We seek an outstanding interdisciplinary researcher for a 1-year fixed term position as a Research Associate on the ‘Perspective Media: Personalized Video Storytelling for Data Engagement’ project. The project is situated in York’s Digital Creativity (DC) Labs (http://www.digitalcreativity.ac.uk), an impact-driven research centre that explores and develops new forms of digital creativity and interactive media experience. The post is funded by the EPSRC and is a collaborative project between the University of York, BBC R&D, The Open Data Institute, The Digital Catapult, City of York Council and BAFTA-winning immersive media producer Catherine Allen.
The Perspective Media project investigates how personalized, interactive video stories (e.g. based on interactive documentary techniques or object-based media) can provide more accessible, informative and pleasurable ways for the public to engage with the increasing amounts of data that exist about them in modern society. As the successful candidate, you will be at the forefront of developments that exploit the power of storytelling for engagement and literacy with data, and the potential of data analytics to reveal new opportunities for storytelling. You will conduct user-centered research with media production partners, data providers and audience members to investigate: cutting-edge techniques for presenting data in personalised video stories and novel processes and tools for making interactive video content that is adaptive to viewer data.
This full-time post is available for 12 months from the 1st February 2018, or as soon as practical after this date. The appointment will be made at Grade 6 and the salary will be in the range £31,604 - £38,832 a year.
For information and enquiries please contact Dr Jonathan Hook on email@example.com.
Closing date: 03 December 2017
Interview date: 14 December 2017
Vacancy reference: 6160
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