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GAMA: Gateway to Archives of Media Art

GAMA will establish a central platform to enable multilingual, facilitated and user-orientated access to a significant number of media art archives and their digitalized contents.

Media art is one of the most popular contemporary art genres. Its appeal for the general, and especially the young public lies with its experimental, innovative and often audacious way to question and challenge but also render homage to the role of media in our lives, with all its ambiguity. In the face of this, media art archives have an invaluable importance amongst modern art collections. Yet, if the existing digital media art libraries are accessible only with difficulty for cultural or scholarly stakeholders, how much more so must they be for the general interested public. Use and re-use of the archives' digital content are totally disproportionate to the importance of media art in contemporary culture. GAMA is a project to correct this incongruity.

GAMA will establish a central platform to enable multilingual, facilitated and user-orientated access to a significant number of media art archives and their digitalized contents. The consortium comprises of a majority of the most important digital content holders for media art in Europe. The content provided constitutes approx. 2/3 of all digital material on media art placed online by European libraries. This amount will ensure a significant increase in use, re-use and cross-border visibility of the digital content when aggregated and accessible through one common interface. GAMA will quickly develop to be the European central online interface and search portal for any person interested in media art.

GAMA will consolidate the extremely heterogeneous landscape of digital media art archives, libraries and other digital content providers for the users. The consortium includes highly qualified technical partners with vast expertise in the field of digital media art archives. Most prominent amongst them are members of the Culture2000 project OASIS with the database adaptors and middleware that resulted from this project.

All user groups will be evaluating the results throughout the project in terms of user-friendliness, accessibility, visibility, quality and multilingual access.

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Participants

Coordinator: UNIVERSITAET BREMEN, GERMANY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN GERMANY
LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT GMBH AUSTRIA
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KUENSTE WIEN AUSTRIA
ARGOS VZW BELGIUM
CIANT - MEZINARODNI CENTRUM PRO UMENI A NOVE TECHNOLOGIE V PRAZE CZECH REPUBLIC
COLLECTIF HEURE EXQUISE FRANCE
ASSOCIATION DES INSTANTS VIDEO NUMERIQUES ET POETIQUES FRANCE
STAATLICHE HOCHSCHULE FUER GESTALTUN GERMANY
HOCHSCHULE FUER KUENSTE GERMANY
C3 KULTURALIS ES KOMMUNIKACIOS KOZPONT ALAPITVANY HUNGARY
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISBAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE POLAND
SCCA ZAVOD ZA SODOBNO UMETNOST LJUBLJANA ZDRUZENJE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA SPAIN
ATOS ORIGIN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA SPAIN
STIFTELSEN FILMFORM SWEDEN
ZUERCHER HOCHSCHULE DER KUENSTE SWITZERLAND
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR MEDIAKUNST THE NETHERLANDS
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VOOR DE KUNSTEN UTRECHT THE NETHERLANDS
IN2 SEARCH INTERFACES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 16/03/2010

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