USC Digital Studies Symposium Presents Media Artist and Scholar Andreas Kratky

September 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

SCA 112 (USC Broccoli Theatre)

Free admission. Open to the public.

On September 12th, the IML Digital Studies Symposium presents media artist and scholar Andreas Kratky. Kratky will present a talk titled “The Poetics of the Database.”

No RSVPs are needed for this event. Please do not enter the Broccoli Theatre until the presentation time, in order to give the speaker(s) time to set up. For further information, please contact the IML at 213.743.4421, or visit the symposium website,

About Andreas Kratky

Andreas Kratky is an artist, designer and new media scholar. Kratky’s award-winning work has been exhibited internationally, and includes the interactive installation and DVD “Bleeding Through – Layers of Los Angeles 1920-1986,” the algorithmic cinema system “Soft Cinema,” and the interactive installations “The Imaginary Twentieth Century” and “Venture to the Interior.”

Kratky has contributed to numerous research efforts, working with ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, where he was the head of the Multimedia Studio, the Labyrinth Project at USC, and with Anarchive at the University of Paris, where he designed an interactive DVD in collaboration with theorist and video artist Thierry Kuntzel.

About the Symposium

In a networked global culture, sophisticated multimedia is quickly becoming the worldwide currency. A longtime staple in the industries of advertising and entertainment, multimedia has now carved a new niche for itself: academia.

The Digital Studies Symposium is designed to introduce us to diverse scholarly media-based production. The speakers in this series are artists, programmers, scholars and designers, and their projects include cutting edge gestural interfaces, mobile media experiments, innovative websites and augmented reality pieces.

The presentations are moderated by Holly Willis, the IML's Director of Academic Programs.


Contact Information

Name: Sonia Seetharaman
Phone: 213.743.2198