DANIELA REIMANN, PhD, is a researcher and media art educator from a visual arts and media education background exploring the overlap between arts, design, computer science and media technology at university and school level. She currently works at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute of Vocational and General Education. Her work bridges the gap between scientific and artistic research and learning cultures in project based scenarios bringing together theory and practice. She works experimentally across the curricula in between disciplines and media. She explores the impact of digital media technologies and scientific innovation in relation to our physical and Mixed Reality interaction spaces. Her collaborators have included computer scientists, educators, artists, researchers, curators, media experts, designers, school teachers and policy makers. She runs the Blog Media Arts Education. In 2007 she was appointed International LEF Representative Germany of the Leonardo Education Forum, a working group of Leonardo - The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST.)
Complete Biography: Daniela Reimann, Dr. phil, is a media and art educator, researcher and visual artist. Her research focus is on integrated arts and computer science in education, digital media culture and interdisciplinary art education, as well as artistic Mixed Reality learning spaces. She works at the intersection of media, arts and computer science in education. She is representative of the Leonardo Education Forum LEF (http://forum.lefnet.org/).
2010 postdoc researcher at the KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute of Vocational and General Education, research on "Artistic approaches to engage girls and young women in technology and engineering in education at school and university (ACRONYM: IBP Girlslab)"
2007-9 Assistant Professor for Media Pedagogy at the Institute of Media in Education, Department of Media Pedagogy at the University of Education Freiburg, Germany.
Since 2005 Visiting Professor at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria at the Department of Art Education. http://www.ufg.ac.at
She is a founding member of the Pacific Rim New Media Summit Education Working Group. (http://01sj.org/content/view/143/91/) She works with the International Society for Education through Arts (www.insea.org) as well as with the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) and the Leonardo Education Forum. Since 2005 she is a member of the German UNESCO delegation of Cultural Education.
She obtained her PhD (Dr. phil.) in 2004 from the Institute of Art History at the University of Kiel in the field of media art education. Her thesis looked at the integration of arts and computer science in education through Mixed Reality-learning spaces developed by children and adolescents. The thesis was based on the model-project "Theory and Practice of Integrated Arts, Design and Computer Science in Education" and published 2006 in Oberhausen (s. http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3898962490/303-7489764-6773832).
2001-2003 she worked at the Forum for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Muthesius-Academy of Arts and Design in Kiel.
She is holding a Magister Artium (M.A.) in Visual Arts, art education and literature studies (1994) as well as a diploma in Pedagogy of Media Technology (1997). 1995-1997 she was a scholarship holder of the European post graduate study programme "Pedagogy of Media Technology", North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
2004-2005 she was working as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt a. M. From 1998-2000 she worked as a researcher at the Institute of Technology and Education at the University of Bremen in international research projects. She has published a variety of articles and chapters in Germany as well as on the international level which can be accessed at www.daniela-reimann.de/publikationen.html