[artinfo] Masterstudy Interface Culture in Linz - now accepting applications

Gebhard Sengmüller gebseng at vinylvideo.com
Fri Jun 16 21:54:13 CEST 2006

Master Study Interface Cultures at University of Art and Design in Linz Austria

(4 semester)


The Interface Culture masters degree program, 
founded by media artists Christa Sommerer and 
Laurent Mignonneau, is an artistic-scientific 
study to educated media artists and media 
researchers in creative and innovative interface 
and interaction design.

The study lasts two years and concentrates on 
project-oriented and theory-based training in 
interactive digital media, combining art with 
research, the development of projects and 
prototypes with scholarly publication.

Subjects thought include: interactive art, 
interaction design, game design, tangible 
interfaces, auditory interfaces, fashionable 
technologies, wearable devices, intelligent 
ambiences, sensor technologies, telecommunication 
and new experimental forms of human-machine, 
human-human and machine-machine interactions.

Artistic expressions include among others: 
interactive art, net art, software art, robotic 
art, sound art, noise art, games and story 
telling, mobile art as well as new hybrid areas 
like genetic art, bio art, space art and nano art.

A specialty of the program is its strong 
collaboration with the Ars Electronica in Linz, 
where students can show their projects on a 
yearly basis and thus get in contact with the top 
experts of the media art and design field. 
Previous projects of student works at Ars 
Electronica 2005 can be found at: 

Prof. Dr. Christa Sommerer, media artists and researchers
Prof. Dr. Laurent Mignonneau, media artists and researchers

Dipl.Ing. Martin Kaltenbrunner, Researcher / Ph.D. candidat
Dipl. Ing. Christopher Lindinger, Computer 
Scientist / Media Artist, director of research 
and innovation of the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Mag. Sabine Seymour, Researcher/Designer in Fashionable Technologies
TIMES UP, media art initiative
Mag. Andreas Weixler, Composer / Media Artist in Audio-visual interaction
Dr. Sabine Payr, Researcher in multimodal interfaces and e-learning
Mag. Gebhart Sengmüller, Artist / Media Archaeologist, VinylVideo
Dipl. Ing. Robert Praxmarer, Researcher / Artist,
Mag. Simon Bauer, media technician and developer

Entrance Examination:
July 6th and 7th 2006

Deadline for Application for Entrance Examination: June 23rd 2006

Application forms can be downloaded at:

Please send your filled in application form & 
required documents (curriculum vitae & passport 
copy) by June 23 2006 to the study department at:

Study Administration
University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz
Hauptplatz 8, first floor, room 1.24
4010 Linz, Austria
Telephone: 0043/732/7898 Internet: http://www.ufg.ac.at/studienabteilung
studien.office at ufg.ac.at

Required materials for the entrance examination on July 6th and 7th 2006

Candidates are asked to bring examples of their 
digital works and digital productions, for 
example from their previous studies as well as a 
copy of their bachelor thesis and any other 
examples of their practical works as well as an 
expose (can be in written, image, auditory or 
interactive form) of what type of work and 
research they want to conduct during the 
Interface Culture master study program.

More information about the Interface Culture study at:
institut-medien.office at ufg.ac.at

Interface Culture Brochure downloadable at:

Dr. Christa Sommerer
Professor for Interface Culture
Institut for Media
University of Art and Design Linz
Sonnensteinstrasse 11-13
4040, Linz, Austria
Tel: +43-732-7898324
christa.sommerer at ufg.ac.at

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