Geistervorlesung: Techniknahe Analyse in Zeiten der Pandemie

Translated title of the contribution: Ghost lecture: Technological analysis in times of the pandemic

Wolfgang Ernst, Thomas Fecker (Editor), David Friedrich (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


In the summer of 2020, Germany's universities shifted their teaching to the virtual space. But what does "digitale Lehre" [remote teaching] actually mean in times of COVID-19, and what does it look like from a media theoretical perspective? The project Geistervorlesung [Ghost Lectures] is a technology-related analysis of this unique moment where media and its technology have become indispensable for health, knowledge, and human social interaction. Based on Prof. Wolfgang Ernst's Summer Lecture 2020 at the Department for musicology and media studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the editors David Friedrich and Thomas Fecker has been creating a multimedia publication, disguised as an ordinary paper book. By using, for instance, artificial intelligence for audio transcription and augmented reality as a media-relevant experience, the media speaks for itself. Therefore, this book is only consumable with 'smart devices' that understand such a language.
Translated title of the contributionGhost lecture: Technological analysis in times of the pandemic
Original languageGerman
Publishervwh – Fachverlag für Medientechnik und -wirtschaft
Number of pages190
ISBN (Print)978-3-86488-171-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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