Jess Irish
Since 2003
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Jessica Irish is an Assistant Professor in the Art Department and Co-Director of the new Media Arts & Sciences program. She joined the Wellesley College faculty in 2003 and teaches in the areas of media arts, 3D design, and installation. Her research interests include new ways to visualize and construct ideas of urban space, landscape, architecture and technology. She works in video installation, interactive media and print media.

~ EXHIBITIONS ~

Her work in new media has screened and exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in media such as Art Forum, METROPOLIS, RES, and Artweek magazines, as well as various international journals. Her online project INFLATOSCAPE [ http://www.inflatoscape.com ] received project support by the Creative Capital Foundation and she was one of four artists to be supported by California Arts Council in its first round of individual grants for digital media.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include: File 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil; HOME-SELF-TRIBE, Design Exchange Museum, Toronto, Canada; Interface Patterns, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Fluxus - Festival Internacional de Cinema la Internet, Brazil; Matter + Memory MobileGaze, Montreal, Canada; Stuttgart Festival of Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany; D>art, Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia; and LA Edge Festival, Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

~ COLLABORATIONS ~

Jessica Irish has worked with young people to collaborate on new media projects since 1996, and continues to propose new projects through artist residencies. Irish was one of the founding principals of OnRamp Arts, [ http://www.onramparts.org ] a digital arts non-profit in central Los Angeles that produces innovative new media projects in collaboration with local communities and artists. As co-director from 1998-2002, she directed and produced several media arts projects such as Tropical America, Inter:ReActive and Turning from the Millennium.

OnRamp's innovative projects have been featured in UnMasking L.A., Third Worlds and the City, and media such as CBS Radio, El Pais, LiberatiĆ³n and the Digital Divide Network, and have exhibited in venues such as the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, CA; The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; and the MIT List Center Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Her work in new media has screened and exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in media such as Art Forum, METROPOLIS, RES, and Artweek magazines, as well as various international journals. She has received project funding by the Creative Capital Foundation and was one of four artists to be supported by California Arts Council in its first round of individual grants for digital media.
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OPPORTUNITY

Assist. Professor - CS/multimedia, HCI, AI - Wellesley College


Deadline:
Tue Jan 10, 2006 00:00

Wellesley College is delighted to announce a visiting fellowship generously funded by the Norma Wilentz Hess Faculty and Program Fund in Computer Science. This fellowship will help Wellesley maintain a flexible Computer Science curriculum that explores interdisciplinary learning and new directions of special promise.

We are seeking an outstanding teacher and scholar to be the first Norma Wilentz Hess Fellow, a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position starting in September, 2006. Applicants should have a Ph.D in Computer Science or a related discipline. Strong candidates in any area of specialty will be considered, but we especially encourage applicants in interdisciplinary fields such as multimedia, human/computer interaction, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, educational computing, and ethical, social, and legal aspects of computing. With a teaching load of one course per semester, the Hess Fellow will have ample opportunity for innovative course development and collaborative teaching and research projects with Wellesley faculty and students. The fellowship also includes support for travel, research, equipment, conference attendance, and other academic activities.

Wellesley College is a highly selective private undergraduate liberal arts college for women that places heavy emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as research. Located 13 miles west of Boston, Wellesley provides a unique combination of access to a major metropolitan center while retaining a sense of the country with its 500 acre campus, lake, and woodlands.

The Computer Science Department offers both a major and a minor in computer science and supports interdisciplinary programs in media arts and sciences, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Cross-registration programs with MIT, Olin College, Brandeis, and Babson and proximity to other Boston-area universities and industries dramatically increase the curricular and research resources available to Wellesley's faculty, staff, and students. For more information about the department and the college, please visit http://cs.wellesley.edu.

To apply for this position, candidates should (1) submit their application materials and (2) arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent by electronic mail to HessPosition@wellesley.edu
Signed copies of the recommendations should also be sent to

Hess Fellow Search
c/o Rita Purcell
Computer Science Department
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley MA 02481

The application should include a CV as well as a statement discussing teaching philosophy and ideas for course development and research projects that the applicant
will undertake in the position. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For full consideration, all materials should be received by January 10, 2006. All questions concerning the position should be directed by email to Randy Shull at rshull@wellesley.edu.

Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.