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March 25, 2015

ADA: The Archive of Digital Art

Danube University
Jeffry Shaw, T_Visionarium, 2003.

Founded 1999, the Archive of Digital Art (former Database of Virtual Art) has grown to be the most important online archive for digital art containing thousands of artworks, literature, institutions and exhibitions.

The newly implemented Web 2.0 environment enables a collective archiving, the scientific exchange between artists, researchers and the public as well as an interdisciplinary collaborative analysis and a proactive process of knowledge transfer. Community members can upload images, videos, publications and PDFs, announce upcoming events, post comments, document exhibitions, conferences and other relevant news.

Scholars and artists are invited to become members of the online community and set up their ADA profiles! A monthly feature introduces selected scholars or artists and their works and research to all ADA users.

Currently ADA features the Singapore-based philosopher and designer Denisa Kera and the media artist Tamiko Thiel, renowned for her augmented reality works. Find out more about their works, research interests, publications, exhibitions and recent lectures, or download free text pdfs on their ADA profile pages.

 

MediaArtHistories-Advanced
Danube University
Start: May 1, 2015

Since its beginnings in 2006, Danube University’s MediaArtHistories program has offered its students both a deeper critical comprehension and a practical orientation regarding the most important developments of contemporary art, by building on its faculty network of renowned international theorists, artists, and curators. The connections and community that are formed during the intensive modules are maintained with online networking and project collaboration throughout the year.

MediaArtHistories Publication MIT

Content
Media Art History offers a basis for understanding the evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from historic examples such as the Laterna Magica of the 17th century to the Panorama, Phantasmagoria, Film, and the algorithmic art of recent decades. Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology are explored in depth. Courses cover subjects such as interactive, telematic, genetic and net art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, bio art, immersive installations, augmented reality, video games as art, and wearable technology. Special attention is given to examining archiving and preservation, cultural management practice and the theories that inform this interdisciplinary field, such as digital gender theory and cybernetics.

 

Brain Trust
Faculty of the MediaArtHistories program have included Erkki Huhtamo, Lev Manovich, Christiane Paul, Roger Malina, Jens Hauser, Jeffrey Shaw, Jussi Parikka, Sean Cubitt, Paul Sermon, Oliver Grau, Christa Sommerer, Edward Shanken, Frieder Nake, Machiko Kusahara, Nat Muller, Gunalan Nadaranjan, Monika Fleischmann, Margit Rosen, Knowbotic Research, Andreas Lange, Christopher Salter, Darko Fritz, Irina Aristarkhova, and others.

Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Art Histories & Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology are explored in depth. The international students of the Media Art Histories program have come from all continents and countries like Canada, Hong Kong, Ukraine, USA, Japan, Brazil, Iceland, Russia, Egypt, Germany, Austria, Korea, and Mexico.

 

Danube University
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. The University’s Center for Image Science is housed in the Göttweig Monastery, a 14th-century building remodeled to fit the needs of modern media arts research in singular surroundings.

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