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Online course on digital art and culture

From: Lurk Tabea <tabea.lurk<-a>
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Online course on Digital Art and Culture
June 4-19, 2014
(webinars Jun 4-6, 2014)

The Bern University of the Arts (BUA) Massive Open Online Course
(MOOC) on Digital Art and Culture provides insight into the digital
net culture, the aspects of its historical development and its
current challenges.  MOOC means Massive Open Online Course and is a
public learning format, which is accessible via internet for free to
whom it may concern.

Objectives and Course Structure

The webinars provide useful insights into the issues around
contemporary media art and culture, current approaches and
preservation challenges.  Current net art and culture appears
seemingly unrestricted, ranging from commercial and social platforms
to individual websites, tools and database-driven applications.  As
a result it is extremely complex to document and preserve these
artworks.  Not only is the environment continuously changing, but
also the meaning of specific technologies can vary between different
artworks.  Finding sustainable managing routines is thus
challenging.  Not only do the constitutive elements (significant
properties) need to be identified before finding appropriate
preservation strategies, but also the risk of loss, obsolescence and
the historical contextualization.

Therefore the MOOC starts with a series of three input webinars. The
contents of the webinars are further extracted and bundled into
short video sequences and then each set of extract made available
successively.  Our e-learning platform gives you the opportunity to
enhance the acquired knowledge.  For this purpose the e-learning
platform provides comprehensive references, which are regularly
updated and amended during the MOOCs.  The blogs and forums provide
the possibility to exchange experiences and connect with other

MOOC: June 4 - October 19, 2014

Access: Online at


Webinars: June 4-6, 2014 at 4:30 pm CET

Technical requirements: Web browser and Internet connection,

No pre-registration necessary.  When entering the room you will be
asked to provide your name.

Additional information: <URL:>

The BUA MOOC on Digital Art and Culture is realized in cooperation
with the post-graduate program MAS in Preservation of Digital Art
Cultural Heritage


Partner Institutions are the Rhizome ArtBase (The New Museum NYC)
and University of Applied Sciences and Art in

Prof. Tabea Lurk M.A.
Hochschule der Kunste Bern
KuR - Konservierung und Restaurierung
Dozentin fur Digitale Konservierung
Leitung KuR-ArtLab
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern
+41 31 848 38 75
Mobile: +41 76 372 2131

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