Ars Electronica (AT)
Women in Media Arts is one of the most comprehensive databases dedicated to women working in these genres. It was started with information about women who have made a mark on the 36-year history of Ars Electronica and was opened to the public last year. Now users are called upon to contribute entries about female media artists and have the opportunity to present themselves on the platform even if they have not previously been associated with Ars Electronica.
The database is designed to serve as an active research platform for artists, curators, scholars, scientists and anyone else interested in finding out more about female practitioners in these fields. This database makes no claim to completeness; it is intended to offer an initial overview and starting points for further research. As an active partner in various school and college programs designed to nurture women’s interest in technology and
science, Ars Electronica’s mission in supporting this project is to contribute to greater public awareness of women working in media arts, to promote new role models and to encourage girls and women to become actively involved in a field that is still dominated by men.
The project is a work-in-progress and will be updated on an ongoing basis. It can be accessed via Ars Electronica’s online archive at: archive.aec.at/womeninmediaarts.