National team leader
Peter Purg currently leads the New Media module in the Digital/Media Arts and Practices graduate/postgraduate programme at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, where he acts as assistant professor, projects coordinator as well as expert/evaluator in realms of culture and media. He holds a PhD in media art, communication science and literature from the University of Erfurt (Germany), publishing and producing in and in-between the areas. His artistic interests range from intermedia performances and interactive installations to web, sound and body art, with a particular focus on public space. His scientific inquiries include media arts pedagogy, collective authorship, interdisciplinary collaboration, discourse poetics, media ecology and culture jamming as well as interaction design, e-learning, interdisciplinary and intercultural management.
He currently leads or has lead large-scale and mid-scale international academic projects such as ADRIART (Advancing Digitally Renewed Interactions in Art Teaching), IDEATE (Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Application for Transforming Education in High Technologies) as well as the award-winning HiLoVv (Hidden Lives of Venice on Video). 2006-2012 he acted as programme leader of Media Production Management international study programme at IAM-CMPM (Slovenia) for Middlesex University (UK). He lead the interdisciplinary collective Bobnars United with over a hundred music events, research projects and intermedia productions between 2001 and 2006, as well as conceived anti-consumerism interventions within the Podgana PPP street performance group.He is a renowned external expert on academic quality and is currently member of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency Council, therein representing the Slovenian Rectors Conference for the 2016-2022 mandate. Peter Purg also acted as independent consultant/advisor in several artistic, cultural, research and development projects for the public (schools, universities, ministries) and the private sector.