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New site--Archive of Digital Art

From: Michaela Seiser <michaela.seiser<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Archive of Digital Art 2.0 is online

    <URL:http://www.digitalartarchive.at>

Since its foundation in 1999, the Archive of Digital Art (formerly
Database of Virtual Art) has become the most important scholarly
online archive for media art.  In cooperation with established media
artists, researchers, and institutions, it has been documenting the
rapidly evolving world of digital art and its related fields for
more than a decade and today contains a selection of thousands of
artwork at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

A new tool enables collaborative archiving: With two large
international grants, the archive is evolving into a web 2.0
environment.  The idea is to provide community features and
user-oriented applications to enable a collective scientific
exchange between artists, researchers and the public to foster
interdisciplinary and global collaborative analysis and a proactive
process of knowledge transfer.

Meta-thesaurus cross-links media art with art history: Furthermore
the archive's rich data collection--based on a 'concept of expanded
documentation' for media art--will be semantically cross-linked with
classical art from the Renaissance to the present by a newly
developed meta-thesaurus.  This innovative tool will expedite the
contextualisation of media art in art history and enable large-scale
comparative image studies.  The aim is to foster a better
understanding and systematic integration of media art in scientific
studies and cultural institutions.

Content meets high academic standards:  The collaboratively-compiled
data gives a broad and vivid picture of the multifarious
developments in digital art.  ADA allows the upload of high
resolution images, videos, academic texts, literature, and
information on exhibition, technology etc.  More than 500 artists
selected from 5000 applicants offer the best selection of high
quality work.  To ensure the high academic and artistic level of the
contributions, the prerequisite for becoming become a member is a
minimum of five exhibitions and/or publications.  The Advisory
Board, represented by Christiane Paul, Roy Ascott, Erkki Huhtamo,
Gunalan Nadarajan, Martin Roth a.o. guarantees the high standards of
the archive.  ADA already contains thousands of high quality
artworks from most renowned artists such as:

    Rebecca Allen, Suzanne Anker, Cory Arcangel, Roy Ascott, Louis
    Bec, Maurice Benayoun, Paolo Cirio, Charlotte Davies,
    Fleischmann and Strauss, Masaki Fujihata, Ken Goldberg, Agnes
    HegeduS, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Ryoji Ikeda, Eduardo Kac, Ken
    Rinaldo, Knowbotic Research, Lev Manovich, George Legrady, Golan
    Levin, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Joseph Nechvatal, Michael Naimark,
    David Rokeby, Jeffrey Shaw, Julius V. Bismarck, Paul Sermon,
    Karl Sims, Sommerer and Mignonneau, Stanza, Nicole Stenger,
    Thomson and Craighead, Peter Weibel etc.

ADA is hosted by Danube University and is partner of the World
Conference Series on Media Art Histories

    <URL:http://www.mediaarthistory.org>




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