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|[Nettime-nl] Call for applications: Piet Zwart Institute, Networked Media Master|
Piet Zwart Institute Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research Willem de Kooning Academy / Rotterdam University Netherlands Master of Media Design and Communication : Networked Media Call for Applications Application Deadline: May 1, 2010 http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media The programme is internationally known as the new media study programme at the Piet Zwart Institute. Summary We offer a Master programme focused on a critical engagement with the culture of the Internet and computer media, their artistic design, technology and theory; a small (20 students in total), English-taught, two-year full-time Master course with a multidisciplinary community of students and teachers, and a strong emphasis on personal contact and collaboration. Our students, faculty members and guests come, among others, from the USA, France, Serbia, Italy, Austria, Pakistan, Turkey, and our 24/7 studio facilities allow you to make our school your workplace. We offer a challenging programme with trimestrial thematic projects, theory sessions and a technical course. Students receive strong tutorial support with weekly individual meetings with both staff and guests. Multidisciplinarity Whether you are a graphic designer wanting to develop your digital media practice more thoroughly, an audiovisual artist interested in a more informed and self-made media practice, an architect interested in media as systems that impose social possibilities and constraints, a media activist wanting to develop both practical and theoretical tools of intervention, a computer and electronics experimenter wanting to sharpen her or his artistic concepts, a media artist/designer looking for research-oriented study in an international community of peers - this is what our programme makes possible. Programme The study programme consists of a mix of theme-based projects lead by international media artists and designers, researchers and activists, theory sessions on arts, culture and media, a continuous technical introduction into media-oriented computer programming, personal tutorials and independent study. (For more details, visit our web site http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media .) Next to practical media work, there is a strong element of critical writing for which you receive tutorial support and feedback. Subjects Some exemplary themes of our trimestrial projects are: What are open media, on- and offline? What is publishing in the digital media age? Can one build media in hardware? Can we compare urban planning to programming and map it? Can we collectively design media according to game rules? Philosophy In short, media design in this Master program strives for the creation of media, instead of creating with off-the-shelf and out-of-the-box technology. This is why Open Source is an important element of our course, philosophically and technologically. Artistic work, theoretical study and technological learning are the three core aspects of the course that often overlap and lead to each other. Faculty Our faculty members and guests are practitioners and theoreticians in digital media, art and design. This year, the faculty members include Aymeric Mansoux (core tutor, member of the GOTO10 collective, PureDyne developer), Michael Murtaugh (interaction design, computer science graduate MIT Media Lab), Stock (hardware guru, former chief developer V2_Lab), Florian Cramer (course director and research professor for art, media and communication). Regular tutors include Renee Turner and Femke Snelting (Geuzen collective), Gordan Savicic (MODDR_Labs), Roel Wouters and Luna Maurer (graphic and media designers, co-authors of the Conditional Design Manifesto), . The group of faculty members and guests varies every year, and we regularly invite external media practitioners, theoreticians and artists as guest tutors. For further information, please see http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media/category/study-programme/staff/ Research Opportunities The Master course is affiliated to the international research programme Communication in a Digital Age at the Piet Zwart Institute. This project investigates the future of communication design in relation to the most current technological and social developments of media and communication. As a Masters student, you can attend all its conferences, lectures and workshops, have visiting research fellows as personal tutors, and contribute your own projects to its published research. Our past research publications include the anthologies "Software Studies" (ed. Matthew Fuller, The MIT Press) and "FLOSS + Art" (ed. Aymeric Mansoux, OpenMUTE). Information Students who will receive their Bachelor degrees in summer 2010 can already apply now. For application forms, application criteria and further information on our curriculum or public programme, please see http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media/category/apply/application/ and contact Leslie Robbins: l.j.drost-robbins -at- hro.nl Piet Zwart Institute Postgraduate Studies and Research Networked Media Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University attn. Leslie Robbins P.O. Box 1272 3000 BG Rotterdam The Netherlands -- Florian Cramer, Lector Master Networked Media Research programme Communication in a Digital Age Piet Zwart Institute Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media http://pzwart.wdka.nl/communication-in-a-digital-age ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. 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