IMRC Researcher in Residence
Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC) residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives in New Media, Intermedia, and other technology areas, and their social and cultural application. The residency supports a period of concentration and immersion in creative investigation, cutting-edge research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. Potential initiatives might range from live Intermedia productions, sound and physical computing works to technical prototypes, installations and tactical media events. The resident is committed to supporting a diverse and broad ranging creative environment. We consequently encourage applications from the broadest possible range of individuals and creative technologists to this program.
There are two yearly awardees, one in the spring and one in the fall for eight to twelve weeks. Residents will be selected from an open call based on the quality of the work or research being proposed, the availability of the necessary tools and skills to support the work, and the relation of the proposed statement of interest to the mission and activities of the IMRC, the Foster Student Innovation Center and/or the University of Maine. The deadline for spring term is December 15 and June 25 for fall. Applicants will be notified a month after the submission deadline and will begin in February or March for Spring 2014. Residents are granted a stipend of $5,000, studio space, 24/7 access to the IMRC Center’s state of the art facilities, a materials budget of $3,000, and support for travel costs to and from Orono, Maine. Housing during the residency is not provided, however the program can provide assistance to find accommodations.
Residents are provided with a studio space in the IMRC Center and 24/7 access to IMRC facilities.
Housing during the residency is not provided, however the program can provide assistance to find accommodations.
Located on the University of Maine Campus, our brand new IMRC Center is a 15,000+ square foot facility that provides comfortable, state of the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms, and offices. Outfitted with a variety of tools and equipment, including a full shop, 3D printers and 3D scanner, computer controlled machine tools, a cutting and engraving laser, plastic vacuum former, large format printers, a range of design and production software, electronics workbenches, video and still cameras, audio recording and mixing equipment, and a variety of tools for supporting interactive environments and installations, IMRC Center is a hub for learning, creating and producing.
Orono, Maine, located in Penobscot County, Maine. It was first settled in 1774 and named in honor of Chief Joseph Orono of the Penobscot Nation. It is home to The University of Maine. Orono, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 115 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center) and 211 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Bangor metro area, the town is not an isolated town. Orono is home to some 9,112 residents.