recruiting PhD students for the Media Archaeology Lab

I would be so grateful if you would share this announcement far and wide to anyone you think might be interested and/or a good fit. In short, I’m trying to recruit a new PhD student to develop programming in and around the Media Archaeology Lab as part of their degree. Details below!


Applications are now being accepted for the University of Colorado at Boulder’s four-year, fully-funded, practice-based PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance. In particular, I am recruiting a fully funded PhD student to work in the Media Archaeology Lab as part of the student’s own research agenda and/or artistic practice and as part of the research assistantship they will take up in the lab for semesters throughout their degree. I am interested in applicants who work in any combination of the following fields: media archaeology, retrocomputing, history of computing, history of technology, (alternative/experimental) networks, (alternative/experimental) curatorial and archival practice, digital preservation, digital literature, and net art. Ideally this person has an intersectional approach to the work they would like to do. In short, the successful student will be expected to develop programming in the MAL in a way that benefits both the student’s career trajectory as well as the needs of the lab.

The Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP) program is entering its fourth year and is an interdisciplinary digital arts and humanities research unit with a practice-based PhD. Located in the University of Colorado’s College of Media, Communication and Information, IAWP’s core faculty collaboratively investigate past and present forms of digital art, writing, and performance and offer graduate students a hands-on, experiential-based learning environment in which to explore emerging forms of creativity triggered by practice-based research methodologies. The program concentrates its curriculum on digital forms of creativity so as to cultivate cutting-edge investigations into the practice, theory, history, and philosophy of media and its relationships to creativity, communication, technology, and information.

IAWP’s internationally-renowned and affiliated faculty network collaborate with graduate students probing the significance of a digitally-expanded, process-based research environment located in a cluster of interdisciplinary research labs. The program provides a flexible pedagogical structure that will lead to the creation of new and hybridized forms of art, writing, performance, scholarship, theory, design, curation, exhibition, and publication appropriate for our current cultural moment.

Note that while I am looking for a student to work in the MAL, we are also interested in students working in emerging forms of electronic literature, net art, and digital publishing.

Application deadlines: International: December 1, 2018 // Domestic: January 1, 2019

To find out more about IAWP as well as application guidelines and program requirements, please visit:

For more on the IAWP faculty, please visit: