Congratulations to GMM graduates 2017-18

On Friday 14th December, the 2017-18 cohort of GMM students attended their graduation ceremony at Highfield Campus. It was great to share the day and celebrate with students and their families and friends.

Here are members of the teaching team in their robes and some pictures with students.

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Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award

The MA Global Media Management Team have been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award. The award recognises dedicated and innovative teaching.

The nomination outlines how “the teaching team have distinguished themselves through a collegiate approach and a commitment to developing innovative ways to engage students through research-informed and technology-enhanced learning.”

The nomination also highlighted the following:

Congratulations and farewell GMM class 2017-18

It was a lovely sunny day for our end of year celebrations and farewell for the GMM class of 2017-18…

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(From https://twitter.com/LiShuoen/status/1021547415512539154)

 

Work of Storytelling – programme ready

We are pleased to share with you the programme for the forthcoming “Work of Storytelling” symposium hosted by the Transforming Creativity Research Group and MA Global Media Management.

This symposium explores the working practices and dynamics that shape contemporary storytelling. In an age when lives are increasingly branded, gamified, and narrativized, how do our stories get created and communicated? What are the challenges of meaning-making across media? Focusing on digital media transformations, this symposium encourages discussions that interrogate the “work” (rather than the “art”) of storytelling.

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Digital Labour Seminar Series

This seminar series brings together researchers from the UK and USA for two events at Highfield (7th February) and Winchester School of Art (16th April) to explore transformations, debates, and tensions associated with digital labour. The first seminar focused on the home-work conflicts of digital labour for those endeavouring to make a living on digital platforms. The second seminar focuses on social media careers and fashion blogging. This series is convened by Dr Dan Ashton (Transforming Creativity/Winchester School of Art) and Dr Rebecca Taylor (Work Futures/Sociology) with support from the Web Sciences Institute.

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Seminar 2: Negotiating professional/amateur boundaries in the digital economy

Brooke Erin Duffy
‘Digital Dream Jobs: The Promises and Perils of a Social Media Career’
Against the backdrop of profound transformations in the technologies, economies, and politics of creative labor, enterprising young people are flocking to social media with aspirations of capitalizing on their passion projects. To these digitally networked content creators, fashion blogs, YouTube, and Instagram represent prospective paths to lucrative and rewarding careers. But to what extent do their investments pay off? In this talk, I draw upon dozens of in-depth interviews to highlight both the promises and perils of a social media-enabled career.

Agnès Rocamora
‘Fashion Blogging as Invented Labour’
In this talk, drawing on a series of semi-structured interviews I have been conducting with a broad range of UK-based fashion bloggers since 2013, I interrogate the strategies they have developed to invent and legitimate their practice. I engage with the work of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu to look at the idea of the discursive construction of fashion blogging as well as at the rules and techniques that have emerged to regulate it. In particular, I comment on the journalists vs bloggers debate; on the idea of authenticity; and on the issue of monetization.