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'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector (2017)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2017). 'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector. In R. Comunian, C. Chapain, & S. Malik (Eds.), Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practices and PlacesRoutledge

This chapter will build on the conference paper presented at the ‘Community Filmmaking’ conference in January 2014, which discussed the Bristol Radical Film Festival in the context of community filmmaking and the emergent project to develop what was... Read More about 'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector.

Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists (2016)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2016). Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists. In C. Mulloy, & Y. Tzioumakis (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, 103-111. Routledge

The most recent book-length study of radical British filmmaking, Margaret Dickinson’s Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945-90 (1999), ends by noting the emergence Undercurrents in 1994 as an example of the burgeoning use of video as a prop... Read More about Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists.

Urban regeneration within the zone of possibility in citizen led ‘hybrid cities’ (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Cook, J., Lander, R., & Santos, P. (2016, April). Urban regeneration within the zone of possibility in citizen led ‘hybrid cities’. Paper presented at Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City

The work reported in this paper explores the development of citizen led ‘hybrid cities’ in which social web technologies mediate urban regeneration in what we term the Zone of Possibility. The term ‘hybrid cities’ is not new and has been used in a si... Read More about Urban regeneration within the zone of possibility in citizen led ‘hybrid cities’.

Going beyond your personal learning network, using recommendations and trust through a multimedia question-answering service for decision-support: A case study in the healthcare (2016)
Journal Article
Santos, P., Dennerlein, S., Theiler, D., Cook, J., Treasure-Jones, T., Holley, D., …Lex, E. (2016). Going beyond your personal learning network, using recommendations and trust through a multimedia question-answering service for decision-support: A case study in the healthcare. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 22(3), 340-359

Social learning networks enable the sharing, transfer and enhancement of knowledge in the workplace that builds the ground to exchange informal learning practices. In this work, three healthcare networks are studied in order to understand how to enab... Read More about Going beyond your personal learning network, using recommendations and trust through a multimedia question-answering service for decision-support: A case study in the healthcare.

Autonomy and dependency in two successful UK film and television companies: An analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films (2016)
Journal Article
Presence, S., & Spicer, A. H. (2016). Autonomy and dependency in two successful UK film and television companies: An analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films. Film Studies, 14(1), 5-31. https://doi.org/10.7227/FS.14.0002

This article analyses the production cultures of two film and television companies in the UK – RED Production and Warp Films – by discussing the companies’ formation and identity, aims and ethos, internal structures and their networks of external rel... Read More about Autonomy and dependency in two successful UK film and television companies: An analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films.

'Inward industry engagement': Exploring production cultures in British film and television (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Presence, S. (2015, November). 'Inward industry engagement': Exploring production cultures in British film and television. Paper presented at Challenging Media Landscapes

This paper stems from research undertaken as part of SiFTI (Success in the Film and Television Industries), a research project analysing the production cultures of several small-to-medium sized critically and commercially successful film and televisi... Read More about 'Inward industry engagement': Exploring production cultures in British film and television.

‘One screening away from disaster’: Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s exhibition sector (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Presence, S. (2015, October). ‘One screening away from disaster’: Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s exhibition sector. Paper presented at Screen Seminar

The Radical Film Network (RFN) was founded in September 2013 to provide infrastructural support to ‘radical film culture’ in Britain and elsewhere. Broadly characterised by a politically engaged and/or aesthetically innovative use of moving image med... Read More about ‘One screening away from disaster’: Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s exhibition sector.

CML/CMIR camera tests Oct 2015 (2015)
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T., & Sparke, S. (2015). CML/CMIR camera tests Oct 2015

Centre for Moving Image Research and Cinematographers Mailing Lists began testing cameras and Camera Prototypes together in February 2014. These involved Professional Cinematographers and various professional crew members (Camera Assistants, Digital... Read More about CML/CMIR camera tests Oct 2015.

Prisoners (2015)
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T. (2015). Prisoners

Research Artefact previously created as a narrative then re-purposed to explore Region Specific hot spots via interactive online latency free moving Images. Artefacts are uploaded online for user experience to investigate non tree-logic functionality... Read More about Prisoners.

The contemporary landscape of video-activism in Britain (2015)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2015). The contemporary landscape of video-activism in Britain. In E. Mazierska, & L. Kristensen (Eds.), Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds, 186-212. Berghahn

This chapter explores the complex contemporary landscape of British video-activism. The most recent book-length study of oppositional film in Britain, Margaret Dickinson’s Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945-90 (1999), ends by noting the... Read More about The contemporary landscape of video-activism in Britain.

Crumbling rejuvenation: Archetype, embodiment and the “aging beauty myth” (2015)
Book Chapter
Dolan, J. (2015). Crumbling rejuvenation: Archetype, embodiment and the “aging beauty myth”. In L. Hockley, & N. Fadina (Eds.), The Happiness Illusion: How the Media Sold Us a Fairytale, 75-88. Routledge

Mobilising Jungian formulations of the archetypal crone, this paper explores the figure of the rejuvenated, wicked witch/ evil stepmother as represented in two big budget, fantasy films, Stardust (Dir., Vaughn, 2007) and Snow White and the Huntsman (... Read More about Crumbling rejuvenation: Archetype, embodiment and the “aging beauty myth”.

Panel presentation at international symposium for electronic art 'Waves of technology' (2015)
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T. (2015). Panel presentation at international symposium for electronic art 'Waves of technology'

This panel was formed to create a picture of, then interrogate the tsunami-like effect of the expanding capabilities of moving-image capture and display and place this within a reading of history that proposed that technology comes upon us insistentl... Read More about Panel presentation at international symposium for electronic art 'Waves of technology'.

'The general public don’t need to know who we are. We’re building a profile for the industry as a whole’: Inward engagement in the UK film and television industries (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Presence, S., & Spicer, A. H. (2015, March). 'The general public don’t need to know who we are. We’re building a profile for the industry as a whole’: Inward engagement in the UK film and television industries. Paper presented at Media Engagement International Conference

The paper stems from research undertaken as part of SiFTI (Success in the Film and Television Industries), a research project analysing the production cultures of several small-to-medium sized critically and commercially successful film and televisio... Read More about 'The general public don’t need to know who we are. We’re building a profile for the industry as a whole’: Inward engagement in the UK film and television industries.

The intersection of dreams: Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York exhibition (2015)
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T. (2015). The intersection of dreams: Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York exhibition

This was an exhibition of The Intersection of Dreams at Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York for the months of March - Augut 2015. This work was funded by the VC's of both UoB an UWE and attracted around 500,000 visitors. I am engaged on a proje... Read More about The intersection of dreams: Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York exhibition.

CML/CMIR camera tests Jan 2015 (2015)
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T., & Sparke, S. (2015). CML/CMIR camera tests Jan 2015

Centre for Moving Image Research and Cinematographers Mailing Lists began testing cameras and Camera Prototypes together in February 2014. This particular test place a year later in January 2015. These tests involved Professional Cinematographers and... Read More about CML/CMIR camera tests Jan 2015.

m-AssIST: Interaction and scaffolding matters in authentic assessment (2015)
Journal Article
Santos, P., Cook, J., & Hernández-Leo, D. (2015). m-AssIST: Interaction and scaffolding matters in authentic assessment. Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 18(2), 33-45

Authentic assessment is important in formal and informal learning. Technology has the potential to be used to support the assessment of higher order skills particularly with respect to real life tasks. In particular, the use of mobile devices allows... Read More about m-AssIST: Interaction and scaffolding matters in authentic assessment.

Westhay (2014)
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T. (2014). Westhay

Created as a research artefact to explore moving image mosaics or multi level imaging on a single screen (Output 1 Practice as Research Portfolio) I will be publishing details of my Research Framework and research methodologies in the ref CV which wi... Read More about Westhay.

Can indie docs change the world? (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Presence, S. (2014, October). Can indie docs change the world?. Paper presented at Goldsmiths Media Forum

This was a presentation I delivered as part of a panel on independent film and social movements at the 2014 Goldsmiths Media Forum.