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Course is filling up, but still open for applications:

(Low residency; English language)

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories conveys the most important 
developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned
theorists, artists and curators like:

Steve DIETZ, Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Paul SERMON,

Edward SHANKEN; Jens HAUSER, Oliver GRAU and many others..

Artists and programers give new insights into the latest and most
controversal software, 
interface developments and their interdisciplinary and intercultural
praxis. Keywords are: 
Strategies of Interaction & Interface Design, Social Software,
Immersion & Emotion, 
Artistic Invention.

Using online databases and other modern aids, knowledge of computer
net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most
recent reflections 
on nano art, CAVE installations, augmented reality and wearables are

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
Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology will be

MediaArtHistories MA is also based on the international praxis and
expertise in Curation, 
Collecting, Preserving and Archiving and Researching in the Media Arts.
What are, 
for example, the conditions necessary for a wider consideration of
media art works 
and of new media in these collectionsof 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

Application Deadline: Sept. 15th 2006

DANUBE UNIVERSITY  --  located in the UNESCO world heritage WACHAU 
is the first public university in Europe which specializes in advanced
education offering low-residency degree programs for working
and lifelong learners. 

The CENTER FOR IMAGE SCIENCE, where most MediaArtHistories courses take

place, is housed in a 14th century Monastary, remodeled to fit the
needs of modern
research in singular surroundings.

With its new modular courses starting in November 2006 the Center for
Science (CIS) at Danube University offers an educational program unique
in Europe.

Without interrupting the career students have the opportunity to learn
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.

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 CIS is reinforced by
praxis-oriented study.

Mag. Petra Gratzl
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2542 

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