10 Years of IC – Network Talks

The Interface Cultures program has a strong international network of universities and institutions at its disposal. Students are encouraged to participate in international exchanges with our partner universities in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. These exchanges have helped our students create a professional network for themselves and gain professional experience as well as insight into other cultures. Over the years our network has been extended and many international guest researchers from Japan, Brazil, Europe and South America have visited the Interface Cultures department for research stays ranging from one month to a whole year.

In the “Interface Cultures Network Talks” we will reflect on past and future trends in interactive art, interface design and education on the basis of lectures by representatives from our international partner universities.


Friday, September 5th 2PM -6 PM
Kunstuniversität Linz / University of Art and Design Linz
Kollegiumgasse 2, 4010 Linz
1st floor Audimax

14.00 – 14.05
Welcome address by Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kannonier
Head of the University of Art and Design Linz, Austria


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Prof. Dr. Christa Sommerer
Head of the Interface Culture program
University of Art and Design Linz, Austria

“10 years of Interface Cultures – development, trends and outlook”


14.25 – 14.45Re: Interface Cultures Network Talks at Ars Electronica -please

Prof. Philip Dean
Head of the Department of Media, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

“20 years of new media at the Media Lab in Helsinki”


14.45 – 15.05

Prof. Dr. Maria José Martinez de Pison
Director of Máster Artes Visuales y Multimedia UPV Program at Departamento de Escultura, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Valencia Polytechnical University, Spain

“A brief survey of Light Lab projects and interactive artworks of AVM master students”


15.05 – 15.25MasahiroMiwa

Prof. Masahiro Miwa
Professor of IAMAS Institute of Media Arts and Sciences, Ogaki Gifu, Japan

“IAMAS 2014 to the next stage”

15.25 – 15.40 – Coffee Break


15.40 – 16.00YingQing Xu

Prof. Dr. Ying-Qing Xu
Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor, Head of Information
Design Department, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

“The interdisciplinary design program at Tsinghua University”


16.00 – 16.20Marie-HeÌleÌneTramus

Prof. Dr. Hélène Tramus
Professeure en Arts et Technologie, Image Numérique et Réalité Virtuelle (INREV), Dép. Arts & Technologies de l’Image, Université Paris 8, France

“Education and research in the arts and technologies of the virtual image”


16.20 – 16.40Stahl@deaf 2014 ernst

Prof. Dr. Stahl Stenslie
Head of the Art and Technology Program at Aalborg University, Denmark

“Abject Aesthetics”


16.40 – 17.00CihangirIstek

Prof. Dr. Istek Cihangir
Chair and Director of the Visual Communication Design Graduate Program, Bilgi University, Instanbul, Turkey

“Insights into the visual communication design program of Bilgi University in Istanbul”

17.00 – 17.30 – Discussion

17.30 – 18.15 – Buffet and Networking

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