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The digital resurrection of Margaret Thatcher: Creative, technological and legal dilemmas in the use of deepfakes in screen drama (2021)
Journal Article
Lees, D., Bashford-Rogers, T., & Keppel-Palmer, M. (in press). The digital resurrection of Margaret Thatcher: Creative, technological and legal dilemmas in the use of deepfakes in screen drama. Convergence, 27(3), https://doi.org/10.1177/13548565211030452

This article develops from the findings of an interdisciplinary research project that has linked film practice research with computer science and law in an exercise that seeks to digitally resurrect Margaret Thatcher to play herself in a contemporary... Read More about The digital resurrection of Margaret Thatcher: Creative, technological and legal dilemmas in the use of deepfakes in screen drama.

The 360° Gaze: Immersions in Media, Society and Culture (2021)
Book
Stiegler, C. (2021). 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.

Lens-less capture and emerging moving imaging technologies: An investigation into the ways in which digital pinhole capture and advances in lens-less capture in imaging technologies may affect the form and content of moving images (2021)
Thesis
Williams, L. Lens-less capture and emerging moving imaging technologies: An investigation into the ways in which digital pinhole capture and advances in lens-less capture in imaging technologies may affect the form and content of moving images. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6726592

This thesis is a practice-led enquiry that investigates the creative potential of pinhole video, a new imaging technique which is undocumented elsewhere. Although fixed pinhole image capture has been possible since the advent of chemical photography... Read More about Lens-less capture and emerging moving imaging technologies: An investigation into the ways in which digital pinhole capture and advances in lens-less capture in imaging technologies may affect the form and content of moving images.

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.

‘You wouldn’t get that from watching TV!’: Exploring audience responses to virtual reality non-fiction in the home (2020)
Journal Article
Green, D. P., Rose, M., Bevan, C., Farmer, H., Cater, K., & Stanton Fraser, D. (2021). ‘You wouldn’t get that from watching TV!’: Exploring audience responses to virtual reality non-fiction in the home. Convergence, 27(3), 805-829. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856520979966

Consumer virtual reality (VR) headsets (e.g. Oculus Go) have brought VR non-fiction (VRNF) within reach of at-home audiences. However, despite increase in VR hardware sales and enthusiasm for the platform among niche audiences at festivals, mainstrea... Read More about ‘You wouldn’t get that from watching TV!’: Exploring audience responses to virtual reality non-fiction in the home.

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.

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..