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Curious Oddities

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny

Overview Curious Oddities explored students’ self-representation through creative arts pedagogy. Under the facilitation of Tom Ellis, a Birmingham-based Artist; students from across campus were asked to create imaginative and curious 3D sculptures. These natural, personal and unconventional creative forms of representation offered induction students opportunity to reflect upon their ideas and values as they started..

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We Have A Situation: Coventry!

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny

Overview We Have A Situation:Coventry! is a DMLL project involving Helen Varley Jamieson, a media artist, playwright, performer, director and producer and the ‘International Artist in Residence’ 2016, in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities (FAH), at Coventry University from November 17 – 24th. During the residency period, coordinated by Rachelle Vader Knowles, Helen led..

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360 Immersions

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview 360 filming can offer a completely immersive learning experience. Using either a 360 camera or a rig comprised of an array of go-pro cameras, scenarios can be filmed to create an immersive environment that can be used for teaching. Goals To explore the use of 360 filming and editing techniques.  The project will explore..

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The Arts Gymnasium

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny

Overview This follow-on three-year project partnership, funded by Esmée Fairbairn, will build on the uniqueness of the Arts Gymnasium project (Wimpenny & Savin-Baden 2014) delivered as part of the theatre’s strong community and education programme at the Belgrade Theatre under the leadership of the Associate Director, and General Manager. Key stakeholders in the follow-on study..

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Immersive Telepresence in Theatre

Lab Contact: Daniel Villar-Onrubia
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Project leaders: Dr Tom Gorman, Dr Tiina Syrja, Senior Lecturer in Acting & Dr Mikko Kanninen, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Partners: Coventry University & University of Tampere (Finland) Overview: This project explores international co-operation in acting in a foreign language within a system that promotes a more environmentally sustainable model, eliminating (or at least diminishing) the need to..

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#3CityLink

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand

Overview #3CityLink was one of the first projects DMLL supported at Coventry University. Challenging narratives and dialogue in fine art practice, we helped Coventry students to connect and collaborate with students in Regina, Canada and Gyumri, Armenia. Concerned with issues of peace and citizenship, the #3CityLink project connected three cities Regina, Coventry and Gyumri which all..

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Looking for Charlie

Lab Contact: Helen Keegan

Overview Looking for Charlie; Or, Why Do Clowns Kill Themselves “A Documentary about Life, Art, Show Business, and Dying Alone” When we think about the most important comedians of the early twentieth century a list of familiar names come to mind – Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and, of course, master of them..

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Music Improvisation Research Synthesis

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny
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Overview A Qualitative Research Synthesis (QRS) examining musical improvisation as part of music therapy practice. This QRS is the first international study of its kind to profile the increasing range of qualitative research evidence authored by music therapists about musical improvisation in therapy settings. QRS provides integrated forms of knowledge and means of making connections..

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Photobooks: Morocco

Lab Contact: Helen Keegan
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Overview The book can offer a way to think about time, space, memory and communication – elements that are vital to successful communication through any artist medium. Furthermore it offers a coherent vehicle for communication which is able to travel easily, change hands simply, and pass on ideas fluently. Here, we set out to bring..

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Shakespeare Connected

Lab Contact: Jacqueline Cawston

Overview The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) want to connect with their audiences in new, innovative and disruptive ways. As project partners with the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) this project wants to understand how technology can be used in conjunction with the SBT’s internationally important archive, library and museum collection to enhance audience engagement. The..

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Shakespeare Disrupted Project

Shakespeare Disrupted

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny
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Overview Creative (arts-related) approaches to research and educational practice are emerging as an integral component of scholarship in the social sciences, education and humanities (Lea et al., 2011, Barone & Eisner, 2012). Integrating arts-related methods and methodologies within research and education practice brings forth fresh approaches for creatively, enlivening, translating and sharing knowledge with reciprocal..

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