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Syndicate: GMD Postdoc Programme: Deadline for application September 1, 2000


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GMD  Postdoc  Programme  2001 : GMD - German National Research Center for
Information Technology

Each of the fully paid positions will have a duration of up to two years. A
single extension by one additional year is possible. Funding can start in
October 2000.

The GMD Postdoc Programme is internationally oriented. More than 60
scientist from 15 countries have been working in the framework of this
programme in the last four years. Applications must arrive before September
1, 2000.

Applicants must have a doctorate degree and demonstrate research experience
from projects in research institutions, universities or industry. Good
knowledge of English or German is required.

A statement of research qualification and interest should accompany the
application. The applications should include the following:

      Curriculum Vitae
      Copies of university degrees (including marks)
      Letters of reference
      Publication list
      Research plan
http://ik.gmd.de/PD-2000.html

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AREA: Communication, Art & Technology http://ik.gmd.de/IMK-PD01.html
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MARS - Exploratory Media Lab
GMD-IMK - Institute for Media Communication : http://imk.gmd.de/mars/
D - 53754 Sankt Augustin * Schloss Birlinghoven (near Bonn)
http://www.gmd.de/de/standorte.html

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Keywords: >> emotional feedback, intuitive interfaces, interactive
displays, connected communities, electronic playground,
mixed reality workspace, playful learning environments, theatre as
influencer & framework
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Research Area:

1.) Connected Communities

The candidate applying for this postdoc position is expected to have a
background in Computer Science, Engineering or
equivalent experience.

Area:

He/She should contribute to the implementation of communication and
cooperation environments for Connected Communities in media art, culture &
technology. Conceptual, technical and aesthetic development of models of
participation,
knowledge-management.

Qualification:

* PHD in Computer Science or Engineering

* Experience in interactive digital media technology

* Expertise in interactive media art environments

* C, Open GL, UNIX (for SGI and PC) Linux, Windows NT, Macintosh
programming, HTML, Java, VRML

* Team work

* French, English

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Research Area:

2.) Medial staging of Mixed Reality Environments

The candidate applying for this postdoc position is expected to have a
background in Media Arts or equivalent experience.

Area:

He/She should contribute to the implementation of a series of Mixed-Reality
work-/spaces. Media integration (Internet/TV/radio/stage) will be explored
in the context of cross-media, digital production processes and playful
learning
scenarios.

Qualification:

* PHD in Media Arts

* Art & Sciences & Edutainment,

* Artificial Life in Art, Education and Entertainment

* Interaction & interface design

* Knowledge in audience participation

* Expertise in interactive media art environments

* German/English/French/

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Research Area:

3.) Intuitive Interfaces to connect people and communities

The candidate applying for this postdoc position is expected to have a
background in computer science, Mechatronics or equivalent experience.

Area:

He/She should contribute to the development of new human-computer interface
devices and playful autonomous objects like
the MARS Bag, the Spatial Navigator, the Virtual Balance, the Electric
Field Sensor and other interfaces to connect people and
communities. http://imk.gmd.de/docs/ww/ma rs/proj1_2.mhtml,
http://viswiz.gmd.de:8080/projects/art/Sub/navi2.html ,
http://imk.gmd.de/docs/ww/mars/products.mhtml

Qualification:

* PHD in Computer Science or Mechatronics

* Computer Graphics and Vision

* Expertise in interactive digital media technology

* SGI, PC, UNIX, Windows, C, C++, Java, VRML

* Team work

* English

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4.) Extended Performance in New Communication Spaces

The candidate applying for this postdoc position is expected to have a
background in theatre science in the context of media communication
technology.

Area:

She/He should contribute to different components of Mixed Reality
performance workshops and MR stage concepts. Theatrical models for
electronic Arenas for Performance, Art and Entertainment should be
explored. Workshops on extended
performance should b eprepared for interdisciplinary groups of research
artists and computer scientists.
http://imk.gmd.de/docs/ww/mars/publicat.mhtml

Qualification:

* PHD in theatre science

* Mime, mimesis & technology in theatre history

* Body notation systems & interfaces

* Expertise in audience participation

* Knowledge in interactive media art environments

* English/French/German



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To apply please send the usual documents (informal application, CV, etc.)!

For details see GMD Postdoc application form:

http://ik.gmd.de/PD-Application.html

Deadline: 1. September 2000
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Monika Fleischmann - Head of MARS - Media Arts & Research Studies,
GMD-Institute for Media Communication, Schloss Birlinghoven,
D-53754 Sankt Augustin, email: fleischmann@gmd.de,
tel: x49-2241-14-2809/-2511, assist:-2585/-2211, fax:-2449,
mobile: x49- (0)1719751422, URLs: imk.gmd.de/mars, cat-connect.de,
imk.gmd.de/people/fleischmann.mhtml, imk.gmd.de/people/strauss.mhtml,
imk.gmd.de/docs/ww/mars/cat/memoria/updatedt.htm
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