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Jeanna Nikolov on Sun, 22 Oct 2006 22:40:57 +0200 (CEST)

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The Center for Image Science at the Danube University Krems is pleased to announce three scholarships

covering half-tuition for the new Master of Arts course MediaArtHistories. Applications for the following

scholarships are being accepted until October 23rd, 2006.


:: UNESCO World Heritage Preservation Scholarship


:: Rudolf-Arnheim-Media-Art-History Scholarship


:: Interface Design and Future Applications Scholarship


Potential applicants should have, in addition to commitment in enrolment for the 2 year Master of Arts course,

enthusiasm for the scholarship's theme and an interest in the further development of research in the theme

for which they apply. Selected applicants will be required to complete research on their scholarship theme,

possibly, but not limited to: focus of master's thesis on theme, realization of internship or project related to

theme, or a similar research method agreed upon between the student and course leader. 


:: UNESCO World Heritage Preservation Scholarship

The UNESCO World Heritage Preservation Scholarship supports further research in preservation of media art

and its histories through the example set by UNESCO?s World Heritage initiative. Successful applicants should

be committed to issues in documenting and preserving all forms of international media art, from a theoretical

or practical approach.


:: Rudolf-Arnheim-Media-Art-History Scholarship

Rudolf Arnheim himself expressed the motto of this scholarship in 2000 better than anyone else: "The technology

of the modern media has produced new possibilities of interaction... What is needed is a wider view encompassing

the coming rewards in the context of the treasures left us by the past experiences, possessions, and insights."

The successful applicant proposes a Master Theses or a Project related to Arnheim?s plea.


:: Interface Design and Future Applications Scholarship

This scholarship supports applicants interested in research within the field of Interface Design. Approaches are

considered focusing on conceptual and aesthetic aspects possibly connected with the phenomena

of interaction as it relates to media art and its histories.




Awarding of a scholarship is dependent on acceptance and enrolment in the MA course.





Danube University's Department for Applied Cultural Studies, Center for Image Science is now accepting applications

for the 2006/07 class of their MA Program in MediaArtHistories starting mid-November. This two year low-residency

degree provides students with deeper understanding of 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, Oliver GRAU, Edward Shanken, Gregor LECHNER, Jens HAUSER 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 bio & nano art,

CAVE installations, augmented reality and locative media are introduced.


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.


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