Tuesday Job Roundup!

Check back each Tuesday for our weekly Tuesday Job Roundup for the last week’s job postings in fields pertinent to New Media and Culture members.

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Panel: The Politics of Surveillance, Past, Present, and Future

Last minute heads up! Two NMCC faculty affiliates alongside OSU professors will be speaking tomorow (10/11/17) at Oregon State University.

Link to Event Page

“We are all being watched. We are all being tracked. We are all being recorded virtually all the time. How did this happen? What have we lost and what have we gained? Are we all “just” data and what does that mean?

New technologies and new understandings of individual rights, corporate rights, collective rights, and national security have dramatically shifted in recent years. What is at stake in these new visions of rights and new technologies of control? This panel of experts aims to provoke a dynamic discussion of the past, present, and future of surveillance and the surveillance society in which we live today.”

Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room: 104



Conference Call: Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing, and Social Justice

Friday, April 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 22, 2018 (All day) 
CFP Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017

The Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice Community Conference will take place at Lehigh University and in the adjacent Southside of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania April 20-22, 2018.  The conference is also referred to as ODH2018. Continue reading

Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

The postholder will be responsible to the Head of Media Design and Technology for academic coordination work for all programmes and assist in curriculum development of the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.  He/She is also responsible for teaching courses in research (PaR) studies, in addition to teaching courses in the postholder’s area of specialism.

Required Qualifications:
(a)    A relevant MFA degree and/or professional training/experience to an equivalent level.
(b)    Significant and proven professional experience in the postholder’s area of specialism.
(c)    A minimum of six years’ experience of teaching in a Performing Arts conservatoire context, preferably to Master’s level.
(d)    At least four years’ of experience in media design/interactive media and the related technologies in a    performing arts conservatoire context; and/or graphic, animation and visual programming in commercial    applications, or in other related areas professionally.
(e)    Experience in curriculum design, writing and implementation according to established quality assurance    frameworks.
(f)    Ability to contribute to the BFA and MFA in Theatre and Entertainment Arts programmes.
(g)    A good understanding of developments of the postholder’s area of specialism within the international arena.
(h)    Fluency in spoken and written English.

Additional Desirable Criteria:
(i)    Experience in teaching in a multi-cultural context.
(j)    Fluency in spoken and written Chinese.


Appointments will be made on a two-year contract, with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract. Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee. The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.


Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:
The Human Resources Office
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Email: hro@hkapa.edu

Closing date for application is 28 October 2017.  Please quote the reference code on the application.
Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes

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Fall 2017 Open House Oct. 19

Join us for coffee and snacks at our first Open House of the new school year! Meet fellow certificate members and affiliated faculty, or say hello to those you already know. Event is also open to anyone interested in learning more about the New Media and Culture Certificate program.

The Digital Scholarship Center is once again providing a space for the event in their offices on the first floor of the Knight Library in Rm. 142 from 5pm to 7pm. Coffee, tea, and an assortment of snacks will be provided.

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Welcome Back to a New School Year

As a new school year kicks into gear, NMCC wants to send a note of welcome (and welcome back) to NMCC students, new prospective students, and our faculty affiliates.

As you get ready for your classes, we wanted to draw your attention again to the list of NMCC-eligible courses. We updated this list over summer, so check it out to see if there’s a course of interest to you that can count toward your NMCC certificate.

We also wanted to draw your attention to one new course offering that came online over summer so would not have been on your radar back in Spring. Jeremiah Favara’s ‘Digital Cultures and Sexualities’ in WGS will interrogate digital cultures as multi-faceted sites composed of material technologies, social practices, and cultural meanings that convey ideas about sexuality and gender. Drawing on the work of gender studies and new media scholars, the course will explore how sexuality and gender is articulated through narratives of technological innovation, the role of sexuality and the digital in processes of identity formation, and the possibilities and limits of digital worlds for disrupting, reinforcing, and/or challenging sexualized and gendered dynamics of power. For more information on the course see our latest NMCC blog post.

Lastly, Colin and Laura just wanted to again introduce ourselves as the new NMCC leadership. Colin Koopman (Associate Professor of Philosophy) has taken over as Director of NMCC from Kate Mondloch in the College of Design — Colin works on the politics of information, media archaeology, and data genealogy. Laura Strait (an advanced Ph.D. candidate in Media Studies in SOJC) is our new social media coordinator and administrative assistant — she works on feminism and technology, and new media and social movements.

The two of us are excited to work toward further deepening the NMCC community here on campus. We will be organizing a few open houses over the course of the year as well as a few academic-plus-social events, including a faculty book discussion, and (we hope) an invited guest lecture. Stay tuned on the blog for details on our upcoming Fall open house. In the interim, contact one or both of us with any NMCC questions you may have and we can set up a meeting or chat via email.  We’re here for you.