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Subject:

Work Study Position, Banff New Media Institute Advanced Research Technology Collaboration and Visualization Lab

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Pamela Jennings <[log in to unmask]>

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Pamela Jennings <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 8 Dec 2008 20:24:43 -0700

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*BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE (BNMI)
ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION AND VISUALIZATION LAB
WORK STUDY POSITION
*http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=844

* *

*Program Dates: *Negotiable, starting Spring, 2009.
*Application Deadline:* when a suitable candidate is found.



The Banff New Media Institute's Advanced Research Technology Collaboration
and Visualization Lab is accepting applications for a Work Study for the
ESPACER (Emerging Social Places and Collaborative Environments Research)
initiative.  The goal of ESPACER is the development, dissemination and
evaluation of collaborative technologies that promote human interfacing and
community awareness in the everyday lived spaces where we work, play and
learn. We employ hybrid research practices that integrate methods from
creative, critical and technical disciplines. Technologies and methods
explored in the Advanced Research Technology Collaboration and Visualization
Lab include large-scale participatory wireless networks, tangible and
organic interfaces and virtual and augmented environments.  Our research
platforms include personal area network technologies, physical computing,
mega-pixel and stereographic displays, multi-touch surfaces and mobile
devices.

* *

* *

*RESPONSIBILITIES
*Work study programs at the Banff Centre are intended to provide the
participant with a combination of learning opportunities and supervised
practical work, related to the participant's learning objectives. Learning
opportunities may be formal sessions and/or workshops or they may be
informal opportunities arising out of the situation of the moment. The work
portion of the experience will primarily focus on activities, which
complement the participant's learning objectives as the work relates to the
real and ongoing activities in the Advanced Research Technology
Collaboration and Visualization Lab including work associated with event
production activities, technical support to staff and visiting researchers,
project management, administration, and marketing. **

* *

* *

*QUALIFICATIONS
*It is recognized that work study participants bring prior training and
expertise to their work study term. The work experience in the Advanced
Technology Research Lab will provide the opportunity for work study
participants to extend their current skills in digital media production and
human centered computing in a collaborative research environment. Top
candidates will demonstrate the ability and willingness to learn new
technologies and creative methods as required for creative research inquiry
in their applications. Candidates must have strong oral and written
communication skills, excellent organizational abilities, excellent time
management skills including the ability to multi-task multiple projects.**

* *

*Education
*Top candidates for the Work Study program have completed their
undergraduate or graduate degree.  The academic discipline of your prior
studies is open; however you must express and demonstrate an interest in
expanding your creative technologies practices in a research
environment.  Exceptional
candidates who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate
program and are interested for summer term work study opportunities will be
considered.**

* *

*Technical Skills
*Work Study candidates are required to have a background in computer
programming with solid foundation in at least one of the following
programming languages C, C++, C#, or Java™.  **



Work Study candidates with a combination of additional skills listed below
will be considered.

·         Experience working with multimedia authoring and programming
platforms such as MAX/MSP/Jitter, Flash Actionscript, Processing, Virtools.

·         Experience with graphics programming with OpenGL and Java3D.**

·         Web programming  and database skills including Actionscript,
Javascript, PHP and MySQL.**

·         Experience with physical computing or have a strong interest and
the foundation to quickly learn. **

·         Experience working in CAD Design, 3D prototyping techniques and
materials.



*Creative Methods and Research Skills
*Successful candidates must demonstrate the integration of creativity,
creative problem solving, and creative practices in their portfolio of work.
BNMI ART Lab Work Study candidates are not required to have prior experience
working in a research environment.  However, they must express and
demonstrate an interest in integrating research methods into their creative
digital media practices.**

* *

* *

*WORK STUDY COMPENSATION, TERMS and ACCOMODATIONS
*Please see attached PDF or the application website for additional
information.
http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=844





*HOW TO APPLY
*All applications must include:**

·         A non-refundable application processing fee of $59 CDN/ $59 US
(non-refundable) or $31 CDN for Aboriginal applicants, and a completed
online application form; **

·         A curriculum vita, contact information for three references, URL
addresses to online documentation and/or demonstration of work.**

·         Applicants can also submit digital documentation of their work in
the form of DVD, CD, video, or audio tape. Sample work must be limited to 10
minutes.**

* *

*1.       **APPLY ONLINE *(required)*:*

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=844

* *

*2.       **SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:*

Office of the Registrar
The Banff Centre
Box 1020
Banff, Alberta, Canada
T1L 1H5
Phone:  403.762.6180 | Fax: 403.762.6345 |Toll Free:  1.800.565.9989  |
Email: [log in to unmask]**





*ABOUT THE BANFF CENTRE and the BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE*

The Banff Centre is an internationally respected art, cultural and
educational institution in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  For
75 years, the Banff Centre has been internationally recognized as a leader
of creative thought, lifelong learning, the development and showcasing of
new work and advancement of applied research.  The Banff New Media Institute
(BNMI) is digital research innovation centre. Our programs are designed to
support creative pluralism, different modes of inquiry, the production of
new work, and the engagement of artists, producers, technologists, and
researchers with digital culture. Fundamental to BNMI is the belief that the
creative sector in collaboration with scientists, social scientists, and
humanists plays a critical role in developing technologies and content that
work for human betterment.

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