[Reader-list] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - MediaArtHistories

Image Science image.science at donau-uni.ac.at
Tue Apr 29 13:14:00 IST 2008


(Low residency; English language, open for applications now)

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories at the Department for Image Science offers a two-year low residency leading to an M.A. degree. It conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists, curators and many others.
Artists and programmers give new insights into the latest and most controversial software, interface developments and their interdisciplinary and intercultural praxis. Keywords are: Strategies of Interaction & Interface Design, Social Software, Immersion & Emotion and Artistic Invention. Using online databases and other aids, knowledge of computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, CAVE installations, augmented reality and wearables are introduced. Historical derivations that go far back into art and media history are tied in intriguing ways to digital art. Important approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology will be discussed. 
MediaArtHistories MA is based on the international praxis and expertise in Curation, Collecting, Preserving and Archiving and Researching in the Media Arts. What are the conditions necessary for a wider consideration of media art works and of new media in these collections of the international contemporary art scene? And in which way can new Databases and other scientific tools of structuring and visualizing data provide new contexts and enhance our understanding of semantics? 

Further Information:


Erkki HUHTAMO, UCLA; Lev MANOVICH, UC, San Diego; Christiane PAUL, Whitney Museum; Jens HAUSER, Paris; Gerfried STOCKER, Ars Electronica Linz; Christa SOMMERER & Laurent MIGNONNEAU, Art University Linz; Paul SERMON, Manchester, UK; Jasdan JOERGES, Micromovie, Berlin; Steve DIETZ, Director of ISEA 2006; Oliver GRAU, Danube University; Edward SHANKEN, UCLA; KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, HGKZ, Zuerich; Frieder NAKE, University Bremen; Machiko KUSAHARA, Waseda University; Monika FLEISCHMANN, Fraunhofer Institute; Margit ROSEN, MA, ZKM; Miklos PÉTÉRNAK, Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest; Sylvia GRACE BORDA, University of British Columbia; Martina LEEKER, University Bayreuth; Slavko KACUNKO, University Osnabrueck; Irina ARISTARKHOVA, Penn State University / Singapore

DANUBE UNIVERSITY - located in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau is the first public university in Europe which specializes in advanced continuing education offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and lifelong learners. Students come twice a year for 2 week blocks to Monastery Göttweig in Austria. 
With its new modular courses the DEPARTMENT FOR IMAGE SCIENCE at Danube University offers an educational program internationally unique. Without interrupting the career students have the opportunity to learn through direct, hands-on experience, social learning in small groups and contacts with labs and industry. They gain key qualifications for the contemporary art and media marketplace. 

The Center in Monastery Göttweig, where most MediaArtHistories courses take place, is housed in a 14th century building, remodeled to fit the needs of modern research in singular surroundings. International experts analyze the image worlds of art, science, politics and economy and elucidate how they originated, became established and how they have stood the test of time. The innovative approach at the Department for Image Science is reinforced by praxis-oriented study. 

APPLICATIONS for the next course start will be accepted until May 7th, 2008 
(rolling admissions).

Module dates:
May 17 - May 27, 2008 
Market of Media Art / -Management 
Preservation of Digital Art
Sources of Digital Art and Early Forms of Computer Graphics 
Historicizing Art and Technology
Cybernetics in MediaArtHistory
Gender aspects of Media Art
Excursion Ars Electronica Center

November 24 - December 7, 2008 
Introduction to Interfacedesign 
Locative Media: Augmented Space 
Digital Tools and their programming 
>From Telematic Images to Micromovies 
Immersion & Emotion 
Design & Function of Knowledge Space 
Medial performance, theater und opera

May 4 - May 15, 2009 
Strategy of networks 
Ambient Intelligence 
Planning festivals 
Exhibiting & Curating 
Media Art Exhibiting, Curation and Collection 
Digital Art Archiving and Preservation 
interdisciplinary and intercultural work 

November 2 - November 12, 2009 
MediaArtHistories & Media Archaeology 
Media Theory and Theory of multimedia-based systems 
Theory of perception 
Art & Science - History of Science 
Spaces of interaction and their planning 
Social Software 

Sabine Weber, MSc
Department for Image Science
Danube University 
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569 
sabine.weber at donau-uni.ac.at   

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