Art Center College of Design Graduate Media Design Program (MDP) 2011 Summer Research Residency Call for

Proposals Resident Positions: 1

Learning and the New Ecology of Things
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2011
This call welcomes designers, software developers, hardware sketchers, architects, and educators to submit proposals for design-driven research to be conducted in Summer 2011 in residence in the Graduate Media Design Program studio. We are particularly interested in projects that explore learning in a context of pervasive computing, including mobile technologies, social networking, online systems and digital media. We will consider projects for all learning situations but are most interested in post-secondary art and design education, as an extension of our New Ecology of Things initiative. newecologyofthings.net This unique context is best for research projects that incorporate design/prototyping as a mode of inquiry. The residency runs from May 2 – August 26, 2011 and includes project space within the MDP studio—a former supersonic wind tunnel—on the south campus of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The resident will receive a $5,000 stipend and a $5,000 budget for materials and support along with access to the College’s shops and production facilities ranging from letterpress to video editing to rapid prototyping. The resident will also get to work with a project team of 2–3 graduate student research assistants (media designers/design researchers) for 7 weeks full-time or 14 weeks half-time. For more details and application procedures, go to: www.artcenter.edu/mdp/research/summer2011

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