To my colleagues, please consider sharing this with prospective Ph.D. students:

Dr. Brian Magerko, director of the ADAM Lab,  is looking to add a new Ph.D. (starting fall 2015-2016) and / or post-doctoral student in the Georgia Tech Digital Media, Computer Science, or Human-Centered Computing programs (starting summer / fall 2015). This NSF-funded position will be involved in the continued study of human creativity with regards to the study of  computational representation of  pretend play and the mechanisms involved in narrative co-construction. This work fits into the larger research goal of understanding co-creative systems both in terms of human and machine creators.

Potential research topics  include the study of shared mental model construction, conceptual blending modeling, cognitive modeling, sociocognitive study of dyads at play, and interactive narrative design & development.

Prospects should have a background in a related field such as computing, cognitive science, and/or digital media. Postdoc applicants should have a Ph.D. or be close to defense.  Interested prospects are welcome to contact Dr. Magerko (magerko at gatech.edu) with any questions.

Please follow the links above for the fast approaching relevant due dates for Ph.D. programs at GT.  Postdoc applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2015.

 

To my colleagues, please consider sharing this with prospective Ph.D. students:

Dr. Brian Magerko, director of the ADAM Lab, and the EarSketch research team is looking to add a new Ph.D. student in the Digital Media or Human-Centered Computing programs starting fall 2015-2016. This NSF-funded graduate research assistant position will be involved in issues related to the continued development of a STEAM-based learning environment for CS education, called EarSketch, that employs computational music remixing to teach introductory programming concepts.

Potential research topics for the GRA include interface design for STEAM environments, social media for learning, curriculum design and evaluation, and the development of new features of the learning environment.

Ph.D. prospects should have a background in a related field such as education, music technology, cognitive science, computing, and/or digital media. Interested prospects are welcome to contact Dr. Magerko (magerko at gatech.edu) with any questions.

 

The Viewpoints AI project was just invited to do a month long public installation in December 2013 as part of the ongoing Window Project at GSU.  Fantastic news!

 

EarSketch is partnering with Young Guru (engineer for Jay-Z) and Richard Devine (electronic musician and sound designer) to create audio loops and beats that will be bundled with EarSketch. This gives students access to creative, compelling musical building blocks in a variety of popular styles to use in creating music with EarSketch.

Our partnership with Young Guru was announced at the A3C Festival in Atlanta in October 2012 and has already resulted in a large sample library for our pending public release of the EarSketch learning environment. Full details are available in Georgia Tech’s press release.

 

Check out the Digital Media Wesley Center event this Monday, where we will be speaking and presenting our latest work on digital improv, EarSketch, and other projects:

http://digitalmedia.lcc.gatech.edu/wesley/

 

Check out the new short demo video Chris has posted on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/30111572