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Spotlight on research

A spotlight on the primary research we are undertaking at the Centre for Digital Media Cultures.


matterBot is a research and development work-in-progress by Early Career Researcher (ECR) Judith Ricketts, working at the Centre for Inclusive Digital Futures. Based on the chatbot aesthetic, MatterBot is an expansive, immersive digital application, that seeks to educate and promote… Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Judith Ricketts ECR with the Centre for Digital Media Cultures

Judith Ricketts is an Early Career Researcher (ECR) who creates data-driven, screen-based art and technology for education and social change. She has a particular interest in researching data connected to the slave trade and Black History, which she analyses to… Continue Reading →

PhD Student Sijuade Yusuf describes her research ‘Using social media to build gender equality in Nigeria’

Facebook, story-telling and the struggle for gender equality in Nigeria PhD research student, Sijuade Yusuf, is investigating how the use of storytelling on Facebook is one of the tools being used to empower women and build gender equality in Nigeria…. Continue Reading →

Siju Yusuf: PhD student with the centre for Digital Media Cultures

Sijuade Yusuf is a PhD student researching the use of social media for addressing gender inequality in sub-Saharan Africa. Following her first degree in Agricultural Science, Sijuade spent eight years working in banking in Nigeria, where she became increasingly aware… Continue Reading →

Kelly Rebecca Prime: PhD Student with the Centre for Digital Media Cultures

Smart meters, energy justice and cutting carbon emissions. Kelly is a PhD research student who is looking into the future of smart meters in the UK, and how policy around their introduction will impact on their effectiveness for creating energy… Continue Reading →

Artist Caleb Madden describes his site-specific installation ‘Spectral Aesthetics’

Spectral Aesthetics: Old Ghosts in a New World Caleb Madden is an artist, lecturer, curator and noise theorist, in the final stages of completing his PhD with the Centre for Digital Media Cultures Research (CDMC). Here he talks about his… Continue Reading →

PrEP: A new app that helps prevent HIV

After 8 years of lobbying and campaigning by HIV activist and advocacy organisations, PrEP became available in England in 2020. PrEP, or Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, is a medicine for people at risk of acquiring HIV from sex or injection drug use…. Continue Reading →

Caleb Madden: PhD student with the Centre for Digital Media Cultures

Caleb Madden is an artist, lecturer, curator and noise theorist, in the final stages of completing his PhD with the Centre for Digital Media Cultures (CDMC). His interest in noise theory began when he was a teenage musician, interested in… Continue Reading →

The EmERGE legacy: Digital healthcare support for HIV

Between 2015 and 2020 the Horizon 2020 funded EmERGE project co-designed, developed, implemented and evaluated an mHealth platform to support people living with HIV. The technology is now being used on a commercial, not-for-profit basis in the UK and in… Continue Reading →

All The World’s A Screen

We all know that the Covid pandemic has had an enormous impact on the performing arts, but we’re still learning how this has changed contemporary practices and what the future might hold in terms of creating engaging online performance. When… Continue Reading →

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