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Photograph. Nemanja Popadic


Caring. I Sound

Part I) Transdisciplinarity: Bernd Kraefter on Care

First semester students reflections on care topics

Barbara : Care for Animals

"Animals Looking at You: Investigating the Animal Gaze"
Research Topic(s): Do animals care about us? What do they see when they look at us?
Research Plan: Visit an animal shelter to observe how animals/humans gaze at each other; observe seeing eye dogs and their owners to see how dogs care for owners

Daniela: Care for the Immaterial

Research Topic(s): Plans to focus on incorporeal immateriality, and the dichotomy between proven and non-proven immateriality; especially interested in non-proven immateriality and the objects and rituals involved in it
Research Plan: Interviewing shamans in Colombia to talk about their healing rituals, especially those involving music; researching acupuncture in Vienna

Heather: Care for the Social

Research Topic(s): Looking at representations of Sea Serpents, Dragons, Monsters in unfamiliar/dangerous areas on old maps and thinking about what the monsters would represent/where they would be on contemporary maps
Research Plans: Create a survey that would find out what geographical areas people in Vienna have the least and most knowledge about; collecting data on regions and countries where travel restrictions have been imposed due to perceived danger, either from crime, terrorism or natural disasters.

Part II) Project Work: Karl Salzmann on Sound

Class visit to the anechoic chamber at the Institute of Music Acoustics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Fact Box

November 17, 2015, 09:30h