pETER Purg leads the New Media module in the Digital//Media Arts and Practices graduate//postgraduate programme at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica. There he also acts as Associate Professor, coordinator of interdisciplinary projects as well as expert across realms of digital culture and media. Having obtained a PhD in media art, communication science and literature from the University of Erfurt, Germany, his scientific inquiries now include media arts pedagogy, media ecology, community art and interdisciplinary creativity. The artistic practice of pETER Purg ranges from (lecture) performances and intermedia installations to public-space interventions as well as participatory processes. Currently he leads the interdisciplinary MAST - Module in Art, Science and Technology project as well as School of Arts' teams in DIVA - Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystem (Interreg, Italy-Slovenia) and KONS - Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art; he is on the team for preparing the European Capital of Culture candidacy of Nova Gorica Go!2025. Acting increasingly as curator and juror across educational and cultural realms in Slovenia and abroad, pETER Purg also continues researching, consulting, producing and evaluating particularly in different fields of new media.
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