Affective Experiences
Affective Experiences

Seminars

RESEARCH SEMINAR III

We are pleased to invite you to the third RESEARCH SEMINAR, part of the AHRC funded project ‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’ at City University London. In the third and last seminar opens its spectrum on the themes. The seminar will engage with issues on the nature of experience and it’s link to interactive art. Also, we will get an introduction to the COST Action “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies” and discussion on development and testing of different methods in the field of online communication.

Please note: This is our last seminar and we are preparing the final conference, part of the project, that will be held on 9th of December 2013 at Parasol Unit foundation of contemporary art.

Seminar Speakers:

Tom Flint is programme leader of the BSc Interactive Media Design at Edinburgh Napier University. Tom studied for an MA in Digital Media at London Metropolitan University, his final project Sound of the Crowd was developed and presented as part of the HCI conference 2008 on Liverpool’s big screen. He was then offered a position as a lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. He teaches on a number of modules concentrating on physical computing, digital storytelling and arts based computing practice. His work with Tommy Dykes, the Aide Memoire was presented at Sonica Festival of sound Ljubljana and at Create 09. He is currently pursuing a PhD part time titled The Experience of Interactive Art is Appropriation.

Dr. Frauke Zeller is a Marie Curie Research Fellow, working in the Department of Information Studies and the Centre for Digital Humanities at University College London. She received her PhD from Kassel University, Germany, and finished her Habilitation in 2011 at Ilmenau University of Technology, also Germany. Her research interests include online communication and method development for online research analyses.

When: Tuesday, 11th of June, 10-12pm

Where: A227, 2nd Floor, College Building, City University London, London EC1V 0HB

You are all welcome! Please do RSVP (email: Irida.Ntalla.1@city.ac.uk)

Tea and Coffee available

RESEARCH SEMINAR II

We are pleased to invite you to the second RESEARCH SEMINAR, part of the AHRC funded project ‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’ at City University London. The seminar will explore questions on researching experiences and motivations of audience, visitors and users. The presentations will provide insights on audience and visitors research methods in cultural and museum settings as well as through artistic interventions in the city. The use of mobile applications and GPS technologies within that framework will be a focus on the discussion. Please note that the next seminar will take place in June (19/20th) exploring “Theoretical approaches on digital and new media research’

Seminar Speakers:

Theano Moussouri is a lecturer in Museum Studies at the Institute of Archaeology. After completing her BA in Preschool Education at the University of Athens, she pursued postgraduate studies at the Museum Studies Department, University of Leicester where she completed her PhD thesis on Family Agendas and Family Learning in Hands-On Museums. She worked for the Visitor Studies Unit of the Science Museum in London, UK on a number of large scale exhibition projects including the Wellcome Wing. Between 1999 and 2004 she was Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Museums and Gallery Education at the Museum Studies Department, University of Leicester where she was involved in developing the Generic Learning Outcomes Framework. In 2004 she founded Audience Focus with the mission to help museums and heritage organisation to facilitate enriching learning experiences for their visitors. She is currently on the Editorial Board of Visitor Studies and the new Books Editor for Curator.

Helen Bendon is a UK-based artist working predominantly in video and photography. Herwork was selected for New Contemporaries in 1998 and since then she has been exhibiting internationally (inc. Yvon Lambert, Paris, Kari Kenetti, Helsinki and the Centre for Photographie in Geneva). Her films and video works have also been shown at international festivals and screening events including the Commonwealth Film Festival, the Lux and the international Film Festival 700IS, Iceland, in which her film The Pack was shortlisted for the ‘Alcoa’ prize.In 2001 she won the coveted Fondation CCF pour la Photographie prize and her work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Arts Council of England and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France. In 2005 Helen was awarded The Conversation Gap Award commissioned by Career Innovation (Ci), working on narrative-based projects with some of the world’s leading businesses.

When: Tuesday, 21st of May, 10-12pm

Where: A227, 2nd Floor, College Building, City University London, Londond EC1V 0HB

You are all welcome! Please do RSVP

Tea and Coffee available

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RESEARCH SEMINAR I

The seminar will explore questions on methodological approaches when researching interactive and digital mediated environments. How can a researcher capture audience experiences in an interactive environment? What are the research methods and tools used to apprehend and measure users’ involvement?

Speaker:
Dr Dirk Vom Lehn, Sociologist and Lecturer, Department of Management, King’s College London. Dr Vom Lehn’s research involves ethnographic, video-based studies of social interaction in museums and galleries, in optometric consultations and on street-markets. He is particularly interested in the embedding of tools and technologies in social interaction, in cultural consumption and experiential marketing and in the co-creation of value in service encounters. He is part of the Work, Interaction and Technology Research Centre and the Marketing Group at Kings College London. www.vom-lehn.net/

When: Thursday, 21st of March, 10-12pm
Where: E211A (Yellow Room), The Northampton Suite – B, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB, City University London
You are all welcome! Please do RSVP (email: Irida.Ntalla.1@city.ac.uk)
Tea and Coffee available

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