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Selfie Citizenship Workshop

Thursday, April 16 2015, 9:30-16:00 The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University Chester Street, M1 5GD Registration for this is now open: bit.ly/selfiecitizenship The workshop brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, fields and backgrounds to explore the notion of “selfie citizenship” — the growing use of the selfie-genre and, more broadly, the networked circulations of individual and group self-portraits for “acts of citizenship” (Isin 2008). In the recent years we have become accustomed to photographs of individuals with hand-written banners, as well as to various selfie memes and hashtag actions (#NoMakeUpSelfie, #WeAreAllClean, #SmearforSmear as well as #ICan’tBreathe, ...

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Unpacking Models of Practice as Research Symposium

23rd January 2014, 10:30 – 18:00 MIRIAD Open Space, Righton Building Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Campus Cavendish Street, M15 6BG Manchester, United Kingdom NWCDTP – http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk MIRIAD: Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University In response to the new AHRC directive concerning the importance of practice as research – https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/research-councils/2014/9/Practice-makes-perfect.html -this event is a post-graduate training day held at MIRIAD at Manchester Metropolitan University that explores a range of approaches to practice as research from practitioners and students in the Visual Arts, Music, and Performing Drama, Dance and Performing Arts pathways of the NWCDTP. Programme: 10:30-11:00: Arrive [Coffee] 11.00-11.15: ...

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ATM 14 Symposium

For concession rate for group of three or more, please contact Yatie: yatie@hotmail.co.uk. Detailed info: www.atm14-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk

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“The Future Is What It Used To Be”

Cybersalon Manchester launch event Dr. Richard Barbrook, Eva Pascoe, Niki Gomez – chair Charlie Gere Wednesday, 25th June 2014, 6.30-9.00pm The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD Free – book via Eventbrite Our visions from the past are still dictating our future. Will they create the future that we want? Since the days of the Cold War we have been sold a certain vision of the future from Science Fiction and military dreams – one that includes robot helpers and work-saving devices. And this future has not yet been realised. Is it one ...

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Storyjacker: Online Writing Games

Dear MIRIAD Colleagues, I wanted to invite any interested colleagues to an event about the Storyjacker collaborative story-writing platform (storyjacker.net). The event promotes the launch of the platform and will feature: – an outline of the Storyjacker platform and the research behind it – the announcement of an online collaboration with a number of well-known authors at the Storyjacker Summer Games – a presentation of a new game prototype – a chance to play games and write with other members at the event The event will take place in Digital Innovation’s (soon to be) new homeThe Shed, John Dalton West on Wednesday, 18th ...

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M/Cr screening of ‘TO HELL WITH CULTURE’

Filmonik and Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces present a free May Day screening of To Hell with Culture (2014), a film about Herbert Read, art and anarchism. Followed by a Q&A chaired by the director of Castlefield Gallery, Kwong Lee, with filmmaker Huw Wahl and art historian Danielle Child. The film premiered at the ICA on April the 2nd and is now being screened around the UK. EVENT This event takes place at Federation House and is hosted by Filmonik and Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces, where Huw Wahl has produced To Hell with Culture. New Art Spaces is an initiative that makes use of ...

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Common Senses

Common Senses is a series of exploratory events and discussions around ‘the commons’. In a time of sociopolitical crisis and economic austerity, we are witnessing an increasing interest on the intersections between collectivity and communality; the right to knowledge and the city; shared experiences in and around the private and public sphere; existing and possible practices of resistance. 30 April, 14.00 – 18.00 The Public Library Project, Marcell Mars Book via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/common-senses-the-public-library-project-tickets-9419587239?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=4ae5079cac5711e3aa9122000a9f38e9 As academic researchers, we are concerned with the increasingly restricted access to knowledge as a result of financial cuts and privatisation. In addition, the internet, which once heralded ...

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Landscapes of Identity

A student-led symposium for postgraduate researchers, their supervisors and early career researchers. It will present diverse perspectives on identity of place and society from leading experts who have made their marks on fields such as architecture, urban landscape design, arts and media, popular culture, music and animation. Join us for a multi-disciplinary symposium, networking opportunity, and debate that will focus on the socio-cultural-physical characteristics of Manchester and visions of its future. Chair: Emma Anderson (The Atkinson) Guest Speakers: Tom Bloxham MBE (Urban Splash) – Identity through Urban Regeneration Chris Woodworth (Travellers’ Tales Warner Bros) – Virtual Identity Dave Haslam (Fac 51 The Haçienda) – Representation of Identity through Nightclubs and ...

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