CONFIRMED LECTURERS and EXCURSION for May 2012 start of
MediaArtHistories, Master of Arts.
:: Two day seminar with Lev MANOVICH on the 10 year evolution from
"Language of New Media (2001)" to "Software Takes Command (MIT 2012)".
:: In affiliation with Leonardo / ISAST and UTD, Roger MALINA maps the
history of Leonardo and the future of the Art, Sciences & Technology
:: Jussi PARIKKA’s award-winning, innovative scholarship on Insect
Media. …and others.
:: Linz excursion - Nina WENHART takes students behind the scenes of
Ars Electronica, Stadtwerkstatt and more; meeting with the founders &
next generation of the Ars Electronica Festival, Prix, Centers, and Lab:
Christine SCHÖPF, Hannes LEOPOLDSEDER, Horst HOERTNER, & Christopher
Application deadline April 4, 2012
MEDIA.ART.HISTORIES, MA - The MediaArtHistories learning environment at
the Center for Image Science integrates world-wide leading scholars from
the field into a faculty working intensely with the students in seminars
:: The MediaArtHistories masters program conveys the most important
developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned
international theorists, artists, curators and many others. 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. 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.
FACULTY - Lev MANOVICH, Roger MALINA, Jussi PARIKKA, Ramón REICHERT,
Nina CZEDLEDY, Nina WENHART, Christine SCHÖPF, Hannes LEOPOLDSEDER,
Horst HOERTNER, Christopher LINDINGER -- Erkki HUHTAMO, Christiane PAUL,
Jens HAUSER, Jeffrey SHAW, Gerfried STOCKER, Christa SOMMERER & Laurent
MIGNONNEAU, Sean CUBITT, Paul SERMON, Oliver GRAU, Edward SHANKEN,
KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, Frieder NAKE, Machiko KUSAHARA, Nat MULLER, Gunalan
NADARAJAN, Monika FLEISCHMANN, Margit ROSEN, Andreas LANGE, Miklos
PÉTÉRNAK, Martina LEEKER, Christopher SALTER, Darko FRITZ, Slavko
KACUNKO, Irina ARISTARKHOVA, and others.
STUDENTS - The course is held in English and is low-residency with
rolling admissions. Acceptance into the program requires a previous
degree at or above the Bachelors level, or the equivalent through
relevant work experience. International students come from countries
like Canada, Hong Kong, Ukraine, USA, Japan, Brazil, Iceland, Russia,
Egypt, Germany, Austria & Korea and Mexico.
DANUBE UNIVERSITY - located in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau, near
Vienna is the first public university in Europe which specializes in
university-based advanced education offering low-residency degree
programs for working professionals and lifelong learners.
CENTER FOR IMAGE SCIENCE - 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 Center for Image Science is reinforced by
praxis-oriented study. Without interrupting their career, students have
the opportunity gain key qualifications for the contemporary art and
media marketplace through modular courses in internationally unique
surroundings. Students in the MediaArtHistories, MA program come twice a
year for 2-week blocks to the CIS in the 1000-year-old Monastery
Göttweig, and the newly built Danube University main campus. The next
Module is May 4-15, 2012.
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