Cultural platforms / Platform cultures (OER)

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Nowadays, it is practically impossible for media and cultural professionals not to come into contact with platforms. Whether as product platforms such as Spotify or Netflix or as AI-based production platforms such as Dall-E (for images) or ChatGPT (for text) - platforms are inscribing themselves into our media practices as intermediaries and infrastructures. This makes them new cultural mediators, for example when they algorithmise recommendations or impose new exploitation concepts on cultural creators and consumers. The seminar looks at platforms in various media and cultural sectors and critically examines business models, the logic of datafication and algorithmic recommendations. In practice, students explore media practices of media and cultural professionals through an explorative research project.


This course is a product of the teaching research project "Medienpraxiswissen" ( As an open educational resource, it serves to make a course from the project accessible to other teachers. The course is designed as media practice teaching. The aim of the course is to familiarise students with how platforms change media practice and cultural production, and how new media practices and cultural productions emerge on platforms.

  • Author
    Prof. Dr. Armin Beverungen
  • Faculty
    Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Format
  • Licence

    "Kulturplatformen / Plattformkulturen" by Prof. Dr. Armin Beverungen, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0. Content, works and works under a different license are excluded from this licence. Images in the OER are from Dall-E, generated by Armin Beverungen.

  • Date of Publication
    Wed, 04/24/2024 - 13:14 (updated on Wed, 04/24/2024 - 13:16)