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IJCMR Launch – Bath Spa University

Launch Event: International Journal of Creative Media Research

Tuesday 26 March, 2019 – Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN

Wine Reception: 4.00
Event: 4.30-7.00

International Journal of Creative Media Research is Bath Spa University's new interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access academic journal devoted to pushing forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative and practice-based research. This launch event showcases the work of the inaugural issue, comprised of creative media-based research produced by the journal’s editors and editorial board.

The event is free to attend. Please book your place via Bath Spa Live, or email Matthew Freeman ( for further information.

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Co-hosted by The Centre for Media Research and The Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, the event aims to capture new insights into ways of engaging with creative and practice-based research, spanning fields of Media, Creative Writing, Dance, Computing, Art, History, Photography, Music, and Education. We are pleased to welcome Joanna Callaghan, Chair of Practice for the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), whose opening talk will explore best practices and emerging approaches in the field of filmmaking research, discussing work from the AHRC Filmmaking Research Network.

Speakers from the University of Southampton, University of the West of England, University of Sussex and Bath Spa University will present their published practice-based research, spanning topics including postdigital media, digital writing, fiction machines, multi-platform education, games curatorial practice, and app development. We will end with a roundtable discussion exploring the emerging roles of creative research in higher education.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the artistic compositional work of Owen Lloyd (Lecturer at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), whose installation on 'Composing With Crystallography' – exploring creative opportunities within crystallographic data-sets and modelling algorithms, itself also published as multi-media artefacts in the journal – will be running in the afternoon and throughout the event in the Commons Screening Room (G53).

We will also introduce the winner of our inaugural Award in Creative Media Research: 'Affective Cinema' by Pavel Prokopic, which will play on our MediaWall between March 25 and April 5. Affective Cinema is a practice research project in film, informed by traditions of art and experimental cinema and philosophy. The work expands the potential of cinema by producing experimental film structures in which nuances of performance and new feeling of meaning can be identified.

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  • 4.00 – 4.30 Wine Reception
  • 4.30 – 4.35 Welcome: John Strachan (Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research and Enterprise, Bath Spa University)
  • 4.35 – 4.45 Introducing IJCMR: Matthew Freeman (Reader in Multiplatform Media, Bath Spa University)
  • 4.45 – 5.10 Filmmaking Research - Emerging Approaches and Best Practices: Joanna Callaghan (Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking, University of Sussex)
  • 5.10 – 6.15 Research Presentations:
    • Kate Pullinger (Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University)
      ‘Breathe: A Ghost Story’
    • Charlie Tweed (Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture, Bath Spa University)
      ‘Fiction Machines: Oporavak’
    • Seth Giddings (Associate Professor of Digital Culture and Design, University of Southampton)
      ‘Configuring the 15 Second Dancers: Distributed Creativity in Design for Postdigital Media’
    • Matthew Freeman (Reader in Multiplatform Media, Bath Spa University)
      ‘Transmedia Historiography as Educational Practice: Narrativising Colombian Cultural Memory Across Media’
    • Rod Dickinson (Programme Leader for Creative Media Design, University of the West of England)
      'Fear Filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level'
    • James Newman (Professor of Digital Media, Bath Spa University)
      'Saving (and Re-Saving) Videogames: Rethinking Emulation for Preservation, Exhibition and Interpretation'
  • 6.15 – 6.30 Break
  • 6.30 – 7.00 Roundtable Discussion - Emerging Roles of Creative Research in Higher Education:
  • Joanna Callaghan, Seth Giddings, Kate Pullinger, Rod Dickinson, James Newman, Charlie Tweed and Matthew Freeman
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