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Celia Pearce on Fri, 15 Sep 2006 20:04:40 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> Positions at Georgia Tech (Modified by Geert Lovink)


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Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) is seeking to fill 2-3 positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the emerging discipline of Digital Media. We seek practitioner/theorists who combine technical expertise with a strong grounding in the arts and humanities. Candidates should be prepared to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in LCC's suite of programs in computational and digital media. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field is required, as is computational proficiency and a demonstrated capacity for significant original research/creative work. Evidence of significant potential in generating external funding is desirable. Preference will given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following fields:


Digital Art and Design
Practitioner in the use of digital technology for communication and expression. We particularly seek candidates in the area of visual design (graphic design, visual arts, moving image). Candidates should be prepared to situate their practice in the social and cultural contexts of new media. Preference will be given to those whose work relates to strengths of our department, such as experimental media, game design and critique, interactive narrative, tangible media, and mixed reality.


Information Architecture/Information Design 
Designer/producer/researcher with a focus on the expressive application of emerging structures of information distribution and organization (e.g. media syndication widgets, google map mashups, folksonomies & tag clouds, social networking sites, semantic web) and the technologies of information abstraction that underlie them (e.g. relational databases, structured documents, XML metadata & controlled vocabularies, wikis). 


Interactive Narrative
Practitioner/theorist of computational expression, with an emphasis on procedural approaches to interactive narrative in various media forms such as virtual/mixed reality, games, and interactive television. Specialties could include one or more of the following: interactive fiction, computational story systems, computational poetry, narrative and cognition, story generation, interactive documentary, narrative intelligence, and AI.


Applicants should send a letter with a statement of research interests and pedagogical approach, a CV, one or two pages of screenshots, and/or a pointer to an on-line portfolio. (Requests for full dossiers and portfolios will be sent to selected applicants.) Applications should be addressed to Chair, Search Committee, LCC, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0165. Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the positions are filled. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information about the School, please visit http://www.lcc.gatech.edu.

In ev'ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
We find the fun, and snap!
The job's a game!
            -Mary Poppins
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Celia Pearce

Assistant Professor
School of Literature, Communication & Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
686 Cherry Street NW/Room 338
Atlanta, GA  30332-0165
office phone: +1 404 385-0836
mobile & text: +1 310 866-8014
e-mail: celia.pearce {AT} lcc.gatech.edu

Web sites:
  • http://egl.gatech.edu
  • www.ludica.org.uk
  • www.cpandfriends.com

Avatars:
  • There: Artemesia
  • Second Life: Artemesia Sandgrain
  • World of Warcraft/Hellscream & Thunderhorn Realms: Artemesia
  • Guild Wars: Artemesia Aurora
  • Guild Wars Factions: Magdalena Ludica



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