Media Culture and Practice

Media Culture and Practice goes back to school!

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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.

experience & identity walkshop

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This is quick edit of some video of last week's level 1 walkshop, navigating Bristol's high culture (the Matti Braun installations at the Arnolfini gallery), street culture (the street art and murals of Nelson Street's See No Evil festival), and consumer culture (Broadmead and Cabot Circus).

experience & identity walkshop from UWE Media on Vimeo.

and another....

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I think this might be my favourite:

more from the first week

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These two images demonstrate extensive digital editing (they both started as studio portraits!).

first year, first week

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Michelle Henning is running an introductory four week course for Media Culture & Practice and Media & Journalism students. A frenetic but playful immersion in digital media and cultural theory, we have already seen some clever and imaginative work uploaded to our Facebook group. The images below are the result of an enquiry into the conventions and meanings of portrait photography that involved a pop-up portrait studio, dressing up and props, and online image manipulation....

Digital Cultures Research Centre and Media Culture & Practice

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The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) conducts world-leading research into contemporary techno-cultures, studying the application, practices and politics of emerging media technologies. A number of Media Culture & Practice staff are DCRC researchers and they apply their research directly to their teaching. 

The unique character of both Media Culture & Practice and DCRC is their mix of criticality, creativity and application.

The DCRC is a partner in the West of England’s leading media innovation lab, the Pervasive Media Studio. The Studio is a unique environment where designers, artists, and engineers share expertise to produce new experiences for media audiences. The Studio develops location based applications, new forms of performance and narrative, games and new forms of projection. DCRC researchers work in the open innovation Studio space, sharing projects and ideas well as supporting the work of the Studio through Knowledge Transfer projects. From 2012, the DCRC & Pervasive Media Studio will host REACT (Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies), one of the AHRC’s four national Knowledge Exchange hubs.

recognition for Media Culture & Practice teaching

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Three Media Culture & Practice lecturers have been awarded UWE Learning and Teaching Fellowships. The UWE Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises, celebrates and supports staff who are making a significant, demonstrable and continuing contribution to the enhancement of student learning.

They are Kate Brooks, Michelle Henning, and Seth Giddings