Robert Cooksey
Since 2008
Works in United States of America

I was born a small, fragile, larval human. Over time the bodily systems improved and gained complexity, and –before long– consciousness emerged. Fine motor control shortly followed. Since then, I’ve processed a LOT of information and learned to do a number of things. My bones stopped growing around 1990. Since then, I’ve been exploring the world as a free-roaming organism independent of its progenitors. I’ve done stuff. People have paid me for some of it. That was cool. Sometimes I climb things. Sometimes I jump in a number of prepositional relationships to things (over, off, out of, etc.). More often, I subject myself to physical and mental discomfort in pursuit of close quarters combat skills. Over the years, I spent a lot of time in classes and seminars and got some degrees for it. In general, I spend a lot of time trying to become a better human.

These days, I think a lot about the media in which I have been embedded for most of my life. I write about much of it. I realized at some point that open questions intrigued me and I had some facility for problem solving, modeling, strategy, assessment, and general engaged thinking. For a while, I did a lot of that for game art and design and various interactive spaces and taught that to others. These days, I design and implement perceptual experiences for Intel's Perceptual Computing Group. They pay me to do that. I like that. It allows me to buy food. I like food. It can be quite pleasurable, and it supplies the energy necessary to keep doing stuff.
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New Media Art Historian at Ringling College of Art + Design

Mon Mar 10, 2008 02:33

United States of America

This is a position at Ringling College of Art and Design. We are seeking someone who can teach art history but is also actively engaged with new media and would like to help us engage new media arts as they emerge in an art historical fashion. If you think you're the colleague for which I've been looking, please submit an application and CV today! The description follows.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

The qualified candidate will teach the survey course in Euro-Western art history and advanced art history offerings that explore the social and aesthetic concepts, contexts, and implications of emerging forms of media and technology. The teaching load is three courses each semester with opportunities to develop an innovative curriculum that builds interdisciplinary relationships and global perspectives. Active participation on committees, and involvement in other faculty duties as required by the program and college.

Required: Only applicants possessing the following qualifications will be considered:

* Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins.
* Demonstrates collegiality, creative teaching methods, and enthusiasm for teaching at a professional college of art and design
* College teaching experience

Preferred: Preference may be given to candidates who have:

* Experience with the effective use of digital technologies in teaching
* Demonstrated fluency in the language and concepts of new technologies


Send: 1) letter of application including description of individual strengths; 2) complete CV; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) list of courses taught 5) relevant syllabi; 6) transcript from institution awarding highest degree (may be sent separately); 7) contact information for three current references. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if they are moved forward for consideration. Finalists for this position will be asked to give a lecture/presentation as part of their campus visit.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2008.

Please address applications and inquiries to:

Art History Faculty Search

Dean of Faculty Office

Ringling College of Art and Design

2700 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, Florida 34234-5895

e-mail inquiries:

phone: 941/359-7537

Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer