The MAST Project

The MAST project is developing an applied study module at the intersections of Art, Science and Technology, combining methodologies and practices that intertwine the academic sphere closely with the Culture and Creative Sectors.

Nurturing a critical perspective on the historical, economical, social and above all cultural relevance of this interdisciplinary blend within the new digital shift, the MAST project develops innovative, ICT-enhanced teaching and learning methods. Students from different countries and disciplines will, under mentorship of engineers, scientists and artists, in partnership with relevant NGOs and industry partners, jointly tackle challenges emerging from the paradox between the obviously disparate agendas of Europe's ambition towards innovation on the one side, and the need for social equity on the other.

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Study Module

MAST Module Courses

THE MAST CHALLENGE

COURSE

The challenge invites students to respond with a unique and innovative solution that may become either an industry product or a public service, an art piece or an experimental design — or anything in between.
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New Media & Contemporary Art

COURSE | Nova Gorica | Slovenia

The Studio course connects students and mentors from different disciplines into a cohesive topic-based and research-oriented production, usually in the form of a workshop. more...

PROGRESSIVE PRODUCT PROTOTYPES (PPP)

COURSE | Funchal, Madeira | Portugal

PPP seeks to equip students with the ethical, organization, and practical knowledge required to imagine and develop products that advance and strengthen "social Europe" values of inclusion, diversity, and equality.. | more...

 

SPATIAL DESIGN CHALLENGE

COURSE | Graz | Austria

In a world of systemic crisis, with an apparent need for coexistence, conviviality and new ways of acting, the MAST project sets sails to explore alternative routes for a better living. Fostering ideas around the future worker’s identity the participants will reflect and build on own change-stimulating personal and social skills, both as leaders and creators within cultural industries. | more...

MAST INTERFACING ACADEMY – UNICULT

COURSE | Rijeka | Croatia

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IDEA TO CONCEPT

COURSE | Budapest | Hungary

The Idea to Concept course helps bring an idea to a structured concept, with the help of business modelling and project management. | more...

 

 

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Tweets from the MAST

Daniela Urem

Daniela Urem

Creative Cultural Alliance

“MAST is adopting a holistic view rather than focusing solely on technological innovation — by combining R&D and creativity, including recent trends such as design thinking, open innovation, digitalisation, sustainable development, and resource-limited innovation. Join us! ”

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Sergi Bermúdez i Badia

MADEIRA INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE | UNIVERSITY OF MADEIRA | ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

“MAST is a unique opportunity for our students to get an interdisciplinary education in arts, science and technology, while producing innovation that has the European social values at its core.”

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Robert Manchin

Culture Action Europe | President

“If ever felt to balance your Art education with socially conscious tech training, MAST is a must for you!”

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Peter Purg

UNG | Associate Professor

“ It surely feels windy & rocky up on the MAST, but you can see far — and definitely find the right course, if you keep up with the challenge! 

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Franziska Hederer

Graz University of Technology | Associate Professor

“ Practicing good conviviality is a basic precondition for the future we want to live in, MAST is there to help research for the right tools to achieve it. 

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Nayari Castillo-Rutz

Graz University of Technology | Research University Assistant

“ The future of education relies in the possibility to construct and implement ideas together, MAST researches on strategies and processes that lead to it 

 

Past Events

MTF - MusicTechFest, a first Testbed for MAST


September 7, 2018
The hackaton invited interdisciplinary groups of professionals, students, and activists to respond responding to four challenges within a condensed 36 hour hackathon process.
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Unicult-MAST pilot programme in Croatia

July 2, 2018
Between July 2 and 16, 2018 the “Unicult” programme hosted a “pop-up”event of MAST that already involved piloting of some key methodologies of the module, as well as an explorations into the topics worth to be treated in the next academic year’s full pilot run.
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