International Course - Master of Arts in MediaArtHistories
(Low residency; International faculty, English language)
Following the inaugual launch of the course that brought students from
4 continents to the Wachau, the program MediaArtHistories starts this
November for the second time and is currently accepting applications.
MAH 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, Christa SOMMERER; Gerfried STOCKER,
Knowbotic Research, Charlie GERE, Oliver GRAU 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 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 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
DANUBE UNIVERSITY KREMS - 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 for 4 x 2 week blocks
to Monastery Goettweig in Austria.
With its new modular courses starting in November 2007 the DEPARTMENT
FOR IMAGE SCIENCE at Danube University Krems offers an educational
program internationally unique. Without interrupting the career working
professionals have the opportunity to further their career through
direct, individualized 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.
The Center in Monastery Goettweig, where most MediaArtHistories courses
take place, is housed in a 14th century building, remodeled to fit the
needs of modern research in singular surroundings. The Goettweig
Collection holds more than 30.000 prints and 2000 incunabla and
manuscripts dating from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque era
until today. 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
For more information go to: www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis