recruiting PhD students for the Media Archaeology Lab starting fall 2020

I would be grateful if you would share this announcement far and wide to anyone you think might be interested and/or a good fit!


I am now recruiting two fully funded PhD student to work in the Media Archaeology Lab as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s four-year practice-based PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance. The students will pursue their own research agenda and/or artistic practice and as part of the research assistantship they will take up in the lab throughout their degree. I am interested in applicants who might have feminist and/or intersectional approaches to 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. In short, the successful student will 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 fifth 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.

Application deadlines: International: December 1, 2019 // Domestic: January 1, 2020

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

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