[artinfo] DANUBE TELE LECTURES on Art, Media and Image Science

Oliver Grau oliver.grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Fri Aug 18 19:36:26 CEST 2006

:: Inauguration of the DANUBE TELE LECTURES at Danube University Krems ::

The Center for Image Science at Danube University 
Krems starts a new international lecture series 
in early September with prominent scientists of 
our time. The lectures will be presented by live 
online streaming technology. The series is 
realized in co-operation with the Österreichische 
Filmgalerie and the ORF Niederösterreich 
(Austrian Broadcast Corporation), and will be 
held in the Filmgalerie Cinema at Danube 
University Krems. For the inaugural Tele Lecture, 
internationally renowned scholars deal with key 
topics of Image Science and Media Art:


:: Lecture / Debate Topics ::

September 5, 2006  19:30-22:00
"DOES THE WEST STILL EXIST? Are There Boundaries 
of West, East and Far-East in the World of Images 
Lectures and debate with Sarat MAHARAJ and Machiko KUSAHARA

Hollywood, computer games, net and media art, 
micromovies, new devices* images are undergoing a 
new internationalization never known before, and 
are increasingly being charged as a vehicle of 
ideologies and worldview. Seemingly bygone 
clashes between image opponents and image 
believers are reanimated in contemporary media to 
include all areas of art, science, politics and 
economy - now on a global scale. Can we still 
speak of images of the west today? Do we witness 
the arousal of a global visual language enriched 
universally by the various cultures, or are we at 
the brink of an ‘image war’, representing 
extremes between the old and new economic powers 
and their visual culture?

September 6, 2006 19:30-22:00
“PYGMALION TENDENCIES: Bioart and Its Precursors”
Lectures and debate with Gunalan NADARAJAN and Jens HAUSER

Art and the natural sciences are forming a new 
interconnection that is closer than in past 
centuries. Recent developments in art such as 
Bioart, Techno-art, Genetic or Transgenic Art 
bring artists into the scientific laboratories 
and carry their visions to the general public. 
Not only do artists work cross-pollinated, they 
also create new creatures, frequently revealing 
spectacular spaces of reflection on new 
possibilities. International experts discuss 
these tensions oscillating between body and 
nature on one hand and artificial life and 
illusion on the other - none the least, in their 
historical contexts.

  :: International Discussion over the Net - Innovative Image Direction ::

The DANUBE TELE LECTURES is a continuation and 
extension of the first international conference 
on MediaArtHistories Refresh!, which was held 
under the direction of Oliver Grau in 
Banff/Canada last fall und will see a remake 
called re:place in Berlin next year. Two cameras 
innovatively echo the studio character and seek a 
virtual intimacy with the lecturers and their 
audience. Internet viewers from all over the 
world have the possibility to pose email 
questions, broadening the international debate 
character of this event.
Videos of the Danube Tele Lectures will be available in an online archive.

:: More at http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/cis ::

You can join us live in Krems or watch online and 
participate in the discussion via email.

The CENTER FOR IMAGE SCIENCE at Danube University 
Krems is an institution for inovative research 
and teaching on the complete range of image 
forms. The Center is situated in the beautiful 
Wachau, Austria - a UNESCO world heritage site - 
in the Goettweig Monastery and is housed in a 
fourteenth century castle. It is the base of the 
public documentation platforms www.virtualart.at 
and www.mediaarthistory.org. The Center's new low 
residency postgraduate master's programs in 
MANAGEMENT are internationally unique.

:: contact for information on ::

wendy.coones at donau-uni.ac.at
+43 (0)2732 893-2543

directions to Krems - 60km west of Vienna towards 
Linz - www.donau-uni.ac.at/route
shuttle Krems-Vienna offered,
reserve your seat at the Filmgalerie Cinema (entrance is free),
future Danube Tele-Lecture series

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