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New Generation Thinkers 2017

The AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2017. This scheme aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience – through BBC broadcasting. It’s a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community. Each year, up to sixty successful applicants have a chance to develop their programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops and, of these up to ten will ...

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Creative Provocations

Join us for a series of informal style presentations or ‘provocations’ with other MIRIAD postgraduate students and staff. Students/staff are encouraged to present a topic, problem or discussion related to their research project (in any format appropriate to the Righton Open Space!) To take part email gemma.k.meek@stu.mmu.ac.uk with a title and small blurb about how you would like to use your 10 minute slot and its related topic (deadline: 28 June). These slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The line-up of presentations will then be circulated prior to the event. The aim is to encourage an informal, supportive space to ...

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ASK Open Lecture by Professor Tom Jefferies

Stealthy Cities: Exploring the limits of contemporary globally informed urban space in the UK Wednesday 20 April BZ403, Benzie Building 5.30pm—6.30pm Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite. For further details see www.art.mmu.ac.uk/events/2016/ask-tom-jefferies/ ALL WELCOME. The current occupation density of the UK shows a 1600% variation across the country (between 14517 to 9 PPL/km2), yet there are continuities and connections across this range. These extremes reflect the deep penetration of the market into the UK housing landscape since policies from the 1980’s initiated the removal of balancing mechanisms between the public and private sectors in the provision of domestic space. This lecture will ...

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Subject: WAR-Net has a new website!

From: WAR-Net [WAR-NET@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] on behalf of Kate McLoughlin [kate.mcloughlin@ELL.OX.AC.UK] Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:41 AM To: WAR-NET@JISCMAIL.AC.UK Dear WAR-Netters, The WAR-Net pages have moved! Check out our new site at: http://war-net.org/. Do link to it from your own sites. If you have any publications that you’d like listed, please get in touch. And please do continue to advertise your news, events and publications via jiscmail. As of today we have 455 subscribers, so are in an excellent state of health! Best regards, Kate & Gill

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ASK Open Lecture by Professor David Crow

Wednesday 17 February BZ403, Benzie Building 5.30pm—6.30pm ALL WELCOME. Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite. Graphic Design is a relatively new discipline. Over its short history it has changed considerably and adapted to changes in Art & Design education driven by wider social and economic change. Professor David Crow attempts to take a snapshot of the current state of play from a number of perspectives and poses some questions for graphic design education as it looks to the future. David Crow studied Communication Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. He subsequently worked as a designer in London for Assorted iMaGes ...

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Payment in a Diverse Landscape: Beyond the Gallery

Amanda Ravetz, Jack Roberts, Lucy Wright Complex questions surround artists’ engagement and relationship with galleries. What does gallery representation mean for practising artists? Should those exhibiting in galleries be paid? If so, how much and by whom? Why are some artists prepared to work for nothing? At the same time, contemporary artistic practice is highly diverse: while some artists produce object-based artworks, others engage in so-called socially engaged projects. So what happens if there is no marketable ‘final product’ at the end of an artistic venture? How do those artists who choose to work outside the gallery system gain professional ...

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Augmented Reality Workshop

Manchester Metropolitan University Creative Augmented Realities Hub and IFITT invite you to the Augmented Reality Workshop 25 November 2015, 12:30–18:00 Barclays Escalator in Manchester City Centre 231 Deansgate Manchester M3 4EN Event is FREE of charge but tickets need to be reserved via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/augmented-reality-ifitttalkmanchester-tickets-18511027983 This Augmented Reality workshop puts in agenda the main trends, challenges and applications of Augmented Reality as well as discussion of research result on Augmented Reality conducted by Creative AR Hub (www.creativear.org). Augmented reality has become the next big thing on the technology market and more and more organisations and destinations offer mobile augmented reality applications to overlay digital content ...

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Art Seeks Knowledge

Dear colleagues I am delighted to announce a new professorial lecture series – Art Seeks Knowledge. Led by Professors and visiting Professors at Manchester School of Art, the series offers a snapshot of the breadth and depth of some of our research and practice at the cutting edge of our disciplines. Open to staff, colleagues, students and the wider public, the first event takes place on Wednesday 21 October: Professor Pavel Büchler What makes Art Contemporary 5.30pm – 6.30pm For more information and to book a free ticket please visit http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/research/ask/ Best wishes, Steve Hawley Professor Steve Hawley Associate Dean Research Acting ...

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MIRIADONLINE ‘Web 121’ Surgery & MIRIADONLINE Group (MOG) Meeting

Lewis Sykes, MIRIADONLINE Co-ordinator, offers advice and support for setting up and structuring practice blogs and online research journals through a Web ‘surgery’ – bookable, one-hour, personal ‘Web 121′ sessions – 11am and 3pm weekly from 9th October, First Floor of the Righton Building. A sign up sheet is on the MIRIAD noticeboard next to Jim and Myna’s office. The MIRIADONLINE Group (MOG) is an open forum for PGRs and staff to discuss and develop more considered approaches to the ‘academic’ Web. It is a forward looking, student-led initiative seeking to research and develop strategies for how MIRIAD might respond ...

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