UNSW, Sydney - Applications for UNSW PhD Scientia Scholarships Invited

Posted 11 July 2017

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/…/eye-tracking-aesthetics-and-c…

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/