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Visit to Ars Electronica Festival

Course
2019-2020

Admission Requirements

Media Technology MSc students (and Art Science MSc students)

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, accommodation and festival admission must be paid by students. The Media Technology office arranges travel by bus, stay at a hotel, 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 programme.

Course Objectives

This excursion 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

  • You have to sign up for courses and exams (including retakes) in uSis.

  • Please also register for the course in [Blackboard].

  • Due to limited capacity, non-Media Technology students (external and exchange) can only register after consultation with and approval of the programme coordinator/study advisor (mailto:mediatechnology@leiden.edu).

Contact

Barbara Visscher-van Grinsven, programme coordinator/study advisor for the Media Technology MSc programme (mailto:mediatechnology@leiden.edu).

Remarks

Curriculum link