Researcher Blog by Reader in Fine Art Hester Reeve – Reflections on a residency at Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa

Photo courtesy of Hester Reeve

About the author Hester Reeve is a performance artist who works with Live Art actions, philosophy, dialogues, drawing and photography. Hester is a Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University – find out more information on Hester Reeve and her work on her webpage. I’m currently on a research residency at Nirox Sculpture Park in South Africa. This is a […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Alison Mayne: The Spiritual and Social Benefits of Knitting

About the author Alison Mayne is a doctoral candidate in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and a Scotland-based amateur maker in knitting and crochet. Alison’s research focuses on women’s crafting experiences and perceptions of well-being shared through social media and is diverted by what may be learnt through remaking historical dress. Alison works as an Associate Lecturer in Fashion Theory […]

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Researcher Blog by Professor Luigina Ciolfi: Presenting at ECSCW 2018

Professor Luigina Ciolfi at ECSCW2018 (Image courtesy of Luigina Ciolfi)

About the author Luigina Ciolfi is Professor of Human Centred Computing in the Computing and Communication Research Centre (CCRC) within C3RI. Luigina’s research is located at the intersection of computing, social science and design in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and cultural heritage technologies. Professor Luigina Ciolfi recently presented a paper written by herself and fellow Sheffield […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Tim Machin: A Grand Experiment in the Accumulative Production of Cultural and Civic Meaning

About the author Tim Machin is the Gallery Manager for the Sheffield Institute of Arts. He is also a doctoral student in C3RI, researching the impact and possibilities of the Park Hill sculpture garden, in partnership with S1 Artspace. He is supervised by Dr Becky Shaw and Andrew Sneddon. Here Tim reflects on the distinctive Park Hill development and its cultural […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Ghayda Al Juwaiser: The Reward of Academic Networking – SHU @ Paris and Troyes

About the author Ghayda Al Juwaiser is doctoral student in C3RI where she is in her 4th year researching the use of social media by Saudi women to represent and communicate their identity. Ghayda is supervised by Professor Luigina Ciolfi and Dr Geff Green. Ghayda has recently returned from two engagements at universities in France. In this post Ghayda describes her excitement at unexpected invitations […]

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Researcher Blog by Jonathan Saunders and Helen Grantham of CENTRIC: Unpacked Refugee and Virtual Reality at UNICEF Headquarters in New York

Ahmed Badr. Unpacked Refugee. Unpacked VR. Header.

About the authors Jonathan Saunders is a researcher and developer based in C3RI’s Centre for Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC). Jonathan’s research focuses on the development of mobile, PC and serious games. He is currently working on the AUGGMED program as a serious games developer working with virtual and mixed reality solutions to remote, multi-agency […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Alison Mayne: The Diversions – Adventures in remaking 20th Century Dress & Wearing Your Research …

Alison Mayne, Diversions, (2018)

About the author Alison Mayne is a doctoral candidate in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and a Scotland-based amateur maker in knit and crochet. Alison’s research focuses on women’s crafting experiences and perceptions of well-being shared through social media and is diverted by what may be learnt through remaking historical dress. Alison works as an Associate Lecturer in Fashion Theory […]

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Researcher Blog by Professor Alison Adam: Crime, policing, technology and the development of forensic science – lessons for today

Crime, policing, technology and the development of forensic science

About the author Alison Adam is Professor of Science, Technology & Society. She has published widely in the fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS), particularly around information systems (IS), gender issues and technology.  More recently her research interests have shifted focus towards historical topics, particularly the history of forensic science. Alison’s latest book is a research monograph, A History of Forensic Science: British […]

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Researcher Blog by TC McCormack: The Immense Ventriloquism

The Immense Ventriloquism, Platform side view (detail), nationalmuseum, Berlin. TC McCormack (2017).

About the author TC McCormack is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) and in C3RI’s Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC). TC’s practice-led research takes a multi-disciplinary approach using video, photography, collage, text and curatorial practice. His research incorporates subjects as diverse as the contradictions of modernist heritage; aesthetics of cultural memory and the possibility of language […]

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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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