University of Continuing Education Krems

September 17, 2007

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 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 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:


Prof. ERKKI HUHTAMO, UCLA / Ass. Professor of Media History and Theory Department Design, Media Arts, FIN

Media Archeology

Prof. Dr. LEV MANOVICH, University of California, San Diego, USA

Net Strategies and InfoAesthetics


Genetic Art/ Bioart and its precursors

Prof. Dr. EDWARD SHANKEN, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Historicizing Art and Technology

Prof. Dr. MIKLOS PÉTÉRNAK, Intermedia/Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, HUN

MediaArt – an Eastern European Perspective

Dr. CHRISTIANE PAUL, Whitney Museum, New York / Curator for New Media, USA

Curating and Preservation Aspects of Media Art in Museums

Prof. Dr. PAUL SERMON, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Telematics and Images

Dr. JASDAN JOERGES, Micromovie, Berlin, GER

Micromovies and Mobile Imaging

Dr. STEVE DIETZ, Curator for New Media and Director of ISEA 2006, USA

Media Arts in Festivals

Prof. Dr. OLIVER GRAU, Donau-Universität Krems / Head Department for Image Science, GER/AT

Media History as Image Science, Media History as Immersion

Dr. GERFRIED STOCKER, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz

Digital Communities and Social Software

Prof. CHRISTIAN HÜBLER, KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich HGKZ, CH

Urban interventions – art, media and society

Prof. Dr. FRIEDER NAKE, University Bremen / Professor for Computergraphics and interactive systems, GER

Early forms of Computer Graphics

Prof. MACHIKO KUSAHARA, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JAP

Impact of digital technologies and their background from a cultural point of view

ROBERT LOESSL, Channel Unit, Berlin, GER

Web 2.0 and Video Streaming

Prof. MONIKA FLEISCHMANN, Fraunhofer Institute, Bremen, GER

Design of Educational Spaces

Mag. JEANNA NIKOLOV, Danube University Krems, AT

Visual perception and cognitive aspects of media art

MARGIT ROSEN, MA, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, GER

Pioneers of electronic arts and early visual experiments with electronic computing technology


Interface design

Mag. CHRISTIAN BERNDT, Danube University Krems, AT

Digital Archiving and Digital Collections Management for Media Art

Dr. Sylvia GRACE BORDA, University of British Columbia, CAN

Exhibition Devices

Prof. Dr. Sylvia MIKSCH, Danube University Krems, AT

Visualization Techniques, Methods and Tools

Dr. Martina LEEKER, University Bayreuth, GER

Media Enhanced Performance, Dance and Theater

DANUBE UNIVERSITY KREMS — 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 for 4 2 week blocks to Monastery Göttweig in Austria.

With its new modular courses starting in November 2007 the DEPARTMENT FOR IMAGE SCIENCE at Danube University Krems 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.

The Center in Monastery Göttweig, 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.


Sabine Lindner

Department for Image Science

Danube University Krems

Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems

Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569

[email protected]

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September 17, 2007

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