[NetBehaviour] PhD in Data and AI

Julie Freeman julie at translatingnature.org
Wed May 9 13:45:03 CEST 2018

The deadline is nuts, but do get in touch with Beryl if you are interested
as she is very willing to help people with the application process.

National Productivity Investment Fund PhD Studentships 2018 at University
of Sunderland: Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Research

Available part-time or full-time, these funded stipends of around £14,500
pa ft are great professional development opportunities for curators,
designers, artists, digital media creatives, academics and others. To start
on 1 October 2018

In 2017 Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP) and
Northumbria-Sunderland Consortium in Art and Design (N-SC) jointly secured
12 awards, funded by the AHRC.  This year we have secured 4 more
studentships, this time with a specific in interest in Artificial
Intelligence (AI) and Data-Driven research, in relation to the Creative

At the University of Sunderland, we are offering exciting opportunities to
research with a combination of two partners:
ISIS Arts (http://www.isisarts.org.uk) and
Open Data Institute: Julie Freeman and Hannah Redler Hawes (
https://theodi.org  & https://culture.theodi.org)
have been applying the highest levels of critical and analytical approaches
by international artists, to systems of data, and the affordances of
generative software (Artificial Intelligence), from the edges of Europe to
semi-sentient crisp dispensers. This partnership could therefore support
research including public events, new economic and policy models (ODI was
originally funded by the Cabinet Office), and a critical approach to the
metrics used for evaluating audiences and arts organisations.

Application and procedure details are available from the web site above.
FRI 11 MAY 5:00pm  deadline for contacting beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk with
initial interest.
TUE 29 May 9:00am  deadline for emailing beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk
THU 31 MAY   online interviews for shortlisted applications.

These studentships have some UK residency requirements - see RCUK's Student
Funding Guide pages 11-12. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/

Further Enquiries: University of Sunderland - Prof. Beryl Graham:
beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk

Dr. Julie Freeman

Co-founder: Fine Acts <https://fineacts.co> - bridging human rights and art

Artist: Translating Nature <http://www.translatingnature.org>

Curator: Data as Culture <http://culture.theodi.org/>

Rodent Activity Transmissions  <http://rat.systems/>(RAT) systems
<http://rat.systems> uses real-time data to allow us a peek into the lives
of a colony of naked mole-rats

www.weneedus.org explores data from the Zooniverse as a living artwork
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