Saturday, April 26, 2008

PhD scholarship in the field of Adaptive Musical Processes in Digital Interactive Media

The HumanitiesGraduateSchool, Faculty of Humanities, University of Aarhus, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus and the Danish Ministry of Culture, invites applications for SU PhD scholarship (4+4) in Adaptive Musical Processes in Digital Interactive Media starting on 1 September 2008, or as soon as possible thereafter.



The PhD scholarship will be financed by the 3 parties.



A PhD position is being made available in the area of Adaptive Musical Processes in Digital Interactive Media.



Adaptive music is defined as computer-generated music that can be influenced, consciously or unconsciously, by the audience or individual listener. Adaptive music is a type of interactive music where interaction does not place specific demands on the part of the user in regard to expertise or training. Adaptive music is a quickly expanding field, which is gaining increased application in computer games, web design, net art and experience design.



Research will be conducted within the framework of The Danish Institute of Electronic Music (DIEM) at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus in collaboration with The Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Information and Media Sciences (IMV) at the University of Aarhus.



The project will explore how adaptive musical processes can be used to induce critical reflection as well as creative involvement on the part of the listener.



This will be achieved by

1. examining, charting, describing and analyzing existing forms of adaptive music

2. establishing criteria for functional design in adaptive musical systems

3. creating new forms of adaptive music through case studies within the established design criteria

4. evaluating case studies in light of research in interaction and interface design



Research will be based upon theories and methods in the areas of human computer interaction and interface design and upon an empirical research approach derived from case studies. Case studies will be supplemented with the investigation of listener/user evaluation of functionality and artistic quality in adaptive music.



The PhD position will be given to a qualified applicant with a relevant education and degree with a background in interactive music, programming and digital audio.



The PhD scholar will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Aarhus, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the Institute of Information and Media Studies, University of Aarhus. The PhD scholar will be affiliated with the postgraduate programmes of study ICT, Communication, Media Studies and Journalism.



When you apply for a Graduate School SU PhD scholarship (4+4),you must be able to document relevant qualifications in the academic area of the PhD project in the form of a Bachelor’s degree and one year of Master’s degree studies or equivalent qualifications.A prerequisite for allocation of SU PhD scholarships is that these qualifications are acquired no later than 31 August 2008.



SU PhD scholarships are allocated in accordance with the Executive Order regarding state educational support (SU) of 27 July 2007, section II: http://www.humaniora.au.dk/fakultetet/regler/forsker/su-loven.doc (Danish State Education Grant and Loan Scheme Authority – only in Danish).



In connection with the SU PhD scholarship, a PhD scholar can undertake paid work amounting to 280 hours distributed over part A of the studies.Employment in accordance withprotocol regarding PhD scholars of 11 January 2006; agreement regarding payment of PhD students for work carried out in connection with the PhD programme: http://www.humaniora.au.dk/fakultetet/regler/forsker/bilag5b_ac-overenskomst2006.pdf (only in Danish)with addition of 9 November 2007:http://www.humaniora.au.dk/fakultetet/regler/forsker/pro_9-11-2007.pdf.



The PhD scholar may count on the place of work being the Institute of Information and Media Studies, University of Aarhus. In general, the student is expected to be present at the institute on an everyday basis.



For further information, please contact Professor Wayne Siegel, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhusws@musik-kons.dk, Phone + 45 87 13 37 77.



Application:
You can apply for a PhD scholarship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme via the University of Aarhus web-based facility at:https://mit.au.dk/endex.cfm. Guidelines for the application facility: http://www.humaniora.au.dk/en/news/grants/scholarphd/vejl_ans_uk.pdf.



If you require professional guidance regarding your application for a PhD scholarship, go to:

• Head of the relevant PhD programme: http://www.humaniora.au.dk/en/studies/phd/gradschool/prog_koor_uk

You must enclose the marks awarded for your Master’s thesis by the deadline for application, and you must have completed your Master’s degree no later than 31 August 2008.



Deadline for applications:15 May 2008 at 12 noon.
Please include the reference number 2008-218/1-53 on the application.

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