Media Transformations

Over the coming months I’ll be turning the best bits from my PhD thesis into chapters for a book. I guess I should have done this years ago, but now there’s stuff that seems relevant to many recent conversations I’ve been party to around augmented space and our attempts to get to grips with transformations in…

Creative TeachMeet: Impressions Gallery Workshop

I have recently become much more interested in the role of Visual Literacy and the development of creative strategies in schools. I see it as an important bridge between High School and University Education. For that reason I have signed up to attend a “TeachMeet” Workshop at the Impressions Gallery of Photography in Bradford. It’s…

Enabling Imagery?

Media ethics and mis-representations of disability “It seems to me that they’re some of the most misrepresented people in the history of art”. This was Mark Quinn after the unveiling of his sculpture of fellow artist Alison Lapper. The sculpture was placed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. We use this illustration in one…

Teaching: the journal as art

One theme that will be developed over the next few months will be how I encourage the use of journals and the development of creative strategies for students. I am responsible for a range of different modules relating to visual literacy and creative practice at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. For the vast majority of…

Visuality and the Media Archaeological Body

Early in September I presented a paper at the conference “Archaeologies of Media and Film” hosted by the University of Bradford and National Media Museum. Title ‘City of Tiny Lights’: visuality and the media architectural body Abstract This paper develops a long standing interest visual theory and visuality as it relates to the experience of…