Associate professor @ Masaryk University
Jana Horáková (CZ) is an associate professor for New Media Art at the Department of Musicology of the Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Czech Republic. She specializes in a local new media art history, in robotic art, and in innovative methodologies of new media art research, preservation, and mediation. She presented her research in an Austria, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Finland, USA or Japan. She published in IEEE, proceedings, MIT Press, Springer Germany, Springer Japan and other. She is an author of several papers, book chapters and books. She co-curated the first virtual reconstruction of one of very first computer graphic exhibitions (The Brno House of Arts, 1968/2017, 2018). Recently she led the interdisciplinary research project Media Art Live Archive focusing on application of machine learning to The Vasulkas’ video art (vasulkalivearchive.net). Regarding her background in performance art, she has devoted her research to media art as a specific type of performance art. She has published several studies on this topic (the latest: Gesture in The Context of Programmed Media, 2021 in Czech). Together with Barbara Büscher, she organized international conferences Media-Performance (Imaginary Spaces, Ephemerality, Memory, Gesture) and edited a special issue of the online magazine MAP – Media/Archive/Performance (on Gesture).