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reminder: oliver grau lecture feb 29th

GRAU ON THE SCIENCE OF THE IMAGE: THE METAMORPHOSIS OF MEDIA ART

The York Digital Dimensions: The Arts and Virtual Culture Advanced Research Seminar is pleased to announce that Oliver Grau, world renowned art historian and scholar, will give this month’s lecture entitled “Media Art Needs Histories and Archives: Image, Immersion, and Emotion” on February 29th at 10 am in Room 1009 at the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Building at York University.

Grau’s lecture will address the history of media art within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of art. His talk aims to broadly answer the question: In what ways can the emerging genre of virtual art fit into the art history of the image; that is, how do historical factors continue to shape this contemporary genre of art? Grau puts forth the notion of immersion as the key to understanding of the development of media. What is the role of immersion in the ongoing metamorphosis of the concepts of art and the image?

Oliver Grau is Dean of the Department for Image Science at Danube University Krems. His most recent publications include Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion (MIT Press, 2003), Mediale Emotionen (2005) and MediaArtHistories (MIT Press 2007). He is also head of the German Science Foundation project Immersive Art whose team, since 2000, built the first international Database of Virtual Art. Grau is an elected member of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.

Event sponsored by: Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation through the York Seminar for Advanced Research, Institute for Research on Learning technologies, and Future Cinema Lab.

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For further information, please call contact Kiera Chion at kiera.chion@gmail.com or 647-201-8799.

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