretz; Dr. Hanno Pahl and Dr. Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle) “Society after Money – A Simulation” (4 years). Director of the VW-Planning Grant “How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?” (Start: 1.5.2020, 1 Year, Preparation of Main Grant); Summer 2017: Senior-fellowship IFK Vienna, Austria. Winter 2018: Senior-fellowship IKKM Weimar. Summer 2020: Fellowship, DFG special research area 1015 „Muße“, Freiburg. Recent publications: Medien und Ökonomie, Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2019; Zukünftige Medien – Eine Einführung, Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2020 (with Christoph Ernst) Visit: www.medienkulturwissenschaft-bonn.de / www.theorie-der-medien.de / www.fanhsiu-kadesch.de

 

Jens Schröter and Christoph Ernst (University of Bonn): Data Visualizations and Narrative Strategies in Social Imaginaries of the Corona Pandemic

Christoph Ernst Copyright: Christoph Ernst

Short Bio-Bibliography

Christoph Ernst, PD Dr., is a research associate within the project "Van Gogh TV. Multimedia Documentation and Analysis of their Legacy" (Prof. Anja Stöffler & Prof. Dr. Jens Schröter) funded by the German Reserach Foundation (DFG) at the Department of Media Studies of the University of Bonn. Main research interests: Diagrammatic reasoning & media aesthetics of information visualization; theories of tacit knowledge & digital media, esp. interface theory and artificial intelligence; media theory & media philosophy, esp. media and imagination. Selected publications: Diagrammatik-Reader. Grundlegende Texte aus Theorie und Geschichte (ed. with Birgit Schneider & Jan Wöpking), Berlin: De Gruyter 2016, Zukünftige Medien – Eine Einführung, Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2020 (with Jens Schröter), Diagramme zwischen Metapher und Explikation – Studien zur Medien- und Filmästhetik der Diagrammatik, Bielefeld: transcript 2020 (in print). Visit: www.christoph-ernst.com

 

Monika Pietrzak-Franger (University of Vienna): tba