Oliver Grau oliver.grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Tue Aug 29 13:19:02 CEST 2006

Course is filling up, but still open for applications:

(Low residency; English language)

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories conveys the most important
developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned
international theorists, artists and curators like:

Steve DIETZ, Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Paul SERMON,

Edward SHANKEN; Jens HAUSER, Oliver GRAU and many others..

Artists and programers give new insights into the latest and most 
controversal software,
interface developments and their interdisciplinary and intercultural praxis.
Keywords are: Strategies of Interaction & Interface Design, Social Software,
Immersion & Emotion, 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 

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 also based on the international praxis and 
expertise in Curation,
Collecting, Preserving and Archiving and Researching in the Media 
Arts. What are,
for example, the conditions necessary for a wider consideration of 
media art works
and of new media in these collectionsof 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?


Application Deadline: Sept. 15th 2006

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.

The CENTER FOR IMAGE SCIENCE, where most MediaArtHistories courses take
place, is housed in a 14th century Monastary, remodeled to fit the 
needs of modern
research in singular surroundings.

With its new modular courses starting in November 2006 the Center for Image
Science (CIS) at Danube University offers an educational program 
unique in Europe.

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.

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 CIS is reinforced by 
praxis-oriented study.

Mag. Petra Gratzl
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2542
petra.gratzl at donau-uni.ac.at

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