digitalartarchive.at serves the purpose to document as well as disseminate digital art and to foster the collaborative exchange on related issues. In particular, data is collected on artworks, events, artists and scientists, who deal with Digital Art and art and science. It enables the storage, management and long-term archiving of media files, in particular graphics, video, text, and audio files for non-commercial purposes, e.g. for teaching and learning.
“As a pioneer in the field of Media Arts research, the ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART (ADA, former Database of Virtual Art) documents the rapidly evolving field of digital installation art for more than a decade now. This complex, 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, we called it an ‚expanded concept of documentation‘. The ADA represents the scientific selection of several hundred international artists of approx. 5.000 evaluated artists. We ascribe high importance to artistic inventions like innovative interfaces, displays or software.”
ADA – Archive of Digital Art
Francesco Aprile on ADA Archive of digital art, october 2016