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Seeing It On Television (2021)
Book
Lees, D., & Sexton, M. (2021). Seeing It On Television. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing

Seeing It on Television: Televisuality in the Contemporary US ‘High-end’ Series is co-authored by Dominic Lees and Max Sexton. The book is a detailed study of aesthetics in contemporary US television drama. It examines a range of cultural, technolog... Read More about Seeing It On Television.

Faking it (2021)
Journal Article
Lees, D. (2021). Faking it. Sight & Sound, 31(3), 10-11

Could deepfake films make their way from YouTube novelty and artworld provocation into mainstream cinema?

Critical ambience (2020)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J., & Hayler, M. (2020). Critical ambience. In T. Abba, J. Dovey, & P. Kate (Eds.), Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices (141-161). (1). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41456-6

This chapter argues that ambient cultural practices can be reframed as critically focused experiences rather than either passive backgrounds or immersive entertainment. We argue that ambient literature can leave the reader or listener with a heighten... Read More about Critical ambience.

Parting the iron curtain: Michael Klinger’s attempt to make 'A Man and a Half' (2020)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. (2020). Parting the iron curtain: Michael Klinger’s attempt to make 'A Man and a Half'. In J. Fenwick, D. Eldridge, & K. Foster (Eds.), Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films (57-70). (1). Bloomsbury Publishing

Between 1967 and 1984, British independent producer Michael Klinger attempted to make a war film initially called Parachute that was renamed A Man and a Half. It was an international production through which as Klinger hoped to establish himself as a... Read More about Parting the iron curtain: Michael Klinger’s attempt to make 'A Man and a Half'.

Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices (2020)
Book
Abba, T., Dovey, J., & Pullinger, K. (Eds.). (2020). Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41456-6

This book considers how a combination of place-based writing and location responsive technologies produce new kinds of literary experiences. Building on the work done in the Ambient Literature Project (2016–2018), this books argues that these encount... Read More about Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices.

Unboxing the Black Box: Reflections on Making with AI and Automation (2020)
Book
Crogan, P. (Ed.). (2020). Unboxing the Black Box: Reflections on Making with AI and Automation. SWCTN

A collective publication by South West Creative Technology Network Automation Fellows. This collection presents thoughts, provocations and reflections on AI and automation in the arena of creative making from some of the South West Creative Technolog... Read More about Unboxing the Black Box: Reflections on Making with AI and Automation.

Creative producers international report (2020)
Report
Moreton, S., Dovey, J., Vance, P., Quigley, A., Lansdowne, J., & Bolton, G. (2020). Creative producers international report. Bristol: Watershed

Creative Producers International was an international talent development programme which worked with 15 Creative Producers based in cities across the globe. Their areas of expertise ranged from contemporary art, place making and community engagement... Read More about Creative producers international report.

The role of television and social media news videos in raising the socio-political awareness of Jordanian University students (2020)
Thesis
Al-Jalabneh, A. A. S. H. The role of television and social media news videos in raising the socio-political awareness of Jordanian University students. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1491266

This thesis investigates the use and perceived awareness of Jordanian university students towards the socio-political news presented by Television “National Jordanian and Satellite TV” in comparison to Social Media “Facebook and YouTube”. The thesis... Read More about The role of television and social media news videos in raising the socio-political awareness of Jordanian University students.

Male stardom in 1960s British cinema (2020)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. (2020). Male stardom in 1960s British cinema. In Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered. , (11-28). Edinburgh University

The chapter analyses eight stars – Alan Bates, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Tom Courtenay, Albert Finney, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and Terence Stamp – all of whom were the product of the post-war changes (including the 1944 Education Act) that o... Read More about Male stardom in 1960s British cinema.

Empires and Ecologies of the Cloud (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Dillon, T. (2020, January). Empires and Ecologies of the Cloud. Presented at transmediale, Berlin

Invited respondant: Exchange #2: Empires and Ecologies of the Cloud Teresa Dillon Daphne Dragona Sarah Friend Mél Hogan Ulises Ali Mejias Solveig Suess Moderated by Daphne Dragona Discussion Lecture Fri, 31.01.2020 15:30 to 17:30 Volk... Read More about Empires and Ecologies of the Cloud.

The 360° Gaze: Immersions in Media, Society and Culture (2020)
Book
Stiegler, C. (in press). The 360° Gaze: Immersions in Media, Society and Culture. Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)

The 360° Gaze is the first comprehensive study that traces immersive experiences across a wide range of media and cultural practices in postmodern culture. With its interdisciplinary methodology, this book reveals the intersections between immersive... Read More about The 360° Gaze: Immersions in Media, Society and Culture.

Many ways of directing a film: Teaching the ‘Modes of creative practice' (2019)
Book Chapter
Lees, D. (2019). Many ways of directing a film: Teaching the ‘Modes of creative practice'. In M. D. Mourāo, A. Taylor, S. Semerdjiev, & C. Mello (Eds.), 21st Century Film, TV and Media School Book – Volume 2: Directing. CILECT

This chapter examines the creative practice of fiction film directors and seeks to identify patterns of difference that can be sorted into coherent schemes of practice. I then apply these findings in order to propose pedagogic innovations in film edu... Read More about Many ways of directing a film: Teaching the ‘Modes of creative practice'.

The Burning (2019)
Digital Artefact
Lees, D. (in press). The Burning. [Digital film]

Visions of swarming robots: Artificial intelligence and stupidity in the military-industrial projection of the future of warfare (2019)
Book Chapter
Crogan, P. (2020). Visions of swarming robots: Artificial intelligence and stupidity in the military-industrial projection of the future of warfare. In T. Heffernan (Ed.), Cyborg Futures: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (89-112). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21836-2_5

My subject in this paper is the analysis, speculation and recommendations for the future development and deployment of lethal autonomous robotic systems such as they appear in reports, studies and presentations emanating from what is still aptly call... Read More about Visions of swarming robots: Artificial intelligence and stupidity in the military-industrial projection of the future of warfare.

The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults. (2019)
Book
Sobers, S. (in press). The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults. Bath: Imperial Voice

This illustrated photo-book explores the story of Emperor Haile Selassie and the Ethiopian royal family coming to live in the city of Bath following Mussolini's invasion, and how they used pianola music to create a sense of sanctity for the family at... Read More about The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults..

From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games (2019)
Thesis
Jarrett, J. From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1491316

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre represents one of the most popular, dynamic and influential spaces of digital play. Since the genres first commercial release in 2009 with the title League of Legends (2009 – present, Riot Games), MOBA... Read More about From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games.

A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, November). A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive. Presented at Afrika Eye Festival 2019, Watershed, Bristol

In this introduction to the Sudanese documentary film 'Talking About Trees', Sobers brings the storyline to a Bristol context. He charts Bristol's own history of professional Black filmmakers, and argues that making films alone is no longer enough.... Read More about A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive.

Liquid loss: Learning to mourn our companion species and landscapes (2019)
Journal Article
Dillon, T. (2019). Liquid loss: Learning to mourn our companion species and landscapes. Screen City Biennial, 2,

“The world tells a big story: living arrangements that took millions of years to put into place are being undone in the blink of an eye.”[1] In 2015, a team of biologists, zoologists and ecologists[2] published a paper that examined whether human... Read More about Liquid loss: Learning to mourn our companion species and landscapes.