Doll Parts: Jennifer Whitney’s Current Research Activities

Over the spring and summer months, I attended several academic events. As well as being incredibly helpful for networking and writing motivation, two—the inaugural conference of the International Girls Studies Association and the Politics of Beauty Summer School and Conference—were equal parts fun and fascinating. At the moment, I am developing chapters for my first […]

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Caitlin Shepherd’s new work ‘Discord’ at Paths to Utopia

Discord www.houseofdiscord.uk “Stories of home from the have and the have nots”  A 30 minute immersive sound experience exploring personal stories of home and security in the UK housing market.   “Hello. Welcome to the Discord property viewing.” And so it starts. I find myself stood with two other people in a porch, holding a […]

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DCRC Event: Automation and Frankenstein – April 22

Come along to ‘Animating the Inanimate: Automation and Frankenstein.’ This provocative and engaging panel discussion, hosted by the Bristol Festival of Ideas and the DCRC, will take place at the Watershed on the evening of 22 April, 8:00–9.30pm. Tickets are free and available here. Event Details Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) was published during a time of significant technological […]

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Call for Papers: Sex & Sexualities in Popular Culture: Feminist Perspectives 2016

Sex and Sexualities in Popular Culture: Feminist Perspectives 2016 Call for Papers for a 1-day postgraduate symposium hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Centre Abstract deadline: April 15th, 2016 Conference date and location: September 3rd, 2016, Digital Cultures Research Centre, The Watershed, Bristol Eligibility: Postgraduate students (MA/MSc onwards) and creative practitioners Send abstracts to: popsex.conference@gmail.com […]

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Human/Machine: The Cultural Anxieties of Automation

Dr Jennifer Whitney is a Research Fellow with the Digital Cultures Research Centre. She is working on a project entitled ‘The Automation of Everyday Life’.  In January she gave an informal talk at the first meeting of the South West Futurists—the outline of this talk is below. Jennifer tweets @dcrcuk under #EverydayAutomation. The talk focused […]

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Reimagining Reading – AHRC green light for £800k Ambient Literature project

Reimagining reading; Ambient Literature project to investigate how we read… What happens when the place where you’re reading becomes the stage for the story? How can your location shape and alter the story you are hearing? How might writing, reading and the idea of the book itself change when we use technology to design stories, rather than […]

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Theatre within a Theatre @ Centre Stage: A Celebration of Theatre in Bristol

As  part of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary celebration,  Judith Aston  in collaboration with past students from the UWE Filmmaking course (Michael Sides and James Gates), invite us to a private view of their exhibition  Theatre within a Theatre, which promises to provide visitors with a glimpse into the captivating relationship between audience and performer at the Bristol Old […]

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Watershed Professor of City Futures at DCRC!

Watershed Professor of City Futures at UWE Bristol Salary: £59,519 – £61,226 We are excited to announce that UWE Bristol is recruiting a Watershed Professor of City Futures, to investigate the relationships between Bristol’s citizens, its public spaces, and the creative/playful interventions by which the city has become internationally known. Embedded in Watershed and UWE’s City Campus, […]

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5 Things I Took Away from #PopSex15

DCRC’s conference on Sex and Sexualities in Popular Culture nearly broke Twitter last weekend. Ok, not quite, but for a small postgraduate conference we certainly punched above our weight, with 1.7 million impressions, and being among the Top 10 trends in Bristol throughout the day. (That the hashtag was #PopSex15 may have helped.) Here are […]

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DCRC Cultural Value Seminars #4: The Ecology of Culture – John Holden @ PM Studio Nov. 12

On Thursday, November 12th, at 16:00 please join us for the third seminar in the Cultural Value Series, as we welcome John Holden to the Pervasive Media Studio: The Ecology of Culture Referring to his AHRC report, The Ecology of Culture, published in February of this year, John will be discussing the interdependencies of publicly funded culture, commercial culture and homemade culture that […]

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