Jana Horáková

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Born October 16, 1971(1971-10-16)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Based in Brno, Czech Republic

Jana Horáková (1971) is vice-dean for publishing and public relations of the Faculty of Arts and associate professor and vice-head of the Department of Musicology at Masaryk University, Brno.

She graduated from the Dance Conservatory in Brno (1990). For five years, she was a member of the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre in Prague. Afterwards, she pursued Theatre Studies at Charles University in Prague and then at Masaryk University in Brno (MA). She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Theatre and Interactive Media at Masaryk University. Since 2004 she teaches the Theory of Interactive Media there.

She has published on robotic art, cultural history of the robot and on software theory. She is also an editor of the Czech-language open-access electronic journal TIM. She lives in Brno.


(in Czech unless noted)

  • with Jozef Kelemen, Petr Berka, Vladimír Bureš, Jozef Hvorecký and Peter Mikulecký, Pozvanie do znalostnej spoločnosti, Bratislava: Iura Edition (Wolters Kluwer), 2007, 265 pp. (Slovak)
  • editor, with Barbara Büscher, Imaginary Spaces: Raum/Prostor - Medien/Média - Performance/Performance, Prague: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 2008, 229 pp. (Czech)/(German) [1]
  • Robot jako robot, Prague: KLP, 2010, 238 pp. [2]
  • with Martin Flašar, Petr Macek et al, Umění a nová média, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. [3]
  • Úvod do softwarových studií, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. Textbook. [4]
  • Softwarová studia. K proměnám studií nových médií, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014, 131 pp. [5]
Papers, Book chapters, Articles