Associate Professor for New Media (+ Art-Sci-Tech), PhD, University of Nova Gorica, School of Arts
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 Associate Professor, projects coordinator as well as expert across realms of digital culture and media. Having obtained a PhD in media art, communication science and literature from the University of Erfurt (Germany), his scientific inquiries now include media arts pedagogy, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, media art and media ecology. His artistic interests range from (lecture) performances and intermedia installations to public-space interventions as well as participatory creative processes. He is active in the field of cultural and higher education policymaking, assessment and quality assurance.
Peter Purg recently lead the acclaimed MAST – Module in Art, Science and Technology project (DG Connect) and is currently leading School of Arts’ teams in two large-scale projects KONS – Platform for Investigative Arts (EU Cohesion) and DIVA – Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystem (Interreg SI-IT). He curated the 20th international media/contemporary art festival Pixxelpoint 2019. He successfully lead international projects across art, culture and academia such as ADRIART (Advancing Digitally Renewed Interactions in Art Teaching), IDEATE (Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Application for Transforming Education in High Technologies) and was Slovenian team leader in the PAIC – Participatory Art for Invisible Communities, EmindS Entreprenurial Mindsets (Erasmus+) and TV Free Europe (Creative Europe) projects. 2006-2012 he acted as programme leader of Media Production Management international study programme at IAM-CMPM (Slovenia) for Middlesex University (UK).
Peter Purg is a renowned external expert on academic quality and is acting president of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency Council, appointed by the Slovenian Rectors Conference for the 2016-2022 mandate. Currently, he is also serving as member of the Higher Education Council of the Republic of Slovenia.