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REFRESH! Archive


REFRESH! The First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology Conference: September 28 – October 1, 2005

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The Refresh! conference was hosted by the BNMI, Leonardo / ISAST, and the Database for Virtual Art and was generously supported by Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada, Daniel Langlois Foundation, Telefilm Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Goethe-institute, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Villa Vigoni, UNESCO DigiArts, INTEL and ITAU Cultural.

This Refresh! archive forms a unique educational resource for new media practitioners, historians and learners. Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our culture, the Refresh! conference on the Histories of Media Art discussed for the first time the history of media art within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of art.

Leonardo/ISAST, Banff New Media Institute the Database for Virtual Art and UNESCO DigiArts collaborated to produce the first international art history conference covering art and new media, art and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as pertinent to contemporary art.