[spectre] stip: rudolf arnheim scholarships in the field of media.art.histories

Image Science image.science at donau-uni.ac.at
Mon Sep 8 11:13:02 CEST 2008


The Department for Image Science is pleased to announce a half-tuition scholarship for the Master of Arts (MA) course starting in Nov. 2008!

> Rudolf Arnheim Scholarship for Media Art Histories:
The Department for Image Science offers this scholarship as an encouragement to concentrate on the further development of the scientific work of the recently deceased art historian and cognition psychologist Rudolf Arnheim and his significance for the history of Media Art.
Closing date for submission: Sept. 30th, 2008.

Further Information:

(International Faculty, low residency, parallel to employment, English language) 
The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists and curators like:  Steve DIETZ, Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Paul SERMON, Edward SHANKEN, Jens HAUSER, Sean CUBITT, Christa SOMMERER, Gerfried STOCKER, Knowbotic Research, Frieder NAKE, 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. 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. 

=> 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.  

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. http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/studium/medienkunstgeschichte/10365/index.php

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 Weber, MSc.
Department for Image Science
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569 
sabine.weber at donau-uni.ac.at  

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