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International Conference: GAZING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

Second International conference on image science

Goettweig Monastery, Patronage: Governor Dr. Erwin Proell
16.10.2008 - 18.10.2008
Never before the world of images has changed so fast and the way images are produced transformed so drastically like in the latest presence: Second Life, Micromovies, Flickr, Virtual Reality, You Tube, Visual Music, Scientific Visualisation, Google Earth etc. are keywords standing for a multitude of new possibilities for individual producing, projecting and distributing of visual material.

The image historical development from innovation, reflection till prohibition of images comes up to a global complexity in the 21st century. These transformations have hit society to a large extent unprepared. Nevertheless we have to recognize that without further development of new forms of visualization and “orders of visibility”, their reflection and criticism we will not be able to handle the burst of knowledge of our time.

Which artistic inspirations new worlds of images have to face? What influence does the medium have on the iconic character of the image? What chances and challenges do museums and image dealers face with the “liquidity” of the image?

Together with international colleagues from science and art and the keynotes Felice FRANKEL (Harvard University, MIT) and Barbara STAFFORD (Chicago) the conference will discuss the inventory, classification and historiography of the recent worlds of images concerning the spheres of the public, art, entertainment and science.

The lectures and discussions will cover following topics:



Prof. Felice FRANKEL
Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University


Prof. Barbara STAFFORD, PhD
Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in Art History, University of Chicago

Lectures by:

Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise ANGERER (KHM), Dr. Elize BISANZ (University of Lueneburg), Prof. Dr. Oliver GRAU (Danube University Krems), Stefan HEIDENREICH (Humboldt-University Berlin), Mag. Jan HENSELDER (Berlin), Dr. Susanne HOLSCHBACH (Berlin), Dr. Harald KRÄMER (University of Bern), Prof. Dr. Ann-Sophie LEHMANN (University of Utrecht), Mag. Katja MAYER (University of Wien), Michael NAIMARK (University of Southern California), Michael NAJJAR (Berlin), Tim Otto ROTH (Oppenau & Koeln), Susanne SCHUMACHER, MA (Zuercher Hochschule der Kuenste), Dr. David STEINMAN (University of Toronto), Dr. Dolores STEINMAN (University of Toronto), Prof. Dr. Nicolaj VAN DER MEULEN (University of Basel), Dr. Ingeborg REICHLE (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften), PD Dr. Martin Schulz (Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe), Dr. Martin WARNKE (University Lueneburg)

Poster Session by:

Dipl. Architect Ruben A. ALCOLEA, PhD (Universidad de Navarra), Irina KHIJNIAK (University Duisburg-Essen), Dr. Benedikt KOEHLER (University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich), Peer Oliver NAU (Berlin), Stefano PERNA (University of Salerno), Dr. Ramon REICHERT (University of Art Linz), Dr. Evangelina SAMPANIKOU (University of the Aegean)/ Ioannis KOURTZELLIS, MSc, PhD (University of the Aegean), Mag. Nicole STOECKLMAYR (University of Applied Arts Vienna), Dipl.-Ing. Susanne WIEGNER (Munich), Katarzyna WOZNIAK (Humboldt University Berlin)


Program Gazing Into The 21st Century

Registration & Payment Terms and Conditions

How to register

To register for the Conference, please fill out the online registration form. You will be invoiced by the Danube University when we receive your registration. Please be aware that your registration will not be considered complete until the registration fee has been received.

Conference Fees

EarlyBird *:   € 70
Standard:     € 120
reduced :      € 70
Day pass:     € 50
reduced:       € 30

* Registration until September 8th 2008

The conference registration fee includes attendance at all sessions, coffee and  refreshments.
You will be invoiced by the Danube University Krems.

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The DEPARTMENT FOR IMAGE SCIENCE is situated in the Goettweig Monastery in the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau.

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Advisory board members of the Department for Image Science (DIS)

Carl AIGNER (St. Poelten), Brigitte FELDERER (Vienna), Felice FRANKEL (Boston), Harald KRAEMER (Bern), Goetz POCHAT (Graz), Wolf SINGER (Frankfurt), Christa SOMMERER (Linz), Wolfgang WELSCH (Jena)

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Journey and accommodation

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Program (PDF)

Visual Material

Index-browser Schumacher
Photo: Susanne Schumacher ZOOM
Index Browser
Turk 01 Reichle
Photo: Herwig Turk, Paulo Pereira ZOOM
referenceless photography (1998–2003)
Photo: Ann-Sopie Lehmann ZOOM
3D Teapot
Novartis Campus Documentproject
Photo: Nicolaj van der Meulen ZOOM
Novartis Campus Documentproject
Visualcomplexity Katjamayer
Photo: Katja Mayer ZOOM
Visual Complexity
Frankel Fluegel Kopie
Frankel Fluegel Kopie
Neu Thelivingweb6press
Bild 10 Kraemer
Bild 10 Kraemer