National Organisation of Media Arts Database

To recite the story of media art in its syncretic mode is not to advance its development, nor is it sufficient simply to outline the syncretic reality that is emerging. Strategies to strengthen this emergence are needed.
(Roy Ascott 2007)

About Nomad

National Organization of Media Arts Database


The National Organization of Media Arts Database (NOMAD) is to become a comprehensive and current body of literature on the evolving area of Media Art within tertiary education. NOMAD will provide a social network through Web 2.0 technology that will act as a platform for the creative exchange of ideas, information, curricular models and best practice solutions from across this continually evolving field of study.

 The creation of such a community will serve the purpose of expanding interdisciplinary research on a national level. The data gathered will develop a body of information for promoting and facilitating a knowledge base on the proliferation of media/electronic art through collaboration between academics and media artists. Such collaborations have the potential to create hybridized knowledge beneficial to emerging areas.

Emerging technologies affect all areas within the arts and in turn other disciplines across the universities. The ability of art to develop inter and trans-disciplinary approaches across these areas is increasing rapidly. This scoping study is paving the way for participation in the world of science, culture and technology. Media/electronic art is continually re-delineating its definitions of materials and contexts within the new modalities in which it operates.



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Featured Profile

Mark Gajewski

I began my professional career winning an Emmy award for Best Public Service Announcements/Marketing Campaigns while just a senior in high school where I majored in Television Production.

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at Kent State University in my home town, Cleveland, Ohio. Since then I have produced for a variety of cable networks and various production companies in San Francisco and New York. I have produced multiple corporate videos, managed/coordinated advertising media campaigns, wrote, produced and directed a variety of commercials and developed CD-ROM’s/DVD’s for the gaming, educational and entertainment industries.

I am currently developing Think Beyond Media, an emerging 501-C3 non-profit. My organizational aims are to operate threefold, as a contemporary media design/developer, media art research facility and as a gallery/performance outlet. As I am organizing/directing these company initiatives, I am reaching out to like minded organizations, artists and individuals dedicated to the contemporary media/research and creative industries. With the intentions of organizing national/international collaborations.

Additionally, I am Curating/Developing three programs. Their themes are: New Media Art in Architectural Practices, a GPS/Locative Media/Second Life exhibit and a drawing/animation film collaborative.

Finally, I am in negotiations for the purchase of several prolific film writers properties which will be developed into several DVD-Multimedia pieces and site specific installations.

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Media Art Database

The national Media Art Scoping Study (MASS) would like to invite all media arts theorists, practitioners, and academic to participate in the creation of this database by providing details of their history in teaching media art and current practices. This will provide the opportunity for Deans, academics and researchers to understand nationally an overview of developments in media/electronic art education through emerging technologies and science. It can reasonably be anticipated that the resulting cross-fertilization of ideas will demonstrate 'emergent' properties leading on to new knowledge.


The MASS is generously supported by the Australian Network for Art & Technology, which has provided seamless access to its Synapse database of collaborations between media artists and scientists.

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