Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA

The Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), the oldest center in the world for art and technology, was founded in 1968 by Professor Gyorgy Kepes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA. Kepes conceived CAVS as a platform for cooperation between artists and scientists, and it was the first institution to teach the merger of art and science as a university discipline.

In the 1980s, under its second director Otto Piene, CAVS had a substantial influence on the German media art scene: Piene was heavily involved in the creation of both the KhM (Kunsthochschule für Medien) in Cologne and the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe.

Under its current director, Krzysztof Wodiczko, CAVS is focusing on the effects of art and technology on society.

CAVS helped fund the research phase of this project with a Research Fellowship for T+T artist Tamiko Thiel in 2004-2005.

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