Center for Emerging Media Arts
Ash Eliza Smith
|Potential UCARE Research Position?||
|Paid or Volunteer||
May begin immediately for hourly wage, UCARE funding begins June 1
|Hours Per Week||
20 hr/week in summer, 10 hr/week in academic year
|Acceptable Undergraduate Majors||
All majors across the arts and sciences
Seeking an interdisciplinary cohort of undergraduate researchers, designers, coders, thinkers, innovators and creative makers. Join this unique opportunity to be a member of this new lab within the Center for Emerging Media Arts on the UNL campus.
Story, Worlds + Speculative Design Lab is seeking 3+ undergraduates for the 2021-2022 academic year, summer and beyond. The ideal candidates will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research, fiction, and worldbuilding and want to work on projects that will take place in-between the arts, sciences, emerging technology, architecture, design, engineering, computer science, and environmental studies. *No prior experience with art-making required.
This lab will imagine and builds future worlds that we can experience in the present moment and be an incubator for creativity and innovation research. We will use interdisciplinary strategies that explore how storytelling, fiction, play, futuring, worldbuilding, and social re-imagining can shape reality. We already have several exciting projects in the pipeline and looking for people who want to join the team!
Current and Future Project examples:
Design Research, Mixed Reality, Immersive Storytelling, Machine Learning + Art, GPS and Geolocation, City + Rural Design, Civic imagination, Interactive Games (analog and digital) Assemble and edit films and edit audio podcast, interested in nature-ecosystems and technology. Interested in learning more about Design Fiction, Worldbuilding and Speculative Design for solving problems and creating new worlds.
Qualifications of a successful member of our lab:
A great communicator can say Yes...And! to idea brainstorming, self-guided yet a team player Interested in navigating in between asking questions, solving problems and creating fun entertaining experiences Interested in humor and play as a powerful device Interested in systems thinking and the function of fiction.
Because this is a call for an interdisciplinary cohort the skills and platforms may vary with each applicant and are flexible (this is not an exhaustive list) but may look something like:
3 SESSIONS AVAILABLE:
1) May begin immediately for an hourly wage (please specify if you are a Work-Study student)
2) Summer 2021 from June-August (20 hrs/wk)
3) August 2021 - April 2022 for Academic Year 2021-2022 (10 hrs/wk)
Compensation: May begin immediately for an hourly wage, UCARE funding begins June 1. Payment through UCARE funding
Hours per week: flexible, according to your schedule
To be considered for an interview, send an email summarizing your interest, experience, and skills/proficiencies with a brief resume/CV to Ash Eliza Smith at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled.