November 12, 2003
New Phd Program in Digital Media
Janet Murray is announcing a new PhD program in Digital Media at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Applications are due Feb 1.
I must say, it looks pretty tempting… great people, warm weather, land of soul food… I’d want to go there if I were looking to get a degree.
November 20th, 2003 at 1:23 pm
On a related note, Bill Tomlinson sends me this info: The interdisciplinary graduate program ACE (Arts Computation Engineering) at the University of California, Irvine, is now accepting applications for Fall 2004 admission. http://www.ace.uci.edu
November 24th, 2003 at 2:53 pm
In the interest of equal time (I really should be spending my time plugging the Tech program :) ), SUNY Buffalo has just introduced a new Masters degree:
Net-Art, Robotics, VR, Video Analysis, Sound Design, Critical Theory.
The new Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the Department of Media Study at the University of New York at Buffalo will challenge you as an artist, thinker and maker. Our visiting artist series will introduce you to emerging and exciting artists. An internationally renowned faculty will inspire you.
If you are shopping around for graduate schools in new media arts, then don’t miss this opportunity. But don’t believe this text. Let 5 graduate students from the current program show you new work and tell you about their experiences with the program.
We offer full 2-year stipends for students qualifying for teaching positions. Get all the details at:
Walk the walk, talk the talk
November 29th, 2003 at 3:19 pm
From the Art Robotics Group mailing list:
There are new Master’s and PhD programmes at Simon Fraser University, in Interactive Arts, with faculty like Thecla Schiphorst and Susan Kozel…
And if you are looking to study at a Master’s or PhD level with some excellent practitioners in robotic arts you need look no further than
February 10th, 2005 at 12:20 pm
What are the most exciting research topics for a PhD in digital media?
I want to look at the digital media hype around digi media being the medium of democratisation… So my research question might be:
Will the Digital Commons further Democratise Western Societies?
Digital media converge on the web. And the Web is what they say is democratic… but is it? I post some word here and I post some words there? Is anyone really listening or reading? And as time goes on and this new space is further colonised who is going to find these words?
And that is the other thing. Do the majority of people come on the Web to explore topical or political agendas in detail? And furthermore should they and will they?
I think the Internet is an amazing response to our new globalised world, but will not be enough to free us and, in fact, will eventually work to homogenise us even further. Homogenisation, though, wouldn’t be so bad, if it wasn’t we were being homogenised into such an ugly, sour beast,