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Workshop: Embodied Research through Creative Digital Methodologies

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CASIC (Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre), Keele University is pleased to invite you to attend a one-day workshop funded by the AHRC on Embodied Research through Creative Digital Methodologies
05 December 2018
Time: 10am–5pm
Claus Moser, Keele University

The workshop will introduce participants to creative research methods that bring together embodied and digital processes. It is designed for postgraduate and early career researchers from a wide range of disciplines who want to explore new experiential and interactive ways of developing their research. The event will be led by Anna Macdonald who is an artist and scholar specialising in bringing creative embodied research methods to interdisciplinary research projects. Macdonald’s work involves using the body to think through ideas, provoke new insights and generate innovative ways forward for researchers working in diverse disciplines.

The workshop will focus on offering practical creative ways for researchers to develop their research using the body. Just as we might put our hands to our head to help us think. Here we will go back to the body as a way of refining and enriching out research processes and questions. The first part of the day will involve active creative workshops focused around participants’ individual research projects. The second part of the day will explore the potential for interactive technology to intensify embodied experience and will be centred around a new artwork, commissioned by CASIC, Keele University – made by the artist working in collaboration with digital composer Will Brearley, VR designers Karl Reid and Tom Pardoe and socio-legal scholar Prof. Marie Jacob. Please click here for biographies.


10.00–10.30: Arrival and coffee
10.00–11.15: When technology meets arts-based methodologies (Professor Rajmil Fischman and Professor Mihaela Kelemen, Director of CASIC)
11.15–1.00: Introduction to embodied research (Anna Macdonald, Karl Reid and Will Brearley)
1.00–2.00: Lunch
2.00–3.45: Working with creative digital methodologies (Anna Macdonald, Tom Pardoe and Will Brearley)
3.45–4.00: Tea/Coffee
4.00–5.00: Exploring individual PhD projects (Anna Macdonald)

The event is free but places are limited to 40. Priority will be given to PhD students from the AHRC’s North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership but all interested parties are invited to register by 26 November 2018 by contacting CASIC administrator, Liz Riley on e.riley@keele.ac.uk

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