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Digital Aesthetics Research Centre (DARC) functions as a shared intellectual resource that identifies, analyses, and mediates current research topics within digital art and culture. 

The centre was formed in 2002 with the purpose of bringing together researchers at Aarhus University with an interest in digital art and culture (net, software, code, data, sound etc.). Since its inauguration, the Centre has organised invited talks, seminars and conferences as well as hosted several research projects as well as worked closely with many renowned international partners such as the transmediale festival (Berlin). DARC also established the APRJA peer-reviewed newspaper.

We continue our work with new research projects, collaborations, and international networks. This includes several forms of activities such as PhD seminars and research conferences, public exhibitions, and events with digital media artists and researchers from around the world. Besides contributing analytically and theoretically to the field, DARC also engages in practical experiments in collaboration with artists, designers, curators, and other practitioners. We also actively include students in our work as well as supervise MA students and PhD research in the broad area of digital aesthetics.

The continuing aim is to create a space for critical reflection on the transformations of digital culture.