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Executing Education: On coding literacy and digital media cultures

Datum: Mittwoch 5.10.2022 Beginn: 19:00

Prof. Dr. Dan Verständig, Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaft - Professur für Erziehungswissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt allgemeine Medienpädagogik

More than 45 years ago, in 1977, referring to computers used in home automation at the dawn of the home computer era, Ken Olsen, co-founder and CEO of the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) is quoted as saying, that “there is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home”. While the first computers were technological behemoths, the devices have experienced a rapid development and become natural objects in our homes, workplaces and even in our pockets in the shape of smartphones. Computers have evolved in their material appearance and their complexity, so has the computer code that is running on it. Code becomes the holistic link of the hidden infrastructure in the digital era.

When talking about coding, the discussions are often focussed on skills like logical thinking, mathematics, deduction and problem solving. Beyond these set of crucial skills, coding as practice can be seen as a way to unfold creative potential and realise visions. The public talk will give insights on how coding as literacy can be framed as a complex entanglement of aesthetical (and political) self-expression.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache

Kooperationsveranstaltung mit der Universität Paderborn: »From Rechnerkunde to Digitalkunde – Talks on K-12 Computing Education Philosophy«.

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