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Speculative and Critical Design: approaches and influences in education (2022)
Journal Article
Helgason, I., Encinas, E., Mitrovic, I., & Smyth, M. (2022). Speculative and Critical Design: approaches and influences in education. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxDetA, 5-7. https://doi.org/10.55612/s-5002-051-001psi

As guest editors of this special edition we are delighted to present this selection of papers responding to our call about Speculative and Critical Design in education. The response to the call demonstrates that interest in this approach is increasin... Read More about Speculative and Critical Design: approaches and influences in education.

Has the collective experience of the pandemic reset our relationship with the future? (2022)
Working Paper
Smyth, M. Has the collective experience of the pandemic reset our relationship with the future?

The fusion of architecture and cultures that comprised the cityscape of Blade Runner (1982) was a key part in how the narrative humanised the vision of the future, it provided a backdrop in which characters displaying human emotions played out a stor... Read More about Has the collective experience of the pandemic reset our relationship with the future?.

A hefty dose of lemons: the importance of rituals for audiences and performers at the online Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020 (2022)
Journal Article
Piccio, B., Helgason, I., Elsden, C., & Terras, M. (in press). A hefty dose of lemons: the importance of rituals for audiences and performers at the online Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, https://doi.org/10.1080/14794713.2022.2036489

When the pandemic began to affect the performance world, both festival artists and producers started to adopt creative approaches to moving their work online. In the study presented here, we focus on the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which offered... Read More about A hefty dose of lemons: the importance of rituals for audiences and performers at the online Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020.

From a PhD to Assisting BioMusic Research (2021)
Book Chapter
Di Donato, B. (2021). From a PhD to Assisting BioMusic Research. In C. Vear (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Practice-Based Research (642-649). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429324154-50

This chapter describes the author’s practice and experience in transitioning from being a PhD in Music Technology candidate to a research assistant on a large-scale funded project. Both research works were delivered in a multidisciplinary environment... Read More about From a PhD to Assisting BioMusic Research.

Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020 (2021)
Book Chapter
Elsden, C., Yu, D., Piccio, B., Helgason, I., & Terras, M. (2021). Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020. In L. Bissell, & L. Weir (Eds.), Performance in a Pandemic. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003165644

Within days of performance venues being forced to close their doors in 2020, the National Theatre began broadcasting high-quality recordings of the best of London’s West End. Few other companies could dream of having such rich recorded archives to dr... Read More about Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020.

Mapping the Anthropocene: The Harrisons’ and The Deep Wealth of this Nation, Scotland (2021)
Book Chapter
Panneels, I. (2021). Mapping the Anthropocene: The Harrisons’ and The Deep Wealth of this Nation, Scotland. In C. Travis, & V. Valentino (Eds.), Narratives in the Anthropocene era (321-342). Lago, Italy: Il Silent Edizioni

Mapping the Anthropocene considers The Deep Wealth of this Nation, Scotland (2018) by eco-art pioneers Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison. Known as the Harrisons, they deploy mapping to explore how a future Scotland could thrive and create surplus of ec... Read More about Mapping the Anthropocene: The Harrisons’ and The Deep Wealth of this Nation, Scotland.

Disembodied Voice (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Di Donato, B. (2021). Disembodied Voice. [Music Performance]. Performed at Naples (Italy). 27 November 2021 - 27 November 2021. (Unpublished)

Disembodied Voice, for live electronics and voice, uses of electroacoustic technologies to disembody the voice from its singer. The singer will articulate and conduct her voice across the audience through the embodiment of sound manipulations. The... Read More about Disembodied Voice.

Disembodied Voice (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Di Donato, B. (2021). Disembodied Voice. [Live performance]. Performed at Matera Intermedia Festival 2021, Matera, Italy. 21 November 2021 - 5 December 2021. (Unpublished)

Disembodied Voice, for live electronics and voice, uses of electroacoustic technologies to disembody the voice from its singer. The singer will articulate and conduct her voice across the audience through the embodiment of sound manipulations. The... Read More about Disembodied Voice.

tiNNbre: a timbre-based musical agent (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Bolzoni, A., Di Donato, B., & Laney, R. (2021). tiNNbre: a timbre-based musical agent. In 2nd Nordic Sound and Music Conference

In this paper, we present tiNNbre, a generative music prototype-system that reacts to timbre gestures. By timbre gesture we mean a sonic (as opposed to body) gesture that mainly conveys artistic meaning through timbre rather than other sonic properti... Read More about tiNNbre: a timbre-based musical agent.

“He’s adorable and I want to take him home”. Trust Perceptions Before and After First-Time Encounters with Social Robots (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Sobolewska, E., Vanderschantz, N., & Bitcon, F. (2021). “He’s adorable and I want to take him home”. Trust Perceptions Before and After First-Time Encounters with Social Robots. In Proceedings of the BCS 34th British HCI Conference 2021 (324-328). https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2021.35

For users who have not interacted with a robot their perceptions are shaped by society, inculturation, and popular media. With the steady increase of robots in workplaces, during consumer encounters, and increasingly in the home, research is required... Read More about “He’s adorable and I want to take him home”. Trust Perceptions Before and After First-Time Encounters with Social Robots.

“I would call them, it seems faster”. The state of Telemedicine in Scotland. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Sfakakis, G., & Sobolewska, E. (2021). “I would call them, it seems faster”. The state of Telemedicine in Scotland. In Proceedings of the BCS 34th British HCI Conference 2021 (220-225). https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2021.23

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has affected the way people interact with others and services. Online re-mote solutions have been proposed for most interactions including health care. This position paper shows thatonline health services areunder-utili... Read More about “I would call them, it seems faster”. The state of Telemedicine in Scotland..

Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future (2021)
Book
Mitrović, I., Auger, J., Hanna, J., & Helgason, I. (Eds.). (2021). Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future. Split: SpeculativeEdu; Arts Academy, University of Split

The book Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future consists of six main sections. After the introduction, there is a brief history of speculation in radically different contexts, followed by a broad overview of speculative design practice an... Read More about Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future.

A Roadmap of Online Learning (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Sobolewska, E., Coley, S., Venckute, B., Hagan, J., & Callaghan, R. (2021). A Roadmap of Online Learning. [Digital Poster]. 2 June 2021. (Unpublished)

A poster presentation; Learning & Teaching Virtual Exhibition

Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries (2021)
Other
Panneels, I., Terras, M., Jones, C., Helgason, I., & Komorowski, M. (2021). Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries. https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/plugging-the-data-gap-freelance-and-self-employed-workers-in-the-creative-industries

The lack of data on the self-employed and freelance workforce is a particularly severe problem for the creative industries, which are disproportionately made up of freelancers.

The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts (2021)
Journal Article
Coleman, S., Terras, M., Thornton, P., Smyth, M., Schafer, B., Drost, S., …Speed, C. (2021). The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts. Big Data and Society, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517211006165

How can digitised assets of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums be reused to unlock new value? What are the implications of viewing large-scale cultural heritage data as an economic resource, to build new products and services upon? Drawing up... Read More about The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts.

Shanshui (2020)
Other
Cheng, L. (2020). Shanshui. Hong Kong

Shanshui is a work for flute and interactive media. Through the reception of sonic artefacts from the flutist during the performance, the software programme dedicatedly developed for this piece transforms the flute voice into visual artefacts that de... Read More about Shanshui.

Motivational Effects of Immersive Media on Adolescents’ Engagement in Cantonese Opera (2020)
Book Chapter
Cheng, L., & Leung, B. (2020). Motivational Effects of Immersive Media on Adolescents’ Engagement in Cantonese Opera. In W. W. Ma, K. Tong, & W. Bo Anna Tso (Eds.), Learning Environment and Design: Current and Future Impacts (213-226). Singapore: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8167-0_13

Recent advancements in communication and computer technology have made available and affordable the immersive technology necessary for broader applications beyond industrial use. Facing growing competition from the emergence of new media as an attrac... Read More about Motivational Effects of Immersive Media on Adolescents’ Engagement in Cantonese Opera.

Sonification of an exoplanetary atmosphere (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Quinton, M., McGregor, I., & Benyon, D. (2020). Sonification of an exoplanetary atmosphere. In AM '20: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Audio Mostly. , (191-198). https://doi.org/10.1145/3411109.3411117

This study investigates the effectiveness of user design methods to create a sonification for an astronomer who analyses exoplanet meteorological data situated in habitable zones. Requirements about the astronomer’s work, the dataset and how to sonif... Read More about Sonification of an exoplanetary atmosphere.

Sound Design (2020)
Book
McGregor, I. (2020). Sound Design. (3rd)

This book explores the underlying principles of sound design for linear and interactive media, and specifically how they apply to theatre, radio and film. The focus of the text is about how to design effective sound so that audiences' experiences are... Read More about Sound Design.