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Call for Student Applications - The Patchingzone

by Rick Barry last modified 2008-10-10 14:22

Deadline Nov. 3th 2008 The Patchingzone is a transdisciplinary lab for innovation where students from different backgrounds work together with professionals on meaningful creative media applications. The Patchingzone works closely with V2_ and builds on the knowledge and expertise gained in the V2_Lab; the research and development department of V2_ and the PhD research ‘Processpatching’, Defining New Methods in aRt&D by Anne Nigten.

The Patchingzone’s team: Kristina Andersen (Ma/Msc), Rene 
Wassenburg, Lyndsey Housden (MA student), Prof. Lynda Hardman, drs. 
Dineke Keemink, Dr. Anne Nigten and several prominent guest lecturers.

The NEW call for student applications is open for the ‘Go for IT!’ 
Project in Rotterdam. We are interested in Master (Ma, Msc) students 
and PhD (theoretical and practical) researchers for 1 and 2 semesters 
in 2009 from the following fields: game design, art and technology, 
performing arts, design, cognitive science, art and cultural 
management, computer science and so on. The deadline for applications 
is November 3th. In the next paragraph you’ll find a brief description 
of the upcoming Go for IT! Project in Rotterdam. The application form 
can be downloaded from our website.

Go for IT!
Game design, art interventions, urban culture, mobile technology, social aspects of public space.

GO FOR IT! is a creative collaboration project that will be developed  for and with the youth, students and researchers in Rotterdam. The  project is built around a series of creative technology workshops and  public events that deal with contemporary technology such as  ‘wearables’, electronics, e-fashion, mobile communication and other  means of expression. The outcome of the workshops and events results  in an interactive Urban Game that will be performed and played in a  public space in south Rotterdam’s city district Feijenoord. The  project will be realised, under the supervision of professionals, as a collaborative effort by local young people and a team of outstanding students from different backgrounds. The objective of Go for IT! is multifaceted, we aim to work on several social issues such as exchange and collaboration among young people, national and international students and professionals from the creative industries; we also want to promote a creative urban youth culture. We plan to make connections with innovative urban game concepts and technology relating to public space. This brings forward the most pressing issues to be worked on within Go for IT! How can game concepts, art, and cultural events be of value for the enrichment of public space?  Which creative technology applications could encourage co-creation and collaboration in urban public space?

Runtime: January 2009 – end 2009 (participation for one or two  semesters)
Location: Rotterdam, city-district Feijenoord
Client: Rotterdam South Pact
Deadline for applications: November 3th 2008

Are you one of the Master (MA or Msc) or Phd (theoretical or practical) students who would like to work in the team, for Go for IT!’s realisation?  We invite you to apply for one or two semesters in 2009!

What we offer: a research grant of 350,- euro per month, unique transdisciplinairy collaboration experiences under supervision of excellent supervisors on both practical and theoretic levels, seminars with prominent researchers, theorists, designers and artists, and a broad network of contacts in the fields of science, art, culture and design.    There is NO subscription or entry fee for students to participate in this project! We are currently in conversation with the local building cooperation 
for temporary housing for our students.

All applications will be reviewed and juried based on its (discipline specific) quality, expertise about the field, the motivation for transdisciplinary collaboration and its creative approach towards the theme.

The first round of selections will be done by an expert jury; Prof. Lynda Hardman (head semantic interfaces group, C.W.I. / part-time full professor TUe), Dr. Dirk Heylen, coordinator of MSc Human Media Interaction and the minor program Art, Media and Technology at the University of Twente, Drs. Dick Rijken (lector Haagse Hoge School / 
Waterwolf), Alex Adriaansens (director and head-curator V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media), Kristina Andersen MA / MSc (Steim, workshop leader and mentor The Patchingzone, NL) and  Dr. Anne Nigten ( researcher and director The Patchingzone, NL).

In a final round The Patchingzone core team and representatives of the involved cultural institutes and city-district Feijenoord will review the pre-selected proposals for the team composition and expertise matches. The final team will be announced 1 month after the deadline at the latest.

Download application form from our website:

The Patchingzone, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012XL Rotterdam (NL)  kvk  #24414318
Read more about the first pilot-project of The Patchingzone:

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