New Media Ed­u­ca­tion in a Chang­ing En­vi­ron­ment of Psy­cho­log­i­cal, Pro­fes­sional and So­cial Con­di­tions

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  • New Media Art Education in Central and Eastern Europe in the Last Two Decades: experiments and transition

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  • New Media Ed­u­ca­tion in a Chang­ing En­vi­ron­ment of Psy­cho­log­i­cal, Pro­fes­sional and So­cial Con­di­tions

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  • Panel: New Media Art Education in Central and Eastern Europe in the Last Two Decades: experiments and transition

    I would like to look at new media ed­u­ca­tion from the point of view of psy­cho­log­i­cal, pro­fes­sional and so­cial prob­lems.  It has been pos­si­ble to see them dur­ing last 20 years in the ed­u­ca­tion en­vi­ron­ment of Es­to­nia and I am afraid that many of them have al­most been for­got­ten. When speak­ing about psy­cho­log­i­cal prob­lems, is artis­tic imag­i­na­tion in­flu­enced by the medium of ex­pres­sion? Is imag­i­na­tion re­newed with new media? I mean new media in gen­eral, not only so called “new media”. New tech­nol­ogy, new tools, new equip­ment? Can we say that there is a spe­cific tal­ent, which is con­nected to a spe­cific medium and if he or she does some­thing else, then it is not good, not as tal­ented as this? Is tal­ent spe­cific to a medium or is it uni­ver­sal? If we call any­body tal­ented, then his tal­ent will ap­pear any­way, de­spite tech­no­log­i­cal or so­cial con­di­tions, or not?  Pro­fes­sional prob­lems. End­less ques­tions about how qual­i­fied an artist could be using a tech­ni­cal medium. How skilled should he/she be in using soft­ware and com­put­ers to work as an artist and au­thor of new media?  So­cial prob­lems. In­ter­con­nected pa­ra­me­ters of so­cial in­ter­ac­tion are the dis­tri­b­u­tion of in­for­ma­tion, re­courses and rep­u­ta­tion. There is com­pe­ti­tion in the field of pro­duc­tion of so­cial no­tion and rep­u­ta­tion which in­flu­ences per­cep­tion of qual­ity of artis­tic pro­duc­tion.

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