Using media technologies creatively

Group picture of the participants of the Creative Media Summer School at St. Pölten UAS

Creative Media Summer School at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Last week, the seventh Creative Media Summer School took place at St. Pölten UAS. At the heart of the summer academy for students of St. Pölten UAS and other universities, the focus was on creative processes and theoretical reflections on the environment of digital-media technologies.

At the Creative Media Summer School, approximately 80 participants were able to select from a total of eight different workshops led by international experts in the field of media technology. The creative summer academy offered students the opportunity to acquire and put into practice basic specialised knowledge or to immerse themselves in a specialist field.

From stop-motion to data visualisation

In the workshops, participants were able to explore various questions including: How can the combination of a microcontroller and digital camera be used for animation or stop-motion video? Can one use abstract animations to tell stories? How do I create a professional 360° virtual-reality video? What will the future of electrical engineering look like? And how can complex data be visualised?

As part of the Creative Media Summer School, a film evening was organised featuring the internationally renowned video and animation artist Max Hattler.

"The Creative Media Summer School has established itself as a fixed point for our students and students from our international partner universities. At the event this year, we were able to welcome international students from eight other universities. During the summer academy, students are able to learn from and with each other and bring together their creative potential and technical know-how in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere", said Franz Fidler, Academic Director of the study programme Digital Media Technologies and Smart Engineering at St. Pölten UAS.

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