Confirmed Lectures and Excursion for May 2012 start of MediaArtHistories, Master of Arts

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MAH: Faculty line-up for May program start – MediaArtHistories, MA

Confirmed Lectures 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 fields.
– Jussi PARIKKA’s award-winning, innovative scholarship on Insect Media.
– 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 LINDINGER.

Application deadline April 4, 2012

MediaArtHistories, 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 and workshops.

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, & Korea and Mexico.

Danube University – Located in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau, near Vienna, Austria 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.

For more information:
Contact – application information
Andrea Haberson
andrea.haberson@donau-uni.ac.at

Contact – course and content questions
Wendy Coones
wendy.coones@donau-uni.ac.at

Danube-University Krems

Center for Image Science
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
3500 Krems – Austria
Tel +43 (0)2732 893-2543
Fax +43 (0)2732 893-4551
www.mediaarthistory.org
www.donau-uni.ac.at/mediaarthistories
www.donau-uni.ac.at/telelectures
www.virtualart.at

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