Lovely to meet the new people as well as see some familiar faces (and meet Kate in person rather than virtually). I’m looking forward to this module and to working with you all.
So, about me, my name is Juliet and I’m studying, full-time on the MRes in Arts and Cultural Research. I took the Networked Societies module last year as well as Research Skills. My other module this year is Ethics.
I live in London and work part-time at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ). I am a guest lecturer for City University, teaching data journalism to the MA Investigative students, thankfully just in the autumn term, and I occasionally teach workshops in data journalism for the CIJ – especially if I can combine it with a few day’s holiday!
A few years ago I studied a PgCert in Photography at St Martin’s, and far from the arty medium format photographs I thought I’d take, I ended up spending hours in front of my computer screen looking through the lenses of CCTV cameras. While it wasn’t what I’d expected, I found this an interesting area to pursue, especially since there are overlaps with my work at the CIJ – hence my returning to study.
Although the photography has taken something of a back seat to books over the last few months, I’m glad this module has a practical element and hope I’ll be able to produce some interesting images.
Looking forward to seeing you again next Tuesday and have a good weekend.