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<nettime-ann> LEONARDO SCHOLARSHIP FOR MEDIA ART HISTORIES MA - Application due 28 March

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce:

The Department for Image Science (Danube University) and
Leonardo/ISAST are pleased to announce their new cooperative effort, a
half-tuition scholarship for the Master of Arts (MA) course in
MediaArtHistories, with a start in May 2010!

The scholarship is planned to answer the critical challenges of the
21st century, which require mobilization and cross-fertilization among
the domains of art, science and technology by supporting the studies
of a new researcher or artist.

(low-residency; English language, international faculty)

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories conveys the most important
developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned
international theorists, artists and curators like: Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev
Sean CUBITT, Christa SOMMERER, Gerfried STOCKER, Knowbotic Research,
Frieder NAKE, Oliver GRAU and many others.

Artists and programmers give new insights into the latest 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, netart, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as
the most recent reflections onnano art, 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.

=> DANUBE UNIVERSITY KREMS - located in the UNESCO world heritage
Wachau, 70km from Vienna, is the only public university in Europe
specializing in advanced continuing education by offering
low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life long
learners. Our students & faculty members come from the USA, Italy,
Canada, Syria, Austria, Mexico, & Hong Kong, among others. Without
interrupting their career, students have the opportunity to learn
through direct 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 Goettweig, where most MediaArtHistories
courses take place, is housed in a 14th century building, remodeled to
fit the needs of modern research in singular surroundings.

=> LEONARDO/ISAST - Leonardo creates opportunities for the powerful
exchange of ideas between practitioners in art, science and
technology. Through publications, initiatives and public forums,
Leonardo/ISAST facilitates cross-disciplinary research in these
fields, seeking to catalyze fruitful solutions for the challenges of
the 21st century. Among the challenges requiring cross-disciplinary
approaches are establishing sustainable environmental practices,
spreading global scientific and artistic literacy, creating
technological equity, and encouraging freedom of thought and

=>LEAF - The Leonardo Education and Art Forum promotes the advancement
of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of
art,science, and technology.  Serving practitioners, scholars, and
students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEAF provides a
forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities,
including the College Art Association of America (CAA), of which it is
an affiliate society.

Application documents (digital) :
Letter of Motivation; Application form; Copies/scans of certificates;
Copy/scan of passport

Application Deadline: 28. March 2010

Further Information:

Andrea Haberson
Department for Image Science
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569

Edward Shanken
Universitair Docent, New Media
University of Amsterdam

Faculty, Media Art Histories MA
Donau University Krems

International Liaison, Leonardo Education and Art Forum
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