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“Anthropological curiosity or mere prurience?”: Literary Pilgrimage and Unpacking the Tourist Gaze in Angela Carter’s ‘A Fertility Festival’ (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C., & Ikoma, N. (2019, September). “Anthropological curiosity or mere prurience?”: Literary Pilgrimage and Unpacking the Tourist Gaze in Angela Carter’s ‘A Fertility Festival’. Paper presented at At the Crossroads of Doubt: Anthropology and Anglophone Travel Writing, Sorbonne University, Paris

Abstract: British novelist Angela Carter lived in Japan between 1969 and 1972, around the same time of Roland Barthes' visit, documented in Empire of Signs (1970). Unlike Barthes, however, Carter's was a gendered experience, and she claims that ther... Read More about “Anthropological curiosity or mere prurience?”: Literary Pilgrimage and Unpacking the Tourist Gaze in Angela Carter’s ‘A Fertility Festival’.

Lost Cinemas of Castle Park, Digital Curation and the City (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2019, January). Lost Cinemas of Castle Park, Digital Curation and the City. Presented at The Digital City of Culture: Research Development and the Digital Ecology of Coventry 2021, University of Coventry

Presentation for Coventry City of Culture 2021, invited, plus fee and expenses.

Being T/here: Locative experience design and the need for "Armchair Mode" (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2012, September). Being T/here: Locative experience design and the need for "Armchair Mode". Presented at Environmental Utterance; a Performative Conference; Making There Here

The presentation will focus on the importance of designing for the location whilst acknowledging that not all users will choose / be able to physically be there. How can we design both for both here and there? What is the added value of being there... Read More about Being T/here: Locative experience design and the need for "Armchair Mode".

Technologies of being: Pervasive heritage (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2012, June). Technologies of being: Pervasive heritage. Paper presented at Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation. Journal of Media Practice Symposium

With the affordances of locative media, the heritage industry is rapidly embracing the postdigital era, with iPhone Applications for English Heritage, the National Trust and UNESCO World Heritage sites. At the same time, nostalgia for the past (and... Read More about Technologies of being: Pervasive heritage.

Geo-spatial and Geo-temporal documentary: The Curzon Memories App, City Strata and The Cinemap Layer (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2012, March). Geo-spatial and Geo-temporal documentary: The Curzon Memories App, City Strata and The Cinemap Layer. Paper presented at idocs2012 - interactive documentary

i-docs2012 Abstract Charlotte Crofts Title: ‘Geo-spatial and Geo-temporal documentary: The Curzon Memories App, City Strata and The Cinemap Layer’ The affordances of mobile technologies enable the i-doc experience to occur in dialogue between... Read More about Geo-spatial and Geo-temporal documentary: The Curzon Memories App, City Strata and The Cinemap Layer.

Curzon memories app: Award wining poster, MeCCSA 2012 (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2012, January). Curzon memories app: Award wining poster, MeCCSA 2012. Poster presented at MeCCSA Annual Conference 2012

**this poster won the poster prize at MeCCS@ 2012** Original MeCCSA Abstract for a Poster and Demo: I would like to present a poster and a demo of my Curzon Memories App, a practice-research project that uses mobile technologies and locative me... Read More about Curzon memories app: Award wining poster, MeCCSA 2012.

Presentation on Curzon Memories App (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, November). Presentation on Curzon Memories App. Paper presented at National Association of Moving Image Education Specialists

This presentation was jointly presented with Cathy Poole, Education Office at the Curzon Cinema Clevedon, exploring how the affordances of mobile media can be used to enhance learning and teaching about cinema history, cinema-going and cinema technol... Read More about Presentation on Curzon Memories App.

The Curzon Memories App: Shifting practices, from filmmaking to experience design (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, October). The Curzon Memories App: Shifting practices, from filmmaking to experience design. Presented at MA Masterclass

Invited to lecture to MA students about the development of my practice from filmmaking to experience design, specifically reflecting on the impact of digital media on my practice research trajectory.

Spatialising the Archive: Dramatisation, oral history and locative heritage in the Curzon Memories App (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, October). Spatialising the Archive: Dramatisation, oral history and locative heritage in the Curzon Memories App. Presented at IMTAL International Museum and Theatre Alliance Conference

Spatialising the archive: Dramatisation, oral history and locative heritage in the Curzon Memories App at IMTAL International Museum and Theatre Alliance Conference, Bristol, October (invited).

Pervasive screens: Transforming the consumption of cinema history with the Curzon Heritage App (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, July). Pervasive screens: Transforming the consumption of cinema history with the Curzon Heritage App. Paper presented at Screen International Annual Conference

This paper presents a practice-based research project based at the Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, home of the Curzon Collection, an archive of cinema projectors donated by the Projected Picture Trust. The original cinema was built in 1912 and is... Read More about Pervasive screens: Transforming the consumption of cinema history with the Curzon Heritage App.

Screen heritage, pervasive media practice and research: or, How does the Curzon Memories App create impact, public engagement and knowledge exchange? (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, May). Screen heritage, pervasive media practice and research: or, How does the Curzon Memories App create impact, public engagement and knowledge exchange?. Paper presented at Creative Media Research Group Seminar, University of the West of England

Reflecting on how to make the route map of research for the Curzon Locative Media Project explicit in the lead up to REF 2014 in relation to the current shift towards "Impact", public engagement and KE both within UWE and the Research Council agenda.

The Curzon Memories App: Designing a screen heritage experience (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, May). The Curzon Memories App: Designing a screen heritage experience. Presented at Invited Research seminar at Centre for Media and Cultural Research

‘The Curzon Memories App: Designing a Screen Heritage Experience’ Dr Charlotte Crofts (University of the West of England) Charlotte.crofts@uwe.ac.uk I will present a practice-based research project based at the Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon,... Read More about The Curzon Memories App: Designing a screen heritage experience.

Adding it up and making it count… or how to write a research “route map” for REF 2014 (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, May). Adding it up and making it count… or how to write a research “route map” for REF 2014. Presented at Conservatoire of Dance and Drama Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy Seminar

This seminar will focus on the documentation and dissemination of creative arts research and knowledge exchange activities. Initial scoping work by CDD Research Associate, Anna Farthing, has revealed that: a) Some of the CDD schools’ existing ac... Read More about Adding it up and making it count… or how to write a research “route map” for REF 2014.

The look: Exhibition and display: Digital projections (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, April). The look: Exhibition and display: Digital projections. Presented at The Look: Digital Cinema Aesthetics and Workflows Knowledge Exchange Symposium

This session examines the conversion to digital projection and distribution, and charts how many cinemas worldwide are converting to digital. Now that editing is almost entirely accomplished via digital means, it is unusual that digital is taking lo... Read More about The look: Exhibition and display: Digital projections.

The Curzon creative technologies project: Context aware media in a screen heritage context (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2011, January). The Curzon creative technologies project: Context aware media in a screen heritage context. Paper presented at MeCCSA Annual Conference 2011

Abstract for MeCCSA 2011 Conference The Curzon Creative Technologies Project: Context Aware Media in a Screen Heritage Context The practise-based project is based at the Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, home of the Curzon Collection, an arch... Read More about The Curzon creative technologies project: Context aware media in a screen heritage context.

Digital Projections (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2010, July). Digital Projections. Paper presented at From Silent Screen to Digital Screen: A Century of Cinema Exhibition

The fate of 35mm as an acquisition and exhibition medium is intimately connected with questions of future-proofing, archiving, preservation, and access, which are currently at the foreground of recent debates around screen heritage in the UK. In this... Read More about Digital Projections.

Practice research, knowledge exchange and HE (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2008, June). Practice research, knowledge exchange and HE. Paper presented at Journal of Media Practice, 4th Annual Symposium

This paper uses my practice research project on the impact of digital technology on feature film production to reflect on the implications of the current KTP or Knowledge Exchange agenda on media practice research and education.

Film is digital (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C. (2008, May). Film is digital. Presented at Invited research seminar

Presentation of practice research project on the impact of digital technologies on feature film production