Minority Report: why is it such a good example for teaching students about augmented reality?

There is a point in my teaching where I introduce aspects of augmented reality to students studying storytelling for multiple platforms. This is not just an opportunity to share with students one of my obsessions, science fiction, the good old fashioned stuff, in particular those films inspired by the writing of Philip K Dick. Spielberg’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…

Literacies, visual or otherwise

On Wednesday 12th November gave a talk on “Literacies, visual or otherwise” for the Visual Methods Research Group at Bradford University. This research seminar was my first attempt at expanding some of the material in my previous work on Visual Literacy. An attempt to consider other areas and especially where the term “literacy” has been…