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Professional Development Leader
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
Buwert, P. (2016). Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
Scottish Funding Council
The Royal Zoological Society would like to work with academics and students at Napier University to scope a new and innovative event that attracts a new audience to Edinburgh Zoo. The aim of the event...
The project will require the customisation of a mobile vehicle to fulfil the physical and social requirements of data collection from the public, considering the practical, emotional and aesthetic req...
15 September 2016
15 September 2016
Public Talk at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, about the Franki Raffles Archive Research project www.frankirafflesarchive.org
19 October 2016
19 October 2016
Paper presented to a postgraduate research seminar at the Centre for Media and Culture, University of Stirling
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Learning Materials Developer & Interactive Lecturer
Innes, M. (2015). Digital Lighting for the Analogue Museum. In PLDC 2015 ProceedingsISBN 978-3-9811940-3-6
Exhibition lighting in museums and galleries usually strives to render the true nature of the surface of the exhibits. This would normally include using light sources that pro...
THOMPSON, P. & PENGELLY, J. (2013). Walking in the Garden of Forking Paths – examining notions of 'post-‐physical' printmaking in digital space. 1. In Watson, A., Shemilt, E. & Liam Harrison, P. (Eds.). Impact 8: Borders & Crossings: the artist as explorer, 1-13. ISBN 1 899837 70 1
This paper presents findings from practice-based research, which examines notions of post-physical printmaking space through the digital medium of Augmented Reality.
Vones, K. (2013). Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects. In All Makers Now?. ISBN 978-0-9544187-9-3
The idea of creating a jewellery organism that comes alive on the
body has fascinated and inspired my research ever since learning
about the potential inherent in smart materi...
Pengelly, J. & Thompson, P. (2011). Social Networking and Affinity Spaces – The Virtual Atelier. In ATINER's Conference Paper Series ART2012-0076, ART2012-0076. ISBN unknown
This paper examines the impact digital culture, Web 2.0 and Online Networking, an area we might collectively define as e-culture, is having on the practice, modes of collabora...
Thompson, P. (2011). The Digital Matrix and the Paperless Print. In Hoskins, S. (Ed.). IMPACT 6: multi-disciplinary printmaking conference proceedings, 44. ISBN 9781906501037
This paper examines, from the perspective of a critically engaged practioner within the context of contemporary fine art printmaking practice, the concept of a " digital matri...
Thompson, P. (2009). The Personalised Surface, New Approaches to Digital Printmaking. In The Personalised Surface: New Approaches to Digital PrintmakingISBN 0955862892
No abstract available.
Scott, A. (2017). Re-examining the aims and context of Raffles' photographic practice. In Franki Raffles: Observing Women at Work, 15-23. ISBN 978-0-9567646-6-9
Kerlaff, P. (2016). Now I Sit Me Down by Witold Rybczynski, Review Paul Kerlaff. Interiors.. doi:10.1080/20419112.2016.1242267. ISSN 2041-9112
A simple but profound point opens Now I Sit Me Down: that chairs illustrate a kind of democratic manifestation of our relationship to things. Unlike architecture, and to a les...
Firth, R., Stoltenberg, E. & Jennings, T. (2016). Using an Outdoor Learning Space to Teach Sustainability and Material Processes in HE product Design. International Journal of Art and Design Education. 35(3), 327-336. doi:10.1111/jade.12109. ISSN 1476-8062
The world is facing environmental changes that are increasingly affecting how we think about manufacturing, the consumption of products and use of resources. Within the HE pro...
Vettese Forster, S., Anastasiadou, C. & Calder, L. (2016). Making Tourist Experiences Through Personalisable 3D Printed Souvenirs. 3D-Printed Materials and Systems. IV
Gift shops are common in most museums and galleries that provide visitors with shopping experiences as well as the opportunity to transform their intangible experience of the ...
Buwert, P. (2016). Defamiliarisation, Brecht and Criticality in Graphic Design. In Modes of Criticism 2: Critique of Method, 25-38. ISBN 9789279734762
Our lives are habitual. We habitualise what is familiar in order to be able to function day to day, and through this a vast chunk of our living becomes automatic. The process ...
Cavers, C. & Supartono, A. (2015). Lost in Translation. Ojodepez. 43, 52-57
Kirkwall is the capital town of the Orkney Islands. It has a population of around 8,500 people, but Orkney has over 140,000 visitors every year. The majority of visitors are in the summer months and J...
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) would like to create a light show at its Edinburgh Garden during the dark winter months of November and December 2014 that will bring the gardens alive in the...
The proposed project is to develop a prototype publication with the working title ‘High Ground – a place of wonder, light & the lost’, a study of the Necropolis in Glasgow. The book will be a graphic ...
Higher Education Academy
The scheme provides the opportunity to experience Scotland’s new education system Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), first hand. Secondary school visits will engage with teachers and pupils and consider...
The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh would like to explore an opportunity to try to attract more visitors to the gardens during the dark winter months. They came up with an idea of setting up possible ...
This follow-on project will continue the relationship between the company and the academic who worked on the original innovation voucher project. New concepts will be created for all the visual elemen...
Method Furniture craft their quality bespoke furniture that is shipped to customers all over the world. To protect the product they hand make basic wooden transportation boxes to keep the products saf...
In the gaming world, the traditional model of developing and releasing games is that a company creates a game, it is released, their customers buy the game, play it and wait for the next version or ne...
The Grid Iron Theatre Company is developing an innovative new work to be staged a the Edinburgh International Arena (EICA). The company would like assistance with the development of an initial script...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...