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[Nettime-ro] Eastern European Scholarship in MediaArtHistories

(Low residency; English language, international faculty)

The Department for Image Science is pleased to announce a half-tuition
scholarship for the Master of Arts (MA) course starting in November

=> Eastern Europe Scholarship for Media Art Histories
The scholarship should help artists and researchers from the Eastern
European countries working in the field of documentation curation and
research of media arts or for persons outside the region dedicated to
researching this field in Eastern Europe.

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories opens a passageway into the
most important developments of contemporary art through a network of
renowned international theorists, artists and curators like:  Erkki
Alain DEPOCAS, Martina LEEKER, Nat Muller, Darko FRITZ, Edward SHANKEN,
Jens HAUSER, Sean CUBITT, Christa SOMMERER, Gerfried STOCKER, Knowbotic
Research, Frieder NAKE, Miklos PETERNAK, Irina ARISTARKHOVA, Gunalan
NADARAJAN, Oliver GRAU 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. Genres like 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 based on the international practice and
expertise in Curation, Collecting, Preserving and Archiving and
Researching in the Media Arts. Thus setting the conditions necessary for
a wider consideration of media art works and the integration of new
media into the international contemporary art scene. New databases and
other scientific tools structuring and visualizing data provide the
contexts to enhance and develop new understanding in the histories of
media art. 

=> DANUBE UNIVERSITY - 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 twice a year for 2
week blocks to Monastery Göttweig in Austria.   
With its new modular courses the DEPARTMENT FOR IMAGE SCIENCE at Danube
University Krems offers an educational program unique in Europe. Without
interrupting their 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.

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

Application Deadline: 30th, September 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 

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