Lives and works in
Education, grants and scholarships
2006 Ph.D. in Information science
Charles University in Prague
Doctoral thesis: New media theory as the ontology of the computer code.
1999 M.A. in Philosophy
Charles University in Prague
Thesis: The development of contemporary philosophy in the 20th century: paradigms of language, text, hypertext and multimedia.
Communications and New Media Programme
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Czech Academy of Sciences & Charles University 2006 – 2008
Center for Global Studies Research Associate
Charles University in Prague. 2003 - 2006
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Assistant professor
New Media Studies
Czech Technical University in Prague. 2004 - 2007
Faculty of Architecture. Professor (part-time)
Film and TV school (FAMU). 2004 - 2007
Academy of performing arts in Prague. Professor (part-time)
Center for audiovisual studies
Academy of Fine Arts (AVU). 2004 - 2008
The School of New Media I. . Professor (part-time)
Faculty of Humanities. 2004 - 2006
Electronic culture and semiotics programme. Professor (part-time)
SCART - Society for Convergence of Science&Art 2004 - 2007
www.scart.cz Founding member, curator
Gallery C2C (Circle of critics and curator) 2005 - 2008
www.c2c.cz Founding member,
PR manager, Curator
TransGenesis - festival of biotechnology and art 2006 - 2008
www.transgenesis.cz Director of the festival, curator
International Centre for Art and New technologies 2006 - 2007
CIANT Project Manager of www.ciant.cz/transistor EU Media
selected conference presentations
Posthumanisms and new media art
29. session of the Center for Theoretical study, Czech Academy of sciences, 2006. www.cts.cuni.cz/
Decentralized communication from video and community TV to social software
TRANZIT festival of video art, Prague, 2006. www.tranzit.org/
Posthumanist aspects of the aesthetics of visualisations
Colloquium of the Czech section of the International Society for Education through Art), Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, 2006.
Biotechnology and art between scientific popularisation, spectacle and artistic experiment
TransGenesis festival, Week of science and technology, Czech Academy of sciences, Prague, 2006.
Biopolitics, microbiopolitics, neuropolitics and cosmopolitics - philosophers` views of the technological society. IV. International Conference Cyberspace, Brno, 2006.
From interactivity to contemplation: importance of code in new media art. Interactivity of Digital Texts conference, University in Munster, Munster, 2005.
Performativity, emergence and code. Entermultimediale conference, Prague, 2005.
Software and cosmopolitics: code as the language of the new Constitution. Spring school of social studies of science, Prague, 2005.
What is new media art? NETARTERIA, Katowice, Haus der Deutsch-Polnischen Zusammenarbeit, 2004.
Digital art and the transgression of the structure - event opposition, Klatovy art symposium, 2003.
Media Arts and festivals in Czech Republic, SCAS (Society for Computer Arts) Sofia, 2002.
Terrorist Video and the New Iconoclasm in Art after 11.09, ISEA 2002, 11th International Symposium on Electronic Art 2002, Nagoya, 2002.
Kera D. Flat World, Mahups and Microglobalization. In Technologies of Globalization, ed.
Anderl, R., Arich-Gery, B., Schmiede, R. (2008). Darmstadt: Technische
Universitat Darmstadt, p 12.
Foong Pin Sym, Kera D. Applying Reflective Design to Digital Memorials. In Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies (SIMTech 08), ed. Graham, C., Rouncefield, M., Gibbs, M., Widjaja, I. (2008). Cambridge: Microsoft Research. (Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies (SIMTech 08), 20 - 21 Nov 2008, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom), p. 4.
Kera D. Art and Science Practices Between a Singular Performance and a Repeatable
Experiment. In Reproducibility Arts, Science, and Living Nature, ed. Amrei Wittwer, Elvan
Kut, Vladimir Pliska, Gerd Folkers. Villa Lanna Meetings on «Science, or Else», vol.
10. Zürich: Collegium Helveticum, 2008, p. 7.
Kera D. Matrix - the new Constitution between hardware, software and wetware. In HERBRECHTER, Stefan (ed.). Critical studies: The Matrix and New Theory. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2006. ISBN 90-420-1639-6, p. 16 .
Kera D. Software and cosmopolitics: code as the language of the new Constitution. In CERVENKOVA, Alice; SALDOVA, Katerina (eds.). Science Studies Opens the Black Box. Spring School of Sceince Studies Proceedings. Praha : Sociologický ústav AV ČR, 2006. ISBN 80-7330-083-4, p. 55-65, p. 12.
Kera D. , Sedlak P. Performances with motion capture: Who is capturing who? In BOCHMANN Susan et al. (ed.). Globale Medialisierung und integrale Kultur. Dresden : Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau, 2005. ISBN 3-9810247-1-0, p. 5.
Kera D. Revolts against the tradition and continuity as the bases of the European identity. In SAVIC, Milan (ed.). Integration and Tradition. Belgrade : Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, 2003, ISBN 86-82417-07-3, p. 7.
Kera D. The anatomy of the (electronic) writing. Host, 2003, vol. 19, No. 3. ISSN 1211-9938, p. 9.
Kera D. The Genius Malignus In The Methodology Of New Media Research. The Politics of New Media Research: Methodologies, Debates And Practice. Southern Review, 2002, vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 0038-4526, p. 13.
Kera D. Terrorist Video and the new Iconoclasm in Art after 11. September. In MASAO, K. et al. (ed.). ISEA 2002 : 11th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Nagoya : ISEA 2002 Nagoya Steering Committee, 2002, p. 3.
selected exhibitions & conferences: curator, director
2007 ENTER festival & Mutamorphosis
Member of the Mutamorphosis conference Steering Committee organizing Leonardo magazine 40th anniversary celebrations.
Curator of exhibitions:
Web 2.0 generation: connecting innovation, business and art
Artist in Science Labs
2007 – 2008 Cosmopolitics: new media art from Czech Republic
Co-curator or a traveling exhibition: Budapest, Buenos-Aires, Berlin, Moscow.
2006 TransGenesis www.transgenesis.cz
Director and curator of the festival of biotechnology and art was part of the annual Week of science and technology organized by the Czech Academy of sciences. Over 40 articles, radio and TV entries featured this festival in the Czech media.
2006 C2C Gallery www.C2C.cz
Organizer and PR manager. In 2006 there were 14 exhibitions.
2005 Entermultimediale www.entermultimediale.cz
Curator of the game art section, editor of the catalogue and the main organizer of the conference. Press www.entermultimediale.cz/?id=press
2000 - 2001 Datatransfer www.datatransfer.cz
Curator and editor of the catalogue for the festival of cyber culture
2008 – present Interactive Media Design
2008 – present Critical Approaches to Interactive Media
2008 – present Ethics & Interactive media
2006 – 2008 New Media Theory
2002 - 2006 Digital culture & art
2003 - 2006 Philosoph of Science
2002 - 2004 Philosophy & Technology
2002 - 2003 Philosophical discourses & new media
2001 Archeology of media
2001 Internet as art & social practice
2001 Animations in Director
2000 Radical theories and groups on the Internet
1999 New Media and Cyber culture
Member of ISEA2008 International Programming Committee
Member of ArtsActive network (International network of artists' programs in science and industry research lab) www.artsactive.net
Member of the evaluation committee for art and culture grants
established by the Ministry of culture (2005 - 2007).
Member of the jury for the international artist exchange program,
Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes, Cork, Ireland (2005).
Member of the jury for the CYNETart AWARD 2004
(festival for computer-based art). Trans- Media-Akademie Hellerau, Dresden (2003).
research grants and awards
Czech Ministry of culture grant: Artists in Science labs – supporting residencies of Czech artists in science labs (2007)
Municipal grant in the field of culture and art from Prague city council. TransGenesis - biotechnology and art festival. C2C, No: DOT/7/02/001946/2005, 5400 Euro (2006).
Municipal grant in the field of culture and art from Prague city council. New media gallery – ScArt, No: DOT/7/02/001946/2005, 25 000 Euro (2005 - 2007).
Transformation and development grant of the Ministry of education for the New media studies programme No: 331/200, 60 000 Euro (2004 – 2007).
CESNET grant. DICOMED: interdisciplinary use of advanced streaming technologies No:145R1/2005, 9000 Euro (2005 – 2006).
Research Support Scheme, Open Society Support Foundation (RSS/OSSF). Grant No: 1836/94/2000 (2000 - 2001).
New York University research fellowship. New York University (2004).
Central European University Fellowship . Visual Studies Today, Budapest (2003).
Scholarship, Matra Program, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, McLuhan Institute, Maastricht (2002).
MEDIA II. Scholarship, New Media Teachers Workshop, La fémis (2004).
MEDIA II. Scholarship, X-Melina, How to manage the Cross Media Challenge, Athens (2004).
MEDIA II. Scholarship, The Academy of Converging Media, European Media Program Training, Berlin (2003)