Fine Arts and Design

Film as a tool for Research

Supervisor

Jim Speers

Discipline

Fine Arts and Design

Project code: CAI001

This project calls for applicants with an interest in creating narrative and non- narrative shortform documentary art works using digital media. Students should have experience in moving image technologies including camera use and editing software, to a degree that enables the independant completion of short film,(under eight minutes in duration).Outcomes are imagined to include a developed script and completed edit of the resulting film.To assist in the achievement of these outcomes, individual students who are successful in their application could choose to work together to advanced their projects through a shared development process.

Develop collateral and communications around Terrestrial Assemblages' mobile device release

Supervisor

Simon Ingram

Discipline

Fine Arts and Design

Project code: CAI007

The project is to work as a research assistant to gather, collate and generally develop collateral to accompany Terrestrial Assemblages’ release of series of software based earth system models. Terrestrial Assemblages is a new group led by Simon Ingram to develop a series of software based models or ‘worlds’, as 'zero player games', which demonstrate the processes of differently scaled and connected terrestrial processes relevant to the carbon cycle and global heating. An aesthetic and educative approach is taken in these demonstrations with the aim of sensitising and informing art viewers/users about natural systems.

Task

The full scope of what is intended by 'collateral' can only be estimated at this stage but could include the following: developing a social media presence, developing material* for a publication and/or a website, managing aspects of communications related to a distributed group of users beta testing software.

*Archive of the logics and graphics associated with the software, develop user documentation/how to guides, research and summarise/diagramme science involved in models developed.

Skills

General high school level science; knowledge and/or interest in the environmental crisis and a willingness to learn; Interest in and good capacity with web based and computer based software or an interest in developing these capacities through tutorials associated with Squarespace and the Adobe Creative Suite; Good research skills; Good writing skills; Good trouble-shooting and problem solving skills; Preparedness to attend zoom meetings and take notes; Preparedness to be both part of a collective; and to use own initiative.

Analogue publication

Supervisor

Joyce Campbell

Discipline

Fine Arts and Design

Project code: CAI022

Assisting in the set-up of a letterpress facility and the production of a short-run publication by the student based on their own research content. This publication may be text or imaged based, and may utilise lead-type and/or polymer plate technologies.