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First International Master of Media.Art.Histories

The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories at the Department for Image Science of the Danube University Krems offers a two-year low residency course of study leading to an M.A. degree. It conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists, curators and many others. Applications for the next course will be accepted until April 26, 2010.

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 based on the international praxis and expertise in Curation, Collecting, Preserving and Archiving and Researching in the Media Arts.

Danube University, located in Wachau, is the first public university in Europe which specializes in advanced continuing education offering low-residency (two-week blocks twice a year) degree programs for working professionals and lifelong learners.

Contact: Andrea Haberson, Department for Image Science, Danube University Krems, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria; tel.: +43(0)2732 893-2569; fax: +43(0)2732 893-4551; e-mail: andrea.haberson@donau-uni.ac.at; www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis