[visionlist] Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) invites candidates to apply to our graduate program

Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and
Technology invites candidates to apply to our graduate program. 
Apply now: http://ift.tt/1SUSYZb
Application Deadline: March 14, 2017; note: Application fee waived
for 7 countries affected by U.S. travel ban
Learn more: http://ift.tt/2lA4SyG

The School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) is an
internationally recognized interdisciplinary school with a focus
on technology and the human experience. SIAT MSc., MA, and Ph.D.
students develop and apply innovative multi-disciplinary research
methods to explore the broader implications of advanced
information and media technologies. Guided by these studies,
they design new technology and media experiences that are
responsive to individual, organizational, and societal values.
SIAT’s infrastructure includes state-of-the- art teaching and
research facilities at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey
campus, combined with the capabilities of our many university
collaborators and partner organizations in the public and private
sectors.
Students admitted to our graduate program can expect to receive
funding for multiple years in the form of scholarships and or
research and teaching assistantships. SIAT graduate students are
mentored in interdisciplinary research methods, international
academic publishing and conference presentation, and curation and
exhibition of media arts both locally and abroad.Our program’s
unique focus at the intersection of media arts, science,
and computing prepares graduates for diverse careers in the
technology sector and in academia. SIAT alumni hold leading
positions in industry and in tenure-track positions in
institutions around the world.
Our specialized areas of research include, but are not limited to
the following:
– Interactive Computing (visualization, human-computer
interaction, artificial intelligence, tangible interfaces, virtual
reality, game design and technology and other themes)
– Media, Visual Arts and Performance (performance technology,
interactive animation, interactive environments and installations,
game narrative, film and video, audio/music, digital curation, and
other themes)
– Design (parametric design, sustainable design, interaction
design, game design, museum design, design for children and the
elderly, and other related themes)
– People (cognitive, perceptual, and social psychology, history,
anthropology and ethnography of media, chronic pain management,
and health data management)
– Science of Interaction uses the scientific method to develop and
test theories of human perceptual, cognitive, interactive, and
communicative performance that are used to design, prototype, and
evaluate interactive systems in their context of use.
Simon Fraser University (SFU) at Surrey is the University’s newest
campus located in the greater Vancouver region of British
Columbia. This region is home to one of the central nodes of
Canada’s cultural and entertainment industry and much of its
digital media production. The region’s rich cultural, natural
and intellectual resources make it one of the world’s most
desirable places to live and work. SIAT works as a unit of the
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT), is a member
of many local, national, and international networks, and has
strong connections to leading companies.
Visit our website for more information on the admissions processhttp://www.sfu.ca/siat/grad/admissions.html
Consider liking our Facebook page: http://ift.tt/2lA4Uqi
or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/SIAT_SFU
to see what we are up to and learn about our latest news,
research, and exhibitions.

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