Meeting at the V&A, 27th April 2012

28 05 2012

Fil de Fer by Catellani and Smith (lighting in the Gamble Room, V&A Cafe, London)
Photo: MTG

A really productive meeting at the V&A in April led to an application for the UCA Research Fund which was submitted in May. Other bits of news:

  • The Creative Writing Groups had their last sessions for the teaching year in May.
  • We are looking to arrange a second visit to the V&A for the end of June.
  • Curtis and Marie-Therese will be presenting at a UCA Seminar in June, Epsom campus.
  • The three of us will be presenting at the University of Brighton Learning and Teaching conference on 13th July.
  • Our UCA Learning and Teaching Research Grant funding will complete by the end of July.
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Creative writing and Prezi – ‘Create, curate, collaborate!’

26 07 2011

Curtis, Jac, and I have been awarded a University for the Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Research Fund for 2011/12. We are going to be collaborating on this project involving ‘Prezi.com’ presentation software and expanding on this to inspire creative writing practice in FE and HE students.

The project will begin in September, but in the meantime further details are available via our project wiki: http://createcuratecollaborate.wikispaces.com/About





Using archives to inspire fiction

18 07 2011

The ARCHIVES-NRA@JISCMail.ac.uk list has mentioned the following event, during which Sara will talk about her use of archives to inspire her writing:

Meet the Authors: Julia Williams and Sara Sheridan
http://www.cadoganhall.com/showpage.php?pid=1549

This may seem off-topic for this blog, but it relates to a recent bid for funding. Last week a proposal was submitted to the University for the Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Research Fund for 2011/12. This involves two collaborators: Curtis Tappenden, Lecturer, National Diploma in Art & Design; Creative Writing Group, University for the Creative Arts, and Jac Cattaneo, Research and Cultural Studies co-ordinator, Northbrook College Sussex (partner University of Brighton). We hope we’ll be engaging with presentation software but expanding on this to inspire creative writing practice in FE and HE students.





Gathering collaborators for UCA L&T Research Fund

27 06 2011

There is another round of University for the Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Research funding that I am aiming to apply for, in collaboration with two academics.

Further details will be forthcoming here once the proposal has been firmed up. The three of us are hoping to meet next week, as the deadline for submission is Friday 15th July (and on that day I will be otherwise engaged here: JISC-funded Kultivate project conference, London).





Start of the new term, and new research

9 09 2010

This blog was quiet over the Summer, but will start getting more active again now I am back to term-time. I am waiting to hear about a bid for funding that I have put in to the University for the Creative Arts to extend my research. I am also going to be writing two papers for a conference and a journal.





University for the Creative Arts Research Seminar

15 07 2010

Yesterday recipients of the University for the Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Research Fund 2009/10 met for a seminar at Farnham.

The funding for our projects comes to a close with the end of the academic year, however additional funding is available for travel and subsistence costs to disseminate at conferences and events.

Next steps: analysis and write-up of data, a couple of abstracts to submit, dissemination of results, and not forgetting the final report!





Beginning of research outputs

2 02 2010

I have been awarded a 2009-10 Learning & Teaching Research grant, by the University for the Creative Arts, to research image presentation software/tools that fit existing pedagogic practice.

This fits in well with my current work at the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), a research centre at the University.

Initially I was going to tweet about this, particularly since 2009 seemed to be all about twitter and micro-blogs, but I think wordpress may be more suitable for my research outputs.