USC Cinematic Arts

Andreas Kratky is a media artist and assistant professor in the Interactive Media and Games Division and the Media Arts and Practice Division of the School for Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California. Kratky was the director of the Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice Ph.D. program iMAP, a pioneering program dedicated to integrated theory and practice research in the arts and humanities. Prior to his time at USC Kratky was the director of the Multimedia lab at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany

Kratky’s work is broadly interdisciplinary and comprises research in human computer interaction and digital humanities as well as numerous award winning media art projects like “That’s Kyogen”, the interactive installation and DVD “Bleeding Through – Layers of Los Angeles 1920-1986”, the algorithmic cinema system “Soft Cinema”, and the interactive costume projection in the opera “The Jew of Malta”. His work has been shown internationally in Europe, the USA, Japan, and Korea in institutions like the ICA in London, ICC in Tokyo, HDKW in Berlin, Centre George Pompidou in Paris, or REDCAT in Los Angeles. His research is widely published and several of his art works are published as interactive media on DVD and in art catalogues. Kratky has won several awards for his work and held residencies in the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Baltic Center for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead, UK.