Pericles project
Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics


Collaborative doctorate between Tate and Kings College London

Collaborative doctorate between Tate and Kings College London
Method, Purpose, Use and Value in the Technical Description and Analysis of Software-Based Art.
Applications are invited to undertake a collaborative doctorate based at King’s College London and Tate to investigate two main questions: how are software-based artworks to be described and represented for the purposes of preservation, understanding and access? What constitutes technical art history for software-based artworks?
The dissertation supervisors are Dr Mark Hedges (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) and Dr Pip Laurenson (Head of Collection Care Research, Tate). The student will join the research teams at King’s and Tate engaged in the four year EU-funded research project PERICLES (2013  2017), of which King’s is the coordinator. In the second year the student will be based for some of the time within Tate's time-based media conservation section in south London.
Candidates may come from a variety of relevant backgrounds, including conservation, digital preservation, digital humanities, information science, computer science or curatorial practice. Appropriate training will be provided by the host institutions, to fill any gaps in the candidate’s background knowledge. It is, however, important that candidates have an interest in and at least a basic knowledge of digital technologies, as well as an interest in contemporary art practice. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2014.
The funding is provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for UK residents.
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