© 2003

Computational Visualistics, Media Informatics, and Virtual Communities

  • Jochen Schneider
  • Thomas Strothotte
  • Winfried Marotzki

Part of the Bildwissenschaft book series (BILDW, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Heinrich Hussmann
    Pages 15-17
  3. Klaus Sachs-Hombach, Jörg R. J. Schirra, Jochen Schneider
    Pages 37-50
  4. Winfried Marotzki, Jana Dittmann, Frank Lesske
    Pages 57-65
  5. Nick Halper, Mara Mellin, Christoph S. Herrmann, Volker Linneweber, Thomas Strothotte
    Pages 67-78
  6. Roland Jesse, Gunter Saake, Kai-Uwe Sattler, Thomas Strothotte
    Pages 79-90
  7. Klaus-D. Toennies, Klemens Böhm, Christoph S. Herrmann, Ingo Schmitt
    Pages 91-97
  8. René Rosenbaum, Heidrun Schumann, Rainer Kohlschmidt
    Pages 99-101
  9. Michael Weber
    Pages 121-123
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 125-133

About this book


The study of images and new media from a technical point of view is a subject for computer science, which needs to be complemented with that of other disciplines reflecting on and producing media and images, in particular design, psychology, education, political science, sociology, and philosophy. Interdisciplinary approaches involving two or more areas applied to selected research problems are therefore more and more common.

A number of research universities world wide have installed degree programs in which experts from the different areas lead the next generation of scientists toward interdisciplinary research. Such degree programs place a large burden on their students, as they are to integrate in their minds the teaching of various different subjects - often with the goal of achieving a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the subjects than their professors from any one of the contributing subjects might have.

In April, 2003 representatives of a group of mostly German research universities offering degree programs in the areas of Computational Visualistics and Media Informatics met for the first time in Magdeburg, Germany. Their goal is to collaborate in research and research-oriented teaching through the exchange of ideas, information and experience. This volume collects information on their views of their own degree and research programs as a starting point for discussions. First examples of interdisciplinary research being carried out in the area are also included.


Bildwissenschaft Computervisualistik Interdisziplinarität Medieninformatik Virtuelle Umgebungen

Editors and affiliations

  • Jochen Schneider
    • 1
  • Thomas Strothotte
    • 1
  • Winfried Marotzki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of MagdeburgGermany

About the editors

Dr. Jochen Schneider und Prof. Dr. Thomas Strothotte lehren am Institut für Simulation und Graphik der Universität Magdeburg.
Prof. Dr. Winfried Marotzki lehrt am Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft der Universität Magedburg.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Computational Visualistics, Media Informatics, and Virtual Communities
  • Editors Jochen Schneider
    Thomas Strothotte
    Winfried Marotzki
  • Series Title Bildwissenschaft
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2003
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8244-4550-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-322-81318-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 133
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Image Processing and Computer Vision
    Education, general
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