We are recruiting two early career research associates - one in multi-media programming; the other in digital anthropology or sociology - to work part-time on "Digital Bridges: 'Have you lost your password?'", based at the University of Cambridge.
Directed by Professor Simon Goldhill (CRASSH) with Dr Jenna Ng (CRASSH) as the project leader, this project is co-funded and co-sponsored by the AHRC and the Palace Theatre at Watford, a leading regional theatre. The Palace Theatre, under the directorship of Brigid Larmour, has noticed that there is very little theatrical exploration of the new digital world and has consequently commissioned three writers to produce pieces, going into rehearsals in the summer of 2013, on the role of the digital in society. The three playwrights are Stacey Gregg, E.V. Crow and Gary Owen (three young but successful writers whose work has been performed at the Royal Court, The Bush and the National Theatre of Wales).
The goal is to establish a network of creative exchange between new digital research and its potential for drama through a discussion between theatre practitioners and active researchers in the digital world, leading to performances in the theatre and pre- and after-show discussions with theatre makes, academics and audiences. This exchange will also involve training for our early career academics first in the interface between research and the creative arts, specifically with regard to theatre, and,
second, in the issue of science and society - how the public can be intelligently and creatively informed about the consequences and implication of scientific development.
Applicants should be high-calibre early career researchers (within 8 years of the award of their PhD, or have submitted their thesis and be awaiting examination).
Please see http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/89/vacancies.htm for more information, including application procedure.
Application deadline is 12 noon, 25 January 2013.