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2nd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on Interactive Media and Culture
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3rd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
on Media Art and Culture
Art, Technology, Cultural Heritage
Rieti, July 11-25 2011 exact date tbc
Number of participants is limited
In the castle of this breathtaking, medieval town in the heart of Italy, come to study and experiment how to merge innovative interactive technology with history and culture.
The workshop provides conceptual background and
technical skills to develop interactive installations for arts, museums,
facade projections and cultural exhibits. Also, previous works done by
MEDIARS members will provide examples of the work process.
It is a 2-week full-time course on visual arts, media theory and
technology in their relation to the place. The workshop is designed for
students, scholars and artists from architecture, design, media arts
and science fields. Classes are in English with a high quality
tutoring, they are thought for the students to produce at the end of
the training, an interactive multimedia art work that will be exhibited
in the medieval town. Moreover, this experience abroad has already
established an ongoing and growing dialogue between international
This workshop is organized by the non-profit association MEDIARS
(Centro Sperimentale di Media Interattivi per l’Arte e lo Spettacolo www.mediars.eu
) in collaboration with the local municipality and with international
faculties and scholars from the University of Southern California,
University of Florence, University of California Los Angeles and
University of Rome. With regard to the final work the students will use
the technology owned by the Center, and they are free to bring theirs
as well. The teachers would support and work as facilitators for the
students to get the collective projects done.
Click here to read the complete list of our supporters.
Contigliano is an undiscovered medieval citadel in the center of
Italy, in the province of Rieti surrounded by nature, one hour from
Together with our tour guides we are setting up very special tours in
Rome and surroundings that include most famous historical and
contemporary sites as well as out of the main route places. The goal is
to visit the most stimulating places to the participants so to come
back with the full cultural and intellectual experience.
This year we’ll exhibit the final class work in a beautiful
location: the Roman underground town in the historic center of Rieti.
We expect the international participants to arrive and leave in/from Rome (FCO Leonardo da Vinci International airport).
If you’re planning to arrive by train, you can use Rieti or
Contigliano train station.We planned a transportation from Contigliano
to Rome airport.
If you are planning different dates or if you would like to stay
longer in town we may accommodate that, the cost difference is minimum.
Also on past years we helped other participants to find accommodation
for a longer stay in Rieti, Rome or elsewhere.
Let us know your travel schedule as soon as it’s ready
Intensive program with lectures in the mornings and lab work in the afternoons plus cultural activities
Cost: 1,500euros – Number of participants is limited
for who’s interested: only the tuition fee is 300 euros
Ask for the application package at firstname.lastname@example.org We ask to sign and return the application with a (non refundable) deposit of 350euros and your resume/bio or portfolio.
Inglobe Technologies supports MEDIARS and the International Workshop with the donation of the Augmented Reality plug-in for Google SketchUp ($100 license value) to each participant.
IMPORTANT: the students need to bring their own laptop to develop individual projects
The flight ticket is not included in the cost. But a convenient
round trip airfare can be provided in an early stage through a local
travel agency, upon request.
MEDIARS Director can arrange optional visits to museum and monuments,
can help planning trips to Italy or Europe before and after the
workshop. He can help on planning also guided private tours in
surrounding areas for wine and oil tasting, natural spa, trekking and
IMPORTANT Any student contemplating studying abroad should apply for a passport immediately.
For further information please contact the center.
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