Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Thu Aug 28 18:22:40 CEST 2008

BALTAN LABORATORIES is a new media lab, based in Eindhoven, the  
Netherlands. Eindhoven, as the city of Philips, High Tech Campus and  
the TU/e university of technology, but also the Design Academy and the  
Van Abbemuseum wants to take the next step in exploring and shaping  
the relationship between technology and the arts. The lab is currently  
a two-year experiment that will be continued if successful. One of the  
lab�s commissions is to research a contemporary version of La Poeme  
Electronique. The lab will also examine in theory and in practice how  
an ideal laboratory for art/science projects should look when pursued.  
In October 2008, BALTAN will start its activities in a space of almost  
500 m2 on the 8th floor of the SWA building in Strijp S. Strijp S is a  
former 27 hectare industrial site that will be developed as  
Eindhoven�s second urban heart over the next 12 years. Strijp S also  
houses the famous, original Philips NatLab (physics laboratory), which  
serves as an inspiration for BALTAN. BALTAN�s artistic staff comprises  
Gideon Kiers and Lucas van de Velden from Telcosystems, Geert Mul and  
Marc Maurer.



Daily management of the BALTAN LAB organisation

Setting up an intrinsically fascinating two-year programme together  
with the board and artistic staff and subsequently fleshing out and  
implementing this programme.

Acquiring grants and sponsorship

4.	In collaboration with the board, ensuring the continuation of the  
BALTAN LAB after two years and developing a blueprint for the next phase

Representing the BALTAN LAB to the public and positioning the LAB  
nationally and internationally

Developing and implementing a communication plan

Maintaining contacts and setting up collaborative projects with  
commerce, authorities and education

Further details
This position is for 32 hours a week.
Desired starting date for the position is the 1st of October 2008.
The Director must reside in or be willing to relocate to Eindhoven or  
the immediate vicinity.
More information can be obtained from Ton van Gool, chairman of the  
board, through ton at baltan.org
Applications must have been received by the 15th of September and must  
be sent to ton at baltan.org

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