[spectre] IOCT at DMU Opportunity - Creative Technologists in Residence

Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri fabriziopoltronieri at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 17:17:49 CET 2019

The Creative Technologists in Residence scheme in the Institute of
Creative Technologies (IoCT) at De Montfort University offers Creative
Technologists an opportunity for a concentrated period of original
research and development supported by the Institute.

The term Creative Technologist encompasses anyone making, building,
designing, developing in a creative way through or with technology. This
can include artists, architects, coders, dancers, designers, engineers,
hackers, musicians, sculptors etc. across many disciplines and
interdisciplinary practices.
Each year we will host 4 residences for a period of 6 months each,
within which the Creative Technologists will have access to the
facilities in the IoCT. This will include access to laboratory space,
technical support, staff consultations, and the body of student and
post-grad researchers (were appropriate and available). The scheme is
designed for creative technologists to be autonomous with an original
project, but to have an opportunity to engage with the culture and
community of IoCT. Please note there is no funding available for any
aspect of this residency.
The offer:
- Free access to the facilities in the IoCT (nominally 100 hours within
normal working hours of the building / DMU)
- Dedicated space inside the IoCT laboratory when free
- Help and support from the community of staff, researchers and students
of IoCT were available
- Become a research fellow of the IoCT with access to the library and
other spaces around the university
The resident Creative Technologists will
- Conduct a programme of original research and development that advances
IoCT’s vision and pushes cultural horizons (visit www.ioct.co.uk for
more info)
- Contribute to the research environment of the IoCT through engagement
with the taught and research programmes (limited to no more than three
unpaid 'sessions' during their residency)
- Commit to developing a follow-on funding bid involving the IoCT in
some way (e.g. PhD scholarship, Arts Council grant, research fellowship)
- Contribute to an IoCT ongoing research project investigating how
Creative Technologists make practice-based work with creative technology
- Abide by the codes of conduct of De Montfort University in their
capacity as a research fellow.
Entry requirements
- A professional practicing Creative Technologist with demonstrable
experience as a professional in your chosen topic for over 1 year
- Standard English language requirements
- Able to conduct the residency in the timeframe stated on this form

Residencies will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the
expression of interest and an interview.

Email - cvear at dmu.ac.uk for an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST application form
Application deadline COP Friday 13th December 2019

Web: www.ioct.co.uk
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