The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC) was established in 2017 and sits within the Institute of Creative Cultures at Coventry University. Led by Professor Gary Hall, the CPC brings together media theorists, practitioners, programmers, activists and artists to generate research that reimagines 21st century societies and their cultural institutions (galleries, libraries, archives, museums, presses, etc.) at a local, national and planetary level.
As befits a centre concerned with networked postdigital cultures, the CPC has a fluid, de-centered organisational structure. It consists of five quasi-autonomous research strands or collaboratories:
-AI and Algorithmic Cultures
The CPC’s position is that the “digital” cannot be understood as a separate domain. Today digital information processing is present in every aspect of our lives, including our communication, entertainment, education, energy, banking, health, transport, manufacturing, food and water-supply systems. Attention therefore needs to turn from “the digital” toward the various overlapping processes and infrastructures that shape and organise it, alongwith those that the digital helps to shape and organise in turn. This is what we mean by ‘postdigital’.
The CPC explores and experiments with such enmeshed models of media, culture and society. It has as its collective vision working toward the establishment of a more socially just and sustainable ‘postcapitalist’ society by means of an interdisciplinary research agenda that extends from computing science, through the social sciences and humanities, to open education, political activism and art practice to explore how intellectual, community and civic engagement can prefigure different ways of being together.
CPC is looking to recruit a Research Fellow for its Post-Publishing research strand, whichgathers together researchers and practitioners who, both collaboratively and individually, explore alternative pasts, presents, and futures for publishing. The successful candidate will have an emerging record of world-class research in this or related areas. They also need to have the ability to attract external research funding and contribute to the vibrant research environment of the Centre. The Research Fellow will be involved in developing editorial and technical workflows, protocols, and documentation to support several experimental academic book publishing pilots, in collaboration with scholars, publishers, and technology providers.
As one of Coventry’s biggest employers the University will provide an excellent benefits package and a personal and professional development programme that will help you to achieve your aspirations.
Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Janneke Adema (firstname.lastname@example.org)