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The Video Laboratory for Interaction Analysis and
Videography (VideoLabor)  aims at combining the efforts in advanced
research on video analysis the one hand and graduate education into
the field of Video Analysis on the other hand. Thus the VideoLabor is
the setting to conduct research in the frame of research projects
supported by various institutions ranging from the Technical
University to the German Research Council (DFG) and the European
Science Foundation. The VideoLabor is also the setting for the
training and teaching of students (ranging from an advanced
undergraduate level to PhD and Post-Doc) in the methods represented by
the VideoLabor. These methods, such as Video-Interaction Analysis and
Videography, focus on the interpretive analysis of social interaction
by means of audiovisual data. They also include other forms of visual
analysis, such as photography or interactive media (i.e. internet).
The Network-Laboratory  provides an opportunity
for research and hands-on coursework involving the analysis of
relational webs using software-based tools. Network analysis is
currently a leading internationally reputed approach used to
conceptualize and explain the structures of social systems. This
perspective analyzes social relations among complexes of individuals,
groups, organizations, nation-states, or supra-national entities such
as the European Union. The possibility to visualize structures and
interrelationships offers an important advantage in this context.