[spectre] PhD Studentship in Making Online Art Together - Coventry University

Gary Hall mail at garyhall.info
Mon Jul 13 14:30:23 CEST 2020

Dear all,

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.

Research Questions:

  * 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
    details see:

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 
fixed term

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>

Thanks, Gary

Gary Hall
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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