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February 16, 2009

Master of Media.Art.Histories at Danube University: Call for Applications

University of Continuing Education Krems



Department for Image Science
Danube University
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30,
A-3500 Krems
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569

http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories at the Department for Image Science offers a two-year low residency course of study 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 modern 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:

http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis

http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/mediaarthistories

http://www.virtualart.at

http://www.mediaarthistory.org/pub/mediaarthistories.html

http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/telelectures

FACULTY

Prof. ERKKI HUHTAMO, UCLA / Professor of Media History and Theory Department Design, Media Arts, FIN
Prof. Dr. LEV MANOVICH, University of California, San Diego, USA
Dr. CHRISTIANE PAUL, Whitney Museum, New York / Curator for New Media, USA
JENS HAUSER, MA, Paris, FRA
Dr. GERFRIED STOCKER, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
Prof. Dr. CHRISTA SOMMERER & LAURENT MIGNONNEAU, Art University Linz, AT
Prof. Dr. PAUL SERMON, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Prof. Dr. SEAN CUBITT, University of Melbourne – Media and Communications, AUS
Dr. STEVE DIETZ, Curator for New Media and Director of ISEA 2006, USA
Prof. Dr. OLIVER GRAU, Donau-Universität Krems / Head Department for Image Science, GER/AT
Prof. Dr. EDWARD SHANKEN, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
Prof. CHRISTIAN HÜBLER, KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich HGKZ, CH
Prof. Dr. FRIEDER NAKE, University Bremen / Professor for Computergraphics and interactive systems, GER
Prof. MACHIKO KUSAHARA, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JAP
Prof. MONIKA FLEISCHMANN, Fraunhofer Institute, Bremen, GER
MARGIT ROSEN, MA, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, GER
Prof. Dr. MIKLOS PÉTÉRNAK, Intermedia/Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, HUN
Prof. IRINA ARISTARKHOVA, Penn State University, USA / University of Warwick (UK) / National University of Singapore
Dr. MARTINA LEEKER, University Bayreuth, GER

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.

APPLICATIONS for the next course start will be accepted until May 1, 2009 (rolling admissions).

Module dates:
May 4 – May 15, 2009
November 2 – November 12, 2009
May 1 – May 11, 2010
in November, 2010

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.

Contact:
Andrea Haberson
Department for Image Science
Danube University
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569
[email protected]

http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis

For more information go to: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/mediaarthistories

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