In the digital age, databases are one of the most important media for the mediation of artworks at universities, academies, art schools and other educational institutions. A large amount of digital images are produced, uploaded and shared every day via digitization, database systems, information visualization and social media platforms. The digital world is highly visual and part of our (digital) cultural heritage. The image and visual media have become one of the most important information providers online and the analysis and archiving of this large amount of data represents a challenge within and outside art&science disciplines, art schools and cultural businesses. In addition to the consideration of metadata and images, this project focuses on new interactive interfaces and displays, which enable multimodal access to databases and multisensory analysis of the archived works. Within the concept of a living archive, students, researchers and teaching staff will be able to actively work on the database (as a test case Archive of Digital Art (ADA),, design online exhibitions, moderate discussions and prepare presentations in order to gain experience in database work and to be able to further develop them critically. At the same time, new interfaces are used to develop artistic-aesthetic forms of new multimodal forms of access to databases.


Duration 01/03/2020 - 29/02/2024
Funding Bund (Ministerien)

Department for Arts and Cultural Sciences

Center for Image Science

Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau
Project members Mag. Dr. Renato Rocha Souza Carla Milena Zamora Campos, MA
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