Oliver Grau

Dec 4th, 2002

Dr. Oliver Grau is a new-media art historian and lectures at the Department of Art History, Humboldt University in Berlin. He is a visiting professor at the Kunstuniversity Linz and is head of the German Science Foundation project on Immersive Art in Berlin, also he is developing the first international data base resource for virtual art, a result of his work on the history of immersion and virtual art. Grau studied art history, economics, archaeology, and Italian literature in Hamburg, London, and Siena with further research in Japan and the U.S.A. He published widely on VR-art and lectured in Europe, Japan, Brazil and the US. Oliver Grau is a member of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) and the Leopoldina. His research focuses on the history of illusion and immersion in media and art, the history of the idea and culture of telepresence and telecommunication, genetic art, and artificial intelligence. Other memberships and collaborations include the "Images of Knowledge" project at the Academy of Arts, Linz, Austria, and the Frieda Ackermann Working Group.

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