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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 Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films (57-70). (1). Bloomsbury

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'.

Critical ambience (2020)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J., & Hayler, M. (in press). Critical ambience. In T. Abba, J. Dovey, & P. Kate (Eds.), Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan

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.

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....ribe.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.

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]

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....ribe.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.

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

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.

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.

TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, September). TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us. Presented at TEDx Bath 2019 - Echoes of the City, Holborne Museum, Bath

This TEDx talk discussed how the history of the Ethiopian connection with the city of Bath can shed light on how we live today. The talk addressed three key lessons; 1) You can find sanctity in unexpected places 2) The need for calmness in times... Read More about TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us..

Organising counter-cultures: Challenges of structure, organisation and sustainability in the Independent Filmmakers Association and the Radical Film Network (2019)
Journal Article
Presence, S. (2019). Organising counter-cultures: Challenges of structure, organisation and sustainability in the Independent Filmmakers Association and the Radical Film Network. Screen, 60(3), 428-448. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjz022

The Independent Filmmakers Association (IFA) was formed in London in 1974 to represent the various strands of predominantly leftist and experimental independent filmmaking in post-war Britain. For the next fifteen years, the IFA played a key role in... Read More about Organising counter-cultures: Challenges of structure, organisation and sustainability in the Independent Filmmakers Association and the Radical Film Network.

Network for Creative Enterprise final report (2019)
Report
Moreton, S., Dovey, J., Johnson, M. P., & Bellaar Spruijt, V. (2019). Network for Creative Enterprise final report. Bristol: Arts Council England/ERDF

The Network for Creative Enterprise (NfCE) was established in October 2017 to help freelancers, artists, creative practitioners, start-up microbusinesses, and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England LEP area make a sustainable livin... Read More about Network for Creative Enterprise final report.

Connection People and Places - Fairfield House case study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, September). Connection People and Places - Fairfield House case study. Presented at Stephen Lawrence 19th Annual Memorial Lecture

Fairfield House was one of the case studies for the Connection People and Places research project, led by the Stephen Lawrence Trust in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In my opening talk I explained the history... Read More about Connection People and Places - Fairfield House case study.

Using virtual reality head-mounted displays with autistic children: views, experiences and future directions. (2019)
Journal Article
Newbutt, N., Bradley, R., & Conley, I. (2020). Using virtual reality head-mounted displays with autistic children: views, experiences and future directions. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23(1), 23-33. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2019.0206

This article seeks to place children on the autism spectrum at the centre of a study examining the potential of virtual reality head-mounted displays used in classrooms. In doing so we provide data that addresses three important and often overlooked... Read More about Using virtual reality head-mounted displays with autistic children: views, experiences and future directions..