The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

MediaArtHistories - Archive, Event, Conferences

Media Art History

This is an excellent resource. Re:Live Media Art History organises a biannual confernence on the histories of media art, science and technology. The website keeps a record of the conferences.
The MediaArtHistoriesArchive - documents and hosts a" digital repository of scholarship examining
the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology! Our collections are currently being fleshed out and added to.
Archive Goals :: world wide access - create a place for classic texts, cross-pollinated, cutting-edge scholarship -
items submitted and regulated by authors - rich metadata
MAHArchive connects disciplines which devote research efforts to Media Art, from art history, through film, theater, media and cultural studies, to psychology, informatics, and anthropology, just to name a few."
Source: website

Refresh 2005 Original Site

Programmatic Key Texts for Refresh 2005

Programmatic Key Texts – from 2004, during the lead-up time to Refresh!
Ryszard W. KluszczyƄski - After Brunelleschi, after Alberti…
Lev Manovich – Abstraction and Complexity
W.J.T Mitchell - There Are No Visual Media
Frank Popper (interviewed conducted by Joseph Nechvatal) - Origins of Virtualism: An Interview with Frank Popper
Mediaart History Website

It provides a useful list of Documentation Projects on:

Documentation Projects

Archiving the Avant Guarde -

Ars Electronica Archive -

ArtNine - Art of the Nineties -


Capturing Unstable Media / V2 -

Cinovid - database for experimental film and video art -

Database of Virtual Art -

Digital Game Archive -

Electronic Arts Intermix -

Foundation Daniel Langlois / CR+D Database -

Gallery 9 - Walker Art Center online exhibition space archives -

Heure Exquise -

iMediathek -

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Culture and Media Science -

Media Art Archive Vienna -

Media Files Austria -

MediaKunstNetz -

Net Art Datenbank -

Net Art Idea Line - Whitney Artport -

NETBASE t0 - Institute for New Culture Technologies -

Netherlands Media Art Institute Catalogue-

Netzspannung -

New Media Encyclopedia -

Rhizome ArtBase -

Rhizome -

Run Me - software art -

The Thing -

Variable Media Network -

Vektor - European Contemporary Art Archives -

VideoArt Danemark -

Video Data Bank -

Walker Art Collection -