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netzspannung.org is a platform for interactive art and media art education. Netzspannung.org has been online since 2001, and defines itself as a tool for researching, reflecting upon, and imparting electronic culture. The platform for the › theory and practice of media art offers over 2,500 work descriptions, texts, images and videos for the purpose of interdisciplinary education in › art, › design and › informatics. Every month, between 100,000 and 150,000 international visitors take advantage of the cost-free access to over 200 hours of › lectures and › experimental teaching and learning modules for schools and universities.

Videos about netzspannung.org

netzspannung.org - online archive for media art and digital culture (2005) › [Real Media | 3,33 min.]
netzspannung.org - Internet platform for media art, media theory, media technology (2003) › [Real Media | 3,33 min.]

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Thematic Content Areas

The focus of netzspannung.org lies on interactive media art in the context of interdisciplinary › artistic research, › archiving and › publication, as well as in the participation of the digital media › community. Netzspannung.org includes editorial and open channels. Peer-reviewed content, editorial contributions and user contributions generated a growing pool of information in the period of 2001-2009. Media Artists from around the world use the platform through an integrated » translation tool.

Work- and project presentations on topics such as › Explore Information, › Cultural Heritage, › Digital Transformations, Artist-› Games (2004-05)

Video documentaries, lectures and discussions by reknowned artists and scientists (2001-05)

The academic competition provides an insight into the teaching of digital media at universities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland. (2001-08)

Teaching models for teaching with digital media in schools and universities (2001-07)

An open channel to publish your own projects and events (2004-09)

Transfer of new technologies in everyday culture, art, science and industry (2005-09)

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Interfaces and Data Performers

Netzspannung.org connects structure and content of the archive with innovative interfaces and navigation tools. Navigation through data space is supported by › Semantic Maps. The › Media Flow orchestrates the database as a stream of images and terms: The archive talks back. Classic search with the Archive Browser is complemented by intuitive tools for finding and discovering knowledge. The statistic tool › Most Wanted shows the most frequently viewed documents of the platform.

› CAT Studie, › Memoria Futura Symposium, Conference › CAST01 - Living in Mixed Realities, Transferlab » eCulture Factory, Veranstaltung › eCulture Trends, Exhibition » netzspannung.org Performing the Archive, Competition › Digital Sparks, » Medienfluss Browser. › Digital Transformations (2004) is a reader with over 50 contributions from reknowned authors on interactive media art and its potential for innovation in education, business and science.


Netzspannung.org has received a number of › awards, excellent as a » place of ideas (2010) and as » eTeaching platform (2006); the » IF Communication Design Award for Media Flow (2007) and the » Medidaprix Audience Award for the Learning area (2005); the › Semantic Map as a product of the future (2007) and with the ZKM | Media(art)-Award for Science and Art (2005).
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Authors, Partners, Funding

Netzspannung.org was developed by the › MARS Exploratory Media Lab of the › Fraunhofer IAIS under the direction of artists and scientists » Monika Fleischmann and » Wolfgang Strauss.
› Partner were › authors, › academics, › media-art institutions, › museums, the › KUBIM project, the › Burda Academy and other › publishers.
Sponsors of netzspannung.org were the » BMBF: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Senator for Economy and Ports Bremen and the Fraunhofer Society. More about the › evolution of netzspannung.org (1998 2009).
As of 2010, the action radius of netzspannung.org widens through cooperation with an exhibition space, the » ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.


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