Intern Open Call

New Silk Roads (NSR) seeks part-time interns for Winter and Spring quarter for assistance in research and project development.

NSR is an artistic-urban research project focused on the cultural, economic and political exchanges and development between East and West, with a conceptual reference towards the Old Silk Road. Urban landscapes are documented through photography, video, and audio/video interviews of local and international experts through a series of sequenced expeditions through the transitional regions and cities between Istanbul and Tokyo. Alongside these traditional documentary strategies, NSR is also producing a series of dynamic visualizations that will map the collected research.

The project culminates with 400 pg. publication with ACTAR Barcelona ( and "New Silk Roads" exhibition, to open in July 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Architecture (, in Leon Spain. Interns will work under the direction of Kyong Park, Associate Professor in Visual Arts/Public Culture.

Winter and spring quarter internships require a minimum commitment of two days per week (approx. 10 hours) and are unpaid.

Research Interns (2-3):
Interns assist in gathering research material and data on historic and present-day routes, territories, and timelines of the Asian continent, specifically the migration of labor and capital in and out of Asia and the transnational flow of information and media. Interns will work independently or in teams depending on their capacities and topic. All research materials will contribute to the dynamic visualizations by the production team. Interns must have STRONG research experience, preferably juniors or seniors.

Graphics Production Interns (2):
Interns work alongside Kyong Park and programming team in generating graphics for the exhibition. General knowledge of Adobe CS3 required; strong graphic design skills preferred.

Programming Interns (2-3):
Interns works with Kyong Park in generating dynamic visualizations of the information collected. Projects include: dynamic maping of the physical growth of select NSR cities; mapping of flows of materials, labor, capital in and out of Asia. Interns must have a familiarity with Java, C++ and object oriented programming skills, familiarity with Actionscript 3.0 and an interest in visualization graphics. Familiarity with Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and web design a plus. Available 5 - 10 hours a week.

Interested applicants can send resumes to kdpark [at] ucsd [dot] edu (subject line: NSR)