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  • Adrian Miles
    (readvertised) CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING DATE THURSDAY DEC 2ND, 2010 PhD Scholarship (Media and Communication) – Practice-based, 3 years, to
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      PhD Scholarship (Media and Communication) � Practice-based, 3 years, to
      commence first quarter 2011, tax-free stipend of AUD26,533 per annum.

      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.

      This PhD scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of AUD26,533 per annum for
      three years. There are also limited funds to support the candidate is
      disseminating their research outcomes throughout their study program in
      conjunction with the other project researchers. The position is full time,
      and is based at RMIT�s city campus, in Melbourne, Australia.

      Potential applicants are invited to contact the project leader, Dr David
      Carlin [david.carlin@..., or phone 03 99253934], for more
      information, and/or to view the project blog at

      To apply, please send an Expression of Interest by email to Dr David Carlin.

      Your Expression of Interest (two pages) should include the following
      1. Why you are interested in the position.
      2. Academic Qualifications (include years of enrolment, date completed or
      expected to complete, name of institution, Hons and/or Masters level of
      award if applicable)
      3. Professional Experience - provide details (including duration) of any
      professional experience, previous and current, relevant to your application.
      You can also include relevant professional development such as workshops and
      4. Publication Details and/or Folio - if you have authored, exhibited or
      produced works relevant to your application please provide full details of
      the publication or exhibition including level of authorship, extent of
      involvement and whether the work was refereed, assessed or judged. Attach
      the front page for text publications, and the relevant page of an exhibition
      catalogue or programme.
      Please also attach links to authored or produced works accessible for
      viewing online.
      5. Research Experience - please provide details of any research experience
      relevant to your application. Research experience can include involvement in
      other forms of original work, authorship and creativity. If any of the
      qualifications you listed in (2) above involved research
      please provide specific details.

      an appropriate closing
      Adrian Miles
      School of Media and Communication
      Program Director B.Comm Honours

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