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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’.

Publishing screen media practice research: Evolving processes of contextualisation, peer review and future proofing in Screenworks (2019)
Journal Article
Crofts, C., & Nevill, A. (in press). Publishing screen media practice research: Evolving processes of contextualisation, peer review and future proofing in Screenworks. Media Practice and Education, 19(3), 283-297. https://doi.org/10.1080/25741136.2018.1529478

This article outlines current publishing practices in the field of academic filmmaking through a detailed discussion of the development of Screenworks, a peer reviewed online publication of practice research in screen media. The imperative for academ... Read More about Publishing screen media practice research: Evolving processes of contextualisation, peer review and future proofing in Screenworks.

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.

The Cinemapping App (prototype) (2012)
Physical Artefact
Crofts, C. The Cinemapping App (prototype)

The Cinemapping App maps Bristol's screen heritage so you can experience local cinema history in the places where it actually happened, from Cary Grant's memories of the Clare St Picture House to the unsolved murder of Odeon manager Robert Parrington... Read More about The Cinemapping App (prototype).

The Cinemapping App (prototype) (2012)
Physical Artefact
Crofts, C. The Cinemapping App (prototype)

The Cinemapping App maps Bristol's screen heritage so you can experience local cinema history in the places where it actually happened, from Cary Grant's memories of the Clare St Picture House to the unsolved murder of Odeon manager Robert Parrington... Read More about The Cinemapping App (prototype).

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.

The curzon memories app (2012)
Physical Artefact
Crofts, C. The curzon memories app

The project piloted locative technologies to develop a smartphone application that provides a digital tour of the interior and exterior of the Curzon Community Cinema in Clevedon using GPS and QR Codes respectively to trigger dramatisations and oral... Read More about The curzon memories app.

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).

Projection hero installation (2011)
Physical Artefact
Crofts, C. Projection hero installation

The Projection Hero installation operates as part of the Curzon Memories App or a stand alone exhibit. It comprises of a rabbit hutch-sized miniature cinema, with velvet and gold brocade curtains and hand-carved seats which can be operated via your... Read More about Projection hero installation.

Technologies of seeing the past: The Curzon Memories App (2011)
Book Chapter
Crofts, C. (2011). Technologies of seeing the past: The Curzon Memories App. In D. Stuart, B. Jonathan P., & N. Kia (Eds.), Proceedings of EVA London 2011: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, 163-170. BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT

This paper presents a practice research project based at The Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, UK. Working closely with the cinema to develop a locative or context-aware heritage application for the iPhone, the project aims to enhance the Curzon’s... Read More about Technologies of seeing the past: The Curzon Memories App.

Technologies of seeing the past: The Curzon Memories App (2011)
Book Chapter
Crofts, C. (2011). Technologies of seeing the past: The Curzon Memories App. In D. Stuart, B. Jonathan P., & N. Kia (Eds.), Proceedings of EVA London 2011: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, 163-170. BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT

This paper presents a practice research project based at The Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, UK. Working closely with the cinema to develop a locative or context-aware heritage application for the iPhone, the project aims to enhance the Curzon’s... Read More about Technologies of seeing the past: The Curzon Memories App.

Cinema distribution in the age of digital projection (2011)
Journal Article
Crofts, C. (2011). Cinema distribution in the age of digital projection. Post Script -Jacksonville-, 30(2), 82-98

It has become almost axiomatic to state that the transition to digital technologies represents a momentous period of change for the cinema. As Angelo D’Alessio of the European Digital Cinema Form suggests, “the Cinema industry is confronting unparall... Read More about Cinema distribution in the age of digital projection.

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.


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