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Visual Culture and Computational Thinking

Today’s visual culture is heavily dominated by digitalization and computation: Not only are the majority of images that we look at digitally created and/or presented, they are also circulated and modified digitally, and this influences how we handle and understand images. The course allows students to work on two overall and interrelated strands: How do we understand and analyse digital and computational images (from private Snapchats to CCTV in public space and satellite maps in the daily TV weather report)? And how do new technologies alter the way we understand and use images on a more general, cultural level? For instance: What are the cultural implications of fact that traditional maps are now split into Google street view imagery on the one hand and pure GPS-data on the other? Or, what do we consider to be a visually accurate portrait of person today – a selfie or a graph showing the person’s biometric data?

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    


The exam consists of a handful of small assignments that has to be handed in during the course. These assignments will make up a portfolio for which you will receive one overall grade. 

In order to participate in the ordinary exam, the student must have attended at least 75 % of the class sessions in an active and constructive manner.  

Admission Requirements

Course Specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.   


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

You can read more about admission here