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The Archive of Digital Art

As a pioneer in the field of Media Arts research, the ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART (ADA) has documented the rapidly evolving field of digital art since 1999. This research-oriented overview of works at the intersection of art, science, and technology has been developed in cooperation with international media artists, researchers and institutions as a collective project.


Since todays digital artworks are processual, ephemeral, interactive, multimedia-based, and fundamentally context dependent because of their different structure, they require a modified, or "expanded concept of documentation." We ascribe high importance to artistic inventions like innovative interfaces, displays or software.

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The Austrian Science Fund funded project “Interactive Archive and Meta-Thesaurus for Media Art Research (AT.MAR)” implemented social software into the database. The new web-based, cost-free instrument allows individuals to post material themselves.

With video documentations, technical data, artist statements, academic texts, artistic inventions, discussions as well as bibliographical information, exhibitions and events, the ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART is the most comprehensive resource in the field. It will contribute to the development of Media Art Research and the systematic preservation of the art of our time.











Editorial Team


Univ.-Prof. ad. Dr. Dr. hc Oliver Grau, MAE

ADA Europe has branches in Berlin (Germany), Vienna and Stein (Austria)


Advisory Board

Prof. Roy ASCOTT (Plymouth University, UK), Prof. Jorge LA FERLA (Universidad de Buenos Aires, AR), Prof. Beryl GRAHAM (University of Sunderland, UK), Prof. Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California, US), Prof. Gunalan NADARAJAN (Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, US), Prof. Christiane PAUL (The New School, NY, USA / Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA)

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