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FIRST INTERNATIONAL MASTER OF MEDIA.ART.HISTORIES 
(Low residency; English language, open for applications now)

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories conveys the most important
developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned
international theorists, artists, curators 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 based on the international praxis and expertise
in Curation, Collecting, Preserving and Archiving and Researching in the
Media Arts. What are 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 of semantics? 

Further Information:
www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis   
www.donau-uni.ac.at/mediaarthistories   
www.virtualart.at   
www.mediaarthistory.org/pub/mediaarthistories.html 
www.donau-uni.ac.at/telelectures 


FACULTY

Prof. ERKKI HUHTAMO, UCLA / Media History and Theory Department Design,
Media Arts, FIN
Prof. Dr. LEV MANOVICH, University of California, San Diego, USA
Dr. CHRISTIANE PAUL, Whitney Museum, New York / Curator for New Media,
USA
Dr. JENS HAUSER, Paris, FRA
Dr. GERFRIED STOCKER, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
Prof. Dr. CHRISTA SOMMERER & LAURENT MIGNONNEAU, Art University Linz, AT
Prof. Dr. PAUL SERMON, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Dr. JASDAN JOERGES, Micromovie, Berlin, GER
Dr. STEVE DIETZ, Curator for New Media and Director of ISEA 2006, USA
Prof. Dr. OLIVER GRAU, Donau-Universitaet Krems / Head Department for
Image Science, GER/AT
Prof. Dr. EDWARD SHANKEN, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
Prof. CHRISTIAN HUEBLER, KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, Hochschule fuer Gestaltung
und Kunst Zuerich HGKZ, CH
Prof. Dr. FRIEDER NAKE, University Bremen / Professor for
Computergraphics and interactive systems, GER
Prof. MACHIKO KUSAHARA, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JAP
Prof. MONIKA FLEISCHMANN, Fraunhofer Institute, Bremen, GER
Mag. JEANNA NIKOLOV, Danube University, AT
MARGIT ROSEN, MA, ZKM | Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie
Karlsruhe, GER
Prof. Dr. MIKLOS PÉTÉRNAK, Intermedia/Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest,
HUN
Dr. Sylvia GRACE BORDA, University of British Columbia, CAN
Dr. Martina LEEKER, University Bayreuth, GER


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. Students come twice a year for 2
week blocks to Monastery Goettweig in Austria. 
 
With its new modular courses the DEPARTMENT FOR IMAGE SCIENCE at Danube
University offers an educational program internationally unique. 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. 

Module dates:
May 17 - May 27, 2008 
Law and Copyright 
Market of Media Art / -Management 
Important Media Art Institutions 
Videoediting 
Preservation ofMediaArtHistories & Media Archaeology 
Media Theory and Theory of multimedia-based systems 
Theory of perception 
Visualization 
Art & Science - History of Science 
Spaces of interaction and their planning 
Social Software 


May 4 - May 15, 2009 
Introduction to Interfacedesign 
Locative Media: Augmented Space 
Digital Tools and their programming 
From Telematic Images to Micromovies 
Immersion & Emotion 
Design & Function of Knowledge Space 
Medial performance, theater und opera 


November 2 - November 12, 2009 
Strategy of networks 
Ambient Intelligence 
Planning festivals 
Exhibiting & Curating 
Media Art Exhibiting, Curation and Collection 
Digital Art Archiving and Preservation 
interdisciplinary and intercultural work 


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. 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 praxis-oriented study. 

Contact:  
Sabine Weber, MSc
Department for Image Science
Danube University 
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569 
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www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis