Dear Crumb list,
Media and Communication Design at Northumbria University is offering number of fully funded PhD fellowships. The two that might appeal to the CRUMB list you know are as follows. The studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates (in 2016/17 this is £14,296 pa) and free fees (Home/EU £4,350 / International £13,000).A direct link to all the Media adverts are here:
Real-time Audio-Visuals (RDF16/MED/GIBSON)
Many approaches to this topic are possible: practice-based, historical, theoretical and/or formal and the successful candidate will outline innovative ways of looking at Real-time Audio-Visuals theory and production. Areas of interest include: formal and theoretical implications of Live Audio-Visuals production; role of audience interaction in Live Audio-Visuals; historical connections between cinema, video art, electronic music, and/or installation art and Live Audio-Visuals; use of new interfaces for interaction with Audio-Visuals in real-time; and motion-based interaction with real-time Audio-Visuals.
Tangible User Interfaces: Shape Changing Interface/s (RDF16/MED/SALEM)
We welcome applications for this interaction-design project on diverse aspects including: aesthetics of the device where shape, appearance and other attributes are subject to changes, with/without human agency; a metaphoric representation of content, relying on common concepts and matching some of the user intentions towards that content; self-actuated changes to the device's intrinsic physical attributes; choreography and experience, resulting in usage rituals and achievements experienced while interacting with the device.
Dr. Steve Gibson
Reader, Innovative Digital Media
Research and Innovation Lead (D), Media and Communication Design
Squires Annexe 105, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST UK
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Office: +44(0)191 2433108
Real-time Visuals AHRC Network: http://www.realtimevisuals.org/