The Archive of Digital Art
As a pioneer in the field of Media Arts research, the ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART (ADA) documents the rapidly evolving field of digital installation art for more than a decade now. This complex, research-oriented overview of works at the intersection of art, science, and technology has been developed in cooperation with international media artists, researchers and institutions, as a collective project.
Since todays digital artworks are processual, ephemeral, interactive, multimedia-based, and fundamentally context dependent, because of their different structure, they require a modified, we called it an ‚expanded concept of documentation‘. ADA represents the scientific selection of 500 international artists of approx. 5.000 evaluated artists. We ascribe high importance to artistic inventions like innovative interfaces, displays or software.
Meta-Thesaurus for Media Art Research (AT.MAR)
The recent project “Interactive Archive and Meta-Thesaurus for Media Art Research (AT.MAR)” funded by the Austrian Science Fund, aims to transfer an archive into a Web 2.0 environment for the first time. The new web-based, cost- free instrument will allow individuals to post material themselves.
With video documentations, technical data, artist statements, academic texts, artistic inventions, discus- sions as well as bibliographical information, exhibitions and events, the ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART is the most comprehensive resource in the field. It will contribute to the development of Media Art Research and the systematic preservation of the art of our time.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau (Head & Scientific Conception)
Wendy Jo Coones, M.Ed
Mag.a Janina Hoth
Viola Rühse, M.A.
Rodrigo Guzman, M.A.
Prof. Roy ASCOTT (Plymouth University, UK), Prof. Jorge LA FERLA (Universidad de Buenos Aires, AR), Prof. Beryl GRAHAM (University of Sunderland, UK), Prof. Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California, US), Prof. Gunalan NADARAJAN (Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, US), Prof. Christiane PAUL (The New School, NY, USA / Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA)