06 Mar 2019 | Jack Lowe

Call for Papers: Geographies of Gaming and VR

The third annual RGS-IBG Digital Geographies Research Group Symposium will be taking place at the University of Birmingham on 3 July 2019 examining ‘geographies of gaming and VR’.Since Atari released Pong in 1972 the video game industry has e...

30 Dec 2018 | Tracey M Benson

2018 weft and weave AKA what a year!

As I prepare to write my annual post about the year that was, I can feel the mercury rising. It is predicted to be 39 degrees celsius today in Canberra.* In many ways this sense of anticipation is a bit like how my year unfolded. It started very gently and intensified as the year progressed. […]

29 Aug 2018 | Tracey M Benson

The reluctant scientist: learning pathways and bias

There have been many times over the past 18 months where I have thought to myself “what the hell am I doing” or “how did I get here”? Those moments have been daunting as well as opportunities for reflection. When I think to the different research and creative projects I have done over the years, […]

31 Jul 2018 | Jack Lowe

Life Update, July/August 2018

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a ‘Life Update’ post on this blog that told of the trials and tribulations I had undergone since the end of 2016, when I started the process of applying for funding to do a PhD. I explained how I successfully received...

31 Jul 2017 | Jack Lowe

Life Update

It’s been quite a while since I last posted an update on what I’m doing professionally – not really since my post on Blast Theory back in December, where I volunteered after finishing my Masters degree. Since December, I’ve been in the process of ap...

25 Feb 2017 | Richard White

Crying at the Bus Stop

Crying at the Bus Stop Test of provocation for opening session of Remora: Contextualising Creative research A symposium at Bath Spa University Thursday 23 Feb 2017 In a time of post truth, fake news and alternative facts its important to … Continue reading →

02 Feb 2017 | The Tour of All Tours

The Wood Green Revisited Tour

Today's tour was of the stalwart North London neighbourhood Wood Green in the affable company of Hugh Chapman. I say stalwart because Wood Green is one of those areas that has the character of always being there but never being too obtrusive,...

31 Aug 2016 | Jack Lowe

Analysing Video Game Research: Making a Path

Coding my dissertation dataWay back in the middle of July, I finally completed the fieldwork for my dissertation exploring the environments of walking simulator video games. Armed with data gathered from interviewing 11 game developers, playing 12 game...

19 Apr 2016 | jademontserratdotcom

Market Prices (edit) 

“Museums are about things not feelings.” JOAN BAKEWELL, The Bronte Business, BBC 1977 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p027vyvp/the-bronte-business “…a man may carry his own pyre.” W. G. SEBALD, The Rings of Saturn The expansion of the research into Market Prices saw the installation become a stage-like repository at HOARD in Leeds where it was presented as a collection of […]