Call for papers: RE:TRACE 2017 conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
Danube UniversityNovember 23–25, 2017
Submission deadline: March 26
Danube University Krems
Dr. Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology titled RE:TRACE focuses on an evaluation of the status of the meta-discipline MediaArtHistories today.
Immersed in both contemporary and historiographical aspects of the digital world, artists and scholars of MediaArtHistories explore the most immediate socio-cultural questions of our time: from body futures, information society, and media (r)evolutions, to environmental interference, financial virtualization, and surveillance.
Through a fractal lens of theory, methods, and objects of study, the investigations of MediaArtHistories bridges disciplines such as art history, media studies, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and beyond.
A program of peer-reviewed individual papers, panel presentations and posters, as well as invited world leaders in the field, will deliberate the central themes of the conference series, its histories and futures.
Partners: Danube University, Academia Europaea, Archive of Digital Art, among others
Located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau region, Danube University is the only public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life-long learners. Located at both a modern university campus and in the Göttweig Monastery, the Dept. for Image Science is an internationally unique institution for research and innovative teaching with an international faculty, at this point 120 scholars from various nations and disciplines. The innovative approach of the Department for Image Science with the close connection to practice has developed the Archive of Digital Art.
The vibrant capital of the Republic of Austria in Central Europe meeting international travel standards with safe and exciting surroundings that embrace culture both old and new. Planning for Vienna is being organized with partner institutions and colleagues. Fast and frequent public transportation between Vienna and Krems allows for a blending of two locations into one venue, distributing separate days in each venue.
Call for students: Graduate MA program
Media Arts: Histories and Futures
Accepting applications for 2017
Developed along the MAH conference series, and the global expert community’s broad desire to offer a collaborative masters, MediaArtHistories is a low-residency international MA taught by world leaders in the field.
The MediaArtHistories MA is the only international Master of Arts program to focus on preparing professional art practitioners and researchers through a deep exploration of the diverse intersections of Media Art, Science and Technology.
Students and internationally acclaimed media artists & scholars gather for intense and enriching seminars at Danube University, or other European locations, like ZKM & Ars Electronica, critical to the field. International students may choose to travel to Austria for low-residency modules, or live in Europe during their studies. Admission is based on a previous degree or equivalent related working experience, with scholars from the field best suited to the student’s research selected to supervise their Thesis.
MediaArtHistories program faculty include: Irina Aristarkhova (University of Michigan / US); Andreas Broeckmann (Leuphana University of Lüneburg / Germany); Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths University of London / UK); Oliver Grau (Danube University / Austria); Jens Hauser (University of Copenhagen / Denmark); Machiko Kusahara (Waseda University Tokyo / Japan); Christopher Lindinger (Ars Electronica / Austria); Lev Manovich (City University of New York / US); Gunalan Nadarajan (University of Michigan / US); Frieder NAKE (University of Bremen / Germany); Jussi Parikka (University of Southampton / UK); Christiane Paul (New School and Whitney Museum / US); Ana Peraica (independent lecturer in aesthetics of photography / Croatia); Margit Rosen (ZKM Center for Art and Media Technology / Germany); Jeffrey Shaw (City University Hong Kong / China); Morten Sondergaard (Aalborg University / Denmark); and others.