[ASC-list] Media & comms PhD position in collaboration with Circus Oz

Maia Sauren maia.sauren at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 03:35:25 UTC 2013

Posting this on behalf of someone else.

The details on the site are  outdated, due to lack of interest the position
is still available. Please contact the person below for more information.



PhD Scholarship (Media and Communication) – Practice-based, 3 years.

THE PROJECT: The Circus Oz Living Archive: developing a model of online
digital engagement for the performing arts.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated capacity in any or all of
new media, networked media, online video, interaction design or
participatory and social media. In addition you will be excited by the
prospect of sinking your teeth into a media practice-based research project
in a ‘real-world’ context, helping to develop innovative approaches to
social media in the context of online video and performing arts audiences.

As a PhD candidate on this ARC funded project commencing in early 2011 you
will be supervised by Associate Professor Laurene Vaughan and co-supervised
by Dr. David Carlin and Adrian Miles. This digital media candidate will
receive training in practice based research methodologies, with a
particular orientation towards user centred design and interaction design.
In addition you will undertake qualitative research into new media, Web
2.0, social media, and online video to inform the development and critical
appraisal of all prototypes. You will be expected to develop an
understanding of contemporary issues and practices in terms of the digital
humanities with a specific emphasis on video within Web 2.0 systems and the
development of innovative narrative and documentary possibilities through
the utilisation of existing archival material online.

As this position is situated within the Circus Oz, Living Archive research
project, the successful application will collaborate with a computer
science PhD candidate as we work towards the creation of the Living
Archive. As such the computer science candidate will compliment your area
of expertise in the project and focus on building a content based image
retrieval (CBIR) system using public domain image retrieval software, and
investigating how the content based image retrieval may supplement the
social media video archive as a search mechanism.
Potential applicants are invited to contact the project leader, Dr David
Carlin [david.carlin at rmit.edu.au, or phone 03 99253934], for more
information, and/or to view the project blog<http://www.circusarchive.net/blog/>

Maia Sauren, PhD
PO Box 12304, Melbourne VIC 8006, Australia
maia.sauren at gmail.com | +61408824846 | @sauramaia
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