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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 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..

When the Prophet was angry with the Emperor: On Marcus Garvey's critique of Haile Selassie I, and the aligned legacy of both their logic (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, August). When the Prophet was angry with the Emperor: On Marcus Garvey's critique of Haile Selassie I, and the aligned legacy of both their logic. Presented at Do you Remember? Commemoration for Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Discussing the challenging moment in 1937 when Marcus Mosiah Garvey strongly criticised Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie for moving to Bath in the UK, to rally for support for Ethiopia's liberation from Mussolini's fascist invasion. Garvey attacked t... Read More about When the Prophet was angry with the Emperor: On Marcus Garvey's critique of Haile Selassie I, and the aligned legacy of both their logic.

Interspecies Urban Planning, Reimaging City Infrastructures with Slime Mould (2019)
Book Chapter
Dillon, T. (2019). Interspecies Urban Planning, Reimaging City Infrastructures with Slime Mould. . River Publishers

The slime mould Physarum polycephalum optimises its shape in a geometrically constrained space. We explore this property in order to reconsider how we could develop more inclusive, interspecies approaches to urban planning and infrastructure. Working... Read More about Interspecies Urban Planning, Reimaging City Infrastructures with Slime Mould.

A regional company? RED Production and the cultural politics of place (2019)
Journal Article
Spicer, A. (2019). A regional company? RED Production and the cultural politics of place. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 16(3), 273-304. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2019.0478

This article explores the significance of RED Production’s location in the north-west of England, analysing the complexities of its positioning as a ‘regional’ company contextualised within the broader issues surrounding regional television productio... Read More about A regional company? RED Production and the cultural politics of place.

Many ways of directing a film: Teaching the ‘Modes of creative practice' (2019)
Book Chapter
Lees, D. (in press). Many ways of directing a film: Teaching the ‘Modes of creative practice'. In S. Semerdijev (Ed.), 21st Century Film, TV and Media School Book – Volume 2: DirectingCILECT

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'.

High-tech business location, transportation accessibility, and implications for sustainability: Evaluating the differences between high-tech specializations using empirical evidence from U.S. booming regions (2019)
Journal Article
Zandiatashbar, A., Foster, N., & Hamidi, S. (2019). High-tech business location, transportation accessibility, and implications for sustainability: Evaluating the differences between high-tech specializations using empirical evidence from U.S. booming regions. Sustainable Cities and Society, 50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101648

© 2019 Studies on the accessibility needs of high-tech firms often draw on agglomeration economies and creative class assumptions that emphasizes how transit and walkability encourage clustering, knowledge exchange and innovation. As a result, some a... Read More about High-tech business location, transportation accessibility, and implications for sustainability: Evaluating the differences between high-tech specializations using empirical evidence from U.S. booming regions.

‘Britain’s first media centre’: A history of Bristol’s Watershed cinema (2019)
Journal Article
Presence, S. (2019). ‘Britain’s first media centre’: A history of Bristol’s Watershed cinema. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 39(4), 803-831. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2019.1600905

This article examines the genesis and development of the UK’s Watershed Cinema and Digital Creativity Centre. Established in 1982, Watershed was both the first full-time multi-screen independent cinema outside London and the first to integrate exhibi... Read More about ‘Britain’s first media centre’: A history of Bristol’s Watershed cinema.



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