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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Data Visualisation symposium

On Wednesday 14th June MA Global Media Management hosted its third annual symposium. This year’s theme, connecting to our earlier study visit and guest lecture, was on data visualisation. Three speakers presented their research and the concluded with a roundtable discussion:

  • Dr Anna Feigenbaum (Bournemouth): Scraping, Sorting and Storytelling: Dealing with Data in Social Justice Research
  • Cath Sleeman (Nesta): Data visualisation in practice
  • Cristian Hernández (data scientist): From Open to Public Data: a Citizen Data Science Approach (presentation available here)

There was also a selection of student work from the MA Communication Design programme’s 2016 “Data Physicalisation” exhibition. The project asked students to collect data on the topic of E-Waste and to represent that data in physical form. The brief provides further information and there is an overview of images from the exhibition.

Here are some of the tweets and pictures from the day:

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Creative Organisations

On Friday 27th May, GMM hosted its second annual research symposium. This year the title/theme was ‘Creative Organisations’ and the aim was to explore how creativity is understood and put to use in different organisations, and the forms of organisation associated within the cultural and creative industries.

Please see symposium page for details of the full programme/speakers. Some of the Twitter coverage is below:

Thanks also to Ling Suet Hui for these great pictures: