Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Smizz: World As Medium: A Space For Space

S1 Artspace, Smizz (2018) [cropped]

About the author Sarah Smith, aka Smizz, is a doctoral student in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and holds degrees in both Fine Art and Radiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University.  Smizz is pursuing interdisciplinary research into how creative art practices can help inform patients going through radiotherapy treatment. Smizz’s supervisors are Dr Becky Shaw and Dr Claire Craig. In 2016 Smizz was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s PhD […]

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Researcher Blog by Diane Rodgers: ‘Wyrd’ British television of the 1970s

Diane A Rodgers, Folk Horror presentation (crop), 2017

About the author Diane Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University specialising in alternative and cult film, television, music and comics.  Diane is also a doctoral student in C3RI where her research examines folklore in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television folk-horror. This work will also feature as a chapter in the forthcoming book Yuletide Terror, to […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Becky Shaw: How Deep?

About the author Becky Shaw is C3RI Postgradate Research Tutor in Art and Design and Reader in Fine Art in Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) at Sheffield Hallam University. Becky’s research focuses on the relationship between people and the material world, and how ideas of objectivity and subjectivity dwell in objects. Current work chronicles the life of an object and its concealed […]

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Researcher Blog by Professor Esther Johnson: Asunder – The Story of an English Town in the First World War

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About the author Esther Johnson is Professor of Film and Media Arts in the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) in C3RI at Sheffield Hallam University. Esther’s work is at the intersection of artist moving image and documentary. Her poetic portraits focus on marginal worlds, revealing resonant stories that may otherwise remain hidden or ignored. Esther’s work has been exhibited internationally in […]

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Researcher Blog by Michelle Atherton: Banff Artists in Residence in the Canadian Rockies

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

About the author Michelle Atherton is Senior Lecturer in Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) and a member of the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) within C3RI. Michelle’s research explores the resistance of space through the encounter with the image, often using cultural phenomena as a starting point to discuss structures and systems. Michelle’s work has been widely exhibited in a range of galleries […]

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Researcher Blog with PhD Candidate Caroline Claisse: Behind the Scenes at the Curious House

Curious House Exhibition

About the author Caroline Claisse is a doctoral student in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) where she is pursuing a practice-led PhD working with tangible technologies to prompt audience engagement in museums. Caroline’s PhD supervisors are: Professor Daniela Petrelli, Dr Luigina Ciolfi and Nick Dulake.   This week Caroline has launched her latest interactive exhibition ‘Curious House’ in collaboration with Bishops’ House Museum in Sheffield. […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate, Emma Bolland on 17th Screenwriting Research Network Conference

Still from Le Silence (work in progress) [cropped] Emma Bolland. Digital video. 2017.

About the author Emma Bolland is a doctoral student in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) where she is pursuing a practice-led PhD. Her PhD project entitled Truth is Structured Like a Fiction: Auto-fictive Practice and the Expanded Screenplay interrogates screenwriting materiality and process as a space for Fine Art practice.  Emma’s supervisors are: Dr Sharon Kivland (Reader in Fine Art and […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Rinella Cere on Shared Solidarities 3 – Framing Catastrophe

Shared Solidarities III Framing Catastrophe

About the author Rinella Cere is Reader in Media and Cultural Studies in the Computing and Communication Research Centre (CCRC) within C3RI. Rinella’s research interests include post-colonial theory and media cultures, theories of globalisation and Italian media culture. In this post Rinella reflects on Shared Solidarities 3 – Framing Catastrophe: a one-day conference convened by two networks of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and hosted […]

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Researcher Blog: ECSCW2017 – stories from the Student Volunteer Team

ECSCW2017 Student Volunteer Team

About the authors This blog post on the ECSCW conference was co-authored by three PhD students: Caroline Claisse, Ghayda Al Juwaiser and Eleonora Mencarini. Caroline Claisse is doctoral candidate in C3RI in her 3rd year pursuing a practice-led PhD investigating the potential of embedded technologies and tangible interaction for engaging with heritage. Caroline’s supervisory team are Professor Daniela Petrelli (Director of Studies), Professor Luigina […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Anandi Ramamurthy on Cinematic Interruptions – The Experience of Palestine

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About the author Anandi Ramamurthy is Reader in Post-Colonial Cultures in the Computing and Communication Research Centre (CCRC) within C3RI. Anandi’s research focuses on critically analysing ‘race’ and postcoloniality in media and culture to challenge hegemonies and aims to give voice to the voiceless.   In this post Anandi discusses her work on Creative Interruptions, an AHRC funded project that explores the […]

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