‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’ – CATH Conference 13th June 2018 Schedule

We are pleased to be able to share with you the schedule for our upcoming conference… ‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen CATH Conference 2018 – Schedule To register for this event, please follow the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/it-is-true-we-shall-be-monsters-new-perspectives-on-horror-science-fiction-and-the-monstrous-tickets-45902813551 Advertisements

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DIY-DMU Podcast 016 ART-AI Festival

This week’s DIY-DMU Podcast was recorded at the Highcross Centre in Leicester, where young people were learning about the ART-AI Festival, and how Artificial Intelligence can be used creatively and artistically. John Coster and I chatted with Proffessor Tracy Harwood, from De Montfort University’s Institute of Creative Technology, and with some of her colleagues who […]

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Democratic Media Institutions

BBC Media Action is the charitable arm of the BBC that seeks to support communication development in developing nations around the world. James Deane is the Director of Policy and Research, and in his latest blog he asks if we need to rethink how we build media organsations and institutions that support democratic accountability around […]

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Trusting Community Reporting?

John Naughton writing in The Guardian makes a very powerful point about the need for trusted sources of information in developing communities. With the use of Facebook as a tool for promoting fake news, which has led to violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Naughton suggests that: We have woken up to Facebook’s pernicious role […]

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DIY-DMU Podcast 013 Cambodia #dmuglobal

For the last week or so, John and myself have been in Cambodia doing some teaching and research work with the American University of Phnom Penh. We met some fantastic students and experienced Cambodian life and culture. It was my first time in Cambodia and it was completely different to how I expected it. We […]

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[Call for Papers] ‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen,Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Call for Papers ‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen. Wednesday 13th of June 2018 Postgraduate Conference Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker  The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, …

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Technology Addiction is a Real Problem

As more evidence is emerging that our use of technology has negative effects on our mental well being, we might have to start thinking about how we can address some of the patterns of behavior and expectations about the way that we use social media and tech devices. Belinda Parmar, who was once a tech-advocate […]

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