SkypeLab: Transcontinental Faces and Spaces
An art and research project in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut, curated by Prof. Henning Eichinger (Germany) and Dr. Maggie McCormick (Australia) with Associate Professor Yonglei Ma, in China, commences in 2014. SkypeLab grew out of Skypetrait: Transcontinental Faces 2012/13. SkypeLab is a research collaboration between Reutlingen University, Germany, RMIT University, Melbourne, East China Normal University, Shanghai, University of Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia and Federal University, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil that explores the role of drawing and portraiture in identity perception within the public space of Skype.
The work of Eichinger and McCormick has won wide spread recognition and was awarded the "Lehrpreis des Landes Baden-Württemberg" in 2013 for innovative educational approaches.
SkypeLab is a project in the framework of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students - BWS plus, a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.