Friday, April 11, 2008

Wanted: Research Students (A Message from my Sponsor)

I've kept my academic day job out of this blog until now; but that's really a false distinction since the work presented here is largely supported by my employer. So with that in mind, a message from my sponsor - and actually, from me too.

I'm looking for research students! My research interests are pretty well represented by this blog, and visualised in the tag cloud: criticism, theory and practice in computational media, data practices, generative art, a-life art, experimental sound and music, digital culture in general. With my colleagues Stephen Barrass and Sam Hinton we span internet history and theory, gaming, sonification, AR, perceptual approaches to HCI, and wearables. With our collective track record and mix of specialisations, we're one of the best groups in the country for this kind of work. What's more our new Faculty of Design and Creative Practice now combines media arts with architecture, landscape architecture, cultural heritage, industrial design and graphic design, so there's a vast field of crossovers there. All our research programs encourage practice-led research, and thesis forms that combine writing with creative projects.

If this sounds like you, and you're interested in stand-alone Honours, Masters by Research or PhD study, get in touch.

We now return you to our scheduled programming.

5 comments:

Ib said...

Unasked for recommendation - from someone who works for a rival "sponsor" - you wouldn't find a better supervisor than Mitchell in these areas, that's for sure!

nevolution said...

Why oh why does this have to be in Canberra and not in Melbourne?

Mitchell said...

nevolution: Well, we have several research students who don't live locally. For Masters and PhDs at least, it's quite possible to work by remote control. Get in touch if you're interested!

Arradius said...

Is it possible for Honours students who dont live locally (i'm Sydney based) to become involved?

Mitchell said...

Arradius, our Hons program has a coursework component, so you would need to be in Canberra one day per week, for the first semester. Not impossible :)