PhD Fellowships Social Spaces/ LSM-doctoraten

Posted by Marjan on Thursday July 8th 2010 at 20:53
In het kader van een LSM-project (Limburg Sterk Merk) wil de MAD-faculty invulling geven aan 7 nieuwe artistieke/ontwerpende doctoraatsprojecten. Concreet is MAD-Faculty daarom op zoek naar 7 excellente en gemotiveerde doctoraatsstudenten die op basis van een beurs gedurende 4 jaar een artistiek/ontwerpend doctoraatsonderzoek willen uitvoeren en dit willen verdedigen tegenover een relevante jury.

Bijkomende vereisten die gesteld worden aan de projecten zijn 1. de aansluiting ervan bij het algemene onderzoeksbeleid en de meerjarenplanning die opgesteld werden binnen het Onderzoeksinstituut MAD-Research en 2. een valorisatiepotentieel binnen de Limburgse Regio (economisch maar zeker ook cultureel/maatschappelijk). Bijgevoegd informatiedossier geeft een korte omschrijving van zowel dit onderzoeksbeleid (MAD-Research) als van enkele relevante initiatieven in de Limburgse Regio.

“Out of curiosity” at the E-Culture Fair 2010

Posted by Selina on Monday July 5th 2010 at 16:40

On 23rd – 25th of August, the research group Social Spaces will be present at the E-Culture Fair 2010 in Dortmund (Germany). The fair is organized by BAM, the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art, “Virtueel Platform” and “Medienwerk NRW” and is part of RUHR 2010, the European Capital of Culture and ISEA 2010 (16th International Symposium on Electronic Arts). The E-Culture Fair revolves around (cross-disciplinary) projects on (media) technology, art, research and creative industry. Here, companies, schools, universities, research groups and artists from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany will present their work. At a booth at the Fair, Social Spaces will present itself and several of the projects the group currently is involved in (closely collaborating with Z33 – house for contemporary art, the Province of Limburg and the Expertise centre for Digital Media).

Mapping the Euregional fablab, part two: a video report

Posted by Selina on Monday July 5th 2010 at 11:34

As described in the post “Mapping the Euregional fablab: a report”, Social Spaces did two mapping sessions at the i_beta festival in Heerlen, the Netherlands on Friday June 18th 2010. Here, we designed a Euregional fablab. The videos of the two presentations (in which the participants of both the sessions presented their maps) are now online!

Creating spaces: Euregional fablab from Social Spaces on Vimeo.

Creating spaces: Euregional fablab from Social Spaces on Vimeo.

Audience participation & communication for Klankenbos/Musica

Posted by Jessica on Friday July 2nd 2010 at 11:58

For Project Lab the students of the bridging program Communication & Multimedia Design worked together with ‘Klankenbos’ of Musica. ‘Klankenbos’ is a permanent collection of sound installations in open air, accommodated at the ‘Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof’ at Neerpelt (Belgium) and unique in Europe. Musica aims to be a low level access to sound art and installations. This for instance expresses itself in the fact that ‘Klankenbos’ is always accessible for visitors (24 hours). During Project Lab, students had to work out a typical C-md solution for a cultural organization, integrating the five key courses of C-md, namely Graphic design, Audiovisual applications, ICT, Communication and Marketing. A briefing by Eveline Heylen and a visit to ‘Klankenbos’ served as a kick off of Project Lab and a starting point for the work of the students. Each team of students worked out a project thereby expanding awareness of Musica, addressing hard to reach target groups or experimenting with other ways of communication and participation with people.

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