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DANIELA REIMANN, PhD, is a researcher in integrated media, arts, sciences and technology in education from a visual arts and interactive media education background, exploring the overlap between arts, design, media culture, technology, computer science, and engineering in education at university and school level.

She currently works at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, University of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and National Larg-scale Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association and in the KIT research focus on "Humans and Technology". She is co-ordinator of the research project "MediaArt@Edu" (ACRONYM) focusing on artistic approaches to media literacy and the development of new mentoring concepts to support young people in vocational preparation and vocational orientation programs, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). She teaches and undertakes her postdoc research in the field of didactics of artistic processes in the digital media, applying an education-though-arts approach to learning. at the KIT's Institute of Vocational and General Education.

She is Founding Editor of Media Arts Education, a blog and online magazine on interdiscplinary approaches in arts, science and media technology which has been approved by the LabforCulture editorial team "European Cultural Blogging Map" and appears on the map at the LabforCulture.org Web site. Among other sources, Media Arts Education has been approved under the Technology in the Arts – services of The Center for Arts Management and Technology CAMT at Carnegie Mellon.

She holds an M.A. in visual arts, art education and literature as well as a diploma in pedagogy of media technology. Her work bridges the gap between scientific and artistic research and learning cultures in project based scenarios bringing together theory and practice. She works experimentally across the curricula in between disciplines and media. She explores the impact of cutting edge digital media technologies and scientific innovation in relation to our physical and Mixed Reality interaction spaces. Since 2005 she is affiliated with the Department of Art Education at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. 2007 she was appointed National LEF representative Germany of the Leonardo Education Forum ( LEF), a working branch of Leonardo/ISAST – The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, LEONARDO Journal @ MIT Press.

Her interdisciplinary PhD-thesis looked at integrated arts and computer science in education and was published in Oberhausen (Athena) in 2006. It was based on the model-project Theory and Practice of Integrated Arts and Computer Science in Education" ArtDeCom (2003-6), initiated by Michael Herczeg and Hubertus von Amelunxen and funded by the German Bund-Laender-Commission in the "Cultural Education in the Media Age" program (KuBiM). The follow-up research project MediaArtLab@School (2004-6) at the University of Flensburg's Department of Visual Arts was part of the KiMM initative of the IMIS. It was applied at the UNESCO Project School Flensburg and funded by the German Hochschul- und Wissenschaftprogramm HWP (2004-6) and the Land Schleswig-Holstein.

Her collaborators have included computer scientists, media and art educators, artists, researchers, curators, media experts, designers, school teachers, policy makers, university students and pupils in general education, organisations like UNESCO and UNESCO Digi Arts as well as the Goethe-Institut. Since 2007 she collaborates with the Department of Visual Art at the Art Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brasil, and NESTA research group, (Núcleo de Estudos em subjetivação, tecnologia e arte), the post graduate program Computers in Education @ UFRGS (Profa. Dra. M. C. Biazus), in co-operation with and funded by the Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre, (Director: Reinhard Sauer), Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil.

2007-09 she held a professorship (Vertretungsprofessur/W3) for Media Pedagogy at the Institute for Media in Education at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany. Since 2005 she teaches at the Kunstuniversitaet Linz - university of art and industrial design, Linz Austria. 2006 she was appointed expert a titre personelle, and member of the German UNESCO delegation on Cultural Education in the framework of the UNESCO World Conference on Art Education held in Lisbon.

Since 2009 she is World Councilor Europe of InAEA , the International Art Education Association, an online group located in the virtual world of Second Life for art educators around the world, initiated by Sandrine Han.

Since 2007 she is member of the "International Advisory Board for the Arts Conference and Journal, Common Ground, Australia (scope).

She has lectured internationally at the UNESCO World Congress on Art Education 06 (Lisbon), at the transmediale o7 Festival for Art and Digital Culture (Berlin), the InSEA congress since 2003, @ ZKM Karlsruhe, @ the Media Space of the Stuttgarter Filmwinter 08, @ the LEF@ ISEA-Symposium on Electronic Arts (Singapore), @ LEF@ Ars Electronica 08 (Linz), the Common Ground Arts in Society Conference (@documenta Kassel 07 and Tisch School of Arts New York 07, Venice, Italy 09), the InSEA World Congress of the International Society of Education through Arts (Osaka, Jp), as well as at the Federal University of the Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS) and the Goethe-Institute (Porto Alegre, Brazil).

In 2007 she was appointed International LEF Representative Germany of the Leonardo Education Forum, a working branch of LeonardoThe International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). In this context the LEF media art education initiative was developed together with Nina Czegledy and Lynn Hughes. Previous LEF events took place in conjunction with media art festivals and conferences such as LEF@replace07 Berlin, LEF@Arts-In-Society-Conference Kassel 2007 in conjuncion with documenta, LEF@ISEA08 Singapore, LEF@ Ars Electronica 08 Linz. Information on forthcoming LEF events can will be available here.

2010 featured on ATNE, Art Technology New England, a consortium dedicated to uniting the worlds of art and technology. ATNE is a project of Boston Cyberarts and creates a vital platform for networking, support, exploration and discussion of current issues in the new media and digital arts community.

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