FREE REGISTRATION OPEN for Production Studies Conference, 2016

It’s time! Registration is now open for the 2016 CATH Centre postgraduate conference, “Production Studies”. Registration is free and can be done by following this link. We’re looking forward to a stellar conference, replete with brand spanking new scholarship and all the complimentary tea and coffee you can handle. Everyone is welcome, and we look …

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TECH1002 Social Media Reflexive Vlogs

Over the last couple of days I’ve been watching vlogs made by learners on TECH1002 Social Media Technology. The aim was to talk for about three minutes about what each student has learnt over the year. This has been a great way for me to get direct and uninterrupted feedback from each of the learners, […]

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Media Engagement – Looking at What People Do with Media

These are my notes for a presentation I’m giving at the University of Westminster, Media Engagement symposium. The Problem with Media Studies David Gauntlett & William Merrin – Media Studies 2.0. Focus on Media Production activity and DIY Media: “The discipline… faces a choice. It has the potential to be one of the most important […]

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Community Radio Networking Day

On Saturday I attended the Community Radio Networking event organised by Christine Slomkowska and Patrick McCracken from 103 The Eye in Melton Mowbray. This was the second year that the event took place, and it gave community radio station organisers and supporters the chance to come together to discuss issues of common concern and celebrate […]

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Batman V Superman and the Frank Miller Problem- Part 1

  Part 1 of 2 on the reliance of Frank Miller’s work in many of Batman’s cinematic iterations: This blog post contains spoilers for Batman (1989)   ‘Around the time that Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns came out in ’86, that really charged up Batman’s look and really redefined the character as a dark and …

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Production Studies, 2016

It’s that time of year again! The CATH Centre is pleased to announce our fifth annual postgraduate conference! Come join us on 15th June 2016 for our conference entitled “Production Studies: Film, Television, and their Industrial Contexts”. We’ve got a lot of great stuff planned, which we’ll be posting about as we get closer to …

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Using DMU Commons

For TECH1002 Social Media Technology and TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media we’ve been actively using the DMU Commons Wiki and Blogs. So far we’ve made good progress in creating blogs and adding multimedia content. Each blog been set with a unique URL and learners are adding and embedding original content that they are writing and […]

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TECH1502 Photowalk

For our workshop today we went on a photowalk around Leicester. We wanted to look at the city center as the shops are geared up for Christmas, and what the flip-side might be as we moved away from the main shopping streets. After walking around and taking some photos we headed to the LCB Depot, […]

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Social Learning – Why Playing Cards Matters

I have a nagging sense of anxiety that someone is going to tap me on the shoulder and ask me why, when my students are paying £9k fees, that I should be asking them to play cards at the beginning of their workshop sessions for TECH1002 Social Media & Technology? So this week when we […]

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