[artinfo] Arnheim Scholarship awarded / Scholarship for Interface Applications is open

Oliver Grau oliver.grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Fri Dec 22 23:16:07 CET 2006


The Department for Image Sciences awarded for the first time the 
Rudolf Arnheim scholarship for
the participation in the university course MediaArtHistories, MA, to 
the Nigerian artist Reginald Njemanze.
The academic sculptor, who was born in 1971 in Nigeria, expects from 
the participation on the
postgraduate study MediaArtHistories a more theoretical base and new 
options of expressions for
his artistic production. He sees the basis of his artistic work, 
which is presented more and more
as multimedia-based in the history of media art, as a logical 
development of his production.

The Department for Image Science sees the scholarship - beside the 
support of an ambitious
artist - as a possibility to encourage an examination of the contents 
with the theories of
Rudolf Arnheim and the significance role he can play in the history 
of media art.

Further information:

<=====  MediaArtHistories, MA  ===========================>

On the 13th of November the first international master's course in 
Media Art Histories started at
the Department for Image Science with students from Hungary, USA, 
Switzerland, Nigeria and Austria.
The program is in English and part of the new international 
orientation of the Department for Image Science.
The course allows parallel full-time employment and leads to the 
academic degree Master of Arts.
It gives a review on the latest developments of media art and brings 
international experts such as
Steve DIETZ, Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Paul 
Edward SHANKEN, Gregor LECHNER or Jens HAUSER to Krems.

On-site modules alternate with online learning, supported by online 
databases and other contemporary
teaching methods. The courses aim is the professional teaching of 
media culture of recent time, to
integrate it in our institutions and to develop strategies against 
its imminent loss. The modular
structure of the program offers the possibility for prospective 
students to ENROLL in the
COURSE AT MORE THAN ONE POINT in the curriculum.

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 bio & nano art, CAVE installations, augmented reality and locative 
media are introduced.

Historical derivations that go far back into art and media history 
are tied in intriguing ways
to digital art.  Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media 
Archaeology and
the History of Science & Technology will be discussed. Media Art 
History offers a basis for
understanding evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from the 
Laterna Magica to the
Panorama, Phantasmagoria, Film, and the Virtual Art of recent decades.

Further information about the courses and application:


The Department for Image Science of the Danube University Krems 
opened an additional
scholarship for the post graduate course MediaArtHistories, MA.

:: Interface Design and Future Applications Scholarship

This scholarship appeals to participants who are interested in 
research in the area of Interface Design.

Applications for the scholarships may be sent untill Febuary 15, 2007 
in German or English.
In order to support the regional cultural scene, artists from Lower 
Austria are especially invited
to apply. Awarding of the scholarship is dependent on acceptance and 
enrollment in the MA course.

Next start of MediaArtHistories is May 18, 2007.  Course enrollment is limited.

Further information:

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