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POSTGRADUATE COMMUNITY

‘Accomplices’ – Avatars and other Alter Egos

It’s cold outside, but just before we start looking forward to the holiday season, it’s time for a sneak peek to see how busy our current postgraduate students have been during the first five-week cycle of the 2017/ 2018 year.

Four projects were presented in response to the brief ‘Accomplices’ – Avatars and other Alter Egos, a glimpse into students’ READ MORE

Sangwoo Lee – Nostalgic Irony

Sangwoo Lee’s MA Moving Image project Nostalgic Irony is a creative film using projection mapping techniques to appropriate video effects and styles of the 80s. READ MORE

TECHKNITCAL Workshop

Course leader for MA Fashion, Beatrice Newman, led Techknitcal, a workshop for students to develop their knowledge of the varying technical processes involved in the production of knitted fabrics. READ MORE

Fernanda Valério – Within the Orbit

Fernanda Martins Valério, of MA Wearable Futures, considers the stark reality of climate change and the devastating impact of human activity upon the balance of the planet.
 

With seven billion of Earth’s inhabitants consuming at the same rate as the United States, for example, a number of important minerals would be gone in less than 20 years. READ MORE

Peter Schaefer – Sonic Neurality

As Hollywood screenwriters threatened to strike back in April of this year, director Oscar Sharp and creative technologist Ross Goodwin were releasing a short film for the Sci-Fi London Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Challenge. READ MORE

Geli Luna – Spatial Identity

For her MA Communication Design project, Spatial Identity, Geli Luna reinterprets a musical artist’s visual identity through an immersive spatial experience.

Influenced by theories of depth and perception by Richard Gregory, the anamorphic art of Tjeerd Alkema and the Op art paintings of Bridget Riley, Luna applied her fascination with physical space and knowledge of 3D design to Spatial Identity.

 

Taking the band Alt-J as case study, Spatial Identity reimagines the band’s performances READ MORE

Zoe Burt – Mind your fucking language

Zoe Alexandria Paton Burt looks at the power of words and identity in her MA Fashion project, Mind Your F*cking Language. To explore perceptions of gender and sexuality, Paton Burt shared her questions with others, asking them to remember in particular their own experiences of hearing sexist language. READ MORE

Radical Materiality – 19th of September 2017

Join us from 6pm on 19 September to celebrate the opening of Radical Materiality, a curated exhibition of postgraduate work exploring the altering role of convergence between the digital and physical and its impact on how we create artefacts and shape experiences.READ MORE

Emme Jacob – Any > Which > Way

“With ruins a city springs free of its plans into something as intricate as life, something that can be explored but perhaps not mapped… An urban ruin is a place that has fallen outside the economic life of the city, READ MORE

Velophonic Ride

Velophonic Ride is a collaborative project which brings together several students from varied courses and backgrounds to investigate maker culture and digital prototyping techniques such as 3D printing.READ MORE

Adam Bloomer – Immersive VR Theraphy

For almost twenty years now, there’s been a growing trend in research and clinical trials which points to the viability and potential of Virtual Reality’s use in therapeutic applications. Many in the field predict that VR will READ MORE

Videomapping workshop

Our postgraduate students have participated in a videomapping workshop deliverd by Blanca Regina. This workshop introduces projection mapping looking at the history of image projection, its language, techniques and its application in performances, installations and events.READ MORE

Simona Knuchel – Lost in the Story

From the 1800s until the late 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Swiss children were taken from their parents and placed in ‘administrative custody’, exploited for cheap agricultural or domestic labour as ‘contract children’ or verdingkinder. Swiss children were subject to this state intervention if they were illegitimate, orphaned, or simply born into a poor family. READ MORE

Pryscila Cromeyer – Dress Well

Moved by the refugee crisis in Calais, France, MA Communication Design student Pryscila Cromeyer wanted to create a project which would directly help those affected. Dress Well is an app and service concept designed to improve and hasten the overall process of donating clothing to the refugee community in Calais.READ MORE

Daniel Kim – Diary of a Fly

“What would it feel like to be a fly?” Daniel Kim wonders in his MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media project. ‘Diary of a Fly is a concept that Kim has developed into a virtual reality film and game in which the story is told from the perspective of READ MORE

Koonpol Podhisita – Culturalphabet

Culturalphabet, designed by MA Communication Design graduate, Koonpol Podhisita, uses beautiful illustrations to bring to life the twenty one consonant sounds that make up the Thai language. Podhisita’s project encourages more than just the routine memorisation of words and rules of grammar to increase vocabulary.READ MORE

Zhongshu Zhang – Pierrot in Nature

Has an overwhelmingly fast-fashion, consumerism-driven fashion industry effectively blunted the means of resisting conformity through style? Where subcultural signs and styles have been co-opted by the corporate mainstream, what does rebelliousness even look like these days? READ MORE