27. February 2018 – 28. February 2018
Member of the Admissions Examination Board for the Bachelor's degree Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Applied Studies in Art, Science, Philosophy and Global Challenges at University of Applied Arts Vienna, together with Ingeborg Reichle (Vorsitz), Renée Schroeder, Eva Maria Stadler, Cornelia Weber and Christine Böhler.
27. September 2017 – 28. September 2017
Member of the Admissions Examination Board for the Bachelor's degree Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Applied Studies in Art, Science, Philosophy and Global Challenges at University of Applied Arts Vienna, together with Christine Böhler, Ingeborg Reichle (chair), Renée Schroeder, Eva Maria Stadler and Robert Trappl.
12. December 2016
Workshop "Art, Science, and Philosophy"
The workshop “Art, Science, and Philosophy” will bring together philosophers, artists and scientists to rethink the concept of art and the concept of nature and “human nature” in the age of technoscience, where the biological sciences become the new technological frontier.
This event is part of the research collaboration “Question about the Limits: Art, Science, and Philosophy” between the Department of Media Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, National Autonomous University of México (UNAM), Mexico City. The project aims to initiate and develop a debate about the relationship of ontology and aesthetics in the age of technoscience from the perspectives of art, science, and philosophy, driven by the question: What is art in the age of technoscience?
With lectures by Ingeborg Reichle, María Antonia González Valerio, Virgil Widrich, Bernd Kräftner, Herwig Turk, Tanja Gesell, Christoph Bock, Frank Rösl.
December 12, 2016, 2–6.15 pm
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, sr 24 (mezzanine floor), 1030 Vienna
06. December 2011
Vienna according to checkpointmedia – Media based City Tour
On 6 December 2011 Virgil Widrich led a group of students from the Hani Rashid architecture class (University of Applied Arts Vienna) through Vienna city centre to two very different scenes of checkpointmedia's work. In the Mozarthaus Vienna (exhibition architecture by Gustav Pichelmann) the focus was on recreating a historical personality using new media in a listed building.
The approach adopted at the Visitor Centre in the Parliament building was entirely different: under the direction of the architects Geiswinkler&Geiswinkler a new structure was built underneath the old historic building in which the history and modus operandi of democracy in Austria are presented with the aid of media. The excursion was rounded off by a talk given by Agnes Hannes in the checkpointmedia offices.
24. November 2010
vor – BILD – end
Visualisations in science and art
Visual perception is a key process for human beings. Consequently, images play an important role in both science and art.
In science, images are primary data or serve as visualisations that help to make sense of information. In research, images are accordingly found at the beginning and end of a process of recognition. Images as works of art can be understood as the culmination of creative activity but can equally serve as the inspiration at the beginning of a creative process.
Presentation in the Planetarium, Vienna
On 24/11/2010 dialog<>gentechnik, in cooperation with pooool, presents "vor - BILD - end" in the Planetarium, Vienna: visualisations in science and art
Compère: Leo Andras Findeisen
Virgil Widrich, director
Tanja Gesell, scientist
Musical résumé by Dominik Nostitz
Video performance by Jan Lauth, Simone Carneiro and Peter Koger
Commented by Renée Schröder
Audio performance: Peter Szely
01. October 2009
Virgil Widrich is appointed art director of the new master course "Art & Science Visualization" at the University of Applied Arts that begins in autumn 2009.
01. October 2007
In the autumn of 2007, Virgil Widrich begins his tenure as professor of digital arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
05. May 1999
Lecture "The Painter and the CD-ROM". University of Applied Arts Vienna, an event series of master class o.Prof. Christian Ludwig Attersee.
5.5.1999, 16:00 at Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H., Margaretenstraße 22, 1040 Vienna