We no longer need specialist knowledge, just transdisciplinary creative solutions
The cf. is a locus for interdisciplinary research at the University of the West of Scotland, generating a wide range of research from screen studies to social media. It is based in the School of Creative & Cultural Industries with Associates from around the University. The cf. fosters an advanced, theoretically informed and practice-led research culture, identifying key questions relevant to Scotland in a global economy. Our Associates work collaboratively across disciplines and with the wider CCI school research community, generating original insights that creates impact and influences global decisions about innovation, creativity and culture.
What we do
The cf. puts transdisciplinary learning at the heart of research development, building understanding through art, science, social science & the humanities, to develop a vision for the future that is creative, responsible & inspiring. Within the Institute, we aim to build collaborative research communities and support individual excellence, where knowledge is developed through a range of disciplinary insights. Through our work, we want to reconstitute the knowledge economy in a way that gives due credit to the complexity of ideas and discoveries, drawing as much from the arts as we do from the sciences.
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Our Institute is defined by communities, both physical and virtual. People collaborate from many walks of life to help inform what we do.
Knowledge creation relies on insights from a range of disciplinary perspectives, but how can we build bridges between subject areas?
How can academic research bring timely insights to society that can help foster responsible decision making in the short, medium and long term future?
Our approach to research is that it should be grounded in public interest, excellence, rigour, originality and be of significance for humanity.
Our research interests are informed by our core research values, which aim to develop significant, original and rigorous knowledge that has value and impact on society beyond academia.
Knowledge creation relies on insights from a range of disciplinary perspectives, but how can we build bridges between subject areas?
How can academic research bring insights that can help foster responsible decision making for the future of humanity?
Creative Practice 80%
Event, Festivals & Cultural Policy 60%
Visual Art 55%
Island Studies 35%
Science & Technology Studies 40%
All of the research at the cf. focuses on questions that concern the future of humanity in the broadest sense. Whether it is through the creation of new aesthetic forms, discussion about the future of journalism, or attention to our media-event based economy, our approach addresses the gaps in our knowledge that arise from conventional divisions in research. Our work brings creative alternatives to research innovation that help us think more imaginatively about our future. The intersection of these approaches to common areas of interest provides the cf. with a unique contribution to broad topics about social, political and cultural change. The categories above offer an insight into some of the research clusters within our programme, while the tags below focus on specific content.
Many of our active researchers work across disciplines. For instance, visual artist Samantha Clark creates extraordinary artistic works that have been shown all over the world, while also writing on environmental philosophy. Alternatively, Professor Gayle McPherson has been heavily involved with Creative Scotland as a Board member and in the theatre sector, while also researching mega-events. This range of contributions to the creative research and practice sector allows us to build relationships for our students in their own careers, while deeply embedding our scholarly contributions in the applied context. Key clusters include Journalism, Creative Practice/Research, Events, Festivals and Policy, Island Studies, and Performance.
Research topics include
The media form an important part of the public sphere and our research in this area seeks to understand and contribute to these discussions. Our researchers investigate how the media report certain issues, how media organizations are changing
along with the development of new technologies and how we can study computer games from a social perspective to make sense of identity. We also undertake our own journalism to locate the cf. firmly within the public domain.
Major societal challenges all have a cultural dimension. We can understand more about social, cultural and political values by investigating discourses and developing innovative practices, from mega-events to small-scale creative interventions.
Our research explores the future of urban/rural configurations, the politics and ethics of placemaking and representation, and the event economy.
The value of artistic practices and methodologies within research has grown considerably in the last five years, as social scientists draw more frequently on ideas developed by artists and as collaborations between HE and the art sector have flourished.
Our work focuses on how art reveals insight about the present state of humanity and future directions.
Rapid progress in the NBIC sciences has brought with it ethical, social, legal and policy questions that call for a greater integration between research in the STEM and non-STEM subjects. The last ten years has seen a rapid growth in collaborations between natural scientists, social scientists and arts & humanities scholars.
Our work brings these debates to a wider public playing a crucial part in making science relevant for society and theorising its value in the broader biopolitical sphere.
The development of new communication technologies has been accompanied by social studies of the user communities and our work contributes to this research by asking questions about the direction of technological change and how it will affect society.
The rise in telehealth, ecommerce and the transformation of leisure consumption are among the various ways that our researchers explore how new technologies have changed how people operate within their daily lives.
Dr Jo Collinson-Scott AKA Jo Mango will give an artist’s talk and performance at the McManus Gallery on 16 March, 2014. Here’s an overview of the event Fugitive Significance” Helen Kellock and Jo Mango From February until 16 March 2014 “Fugitive Significance” is an interdisciplinary exploration by visual artist, Helen Kellock, and musician, Jo […]
Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: Policy Innovation and Practice Conference Wed 22nd & Thurs 23rd of January 2014 Professor Nick Higgins will be speaking at this years Policy Innovation and Practice Conference. His talk titled, Assembling Scottish Identities: The Northern Lights documentary film project will be held on the second day. For more information and details on registration and […]
Last weekend, Prof Andy Miah gave a talk at the Congress of Brilliant Minds in Madrid. Also speaking were world leading photographer Steve McCurry, molecular scientist George M. Church, and Paralympic swimming legend Teresa Perales, among others. Here is a trailer for the event from speaker David Peterson, language creator for Game of Thrones. and […]
featured image: “Deep map’ Sarah Rhys 2013 Dr David Manderson spoke recently at the Bristol conference ‘Walking In The City Mapping Borders Symposium’ His talk was co-presented with Louise Barrett from the School of Education and was titled: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: walking and creative writing. The talk drew on a Creative Scotland-funded, cross-faculty research project to […]
This week, Professor Gayle McPherson gives a keynote for the European Cultural Parliament on the role of national days & festivals in cultural advocacy and re-conceptualising National Identity. Find out more here
Prof Gayle McPherson spoke this week at the Hybrid Museums event at the University of Copenhagen. As part of a visiting Professorship, Gayle’s talk takes place within a course led by the Danish Centre for Museum Research. Her talk focused on the following: This presentation problematises the role of museums and the experiences of […]
Professor Andy Miah spoke this month at the Thailand Creative & Design Center in Bangkok at their annual meeting. The TCDC is Thailand’s primary vehicle for promoting design and creativity and the event was held at the Scala theatre. Other key speakers included world renowned designer Dai Fujiwara and Yoon C Lee, Vice President of […]
CALL FOR PAPERS: ANNALS OF LEISURE RESEARCH Sporting and Cultural Events: Contested Legacies Whereas the language of legacy has dominated sport and cultural event narratives over the last two decades, in recent years there has been a greater recognition that the outcomes of these events do not happen automatically but instead need to be planned, resourced, and led by […]
On 11 March, Professor John Robertson gave evidence at a hearing in the Scottish Parliament, focused on his research about the media coverage of the Scottish referendum debate. Here’s the footage and a link to the report which has caused so much controversy in the Scottish media.
cf. associate Dr. John Robertson’s study ‘Fairness in the first year?’ investigates the television coverage of the Scottish referendum campaign through BBC and ITV channels from the period of September 2012 to September 2013. The objective, year long study found that both channels favoured the No campaign in their news coverage of the independence referendum. […]
From 2011-2013, Professor David McGillivray and Professor Gayle McPherson led a consortium that conducted an impact evaluation of Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme for Creative Scotland. We are pleased to publish a link to the final report, which is now available for free. You can browse it online below (requires flash) or jump to the […]
This month, Prof Andy Miah accepted a role on the ministerial advisory group of Fiona Hyslop MSP, to focus on implementing Scotland’s Digital Charter. Meetings commence in December 2013. This role complements the long history of research into digital culture that has been developed in the Institute and which continues in 2014 via our projects […]
Where: AA Gallery, Architectural Association School, Bedford Square, London When: 26/4/2013-25/5/2013 ZEVS (FRAN), Ztohoven (CZEC), Krzysztof Wodiczko (POL), Matthias Wermke & Mischa Leinkauf (GER), Upper Space (UK), Gregory Sholette (USA), Michael Rakowitz (USA), Ben Parry (UK) & Peter McCaughey (IRE), Tatzu Nishi (JPN), Renzo Martens (BELG), Knit the City (UK), Peter Kennard (UK), Laura Keeble […]
Last week Emilia Sosnowska, UWS PhD researcher, visited ICC- Inter Communication Centre in Tokyo’s Opera City building, which functions as an open platform to amalgamate communication culture with cutting-edge technologies and artistic creativity. ICC, Opera City Building (pictured above) Their current exhibition Open Space 2012, which refers to recent projects in research institutions […]
During the summer, the Wellcome Trust holds an exhibition thematically associated with the Olympic Games called ‘Superhuman‘. Professor Andy Miah features in the exhibition and worked with the lead curator to build an exhibition about the history of human enhancement. Our work with the cultural sector aims to bring our research insights to new audiences, […]
Cultures of Independence Event: Culture and Interindependence Location: Mackintosh Room at The Glasgow School of Art Date: Friday January 17th 2014 Time: 9.30 AM – 2 PM Admission: Free You are invited to attend our second event on the Friday 17th of January, Culture and Interindependence, at which our guest speakers are Fintan O’Toole, Jim Mitchell, […]
Prof. Katarzyna Kosmala launches her new book Imagining Masculinities: Spatial and Temporal Representation and Visual Culture at the CCA on the 31st January, 5pm. Prof Kosmala will also be speaking with artistic duo Kennedy Browne prior to screenings of their works, How Capital Moves(2010) and The Myth of the Many in the One (2012). For […]
Showcased for the first time in Scotland, Kennedy Browne, a collaborative practice of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne, explore ways of temporarily occupying architectural fragments and cultural texts, merging ‘real’ with artificial, politics and kitsch. Two screenings will open with an artist talk and book launch at 5pm on Fri 31 January and […]
Prof Kosmala will lead a stream in the International Conference Arts and Management in Copenhagen 2014. The Theme for this year is ‘Creativity & Design’ Details of the call for papers is below: Stream theme Spaces of Precarious Condition: Bridging Cultures, Designs and Worldviews Conveners: Katarzyna Kosmala, University of the West of Scotland email@example.com Miguel J […]
(image: Tushar Joag: Bombay Dowry: UNICELL intervention) Tushar Joag was born in Mumbai in 1966. He completed his Bachelors in Fine Art in 1988 (Sir JJ. School of Art, Mumbai ) and Masters in 1990 (M.S. University, Baroda). After spending two years (1998 to 2000) at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he returned […]
// participatory arts and media and the creation of community wellbeing Where: Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BE When: 1st March 2013, 9.30am – 5.00pm Follow: www.twitter.com/RemakingSociety remakingsociety.ageofwe.org A conference exploring the findings of Remaking Society, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Connected Communities ‘Pilot Demonstrator’ […]
Re-discovering Turenas by John Chowning // The Commercial Music research seminar series takes place next at the CCA Cinema, CCA Glasgow, Tuesday 26th February 2013, 5.30pm with a talk by Dr Laurent Pottier (University of Saint-Etienne). Details below: Electronic music uses tools that are evolving at an incredible speed. Many pieces of music that were written during the last […]
On 23rd November, cf. Associate Ben Parry will discuss ‘Reversing the Gaze’ in an event called ‘Recycling Mumbai’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Ben’s project investigates the displacement of 450 families formerly living on the Dharavi pipeline. The Dharavi pipeline is one of the most recognizable images of ‘slum world’, made famous through […]
This week, Professor Gayle McPherson and para sports champion Julie McElroy are in the Evening Times about a new project examining the integration of para sport into the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParapanAmerican Games. Read the full article here
Professor Miah was recently interviewed by CNN about the upcoming Olympics, focusing on how social media might act as a disruptive force during Games time. He said “”Social media is the only vehicle through which protest is noticed, and campaigns are getting more and more sophisticated and organized,” Read the full article here
cf. Director Prof Andy Miah was recently quoted in the BBC News on his thoughts about Google’s Street View and how this has changed the way Users relate to the wider world. Street View has already changed the way people get to know places and “how we interact with the physical world”, Users turn to […]
During the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, cf. Director Prof Andy Miah interviewed by many of the world’s media. Here’s a breakdown of his activities, which included BBC2 Newsnight and BBC News 24: Worldwide - Associated Press x3, BBC World Service x3 (with David Eades; with Gareth Mitchell) , Reuters, Reuters, University World News, Australia - ABC Radio, Canberra Times, Bolivia - Los Tiempos Brazil - TV […]
Head of School Anne Gifford was quoted in the Daily Record about the use of mobile devices, particularly how people personalize digital technology and make it a meaningful object. When asked about the purpose of ‘home screen’ images on devices, she said: “People want something personal to remind them of what’s still important to them. […]
Dr Emma Rich, cf. Advisory Board member writes a feature for the Independent asking what people can expect from the ‘inspiring’ effect of the Olympic & Paralympic Games. She says: “There can be no question that living in a host nation and having the opportunity to attend events and feel part of the Games as […]
cf. Director Prof Andy Miah recently interviewed for a Channel 4 Paralympic Games broadcast by Channel 4, which asked whether the media had a responsibility for promoting disability sport. The full video can be seen here.
Associates from the School of Creative & Cultural Industries
Prof Andy Miah
Andy is Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies and Director of the Creative Futures Institute He is also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. He is currently part of a European Commission Digital Futures consortium & completing a book for MIT Press titled ‘A Digital Olympics’
Graham is Reader of Music & Performance whose recent research and practice includes leading professional development work for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a DCMS and Arts Council England study exploring the role of the arts in community radio, and a three year AHRC-funded project exploring the discourses of learning and inclusion in informal performing arts projects with young people.
Dr Alison Clifford
Alison is a media artist who has exhibited in new media festivals around the world, including the International Generative Art Conference, Oi Futuro, the International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Zebra Poetry Film Award, the Electronic Language International Festival, ArtFutura, Barcelona and the International Competition of Electroacoustic and Sonic Art, Bourges, France (2002).
Before working at the School of Creative & Cultural Industries, Ewan was a print and broadcast journalist working for the BBC as Senior Broadcast Journalist on the Good Morning Scotland programme. Ewan has also produced a range of national current affairs programmes for BBC Radio Scotland, such as Eye-to-Eye with Magnus Linklater and Newsweek Scotland. He was formerly Private Secretary to the leader of the Scottish National Party. Ewan continues to work in journalism as a contributor to The Scotsman, The Guardian and other newspapers, also appearing on Newsnight, Newsnight Scotland, The BBC Politics Programme, The Today Programme and others.
Prof Gayle McPherson
Gayle is Chair in Events and Cultural Policy within the School of Creative and Cultural Industries. Her research focuses on the social and cultural impacts of local and national state interventions around events and festivals. She was cultural advisor to the 2014 bid team and co-wrote Theme 16 of the bid and is conducting research with the volunteers who were part of the Delhi Flag Handover Ceremony on behalf of Glasgow Life. She is currently working on the “Govanwave of Change” project as part of the Cultural Olympiad and recently worked with Glasgow life on a range of evaluation projects, such as the Winter Festival and the World Pipe Band Championship. She is a Board member of Glasgow East Arts Organisation and formerly on the Board of Creative Scotland.
Prof David McGillivray
David is Professor in Digital Cultures and Mega-Events in the School of Creative & Cultural Industries. His research focuses on the contemporary significance of events and festivals (sporting and cultural) as markers of identity and as mechanisms for the achievements of wider economic, social and cultural externalities. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Leisure Studies Association and developing a range of projects, which focus on social media and its values as a learning and teaching tool..
Dr David Overend
David is a Lecturer in Performance in the School of Creative & Cultural Industries. He was Associate Artist at the Arches, Glasgow (2007-2010) where he directed a series of practice-as-research projects. Current research focusses on the relationship between performance and journeys and includes leading the Making Routes network. For the Arches, David recently directed Bullet Catch by Rob Drummond at the Traverse Theatre, winning the Herald Angel and Total Theatre Awards 2012. Produced at the National Theatre in May 2013, Bullet Catch tours internationally in 2013/14..
Prof Katarzyna Kosmala
Katarzyna Kosmala is Professor of culture, media and visual practice, Visiting Research Fellow at the European Institute of Gender Studies GEXcel at Linköping University and Örebro University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a curator and art writer. She also worked in Poland, Croatia and France under visiting exchanges and invited posts. She regularly curates shows and screenings working with themes of art and politics, art activism and performance.
Dr John Robertson
John is Reader in Media Education in the School of Creative & Cultural Industries and has worked in Higher Education for 25 years. His background is as a sociologist and educational technologist and his teaching experience covers, in particular, learning theories, technology-based education and the critical analysis of socio-economic change. John’s research concentrates on news media with particular emphasis on conflict, democracy, citizenship and disability. His research findings have been used to inform University-wide developments and have been the focus of news reporting.
Sam is a visual artist who has exhibited internationally in such places as: Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; StAnza Poetry Festival; ET4U, Denmark; Stockholm Art Fair; University of Tasmania, Australia; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Girona, Spain. Her research into creative and philosophical responses to environmental issues has also resulted in conference presentations and academic journal articles in the emerging discipline of Environmental Humanities. In 2011 was awarded the George Buchanan PhD Scholarship by the University of St Andrews..
Dr Kathryn Burnett
Kathryn is anthropologist focused on aspects of community media and cultural identity around the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Her ongoing work with the Scottish Centre for Islands Studies and its flagship event the Small Islands Film Festivals locates UWS in a unique position with otherwise isolated areas within Scotland’s cultural community..
Prof Nick Higgins
Professor Nick Higgins MA, PhD, is Director of the Creative Media Academy and Chair of Media Practice. He is an award winning documentary director and producer, whose mostrecent BAFTA nominated production, We Are Northern Lights (2013), was the first ever Scottish documentary to be released by the multiplex cinema chain, Cineworld. His films have screened on the BBC, STV, Al Jazeera, SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), ZDF (Germany), VPRO (the Netherlands) and at film festivals internationally. He has sat on the Edinburgh International Film Festival & BAFTA juries and is the secretary of the Screen Education Edinburgh charitable trust.
Kenny is a Lecturer in Commercial Music in the School of Creative and Cultural Studies. His PhD focused on the Glasgow Apollo theatre (1973-85) and considered the longevity and magnitude of the ‘legendary’ reputation surrounding the famous local venue. The study, which is being undertaken at the University of Glasgow, has attracted considerable local media interest, led to global audience interaction, and has resulted in a series of well-received conference papers and publications. .
Dr Helen Wolfenden
Helen lectures in radio and has spent most of her professional life as a radio broadcaster working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a presenter, producer, manager and researcher. Helen’s research is focused on radio and identity, particularly within a public broadcasting context. She is interested in how broadcasters create an on-air identity and how the presenter’s relational self is constituted through personal boundaries, working practices, audiences and institutional processes.
Dr Holly Tessler
Holly undertakes research in music and cultural branding, music industries as cultural industries, music and media, music industry history, music and technology, interactive audio and sound, and music and popular culture, with particular expertise on the Beatles.
Dr Jo Scott
Jo is a singer-songwriter and folk performer for which she uses the name ’Jo Mango’. Her latest album Murmuration (2012), the development of which was funded by Creative Scotland, was listed 5th in The Herald’s top 50 albums of 2012. She has co-written singles for international release with Scottish bands such as Teenage Fanclub and Admiral Fallow. She is also a multi-instrumentalist and has performed as a session musician in several bands – playing alongside the likes of David Byrne and touring world-wide with nu-folk doyen Vashti Bunyan. Jo received her Phd from the University of Glasgow for her AHRC funded research developing original creative approaches to analysis of music using schizophrenic thought and language patterns as a conceptual model. Her recent research includes book chapters on the work of fellow nu-folk songwriter Joanna Newsom and on the concept of schizoanalysis as it applies to creativity in non-fiction.
Dr Gerry Hassan
Gerry is a writer, commentator and thinker about Scotland, the UK, politics and ideas. Hailed by the Sunday Herald as ‘Scotland’s main public intellectual’ , Gerry has written and edited a dozen books in the last decade on Scotland and the wider world: from the setting up of the Parliament, to its record, policy, in depth studies of the Labour Party and SNP, and looking at how we imagine the future. Gerry’s activities include facilitating events, discussions and conversations which bring people together in Scotland and across the world. This website is a small contribution to aiding that and widening the discussion.
UWS Associates are drawn from around the University of the West of Scotland and include staff from the Schools of Business, Science, Education, Social Science & Computing.
Dr Daniel Livingstone
Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, specialising in Computer Game Technology and Virtual Worlds, teaching classes from Real Time 3D software development with OpenGL through to Collaborative Virtual Environments. Recently, he co-chaired the Second Life Education Workshops, founded the Massively Multi-Learner series of workshops for the HEA-ICS in the UK. (RE-LIVE).
Dr Alexandre Gagnon
Dr Alexandre Gagnon is a member of the Environmental Initiatives Research Group in the School of Science. A Geographer and Climatologist by training, his research is multi-disciplinary, falling at the interface between the natural and social sciences; and involves working in partnerships with local government stakeholders. More recent research interests include linking science to policy and planning, particularly the investigation of the gaps between academic research in the environmental sciences and the needs of policy makers and local decision-makers. Dr. Gagnon is a member of the Society theme of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES).
Prof Andrew Hursthouse
Andrew is an environmental geochemist in the School of Science, applying “earth-systems” approach to research which covers the transport/behaviour of pollutants in the environment (air quality, land degradation and remediation and aquatic biogeochemistry), evaluating the impact on ecosystems and for human health. In 2013, he was elected President of the International President of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health.
Prof Malcolm Foley
Malcolm is Executive Dean for Business and Creative Industries and Vice Principal at the University of the West of Scotland. He is a leisure studies scholar and reseraches aspects of ‘dark tourism’, leisure and the cultural industries.
Dr Sandro Carnicelli Filho
Sandro’s main academic interests are: sport tourism, adventure tourism, outdoor recreation, tourist behaviour, serious leisure, volunteering and emotional labor. Sandro has been awarded the Skills Active Outdoor Recreation Research Scholarship (New Zealand, 2010) and the Carnegie Trust Grant (Scotland, 2011). He is also a member of the ABRATUR (International Academy for the Development of Tourism Research in Brazil) and he is on the Executive Board of the Leisure Studies Association.
Dr Lorna Stevens
Lorna Stevens worked in book publishing before becoming an academic. Her research explores the intersections of media, marketing and culture in her work, specifically media consumption, particularly advertising and magazines consumption, consumer culture, critical marketing, experiential marketing and brand communities. Her work is interpretive in nature and often takes a feminist stance to explore gender issues and ideologies in a wider, cultural context.
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Dr Jonathan Sykes Adisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre Director of eMotion Lab Glasgow Caledonian University Biography Jonathan is a senior play researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is director of eMotionLab, a premier research facility which offers both consultancy and development services in the area of game production and play-testing. Skilled in the […]
Dr Philip Drake Advisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre Deputy Head of Postgraduate Schol Department of Film, Media & Journalism University of Stirling Biography After completing a BA (Hons) in English and Economics (First Class) at the University of Keele, Dr rake received an MPhil (Distinction) in Media and Culture from the John Logie […]
Dr Mariann Hardey Advisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre Associate Director of the Centre for Communication Science Durham Business School University of Durham @mazrred Biography Dr Mariann Hardey is a social media professional and academic and the BBC North East commentator for social media and digital networks. She read literature at the University of […]
Professor Angela McRobbie Advisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre Department of Media & Communications Goldsmiths, University of London @angelamcrobbie Biography The early research by Angela McRobbie (1976-1986) focused on young women and social class, popular culture, subculture, music and style. Between the mid 1980s and mid 1990s her attention turned to cultural production in the […]
Dr Beatriz Garcia Advisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre Head of Research, Institute of Cultural Capital, Liverpool Liverpool University @beatriz_garcia Biography Dr Beatriz García is Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital, a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. She is also the director of Impacts 08 – The Liverpool […]
Professor Roy Ascott Advisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre Director, Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth Biography Roy Ascott was born in Bath, England. He was educated at the City of Bath Boys’ School. His National Service was spent as an officer in the Royal Air Force working with radar defence systems). From 1955-59 he studied Fine Art at King’s College, University of Durham (now Newcastle University) […]
Emeritus Professor Arthur I. Miller Advisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre Biography Prof Miller is emeritus professor of history and philosophy of science at University College London. He is the author of several acclaimed books, the most recent of which are EINSTEIN, PICASSO (Basic, 2001) and EMPIRE OF THE STARS (Little, Brown/Houghton Mifflin, 2005), […]