THREE SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE FIELD OF MEDIA.ART.HISTORIES The Center for Image Science at the Danube University Krems is pleased to announce three scholarships covering half-tuition for the new Master of Arts course MediaArtHistories. Applications for the following scholarships are being accepted until October 23rd, 2006. UNESCO World Heritage Preservation Scholarship Rudolf-Arnheim-Media-Art-History Scholarship, Interface Design and Future Applications Scholarship Potential applicants should have, in addition to commitment in enrolment for the 2 year Master of Arts course, enthusiasm for the scholarship's theme and an interest in the further development of research in the theme for which they apply. Selected applicants will be required to complete research on their scholarship theme, possibly, but not limited to: focus of master's thesis on theme, realization of internship or project related to theme, or a similar research method agreed upon between the student and course leader. UNESCO World Heritage Preservation Scholarship The UNESCO World Heritage Preservation Scholarship supports further research in preservation of media art and its histories through the example set by UNESCO’s World Heritage initiative. Successful applicants should be committed to issues in documenting and preserving all forms of international media art, from a theoretical or practical approach. Rudolf-Arnheim-Media-Art-History Scholarship Rudolf Arnheim himself expressed the motto of this scholarship in 2000 better than anyone else: "The technology of the modern media has produced new possibilities of interaction... What is needed is a wider view encompassing the coming rewards in the context of the treasures left us by the past experiences, possessions, and insights. "The successful applicant proposes a Master Theses or a Project related to Arnheim’s plea. Interface Design and Future Applications Scholarship This scholarship supports applicants interested in research within the field of Interface Design. Approaches are considered focusing on conceptual and aesthetic aspects possibly connected with the phenomena of interaction as it relates to media art and its histories. www.donau-uni.ac.at/mediaarthistories Awarding of a scholarship is dependent on acceptance and enrolment in the MA course. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Danube University's Department for Applied Cultural Studies, Center for Image Science is now accepting applications for the 2006/07 class of their MA Program in MediaArtHistories starting mid-November. This two year low-residency degree provides students with deeper understanding of 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, Oliver GRAU, Edward Shanken, Gregor LECHNER, Jens HAUSER 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 bio & nano art, CAVE installations, augmented reality and locative media are introduced. Historical derivations that go far back into art and media history are tied in intriguing ways to digital art. Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology will be discussed. Media Art History offers a basis for understanding evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from the Laterna Magica to the Panorama, Phantasmagoria, Film, and the Virtual Art of recent decades. _____________________________ Eine Nachricht vom Newsletter [medoc] der Fachgruppe7, der Medienarchivare und -dokumentare im VdA (http://www.fg7.de/news) Wenn Sie selbst einen Beitrag an alle Abonnenten des Newsletters schreiben moechten, schicken Sie eine Mail an: medoc at fg7.de (er wird dann von der Redaktion geprueft und ggf. weitergeleitet).