"Critical Lessons" is overriding the contributions here, which deal with the discriminating, enlightening, resistant, and innovative functions of critique, in relation to a wide range of social science topics. On the occasion of his departure from the University of Innsbruck, the authors want to express their thanks, appreciation and respect for his scientific and academic achievements in life - also for having opened his eyes to them and many others for some, even uncomfortable truths.
It is largely a matter of consensus that media literacy and media education beyond serve the mature and critical use of media offerings. On closer inspection, however, very different regional, national and transnational situational assessments, areas of responsibility and responsibilities as well as criticisms and ideas for the transformation of learning cultures can be found. The interdisciplinary volume deals with current and future-oriented objectives of media education and provides answers to the question of media education.
" The present volume documents the Ernst-von-Glasersfeld Lectures 2015 at the University of Innsbruck. In addition to the lectures by Siegfried J. Schmidt and Gebhard Rusch, two other contributions from the Ernst-von-Glasersfeld Archive are printed. These deal with documentary and media artistic intention with the Lana project and ""Yerkish"", the first sign language for primates, the philosopher and communication scientist Ernst von Glasersfeld (1917-2010) together with Piero Pisani beginning of the 70's at the University of Georgia developed."
After tactical media became less important, many media activist projects repositioned themselves: in the context of biopolitics they challenge the hegemony of biopower. This volume contains theoretical and empirical contributions to a conference on issues of media activism and biopolitics which has been organized by Innsbruck Media Studies in 2010. Theorists and activists describe and analyze media, whose goal is to enable resistance against regimes of biopower. The control of mobility and visibility, the biopolitics of death, the creation of virtual subjects and chimeras as well as biopolitical production are areas in which activists have intervened and gave rise to a theoretical discourse to which this volume contributes.