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…

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…