For all course communication, whether in text or in class, please follow the good old principles of netiquette.

In-class discussion: Chatham House Rules

In our discussions, the point is to talk freely about a wide range of subjects. These may potentially be sensitive issues of personal or even political nature. As the point is to be able to share our thoughts openly, our discussions fall under the so-called Chatham House Rules:

When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

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In principle, the instructor is the only one exempt from this rule. You are allowed to share the information I gave you in the course, with my name attached.

Other students may be willing to grant you the same exemption, but please ask first.


All major announcements for this course will be placed on Brightspace. Here you will also be able to find all required course literature that is not accessible otherwise.

Contact the lecturer?

Don’t hesitate to ask questions in class. If it is a specific question, you can use the break.

Every Thursday (15:00-16:00) I will be directly available for any questions in my office or at Digital Lab@Veth (1.07). To find this arcane place of digital knowledge, mystery, and creativity, head right after entering the Veth building from the Hortus side and ascend the stairs!

If you would like to have a meeting in person but would like somewhere less public than the lab, don’t hesitate to ask for a meeting in my office (Veth T0.12).

For online contact, please use Microsoft Teams. I do my best to respond the same day.


This is me and my e-mail mountains

Please, only send e-mails if Teams is not an option. 🙂