• Olivia Dunham and the new frontier in fringe

      Forde, Teresa; University of Derby (McFarland, 2019-07-12)
      From the Star Wars expanded universe to Westworld, the science fiction western has captivated audiences for more than fifty years. These twelve new essays concentrate on the female characters in the contemporary science fiction western, addressing themes of power, agency, intersectionality and the body. Discussing popular works such as Fringe, Guardians of the Galaxy and Mass Effect, the essayists shed new light on the gender dynamics of these beloved franchises, emphasizing inclusion and diversity with their critical perspectives.
    • OneConversation with S.H.E.D: Designing in Dialogue

      Jones, Rhiannon; Slabbert, Barend; University of Derby (2021-04-22)
      This research workshop will provide an opportunity to find out more about S.H.E.D. Together, we will discuss what a bespoke configuration would look like, where it would be placed and what you want to see happen in it, to best serve you and your community. We will do this through discussion and watch as your design comes to life on screen in 3D animation, placing co-creation at the heart of what we do, to support the shedding of preconceptions about people and place.
    • Opening up the debate: Irish radio, Facebook, and the creation of transnational cultural public spheres.

      McMahon, Daithi; University of Derby (Transcript Verlag, 02/10/2018)
      Radio has become an increasingly digitised medium in recent years with a growing online presence becoming ever more integral to the medium’s output and identity. Furthermore, it has become integral to radio stations’ audience recruitment and retention strategies. While radio has long been a platform for on-air public debate and discourse, the limitations of technology always meant that only a limited number of listeners could take part. The largest social network site, Facebook, now provides the infrastructure for public spheres to exist online which means a much wider audience can participate and contribute to discussions and debates including the extensive Irish diaspora – which has grown significantly as a cohort since 2008 due to mass emigration – making it a transnational phenomenon. Using the Irish radio industry and Radio Kerry as a case study this research found that although some instances of traditional Habermasian public spheres exist on radio station Facebook pages, such instances were very limited. Instead audiences are participating in what closely resemble cultural public spheres (McGuigan 2005) where the topics of discussion are of a cultural, social or emotional nature, eschewing debates on current affairs/public issues. This chapter looks at the use of Facebook for audience recruitment and retention from an Irish context and within that is focused on the local commercial radio station Radio Kerry. The methodology included textual analysis of Facebook page content, interviews with industry professionals, an audience survey and one in-depth interview with an audience member.
    • Operating theatre photography for orthopaedics and aesthetic surgery.

      Bryson, David; University of Derby (2011-06)
      The aim of this paper is to examine the author's personal experience and practice in operating theatre photography. The ways of working are personal to the author but hopefully will help others in undertaking this type of work.
    • Operating theatre photography for orthopaedics and aesthetic surgery.

      Bryson, David; University of Derby (2011-06)
      The aim of this paper is to examine the author's personal experience and practice in operating theatre photography. The ways of working are personal to the author but hopefully will help others in undertaking this type of work.
    • Operating theatre photography for personal injury cases.

      Bryson, David; University of Derby (1999-06)
      Photography, including records taken in theatre, has an important role to play in the legal settlement of personal injury claims. Photographs taken immediately prior to an operation in the anaesthetic room or during the operation provide valuable evidence for civil litigation. The type of operations at which personal injury photographs should be taken range from emergency surgery and minor operations to exploratory or reparative surgery. The value of pre-operative photography is demonstrated in two examples of orthopaedic surgery for personal injury claims.
    • Orpheus Suite

      Wilson, Colin; University of Derby (2014-09)
      Exhibition of black & white, archival, hand-printed, mural, analogue photographs, comprising three bodies of work; ‘Silent Compositions’, ‘Minor Consolations’ and ‘Morpheus’.
    • Otherlings

      Bartram, Angela; McCloskey, Paula; Baker, Steve; Davies, Huw; Basi, Ranjit, Philip; Fisher, Craig; Vardy, Sam; Rushton, Stephanie; Mallinson, Mally; Parker, Christine; et al. (University of Derby, 18/10/2019)
      Otherlings is an exhibition featuring work from Ang Bartram, Steve Baker, Huw Davies and Philip Ranjit Basi, Craig Fisher, Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy, Stephanie Rushton and Mally Mallinson, and Christine Parker. The overarching theme of the artworks within the exhibition suggests something beyond the parameters of dominancy and its cultural representation. The work in many ways offers explicit or implicit ways to connect us to other perspectives, and experiences through different and often unseen and discussed encounters. It thus opens up new paradigms for debate, for how we might live with care and compassion and function with others, as part of a world shared by many.
    • Our Story: A History of the Irish in Derby (promo edit)

      McMahon, Daithí; University of Derby (2019-03-01)
      Our Story is an oral history project that aims to capture the individual stories and experiences of the Irish diaspora here in Derby who emigrated from the 1950s right up to today. The interviews capture the faces and personalities of individuals for posterity while also recording and celebrating the significant contribution the Irish community has made to the Derby area culturally, economically and socially. These interviews are being captured now, particularly with older contributors, so that their stories and personalities can be remembered forever. This project seeks to create an indelible record of the Irish people in Derby so that future generations, including the families of the participants, can always have access to a record of their grandparents, great grandparents etc and that these can also be shared with the wider community. It is a poignant project, especially at a time when we mark the centenary of the armistice and consider the challenges and uncertainty Brexit may bring. This piece offers a timely reminder of the UK’s closest neighbour and the strong ties that exist between Ireland and the UK, which ought not be forgotten. The piece is a teaser video for an ongoing wider oral history research project involving dozens of contributors of all ages. The project is supported by the Derby Irish Association, the Embassy of Ireland, UK and the University of Derby.
    • PaintingDigitalPhotography conference

      Robinson, Carl; University of Derby (2017-05-09)
      The PaintingDigitalPhotography conference seeks to investigate how artists and theorists are currently engaged in critical discourses around the shifting relationships of painting, photography, and digital manipulation. How are these mediums being defined in their connection to one another as new hybrid forms are being created through their combination? What do these combinations tell us about these mediums and disciplines, their natures and practices, in the digital age? In what ways might digital imaging and manipulation enable a painting / photography interconnectivity? Central to the debate will be the focus on the blurred boundaries, common threads, antagonisms, distinctions, and growing interrelationship between painting, photography, and ‘the digital’ in the development of new creative practices.
    • PaintingDigitalPhotography: Synthesis and difference in the age of media equivalence

      Hilliard, John; Honlold, Astrid; Robinson, Carl; Rosenstein, Tatiana; Rushton, Stephanie; Simson, Henrietta; Speidel, Klaus; Walker, Jame Faure; Weir, Catherine M; Wooldridge, Duncan; et al. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 01/09/2018)
      We live in a digital age where the mediums of art are inextricably bound to the binary code, and painting and photography are redefined in their interconnected relationship through digital reconfiguration. As digitisation unmoors these mediums from their traditional supports, their modes of production, display and dissemination shift. These changes bring about new ways of creating, and engaging with, artworks. Through this, the innate qualities of the mediums, previously anchored in their analogue nature, are re-evaluated through their connection with “the digital”. Born out of the PaintingDigitalPhotography conference, held at QUAD Derby, UK, in May 2017, this anthology of essays investigates aspects of interconnectivity between painting, digital and photography in contemporary art practices. It contributes to critical discourses around networks of associations by examining where syntheses occur, and differences remain, between these mediums at the beginning of the twenty first century.
    • Parallel dialogues

      Jones, Rhiannon; Cologni, Elena; University of Derby; University of Lincoln (InDialogue, 2016-08)
      This paper was presented by Elena Cologni and Rhiannon Jones and was delivered at Nottingham Contemporary for InDialogue Symposium 2016. The paper set out to provide some provocations found through their shared, or parallel dialogues. They described how their practices share a commonality, they both work within the contextual frame named ‘the dialogic’ or, as both having ‘dialogic practices’. These overlaps provided a framework from which the paper emerged dialogically, through conversation. Their individual approaches and practices utilise a performative and experiential approach, the orchestration of space, and the dialogic architectures of site and body. The paper provided a series of provocations - such as how is dialogue used in our practice and how do you define conversation? The paper resulted in a series of discussions, sharing of theoretical frameworks that both presenters use in their research to facilitate practice. The paper set out the context and territory for each of their 'parallel' and dialogic practices for other researchers to engage with the discourse. Parallel Dialogues was the result of a series of conversations between Rhiannon Jones and Elena Cologni which were then turned into a research framework for the paper, The paper became an example of a live process of practice as research through its iterative and reactive series of provocations and open ended dialogue in order to use the paper as both a conversation starter and as part of testing a new methodology for dialogic provocations as practice as research. The working paper for the artists was also a key text for them to discuss their practice research with one another, and with the InDialogue delegates (other artists and researchers) and collectively it sparked a wider discourse about the form and shape of papers, the performativity of papers and its relationship to dialogue.
    • Participatory arts: Mothers make art to heal minor mental health trauma.

      Watts, Lisa; University of Derby (Mental Health Network, 03/11/2017)
      The course was for twelve weeks, three hours a week, and we had a crèche for the Mothers’ children. The group of women were recruited from playgroups and attended the course wishing to question their experience of birth, parenting and fertility through art. The group was not a co-facilitation group as such, but instead over the duration of the course they brought their skills and knowledge to their individual art practice. Whilst I facilitated the group I was simultaneously in another themed group therapy, as a participant, with an art therapist for women that had experienced minor trauma in the birth or early months of their child.
    • The Path of Light: ritual music of the Tibetan Bon

      Nicoletti, Martino; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Bologna, Borgatti Edizioni Musicali, 2008)
      Conceived as an authentic multimedia work, composed by texts, images and an attached musical CD, this book provides an in-depth glance at the ritual music of one of Asia’s most ancient and least known spiritual traditions: Bön, the autochthonous religion of Tibet, which spread throughout the Land of the Snows prior to the introduction of Mahayana Buddhism in about the seventh century C.E. With its wealth of introductory texts and colour photos by the author, this original work – the first devoted to this specific theme – presents a rare selection of chants, music and mantras, most of which are connected with the religious path of Dzogchen, or Great Perfection. Among the tracks recorded live in 2006 at the Nepalese monastery of Triten Norbutse, the CD provides a rare collective performance of the chö, a meditative ritual of self-sacrifice, as found throughout bönpo tradition.
    • Paula McCloskey’ in Loveless, N.S. Contemporary Mamactivist Artists: A Forum on Maternal Activist Art for the Studies in the Maternal Special Issue on The Everyday Maternal Practice: Activist Structures in Creative Work, Summer 2016

      McCloskey, Paula; University of Nottingham (Open Library of Humanities, 2016-12-15)
      This special forum for Studies in the Maternal asks fourteen activist-mother-artists, or “mamactivists”, to respond to the following questions: (1) When and why did you start making activist/political work on the maternal? (2) What reception/reaction did you receive for the work? (3) What is the latest activist/political work you have made on the maternal? (4) What shifts do you see from this first work to this last work? and (5) Why is the maternal, in your opinion, important to activist, engaged, political art today? Responses highlight a range of geographic and cultural perspectives, as well as artistic strategies. One commonality between them is that they take the maternal not as a biological facticity, but a rich feminist site of political intervention.
    • Pecking Order

      Lennox, Peter; University of Derby (TES Global Ltd, 2010-02)
      Peter Lennox keeps chickens, and they have taught him a great deal about behaviour, ethics, evolution and the psychopathic nature of modern 'efficiency' More Info: Light-hearted article in Times Higher Education. Co-authored with Edie, Dolly, Gertie and Flo
    • People in my world.

      Levesley, Richard; University of Derby (Oriel Davies Gallery, 2016-02)
      Digital image making print on characterisation. Limited edition Screen printed publication on the theme of weather A peer selected exhibition by Alex boyd Jones Curator, Director of Oriel gallery Amanda Farr and Chris Glynn Senior lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
    • A perceptual approach to the composition of meaning in artificial spatial audio

      Lennox, Peter; Myatt, Tony; University of Derby; University of York (Audio Engineering Society, 01/03/2007)
      This paper describes research to inform the production of spatial audio that consolidates knowledge from several disparate fields. A perceptual model is proposed, based on contemporary perception theories, as the basis for new approaches to audio spatial understanding and a new approach to the generation of artificial sound fields. A fine-grain, modular model of perception is suggested that will allow audio attributes to have perceptual significance with respect to their causal trajectories. This represents an evolution towards the construction of believable sound fields from the traditional geometric, direction based approach to sound spatialisation.
    • Perceptual cartoonification in multi-spatial sound systems

      Lennox, Peter; Myatt, Tony; University of Derby; University of York (24/06/2011)
      This paper describes large scale implementations of spatial audio systems which focus on the presentation of simplified spatial cues that appeal to auditory spatial perception. It reports a series of successful implementations of nested and multiple spatial audio fields to provide listeners with opportunities to explore complex sound fields, to receives cues pertaining to source behaviors within complex audio environments. This included systems designed as public sculptures capable of presenting engaging sound fields for ambulant listeners. The paper also considers questions of sound field perception and reception in relation to audio object scaling according to the dimensions of a sound reproduction system and proposes that a series of multiple, coordinated sound fields may provide better solutions to large auditorial surround sound than traditional reproduction fields which surround the audience. Particular attention is paid to the experiences since 2008 with the multi-spatial The Morning Line sound system, which has been exhibited as a public sculpture in a number of European cities.