Assis. Prof. Holger Lang, M.A.
Assistant Professor and Research Faculty, Webster Vienna Private University
Webster University St. Louis
Courses taught at WVPU
Over 100 courses in digital, photographic and
electronic media, art, design and production.
ANIM 2010 - Experimental Animation
ANIM 3150 - Stop-Motion Animation
ANIM 3150 - Pixilation Animation
EPMD 1000 - Introduction to Media Production
EPMD 2000 - Motion Media Studio
FLST 3160 - Topics in Film Studies: New German and Austrian Films
FLST 3160 - Topics in Film Studies: Fiction/Nonfiction
INTM 1800 - Introduction to Digital Media
ILC 2150 - Topics in Culture: Film in Vienna
ISTL 2550 - International Topics: All About Vienna
JOUR 2300 - Journalism - Layout and Design
MEDC 1500 - Applied Media Aesthetics
MEDC 3150 - Creative Media Projects
MEDC 4620 - Senior Overview / Thesis Projects
MEDC 4950 - Professional Media Practicum
PHOT 1000 - Photo I
PHOT 1010 - Digital Basic Photography
PHOT 2870 - International Photojournalism
PHOT 3190 - Digital Photographic Imaging
M.A. - Film & TV-production (with honors)
M.A. - Studio Art
Background and Facts
Holger Lang is an Austrian researcher, artist and filmmaker, living and working in Vienna. For over 20 years he has been teaching animation, media arts and aesthetics for Webster University in Austria and on the main campus in St. Louis, USA. His research and artistic focus reaches from conceptual and abstract work to experimental and interdisciplinary projects. Traveling extensively he has been invited to numerous lectures, presentations, conferences and festivals in Europe, the United States and Japan. Since 2011 Holger Lang is organizing academic symposia in Vienna and since 2014 in Zagreb. He is curating programs of European and Austrian animation and experimental films for various venues. In addition he is managing and curating an independent gallery in Vienna for many years and is one of the board members of ASIFA AUSTRIA, where he is supporting, promoting and distributing contemporary Austrian animation. His own artistic output in film, experimental animation and fine arts has been shown in solo and group screenings and exhibitions for more than 25 years.
Lang, H. (2017, accepted and forthcoming). Made in Austria: The Unfolding of Contemporary Animated Experiments in Animation Scanner by Lang, H. & Bruckner, F. et.al. Bloomsbury Publishing, NY
Lang, H. &Bruckner, F. (2017, accepted and forthcoming). Rewritten chapters on History of Animation in Austria in Animation – A World History, volume 2 & 3 by Giannalberto Bendazzi. Taylor & Francis, London
Lang, H. (2017, July). Animated Memes: Rebellious Underrated Crossmedia Hybrids. Paper presented at the national conference of the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies at University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
Lang, H. (2017, June). A Flicker in Your Eyes: The Potentials of Artistic Exploration in Motion Media. Paper presented at the annual conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies at Sorbonne, Paris, France.
Lang, H. (2017, April). The Global Impact of Independent Artistic Animation - Discussing the conceptual significance of animation in audio-visual media. Paper presented at the national conference of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association in San Diego, California, USA.
Lang, H. (2016, March). Animated memes - The wild best on the web: Historical and theoretical approaches to animation. Paper presented at the national conference of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Lang, H. (2015, July). moving still - still moving. Paper presented at“Beyond the Frame“ - 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK.
Lang, H. (2014, November) Unlimited in Austria - an overview of limitations within a small production environment. Paper presented at Full or Limited“ – The quality of animation on TV, between economy and aesthetics at University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
Lang, H. (2012, November). Erlebte Motion in der regungslosen Lebendigkeit – Untersuchungen der Grammatik von Motionsrezeption mit Beispielen auf der Basis von seriellen visuellen Eindrücken. Paper presented at Konferenz zur deutschen Animationsforschung “In Bewegung setzen …” at Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Invited Scholarly Presentations
Lang, H. (2017, May). Two invited panel discussions for “Animated Spirits Festival III” at the ”Austrian Cultural Forum” and the “Czech Center - Bohemian National Hall”, New York City, NY, USA.
Lang, H. (2017, February). Contemporary Austrian Animation. Invited presentation and Masterclass at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
Lang, H. (2017, February). Invited presentation and Masterclass at NOCCA - New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA.
Lang, H. (2016, October). Invited presentation and Masterclass at Punto-y-Raya Festival 2016, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Lang, H. (2016, May). Two invited panel discussions for “Animated Spirits Festival II” at the ”Austrian Cultural Forum” and the “Hungarian Cultural Center”,
New York City, NY, USA .
Lang, H. (2015, November). Contemporary Austrian Animation. Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto, CN .
Lang, H. (2015, November). Current Works. Invited presentation at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Lang, H. (2015, November). Contemporary Austrian Animation. Invited presentation at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MA
Lang, H. (2015, November). “Core Talk Speaker” on “Artistic practice and research” – public presentation and 2nd presentation on “Concepts in Artistic Research” for MA students. Invited presentations at College of Visual Arts & Design - University of North Texas, Denton, TX.