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11/23/2017 - 11/25/2017 | Krems an der Donau

On the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology

The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology titled RE:TRACE focuses on an evaluation of the status of the meta-discipline MediaArtHistories today.

More than a decade after the first conference founded the field now recognized worldwide as a significant historical inquiry at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Media Art Histories is now firmly established as a dynamic area of study guided by changing media and research priorities, drawing a growing community of scholars, artists and artist-researchers.

Immersed in both contemporary and historiographical aspects of the digital world, we explore the most immediate socio-cultural questions of our time: from body futures, information society, and media (r)evolutions, to environmental interference, financial virtualization, and surveillance. And we do so through a fractal lens of inter- and trans-disciplinarity, bridging art history, media studies, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and beyond. MediaArtHistories is a field whose theory, methods, and objects of study interweave with and overlay other disciplines.


Martin KEMP (em. professor Oxford University, British Academy, UK)

Wendy Hui CHUN (Brown University, USA)

Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYNSKI (University Lodz, PL)

Sarah KENDERDINE (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH)

Morten SøNDERGAARD (Aalborg University, DK)


This year, the award will be given posthumously to film director and archivist Werner Nekes. His wife and head of the Werner Nekes Collection, Ursula Richert-Nekes, accepts the award on his behalf. The chair of the Award Committee, Oliver Grau, will present a laudatory speech at Kunsthalle Krems (Nov 23) and present Nekes’ work both as an artist and an archivist of objects for visual perception and optical illusion.

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11/23/2017 - 11/25/2017

Event venue:

Nov 23 – Danube University Krems / Nov 24 – Goettweig Abbey / Nov 25 – Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
3500 Krems an der Donau
Lower Austria

Target group:

Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Art / design, Cultural sciences, Media and communication sciences

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




Dr. Melanie Hyll


Abteilung für Kommunikation, Marketing und PR

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