[dance-tech] PhD Opening (Extreme Performance) RMIT University, School Media & Communications

  • From: Jin Yi Media <media@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: DanceTech List <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "dance-tech.net" <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:40:17 -0700

RMIT University, School of Media & Communications (Royal Melbourne Institute of 
Technology (rmit.edu.au), in Melbourne, Australia is seeking an exceptional PhD 
candidate to research Extreme Performance.
The School of Media & Communications hopes to attract a candidate who values an 
interdisciplinary design studio and extreme performance environment. You will 
be highly motivated, willing to learn a variety of skills and use your own 
initiative, extremely creative as well as technical, and also have highly 
developed analytical and communicative skills. Prior research experience 
(publications, prototypes, films, exhibitions etc.) is desirable and technical 
abilities in hardware prototyping, motion capture, biometrics, communications 
and film media (VMX) programming skills.
We are interested in an expression of interest in the following PhD topic:

Extreme Performance (PhD by Research 2015-17): Research and design of software 
to support the prototype development of wearable performance media hardware and 
remote communications systems for human performance in extreme environments: 
spanning activities in deep sea, alpine mountaineering and in microgravity 
environments. Demonstrated interest and experience with human exploration, 
performing arts technologies, interactive technology, and hardware prototyping 
and building communications platforms is desirable. A passion for sea, summit 
or space fieldwork will also be highly regarded. The desired candidate will 
demonstrate that they thrive in a convergent research culture where arts, 
science and technology are interrelated, and mutually informing modes of 
exploration, knowledge and discovery. Dr. Sarah Jane Pell 
(www.sarahjanepell.com) will mentor the candidate in all areas of the project, 
including research methods, publications and dissemination of
 results including interactive exhibitions. 

The RMIT University School of Media and Communications (SMC) incorporates the 
fields of art, communication, design, education, humanities, property and 
social sciences. SMC encourages collaborations across disciplinary boundaries, 
and promotes opportunities for exchange, guidance and mentoring with high 
caliber researchers. This project strategically and creatively contributes to 
the activities, values and pedagogical impact of RMIT’s goals for ‘Transforming 
the Future’.

Do you have exceptional creativity, research excellence, passion and drive? 
Continue reading...

Dr. Sarah Jane Pell
TED Fellow Artist Researcher Diver

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