Michael Naimark
Since the beginning
Works in Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

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OPPORTUNITY

JOBS @ ARS ELECTRONICA


Deadline:
Fri May 23, 2008 00:00

Location:
Austria

Hi All,

The Ars Electronica FutureLab search for new hires is almost certainly the biggest hiring spree in the history of media arts. They’ve asked me to help with shaping the announcement and spreading the word.

-M
http://www.naimark.net

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JOBS @ ARS ELECTRONICA

Ars Electronica Futurelab is hiring artists and researchers

• artists /software engineers (openGL, C++)
• artists / hardware engineers (sensors and programming)
• artists / modelers (3D, real time graphics)
• technical planners (software and/or hardware and CAD)
• project managers (software, exhibition)
• designers / architects (exhibits and media in architecture)

Ars Electronica Futurelab, the R&D division of Ars Electronica founded in 1996, is an atelier/lab for media art, design, research, and production. Members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab represent a broad variety of different disciplines and nationalities, working in such areas as computer vision, sound analysis, mobile computing, generative graphics, computer controls, and computer networks.

Ars Electronica is embedded in the activities for Linz, Austria. As the European Capital of Culture in 2009, a continuously growing, vital cultural environment is guaranteed both in the city and as the working environment at the lab.

Ars Electronica Futurelab is hiring 12 to 20 new members to be part of the creation team of the new exhibits at the Ars Electronica Center as well as other projects. We are seeking both junior and senior level team members. Partially academic, partially production oriented, experts share their knowledge in workshops we call “LabAcademies,” thus we are seeking both experienced teachers and avid students.

Interested persons should prepare to stay for a period of at least 12 months in Linz Austria. There is a possibility for some positions to stay even longer or become permanent. The languages spoken in the Lab are English or German.

Ars Electronica will assist foreigners to obtain work permits for Austria. Contracts may be either for employment (“freier Dienstvertrag”, includes insurance packages) or as contractors (“Werkvertrag”). Annual wages vary according to experience but will generally be 23,000-30,000 € ($36,000-$50,000). Linz is a medium size, picturesque city located on the Danube, with typical housing costs for a one-bedroom apartment of 400 € ($550) per month.

Please email your CV or resume and a short letter (including references) to: Horst Hörtner; futurelab@aec.at

For more information, please check out: http://www.aec.at/jobs

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DISCUSSION

camera zapping


A couple weeks ago John Markoff did a NY Times story featuring my work on "camera zapping" (how to stop cameras with simple laser pointers). It was reprinted the next day in the International Herald.

My full report can be found at: http://www.naimark.net/projects/zap/howto.html

NY Times story can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/07/technology/07ZZAP.html?ex34992484&ei=1&en a4f133655e9638b1

IHT story at: http://www.iht.com/articles/73022.htm

DISCUSSION

camera zapping


A couple weeks ago John Markoff did a NY Times story featuring my work on "camera zapping" (how to stop cameras with simple laser pointers). It was reprinted the next day in the International Herald.

My full report can be found at: http://www.naimark.net/projects/zap/howto.html

NY Times story can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/07/technology/07ZZAP.html?ex34992484&ei=1&en a4f133655e9638b1

IHT story at: http://www.iht.com/articles/73022.htm

Hope this can be useful.

best,

-M

DISCUSSION

seeking examples of sustainable art and research practices


+query+

Date: 9.1.02
From: Michael Naimark (naimark@artslab.net)
Subject: seeking examples of sustainable art and research practices

We are studying the feasibility of a hybrid art center and research lab
structured to be financially sustainable with little compromise of artistic
or research values.

The study, which begins this month with a grant from the Rockefeller
Foundation and support from Leonardo/MIT Press, includes finding and
evaluating existing models of sustainable creative organizations. Many new
experiments are emerging worldwide and we intend to extensively survey the
field.

We are looking for novel, relevant examples of sustainable art and research
practices and would be grateful for any pointers. We will keep an updated
web site as things evolve.

Thanks,

Michael Naimark

For more info please see:
- Leonardo/ArtsLab press release 7/02 ( http://www.artslab.net/pr071502.html
)
- initial proposal 10/01 ( http://www.naimark.net/writing/artslab.html )