Visit to Ars Electronica Festival

Course description Visit to Ars Electronica Festival
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 4383VAEF4
Teacher(s):
  • Maarten Lamers
  • Peter van der Putten
  • Max van Duijn
  • Fons Verbeek
  • Bas Haring
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 1
Level: 400
Period: Semester 1, Block I
Hours of study: 28:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission Requirements

Bachelor diploma

Description

At the start of each academic year, all new Media Technology students go on a study trip to the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Since 1979 Ars Electronica has been the world’s most outstanding forum of electronic art. State-of-the-art works of hundreds of artists from dozens of countries are presented in a festival that consists of exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, lectures, conferences, films, outside events, meetings and parties of all kinds. Over three days students are faced with many sides of the electronic arts: creative aims, technological means, scientific consequences, artistic qualities, ecological and ethical questions, and the social consequences of the spread of new media. It offers a source of inspiration and knowledge for new Media Technology students, and a basis for discussion with which to start their studies.
A minor fee for travel and stay must be paid by students. The Media Technology office arranges travel by bus, stay at a youth hostel, and substantial discount on festival passes. International students must themselves take care of appropriate visa (travel is through Germany and Austria). The visit is shared with new students of the ArtScience program.

Course Objectives

It offers a source of inspiration and knowledge for new Media Technology students, and a basis for discussion with which to start their studies.

Time Table

The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Mode of Instruction

Excursion

Assessment Method

Not applicable

Blackboard

Not applicable

Reading List

Not applicable

Registration

Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun: mediatechnology@leiden.edu, 071-527 6994

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Contact Information

Nanda Milbreta: mediatechnology@leiden.edu

Important Links

Curriculum link
http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/programme/curriculum/visit-to-ars-electronica-festival/

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