Website informing about didactic and research activites of Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel D. Hromada, Digital Education (digitale Bildung) juniorprofessor affiliated to both Berlin University of the Arts and Einstein Center Digital Future.
Majority of presentations linked on this site are programmed in deck.js, impress.js or reveal.js frameworks. This means that You can move between slides of these presentations either by pressing diverse arrow keys to move backwards (resp. forwards) in the presentation, or by pressing a blank space ("space bar") key to move to next slide.
1589290105 / AE501205
1579619739 / AE502101First prototype of a novel kind of digital education medium, a so-called "Digital Primer" (DP) or a "digitale Fibel" was presented to public at the Industry Day of Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) on 21st January 2020. Design, realization and optimization of a digital Primer is the main research & design project of Daniel D. Hromada, digital education juniorprofessor affiliated to both ECDF as well as to Faculty of Design of Berlin University of the Arts.
1575048938 / AE492911
1574259382 / AE492011By clicking here, You will obtain access to the presentation just presented within the track "eCampus / Nachhaltigkeit in Verwaltung und Forschung" of the Hamburg conference Campus Innovation. Thanks to Visuelle Kommunikation student Niklas Apfel for playful illustrations.
1572953633 / AE490511
Version v0.42 of the knowledge-management system (KMS) Kastalia has been presented as part of 2nd "Future day" organized by Berlin University of the Arts. Installation named "kastalia.medienhaus v0.42 :: 4 views" was a first public display of the system which is, since winter semester 2016 used as a singular tool for creation of collaborative presentations by study programs Kunst und Medien (KuM) and Visuelle Kommunikation (VK) of UdK's Faculty of Design.
As of 24th october 2019 kastalia's database contained 3846 "knots" ("Ding an sich") interconnected with "5226" bounds which can be displayed (as "Ding für uns") by > 79 different templates, thus generating at least 69 * 3846 = 265374 distinct and unique "views". What was presented at UdK's Zukunfstag were four such views.
In short, Kastalia can be described as a collaborative swiss-knife of web-publishing, data-management and archivation. Asides being used as a collaborative presentation tool by all classes, workshops and labors of VK and KuM study programs, kastalia also played a minor role in archiving the outputs of first edition of UdK2030, plays an instrumental role in creation of german-language corpus for the project of digital primer (digitale fibel) and is a backend for systems as diverse as Medienhaus cafeteria display, repetitio.digital.udk-berlin.de as well as the website You are reading in this very moment (e.g. bildung.digital.udk-berlin.de).
1572786833 / AE490311
It has been a big pleasure to present a talk "Circadian and eutark reduction of energy trace of UdK’s Medienhaus" to students of UdK's Klima Klasse.
What was supposed to be a 20-min talk about circadian and eutark devices turned into a 90-min interactive talk spanning topics as diverse as Bildung Digitale, Lean ICT on one hand and photobioreactors, Wendelstein 7-X or carbon-sequestrating paints on the other.@klasse.klima Instagram announcement is here and the on-line version of the presentation is available here.
21.10.2019 / AE491021, Berlin
A series of 23 "aphorisms" dealing with the topic of "Repetition" is being gradually added at https://repetitio.digital.udk-berlin.de.
The project has been initiated by request from authors of UdK Journal, the main printed medium of Berlin University of the Arts. Printed introduction to the art-work is "Ewige Wiederholung des Wiederholendes" can be found on a double-spread of pages 14 and 15 of 7th issue of the journal.
Asides being the first project combining the D3.js frontend with the kastalia.medienhaus backend, the repetition aphorisms can be considered to be first texts written by Daniel D. Hromada in german language.
10.10.2019 / AE491010, Paris; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3917/enf2.193.0345
Article "After smartphone : Towards a new digital education artefact" is now made available by Revue Enfance, one of the most oldest (est. 1948) continental scientific journals in the field of developmental psychology and published by renowned publishing house "Presses Universitaires de France".
The article is a part of an issue 3/2019 dedicated to "Cognitive technologies for childhood" edited by Jacqueline Nadel & Charles Tijus. Its abstract being as follows:
"Non-moderate smartphone usage may induce diverse pathological states and behaviors which may potentially result in an array of syndromes and illnesses. Digital devices built for education rather than consumption and entertainment should not neglect intricacies of human physiology, ergonomy and cognition. For this reason, we present first four properties of an idealized “digital primer” artefact which could maximize the human and cultural potential of a normal elementary school pupil by means of holistic, semi-supervised interaction. Properties addressed and defined in this article are: “speech-based”, “narrative”, “circa-temporal” and “habit-disrupting”."
In its appendix, the article is also a 1st scientific publication contains a list of 23 characteristics of a digital primer, as proposed since 2016 on fibel.digital.
Fulltext is available here for a 5 € fee.
10.8.2019 / AE491008, Berlin
As a follow-up to article about circadian and eutark artefacts, I have been invited to Campus-Innovation conference at Hamburg in order to hold a talk: "CO2-Neutrality and Digital School: can we align them?".
List of other conference participants here.
12.9.2019 / AE490912, Berlin
Happy to announce that presentation ""Make Your Own Device": When Digital Education Marries Reform Pedagogy" shall be presented on 29th November to attendees of the oeb.global conference as part of the Teaching Skills and Competences for Tech-enabled Futures Starts at School: the New Digital Literacy Curriculum panel.
Full program of oeb.global conference is available here.
21.8.2019 / AE490821, Berlin
Brief description of the digital Primer ("digitale Fibel") project in its earliest stage + some other remarks concerning the usage of AIs in education + an excerpt from a RaspberryPi TTS-synthetized variant of an old Slovak fairy-tale, all this and some more was part of the program "Lerning in the robotic era" broadcast by SWR2. You can download the podcast variant which You can download here. Article summarizing the Podcast is available here.
Thanks the SWR2 journalist Ms. Silvia Plahl for an agreeable interview.
12.7.2019 / AE490712, Berlin
Less then one year after introduction of Digital education at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), we have already managed to present some working artefacts to wider audience during UdK's event of the year, a so-called Rundgang.
Main exhibits included: Avatar0 (created in collaboration with Christian Schmidts) communicating with visual installation In Praise of Void by Akif Sari; PappeFibel0 (the core prototype of the fibel.digital project); touchless musik instruments Schale (physical setup by Kohei Kimura), Ukulele (Nik Kapanadze, Anna Petzer); drumming plants Cyberplant0 and Cyberplant1 and binaural headphones sonic by Nik Kapanadze.
Consistently with the "Make Your Own Device" (MYOD) philosophy, majority of artefacts hereby introduced is based on Raspberry PI hardware, GNU/Linux operating system and tend to include at least one upcycled component.
15.6.2019 / AE490615, Berlin
Artefacts PappeFibel0 and Cyberplant0 were presented during the event "Long Night of the Sciences" at Einstein Center Digital Future (sometimes also known as "House of digitalization"). A more elaborate report about the event is available here.
5.3.2019 / AE490305, Berlin / HamburgArticle thematizing two properties (circadian and eutark*) of digital yet sustainable digital education devices has been just accepted for publication in 7th volume of "Fachmagazin für Digitalisierung in der Lehr Synergie". Publication date is 22 May 2019 (AE490522).
*word "eutark" is not a typo but a neologism meaning "energy-autark", i.e. "able to produce energy necessary for own operation"
15.2.2019 / AE490215, Medienhaus
14.2.2019 / AE490214, Faculty of Design of Berlin University of the ArtsThe zeroth edition of the course "Digital Culture :: Prolegomena to Educatio Digitale :: Historical Context" finished by a "congress" organized by students and for students. Congress interventions included: presentation of a string&pulley-based logical gates (NOT, AND, NAND, XOR, OR, buffer); Digi-Comp2 paper-based replica; video about a somewhat unhappy cyborg; unveiling of the Pygmallion tableau and referats about Ada Lovelace and digital sounds in everyday life.
13.12.2018 / AE481213, Technisches Museum Berlin
Prof. Horst Zuse - son of the author of first digital computer prof. Konrad Zuse - has personally presented a replica of the Z3 computer to students of "Prolegomena to Educatio Digitale :: Historical context" course.
29.11.2018 / AE481129, Symposium Digitalisierung UdK Berlin /// Eine Anatomie, UdK, Berlin
Presentation of the talk "Vivisection of digital infrastructure of UdK's Medienhaus, as executed by an ex-IT-Admin" is now available in the Kastalia Knowledge Management System und is accessible here.
22.11.2018 / AE481122, Hybrid Platform TU / UdK, Berlin
Should elementary school pupils bring their own devices into school or not ? Some pro- and contra- arguments, as well as an answer to this highly actual question have been presented at the 33rd Hybrid Talk dedicated to "Learning". An impress.js presentation is available here.
18.11.2018 / AE481115, Faculty of Design of Berlin University of the Arts
15.11.2018 / AE481115, Faculty of Design of Berlin University of the Arts
First sessions of the course "Prolegomena to Educatio Digitale :: Historical context" have presented the role of machines and computation in mythology, antiquity and medieval periods. Students have been asked to evaluate their course impressions by means od a 3-question methodology (i.e. "What do I like?", "What do I not like?", "What would I like to learn?") and the results are highly encouraging!
25.10.2018 / AE481025, Faculty of Design of Berlin University of the Arts
A Studium Generale course "Prolegomena to Educatio Digitale :: Historical context" has been just initiated with its 0th edition. You can see the presentation here.
15.10.2018 / AE481510, Faculty of Design, Berlin University of the Arts
Overview of WiSe2018/2019 courses proposed by prof. Hromada in association with ECDF Digital Education professorship and Berlin University of the Arts is available here.
10.10.2018 / AE481010, Einstein Center Digital Future, Berlin
A short presentation "Digital Primer :: Speech-technologic fostering of literacy in dyslectic children" presented at ECDF's 1st Industry Forum is available here.
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