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> From: Banff New Media Institute <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 14 March 2007 23:58:50 GMT
> Subject: BNMI Co-Production Lab: Reference Check - Apply Today
> Reference Check: A Co-production Residency for Developing Researchers
> Residency dates: June 24 to July 21, 2007
> Application deadline: April 9, 2007
> The Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) invites researchers working
> with new media at the masters, doctorate or post-doctorate level to
> spend four weeks at The Banff Centre this summer.
> Join BNMI for its first independent research-based Co-production
> Residency program, bringing together a select group of researchers.
> Individuals and small networks who are working with art and new
> media as a research strategy are invited to explore the broader
> social contexts of technology and digital culture.
> Participants will be supported to pursue their self-directed
> research. They will also be given the opportunity to reflect on the
> field of new media and contemporary issues such as creative
> pluralism and multiple modes of knowledge production.
> Participants will have the opportunity to develop their research
> with a peer group of ten participants and the support and
> mentorship of BNMI alumni and Reference Check peer advisors. These
> advisors will work with participants individually and as a group to
> help focus their ideas, and suggest methodologies, collaborative
> and multidisciplinary forms, and ways of enhancing their work and
> impact in the world.
> Peer Advisors:
> Andreas Broeckmann (DE)
> Andreas has recently finished his seven-year tenure as director of
> transmediale, the Berlin-based festival for art and digital
> culture. He brings extensive curatorial experience in the field of
> art and media with regard to the development, realization, and
> documentation of new research projects, and their presentation in
> exhibitions, workshops, and other event formats.
> Anne Galloway (CA)
> Anne brings a strong background in critical social and cultural
> studies of new technologies. Her research in sociology and
> anthropology concentrates on people’s local and global mobility
> experiences and how they relate to a variety of technologies
> including cell phones, RFID, and biometrics.
> Sarat Maharaj (UK)
> Sarat Maharaj is a research professor at Goldsmith’s College London
> and professor of visual art and knowledge systems in Lund, Sweden.
> His research covers cultural translation and differences, textiles,
> sonics, and visual art as knowledge production.
> The total cost for this intensive, four-week residency program will
> be $1,369.80, (CND) plus applicable taxes. Nearly $7500 of
> additional in-kind support for each project will be provided by
> BNMI staff and the dedicated studio and production facilities at
> The Banff Centre’s Creative Electronic Environment.
> BNMI is engaged in leading and supporting research related to the
> field of new media including art, science, technology, education,
> studio, and future network practice. We attract world-class
> research partners, institutions, and artists who develop and share
> knowledge throughout BNMI.
> Banff New Media Institute
> The Banff Centre
> Box 1020, Station 40
> Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5
> Email: [log in to unmask]