UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY – APPLICATIONS FOR UNSW PHD SCIENTIA SCHOLARSHIPS INVITED

EMBODIED VISUAL PERCEPTION IN ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS: A PHD PROJECT JOINTLY SUPERVISED BY RESEARCHERS IN UNSW ART & DESIGN and UNSW PSYCHOLOGY

 

Using diagnostic and interactive desktop- and head-mounted mobile eye tracking technologies to record and analyse the situated, embodied experience of visual aesthetics/visitor experience in art galleries and museums, this project will make a real-world impact, working with leading gallery and museum industry partners to develop experimental and creative strategies for visitor engagement and evaluation. This interdisciplinary project will enable the successful candidate to work with supervisors combining expertise in the perceptual foundations of aesthetic experience and in the development of innovative curatorial practices. With backgrounds in visual aesthetics and/or the psychology of human perception, applicants should have an understanding of the theory and practice of eye movements in laboratory and/or field studies.

KEYWORDS: Eye tracking / Aesthetics / Galleries and Museums / Cultural Innovation / Embodied perception

Deadline for applicants to contact supervisors and submit Expression of Interest is 21 July.

For more information on the project, and to submit your Expression of Interest please visit the following webpage:

http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/eye-tracking-aesthetics-and-cultural-innovation

To discuss the project, prospective applicants please contact Michael Garbutt, PhD. ,m.garbutt@unsw.edu.au or A-Prof. Branka Spehar b.spehar@unsw.edu.au before 5pm on 21 July.

UNSW SCIENTIA SCHOLARSHIP 

  •  $40K (AUD) a year stipend for four years
  • Tuition fees covered for the full 4-year period
  • Coaching and mentoring will form a critical part of your highly personalised leadership development plan
  • Up to $10k (AUD) each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations

For more details about Scientia Scholarships visit http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/

A/Prof Branka Spehar | Director of Undergraduate Programs
School of Psychology | The University of New South Wales | SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA Room 715, Mathews Building | T: +61 (2) 9385 1463 | Fax: +61 (2) 9385 3641
E: b.spehar@unsw.edu.au | W http://www.psy.unsw.edu.au |

Michael Garbutt PhD | Associate Dean Research Training UNSW Art & DesignUNSW Sydney | Paddington Campus Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd. | Paddington, NSW 2021Australia T:  +61 (0)2 8936 0774 | E:  m.garbutt@unsw.edu.au |W: artdesign.unsw.edu.au

 

 

Call for Papers for the Edited Volume Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind

With the purpose of evaluating, exploring and putting into focus the impact of the embodied mind thesis on aesthetics as well as its breadth and relevance for the field, Alfonsina Scarinzi and colleagues are creating an edited volume with the title Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind. 

They are seeking contributions which are firmly based on the embodied mind thesis and use it as a framework for investigating the role of aesthetics in the study of how humans make and experience meaning. Papers from neuroaesthetics, empirical aesthetics, computational aesthetics and psychology of aesthetics as well as from literary aesthetics and pragmatist aesthetics are welcome.

The language of the proposed publication is English. Prospective contributors are invited to send their initial proposals (500 words abstract) by March 15, 2012 to the following email address: alfonsinascarinzi@googlemail.com. The invited essays (7500 words) are to be submitted by January 14, 2013.

This is just a snippet of the call for papers. Read the complete version here.