The team of the Digital Interactive Arts [DIA] Master program is part of the Ars Electronica Festival!

The team of the Digital Interactive Arts [DIA] Master program is part of the Ars Electronica Festival!

A question is worth a thousand answers! “Who owns the Truth?” is the question that gives the title of the most important media art festival in the world, Ars Electronica, held in Linz, Austria, between September 6 and 10, 2023. A group of students and professors from the Digital Interactive Arts [DIA] master’s program, at the Faculty of Theater and Film takes part in Ars Electronica with a project that seeks to find not so much the answers as the challenges proposed by the generic question.


“Reverse Manipulation”, the project of the DIA team, makes reference to one of the most debated issues today: manipulation and the means to tackle it. Its double sense refers to different ways to counter (mass/social media) manipulation, but at the same time, it assumes manipulation as an artistic act. From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality to Virtual Reality to video, the works speak about the intricate relationship between image, imagination, critical dialogue and truth.


Ars Electronica is the oldest and most important media arts festival in the world, the place where the most innovative directions and trends in contemporary art and technology are launched. We will participate in the Campus section, in an extremely prestigious academic context, exhibiting alongside members of universities such as: University of Chicago (USA), University College London (UK), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE), University of Salzburg (AT), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (US), University of Paris 8 | Vincennes – Saint-Denis (FR), Korea National University of Art (KR), University of Arts Bremen (DE) etc. Detaisl, here:


Participating team:

Associate professor Horea AVRAM – Curator

Professor Rodica MOCAN – Project Coordinator

Assistant Professor Cristina POP-TIRON – Production Manager, artist

Assistant Professor Andra PURDEA – artist

Lucia CODREANU – artist

Ana-Maria BOCĂNICIU – artist

Florin MARC – artist

Toma BĂRBULESCU – artist


Digital Interactive Arts Master Program