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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 21 October 2011

Date posted: 24/10/2011

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Networks 15 is now published online

We are pleased to announce that issue 15 is now online. For this issue we asked contributors to submit articles around the theme of resources for learning and teaching, and anticipated that the issue would provide ‘an opportunity to explore the people, roles, spaces and materials at the core of art, design and media learning in higher education’.

We hope that you enjoy the articles that are a direct response to the theme and those that reflect other issues that are important to staff working in our sector.   Amongst them, we feel sure that you will find some resource; an idea, an approach or a tool that will have value over the course of the new academic year.

This issue of Networks is dedicated to our Co-Director, colleague and friend, David Clews, who passed away in August this year.


Announcing the Art Design and Media Student Award 2012

Reflect:on learning experiences in art, design and media

Following the success of In the Frame 2011, ADM-HEA invites students (level 4 plus) on UK-based art, design or media higher education courses to enter this year’s Student Award Reflect:on learning experiences in art, design and media.  The award aims to capture important aspects of students’ experiences in higher education and provides an excellent opportunity to showcase work from institutions across the UK.

This year we are asking students to focus on their experiences of learning in art, design and media and submit an image or piece of multimedia (visual / audio / film / etc), accompanied by a short statement, that reflects the epiphanies, inspirations, enablers and opportunities that are part of the experience of higher education. The winning entry will be eligible for the prize of £300 and the runner up £100.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 3 February 2012.



Art, Design, Media Creative Learning and Teaching
5th Learning and Teaching Day
Ravensbourne, Greenwich Peninsula, 6 Penrose Way, London, SE10 0EW
29 November 2011

Registration is now open

ADM-HEA is very pleased to announce initial details of its 5th Art, Design and Media Creative Learning and Teaching Day. This year’s event is hosted by Ravensbourne and we shall be organising the event in collaboration with the new Higher Education Academy Discipline Leads, Carolyn Bew and John Mundy.

The day is designed for colleagues who are directly involved in learning and teaching in art, design and media: if you work in academic development, learning co-ordination or student support within art, design or media higher education this day is for you.

Presentations and workshops will provide opportunities to hear about current research, developments and innovations in art, design and media teaching and learning. Importantly, the event is a chance for colleagues to get together informally, share views, discuss opportunities and create future collaborative ventures.

We are delighted that Aaron Porter and Professor Bruce Brown are confirmed as Keynote speakers.

The final programme will be available shortly and will include presentations from ADM and National Teaching Fellows plus a workshop by Will Pearson, Director of Technology at Ravensbourne and currently Artist In Residence at SMARTlab. An important aspect of this year’s event will be student involvement and engagement.



Models of responsiveness
Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Wednesday 26 October 2011, 2-3pm

As part of the JISC Curriculum Design programme  the Supporting Responsive Curricula project at Manchester Metropolitan University has been considering responsive curriculum design in the context of institutional curriculum design and approval processes. They  have developed some new and easily adaptable tools for communicating the importance and implications of responsiveness to staff and students. This free online seminar will review the models of responsiveness developed during the project and present a game called Accreditation! and planning materials used to support implementation.


Open Media – research seminars
Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Coventry University Enterprises
Various dates from 1 November

Coventry School of Art and Design and the Department of Media and Communications at Coventry University have organised a series of research seminars by colleagues from across the UK that will explore various aspects of openness. Special attention will be given to the benefits and drawbacks of openness, and to the many possibilities openness offers for the future of media production, use and critique. All the seminars are free to attend and open to all.



Work Based Learning e-Journal
January/February 2012 issue on the theme of Professional Doctorates and Knowing in Practice

Deadline for submissions: 7 November 2011

Work Based Learning e-Journal is an open access international journal showcasing explorations and developments in the field of work based learning, with a view to encouraging dialogue between academics and practitioners on issues relating to reflective practice and practitioner learning.  This issue invites academics, practitioners and doctoral candidates to contribute to discussions around the relevance of the professional doctorate to knowing in practice.


Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature
ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
Albuquerque, US
19 – 24 September 2012

Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2011

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, is the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art. It will be a symposium and season-long series of public events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The organisers are calling for Artworks/Performances, Panels, Workshops, Papers, Residencies/Special Opportunities


Journal of European Television History and Culture
Vol 2 September 2012

Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2011

The focus of Vol 2 of the journal will be “Europe on and Behind the Screens”. JETHC  is a peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies, offering an international platform for outstanding academic research on television. The journal has an interdisciplinary profile, and acts both as a platform for critical reflection on the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe’s past and presence as well as a multi-media platform for the circulation and use of digitized audiovisual material.


Beyond Representation: Photography, Humans & Computers
Centre for Media & Culture Research, London South Bank University
24—25 May 2012

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2011

The conference, organised in association with the journal Philosophy of Photography, seeks to establish transdisciplinary connections between photography and the following fields of study: Geography, Law, Economics, Criminology, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture, Image Studies, Sonic/Aural Culture, Philosophy, Computer Science, Science and Technology Studies, Software Studies, Art History, History of Media, Media Archaeology, Post-colonial Studies, Literary Studies, Anthropology.


Participation and Engagement in the Arts
Leeds Metropolitan University Summer conference in Association with Cultural Trends Journal
July 2012

Deadline for abstracts: 5 December 2011

This conference aims to draw together current research and thinking to assess what relevance the participation and engagement agenda still has for the arts, the political and theoretical assumptions underpinning this agenda and the practical implementation of strategy on artists and audiences.


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