Syncretic strategies towards art, science, technology, and consciousness research.
The I-Node of Planetary Collegium of Plymouth University, located at Ionion Center for the Arts & Culture (ICAC) on the island of Cephalonia, Greece, invites applications for PhD candidates to be enrolled in 2012-2013 Academic year.
The Planetary Collegium is an international platform for research in art, technology and consciousness, with its hub (CAiiA) based in the University of Plymouth. Its president is Roy Ascott.
The Collegium consists of artists, theoreticians and scholars who meet online and periodically face-to-face in many parts of the world, to develop their research in the practice and theory of new media art with a special interest in telematics and technoetics. Their doctoral research leads to the award of the University of Plymouth PhD. Post-doctoral research is also pursued. Within the context of transdisciplinarity and syncretism, the Collegium promotes the integration of art, science, technology, and consciousness research within a post-biological culture.
Applicants should have an MA degree and proven fluency in English language (in case English is not their native language).
All part-time doctoral research candidates attend three mandatory ten-day face-to-face Composite Sessions each year over a continuous three year period. Typically, each session involves three days of individual research updates presented for discussion by the group; a three stage critique by all members of the group in respect of each other’s work; individual supervisory tutorials; a two-day public symposium; and a one-day cultural visit.
Doctoral candidates are required to submit progress reports to the University of Plymouth Research Committee at regular intervals.
• At the conclusion of each Composite Session, candidates submit their Research Update (ppt) and Critical Response (Word).
• The Transfer Report (5,000 words), accompanied by independent expert commentator's report, is submitted to support the transfer from MPhil to full PhD status.
• After a minimum of four year’s research, a candidate is eligible to submit a thesis for Final Examination, which includes a viva voce examination. The final submission may consist in either a written thesis of 80,000 words, or a thesis consisting in two parts: a digital portfolio of practical work which has been initiated, researched and developed exclusively within the candidate's registered research period, and a linked narrative of no less than 35, 000 words.
The University of Plymouth is a recognized US Department of Education FAFSA institution (Financial Aid).
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