[spectre] PhD Studentship in Making Online Art Together - Coventry University
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We have a PhD Studentship in Making Online Participatory Artworks
available in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University,
with Professor Mel Jordan, of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, as
Director of Studies.
PhD Studentship: Making Online Art Together - A Practice-led Study of
Online Participatory Artworks for Publics, Museums and Galleries
This is a practice-based research project. The research will discover
how audiences interact with digital tools that are employed via
out-reach projects. Candidates with skills and knowledge in the theory,
practice and histories of social art practice should apply. The
collective goal of the project is: to offer new types of artworks that
can be accessed online during and beyond COVID-19; and to generate
innovate ways for users to engage with digital tools for the production
of collaborative artworks. The technological aspect of this project is
concerned with multiple technologies for the production of artworks and
is a means to experiment with engagement; its problems, its politics as
well as its successes.
* What kinds of social relationships are enabled by digital
participatory art works; and how can a digital participatory artwork
operate to support existing community building and well-being?
* What types of digital tools do museums and galleries use; and how do
they make use of digital participatory art projects for community
engagement? How can they reach audiences that are currently unable
to visit in person?
* How do users employ digital tools; and how can we improve user
engagement with online artefacts and events?
Director of Studies: Professor Mel Jordan
Training and Development: The successful candidate will receive
comprehensive research training including technical, personal and
professional skills. All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to
Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research
Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality
training and career development activities.
Entry criteria for applicants to PHD:
* A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject
area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent
with a minimum 60% overall module average. PLUS the potential to
engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a 3.5 years
* A minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum
score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) For further
To find out more about the project please contact Mel Jordan: email:
_mel.jordan at coventry.ac.uk_
To apply on line please visit:
Closing date for applications: 10th August 2020
All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering
letter, plus an up to 2000-word supporting statement showing how the
applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.
Eligibility: UK/EU graduates with the required entry requirements
PhD funding award: Bursary plus tuition fees (UK/EU)
Start date: September 2020/January 2021
Duration of study: Full-Time – between three and three and a half years
Interview dates: Will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates
For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Mel Jordan: email:
mel.jordan at coventry.ac.uk <mailto:mel.jordan at coventry.ac.uk>
Professor of Media
Director of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Coventry University:
‘We’re Not Going Back To Arguing From Evidence Anytime Soon, Deal With It: Postdigital Politics in a Time of Pandemics V’: http://garyhall.squarespace.com/journal/2020/5/31/were-not-going-back-to-arguing-from-evidence-anytime-soon-de.html
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