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Shawn Brixey is Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, in Toronto, Canada. He is the former Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Chair for Arts, as well as Co-Founder and former Director of the pioneering research centre and doctoral program DXARTS (The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media) at the University of Washington, Seattle. Brixey is an artist, educator, researcher, writer, and inventor working primarily at the interface of art, science and technology.

York University is the second largest research university in Canada, and The Faculty of Fine Arts at York one of the largest fine and performing arts faculty in North America, with more than 250 faculty, 500 graduate students and 3000 undergraduates across Art, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film/Video, Theatre and Performance Studies, Art History and Cultural Studies.
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York University Faculty of Fine Arts Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in - Digital Performance Digitally Mediated Performance | Embedded Performance Systems


Deadline:
Fri Dec 06, 2013 21:15

Location:
Toronto, Canada

The Faculty of Fine Arts at York University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Digital Performance at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) appointment to commence on July 1, 2014. One of North America's leading schools for the arts, The Faculty of Fine Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.

This pan-faculty position will attract a well-established, hybrid research-practitioner with an innovative programme of research and technology development in the area of digital performance, which explores how digital media is transforming performance practice, as well as how the experience of digitally mediated performance is increasingly animating and transforming cultural expression.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise examining, contributing to the development of, and defining new directions in one or more of the following:
(1) the creation and use of digital technologies in live and recorded performance for dance, moving image, music, performance art, and theatre (e.g. augmented, multimedia and immersive environments for the expanded stage, embedded and interactive performance systems, real-time ambisonic and wavefront synthesis, virtual reality, motion capture, interactive digital video, mechatronics, robotics, and telepresence in performance); (2) the investigation and creation of technologies that facilitate individual and collective performance of identity and social engagement through their enactment, reading, and contextualization in digitally mediated environments (e.g. online interactive and social networks, distributed reality, locative media and mobile technologies, apps development, wearable technology and embodied interaction).

Linked to the new University Strategic Research Plan, which identifies Digital Cultures as a compelling opportunity for development by pushing “technological boundaries while critically investigating the social and cultural impacts” of new technologies on human activity and interaction. The successful candidate will play
an active role in, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology Research, a new research unit based in the Faculty of Fine Arts .

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in the areas of Performance, Theatre and Performance Studies, Dance, Music, Film and Media Studies, Digital Media, or a related Fine Arts or Computer Science discipline, an outstanding research record, demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The candidate is expected to provide leadership by fostering collaborative research, securing external funding, making links across art, computer science and engineering, and generating national and international academic, community and industry partnerships. The Chairholder will be placed in a Department(s) which most closely reflects their experience.

This appointment is subject to approval by the CRC program review process. The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Tier 2 Chairs have five-year terms, are renewable once, and are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (fewer than 10 years post terminal degree) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Information about the CRC program can be found at .

York University offers a world-class, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is a centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff, and students who change the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at +1 416 736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a detailed CV, statement of contribution to research and teaching, links to creative and/or scholarly work, and three letters of reference.
The deadline for receipt of applications is December 06, 2013.

Applications should be sent to:

Jim Fenton
Secretary, FFA CRC Search Committee
York University
Faculty of Fine Arts, GCFA 201
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: +1 416 736-2100 x 20033
Email: jfenton@yorku.ca


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York University Faculty of Fine Arts Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in - Interactive Information Visualization


Deadline:
Fri Dec 06, 2013 21:05

Location:
Toronto, Canada

The Faculty of Fine Arts at York University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Interactive Information Visualization at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) appointment to commence on July 1, 2014. One of North America's leading schools for the arts, The Faculty of Fine Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.

This pan-faculty position will attract a well-established, hybrid research-practitioner with an innovative programme of research, critical engagement and technology development in the area of interactive information visualization, across the knowledge domains of the visual arts, media, performance and design and often engages collaborations with computer science and engineering. The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following: abstract visual representations of data from complex systems, real-time algorithmic video and animation, data-mining, interactive narrative and machinima, stereo 3D visualization, design for virtual environments, interactive environmental installation, sensing and control systems, telematics, user interface design, massive multi-user systems, large scale projection and tangible interfaces for media rich environments.

Linked to the new University Strategic Research Plan, which identifies Digital Cultures as a compelling opportunity for development by pushing “technological boundaries while critically investigating the social and cultural impacts” of new technologies on human activity and interaction. The successful candidate will play
an active role in, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology Research, a new research unit based in the Faculty of Fine Arts .

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in the areas of Digital Media, Design, Interactive Arts, Visual Arts, or a related Fine Arts or Computer Science discipline, an outstanding research record, demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.The candidate is expected to provide leadership by fostering collaborative research, securing external funding, making links across art, computer science and engineering, and generating national and international academic, community and industry partnerships. The Chairholder will be placed in
a Department(s) which most closely reflects their experience.

This appointment is subject to approval by the CRC program review process. The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Tier 2 Chairs have five-year terms, are renewable once, and are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (fewer than 10 years post terminal degree) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Information about the CRC program can be found at .

York University offers a world-class, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is a centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff, and students who change the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at +1 416 736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a detailed CV, statement of contribution to research and teaching, links to scholarly and/or creative work, and three letters of reference.
The deadline for receipt of applications is December 06, 2013.

Applications should be sent to:

Jim Fenton
Secretary, FFA CRC Search Committee
York University
Faculty of Fine Arts, GCFA 201
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: +1 416 736-2100 x 20033
Email: jfenton@yorku.ca


JOB

DXARTS PhD Application 2009


Deadline:
Thu Dec 11, 2008 19:12

University of Washington

http://www.washington.edu/dxarts.

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of
Washington in Seattle is seeking strong applications for its path-breaking
PhD. program. DXARTS is an autonomous degree granting Center in the College of
Arts and Sciences at the UW. The new PhD. program embraces an expansive range
of digital and experimental arts practice and research across multiple
disciplines. Faculty and students in DXARTS work both in established areas of
experimental arts such as Digital Video, Physical Computing, Mechatronics,
Computer Music and Sound Art, Computer Animation, Telematics, etc., as well as
pursue innovative areas of arts research and creative context that have no media
allegiance or historical precedent. Creative work underway in DXARTS draws from
all combination of arts and sciences, and actively seeks the invention of
completely new domains of arts practice.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications for the PhD. program is
February 9th, for Fall 2009 admission. Though DXARTS highly encourages
applications from all interdisciplinary fields of experimental arts practice,
special attention will be focused this application cycle to artists whose
backgrounds include interests and strong skill sets in, 3-D modeling and
animation, spatial imaging, experimental video, computer music, computer
programming, CNC machining, rapid prototyping, robotics and networked
environments. International students should apply as soon as possible due
to the extra administrative time needed to process these applications.

For more information about DXARTS including a complete description of the PhD.
program, instructions for application, funding, and other particulars, see:

http://www.washington.edu/dxarts/academics_phd_application.php

or contact

shawn brixey
professor | director
floyd and delores jones endowed chair | arts and sciences
center for digital arts and experimental media
207 raitt hall | university of washington
box 353414 | seattle, washington 98195
shawnx@u.washington.edu
www.dxarts.washington.edu/shawnx
vm. 206.616.1746 fx. 206.616.3346


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DXARTS | PROFESSORSHIP in HYBRID ARTS PRACTICE


Deadline:
Mon Sep 22, 2008 13:10

DXARTS | PROFESSORSHIP in HYBRID ARTS PRACTICE

www.dxarts.washington.edu

Pending budgetary approval, The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the
University of Washington is seeking to fill a tenured or tenure track faculty position in HYBRID ARTS PRACTICE.

Rank is open, and we will consider hires from Assistant to Full Professor with tenure.

Established in 2001, DXARTS is a pioneering experimental arts unit with exciting undergraduate and doctoral degree programs. DXARTS brings together faculty from Art, Music, Dance, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biology, History of Ideas, and Design in a hybrid research environment dedicated to the invention and exploration of new forms of digital and experimental art.

The successful candidate for this position should be an artist hybrid engaged in advanced generative digital and experimental arts practice, as well as integrating research on the epistemological and ontological questions raised by the broader art, science and technology discipline. Applicants for this position should at minimum hold a Masters Degree or equivalent experience and present a well documented career of significant creative accomplishments. The ideal candidate will have a strong and deeply integrated background blended across numerous creative, interpretive and technical fields such as art, music, film, design, dance, theater, computer science, cognitive science, engineering, history, psychology, and philosophy. Applicants should be prepared to pursue innovative art and technology research, as well as teach introductory and advanced courses in comprehensive studio practice, and the history and analysis of digital and experimental arts.

Applications must include: CV, artist statement, statement on pedagogy, and a cohesive portfolio of professional creative work. Support materials must include three references with phone numbers, mail and e-mail addresses, samples of previous course design and recent student work. Portfolio work should be formatted for viewing on any platform. Please include a SASE for return of materials. Also inform us if you will be attending the CAA conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Application materials should be addressed to: Chair, HYBRID ARTS PRACTICE Search Committee, DXARTS, 207 Raitt Hall, Box 353414, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-3414. Priority will be given to applications received before January 15, 2009. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

A competitive recruitment and selection process is being conducted and if a U.S. worker is not selected pursuant to this process, an application for Alien Employment Certification may be filed on behalf of an alien to fill this job opportunity. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application (such as information on available workers, wages, working terms and conditions, or other pertinent information) to either:

Employment Security Department
AEC Unit
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046

OR

Employment & Training Administration
Region VI, U.S. Department of Labor
Certifying Officer
P.O.Box 193767
San Francisco, CA 94119-3767

_______________________________________________________________________________________________


JOB

DXARTS | PROFESSORSHIP in DIGITAL CINEMA and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO


Deadline:
Mon Sep 22, 2008 13:04

DXARTS | PROFESSORSHIP in DIGITAL CINEMA and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO

www.dxarts.washington.edu

Pending budgetary approval, The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the
University of Washington is seeking to fill a tenured or tenure track faculty position in DIGITAL CINEMA
and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO. Rank is open, and we will consider hires from Assistant to Full Professor with tenure.

Established in 2001, DXARTS is a pioneering experimental arts unit with exciting undergraduate and doctoral degree programs. DXARTS brings together faculty from Art, Music, Dance, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biology, History of Ideas and Design in a hybrid research environment dedicated to the invention and exploration of new forms of digital and experimental art.

The successful candidate should be prepared to pursue highly innovative research in their main field of study (DIGITAL CINEMA and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO), and to teach introductory and advanced level graduate courses comprehensive studio practice in film making, digital cinema and experimental video, as well as the history and theory of the genre. Applicants for this position should at a minimum have a Masters Degree or equivalent experience, be broadly interdisciplinary with strong creative and technical skills, have substantial practical experience synthesized across multiple areas of experimental arts, with their primary focus emerging out of experimental film, cinema, and digital video genres. Further, applicants should be fluently versed in a wide array of digital cinema production and post-production techniques, including directing, field and studio lighting, cinematography, motion control, non-linear editing, visual fx & compositing, motion capture, motion graphics, art direction, and writing for film. Special attention will be given to artists who have capabilities in emerging experimental video areas such as custom electronics, machine vision, stereo 3D, AI, computer programming & image processing, interactive video installation, etc.

Applications must include: CV, artist statement, statement on pedagogy, and a cohesive portfolio of professional creative work. Support materials must include three references with phone numbers, mail and e-mail addresses, samples of previous course design and recent student work. Portfolio work should be formatted for viewing on any platform. Please include a SASE for return of materials. Also inform us if you will be attending the CAA conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Application materials should be addressed to: Chair, DIGITAL CINEMA and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO Search Committee, DXARTS, 207 Raitt Hall, Box 353414, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-3414. Priority will be given to applications received before January 15, 2009. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

A competitive recruitment and selection process is being conducted and if a U.S. worker is not selected pursuant to this process, an application for Alien Employment Certification may be filed on behalf of an alien to fill this job opportunity. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application (such as information on available workers, wages, working terms and conditions, or other pertinent information) to either:

Employment Security Department
AEC Unit
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046

OR

Employment & Training Administration
Region VI, U.S. Department of Labor
Certifying Officer
P.O.Box 193767
San Francisco, CA 94119-3767

_______________________________________________________________________________________________