Media Culture and Practice

Media Culture and Practice goes back to school!

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24Sep2013
In June 2013, we were invited to participate in Refresh - an event for refreshing film and media teachers' skills in digital media teaching - which was held at Watershed Bristol. The module Mediated Lives (Media Culture 1) was used as an example for how to make use of students existing social media and online skills as research tools. The workshop went down so well that we were asked to share more details about the course by several teachers in Bristol schools, and in July we went into Redland Green and did a workshop with sixth -formers about Twitter and mobile phones.

Sideways Looks 2013 website: student work and blogs....

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16Jun2013

Sideways Looks Reception, Philadelphia St Gallery

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16Jun2013

Sideways Looks 2013 - some pictures

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16Jun2013

Sideways Looks 2013 under construction

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07Jun2013


graduation shows 2013

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07Jun2013
Our two graduation shows open Friday 7th June. One is with the main Dept of Creative Industries show at Bower Ashton campus:

The other, a creative intervention in the heart of Bristol's shopping zone:


Watch this space for photos and videos!

degree show open day: Sat 10th

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06Jun2012
On Saturday 9 June, we invite young people - and their families – who are considering studying art, design and media to visit the Show and take the opportunity for an informal chat with graduates, current students and staff. No booking required.

You are of course welcome to look at all the programmes on show, but we are in room 0D17 in D Block.

Sideways Looks website

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29May2012
All the current third year's final projects in web, video and photo media can be accessed here: http://www.sidewayslooks.com

Media students in the Creative Industries degree show

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29May2012
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After the success of the Sideways Looks exhibition and screening, a selection of the best Media work will be included in the Dept of Creative Arts degree show on our Bower Ashton campus. The show opens on the 9th June, for full details please follow this link.

The Sideways Looks manifesto

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28May2012
It has never been more important to study the media. As Lord Leveson lifts the Fleet Street flagstones to glimpse the tangle of power, influence, secrecy, disdain and corruption writhing beneath them, as social media are accused of rewiring children’s brains, of destroying the very sociality they proclaim but also celebrated for toppling autocratic regimes, as popular magazines proliferate new forms of disgust for their readers’ bodies, and as photography, video, animation and the written word fuse, split and evolve in the new primal soup of the Web, the work on display in this exhibition offers a magnifying glass for the study of this rapidly mutating media ecosystem.
 
These student-producers are not replicating established media conventions and images, they are dismantling and remaking them through a critical engagement with media and cultural theory, and through a creative ambition for the technical, aesthetic and political possibilities of digital technologies and networks. They have an eye on the future, but - just as importantly - a critical and sideways eye on the everyday and here-and-now in all its banal strangeness.
 
This exhibition and screening (and the Media & Cultural Studies course from which it has emerged) follows the call to arms raised by the notorious media theorist Marshall McLuhan, in whose centenary year these students began these projects:
‘instead of scurrying into a corner and wailing about what the media are doing to us, we should charge straight ahead and kick them in the electrodes’.