The Department of Informatics at Technological University Dublin invites application for a Masters studentship on Art, Technology and Interactivity in 2019.

Project details:

This research project aims to investigate questions around art, technology and
interaction and the forms of knowledge they produce. This will be investigated through
art practice and its experimental processes, as well as a reflection on and framing of that
practice through critical theory.

This role requires the artist-researcher to investigate questions around Art, Technology and Interaction through art practice and its experimental processes. In particular to address the research questions:

  • Can questions about how we understand ourselves and our world be understood through a sculpture?
  • What new knowledge can exploration with technology, digital data, material and installation practices, and associated reflective and critical thinking raise on the role and impact of emergent technologies?

It is situated within the Practice-Based Research tradition and it will require

  • Exploration with technology, digital data, material and installation practices, combined with critical thinking on the role and impact of emergent technologies
  • Reflective analysis on the studio process and its findings through the lens of critical thinking
  • Survey of precedents in the field of Interactive Installation and Sculpture in Contemporary Art Practice
  • Critical writing on the empirical sciences and emergent technological forms and their social and cultural impact.
  • Literature review of theoretical concepts: Time, Space and Materiality
  • Building a critical framework, through the philosophy of science and post-structuralist philosophy

The Artist Researcher will present the research in the form of:

  • Final Public Exhibition
  • Written Exegesis
  • Two Research Papers
  • Two Annual Lectures or Workshops at ITB

Worth of Award

  • The scholarship will be awarded for a period of 2 years to a value of €12,000 per year.
  • There is the possibility that funding can be provided for a further 2 year period should the project be advanced from MA to PhD level.

However, this is not guaranteed. Funding will cover the following elements:

  • A maintenance grant of €10,000 per year
  • Travel/Consumables/Materials budget of €2,000 per year
  • Tuition fees for all scholarship holders will be funded to a max of €4,500 per year for two years.

Postgraduate students receiving scholarships should not be in receipt of another Exchequer funded grant on appointment to the research project

Eligibility

  • Level 8 in fine art practice, digital media or related discipline (cv)
  • Track record of national and international exhibitions (cv)
  • Evidence of ability in writing and critical theory (artist statements, exhibition texts, ba thesis)
  • An on-going fine art practice related to installation, sculpture and/or interactive technology
  • Knowledge and interest in current debates around technology and its social and/or cultural impact, especially as applied within fine art practice
  • Knowledge and interest in philosophy, especially philosophy of science and post-structuralist philosophy
  • Sound technical skills in interactive technology and sculptural practice
  • Sound writing skills, and experience in writing for fine art or critical theory contexts
  • Excellent project management skills and a proven ability to deliver successful projects on deadline

How to Apply

To Apply:
Please email the following to – [email protected]

  • Cover letter
  • Full CV
  • Names and email contact details for two referees (minimum)
  • Informal project queries should be directed to [email protected]

Deadline: applications close  12 noon (GMT) June 26, 2019.

Click here for more details and to apply(PDF)

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