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https://anti-utopias.com/newswire/dimoda-digital-museum-digital-art/

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Oliver Grau <[log in to unmask]>
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> CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL ART FOR OUR SOCIETIES – International
> Conference
> MUMOK - Museum moderner Kunst, Museumsplatz 1, Vienna, December 4th
> 2015, 1 – 7 pm
>
> "What kind of museums are necessary for contemporary (digital) art?"
>
> Digital art and technology fundamentally changes our perception and
> interaction with images. The international conference „Challenges of
> Digital Art“ addresses the impact of this shift for the expressive
> potential of contemporary media art. 200 biennales and over 100
> well-attended festivals dedicated to media art prove that media artists
> are addressing our ever-changing world view through a multitude of
> artworks focusing on themes that include climate change, image and media
> (r-)evolution, globalization, future of the body, surveillance society,
> and the virtualization of financial markets. Yet, while these
> outstanding artists engage the social and cultural questions of our
> time, media art continues to be insufficiently collected and
> inadequately documented in memory institutions due to problems in museum
> structures and media storage.
>
> Today, media artworks are gradually becoming lost because the museum
> sector is not able to fulfill its public duty to collect, research, and
> make accessible contemporary media art. The marginalization of media art
> and its themes in the public-financed museum sector leads to serious
> democratic issues – this development should be counteracted.
>
> The challenge for the humanities is to document and analyze digital
> artworks and, moreover, to provide solutions to this essential dilemma
> in contemporary cultural politics. This pressing agenda was previously
> addressed in the ‘Liverpool Declaration’, which so far over 500
> scientists and museum directors from over 40 countries have signed
> (http://www.mediaarthistory.org/declaration). It is these questions
> that frame the conference.  Bringing together internationally renowned
> scholars, the focus of the talks and discussions will be the
> strengthening of education and training of future curators and
> archivists in the cultural and arts sector as well as the formation of a
> sustainable research infrastructure.  Towards these goals, the
> researches in the area of digital humanities will play a vital role.
>
> Internationally renowned experts of media art – Prof. Dr. Lev
> Manovich (New York CityU), Prof. Dr. Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths), Prof. Dr.
> Christiane Paul (Whitney New York) and Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau (DanubeU)
> – are discussing solutions and are suggesting strategies for
> improvement on 4th December at the MUMOK
>
> Danube University, Centre for Image Science – www.donau-uni.ac.at/dbw
>
>
> ADA – Archive of Digital Art – www.digitalartarchive.at
>
>
> PROGRAMM
>
> 1:00
> Introduction
>
> 1:15-2:15
> Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane PAUL (New School NY, Whitney Museum NY):
> From Archives to Collections: Digital Art in/out of Institutions
>
> 2:15-3:15
> Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lev MANOVICH (City University of New York, CUNY):
> Archiving and analyzing digital art the scale of big data
>
> 3:15-3:45
> Break
>
> 3:45-4:45
> Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sean CUBITT (Department of Media and Communications,
> Goldsmiths, London):
> Aesthetics and Anaesthetics: Eudaimonism and Melancholia in the
> Archive
>
> 4:45-5:45
> Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver GRAU, MEA (Department für Bildwissenschaften,
> Donau Universität):
> Political Iconography of Digital Arts, it's Archive and a Museum
> Infrastructure for the 21 Century
>
> 5:45-6:30
> Diskussion
>
> 6:30
> Wine & Get together
>
>
> Speakers:
>
> Lev Manovich is the author of seven books including Software Takes
> Command (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), Soft Cinema: Navigating the
> Database (The MIT Press, 2005), and The Language of New Media (The MIT
> Press, 2001) which was described as "the most suggestive and broad
> ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan." Manovich is a Professor
> at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Software Studies
> Initiative that works on the analysis and visualization of big visual
> cultural data. He was included in the list of "25 People Shaping the
> Future of Design" (2013) and also the list of "50 Most Interesting
> People Building the Future" (2014).
>
> Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths,
> University of London, fellow at the University of Melbourne and honorary
> professor at the University of Dundee. His publications include
> Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture (Palgrave, 1993), Timeshift:
> On Video Culture (Routledge, 2003), Simulation and Social Theory (SAGE,
> 2001), The Cinema Effect (MIT Press, 2005), EcoMedia (Rodopi, 2005),
> Digital Aesthetics (Sage, 2009) und The Practice of Light: A Genealogy
> of Visual Technology from Prints to Pixels (MIT Press, 2014). He
> investigates the history and philosophy of visual technology, media art
> histories, and mediation. Furthermore, he is a well-established speaker,
> who addresses questions of the interconnectivity of digital archives.
>
> Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum, New School, NY) is one of the most
> influential curators of media art. Since the 1990s, she developed
> countless exhibitions. Recently she prepared INDAF Digital Art Festival
> (Inchon, South Korea, 2009), Eduardo Kac: Biotopes (Rio de Janeiro,
> 2010), Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (New York, 2011), The Public Private
> (Kellen Gallery, The New School, 2013) and Scalable Relations
> (California, 2009). Paul is professor at the New School, NY and leads
> the ‚Media Studies Graduate Program‘. Digital Art (Thames & Hudson
> 2003) and Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts
> (Intellect, 2011) are already classics in the field.
>
> Oliver Grau is chair professor of image science at the
> Danube-University. His book Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion (MIT
> Press, 2003) is the internationally most-quoted publication of
> contemporary art history. He is editor of Mediale Emotionen (Fischer,
> 2005), MediaArtHistories (MIT Press, 2007) and Imagery in the 21st
> Century (MIT Press 2011). Grau is member of the Academia Europaea (MEA),
> his publications were translated in 14 languages, and he was invited to
> over 300 lectures and key notes all over the world. His research focuses
> on the history and theory of media art, immersion and emotions as well
> as the history, idea, and culture of telepresence and artificial life.
> Moreover, he is developing the digital humanities (Archive of Digital
> Art, GSSG online etc.). He developed new international programmes such
> as, among others, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree-Programm
> MediaArtsCultures MA, MediaArtHistories MA, Image Science MA.
>