It’s great being based on the other side of the pond this autumn with the Fulbright award as I am able to attend the excellent conference organized by Robert Pratten and his great crew at Conducttr. The year’s conference had a focus on Transmedia for Change: Connected Learning and Persistent Engagement. I co-presented with my USC colleague, Michael Bodie, on Teaching for Transformative Change, and we used two case studies from courses that we teach in the Media Arts + Practice program. I will share Bodie’s part of the presentation (or link) once he has had the opportunity to post.
I am spending the autumn semester as a Fulbright Scholar in University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. It has been a hectic first month with a presentation for the Performance, Politics, and Protest conference held on September 5, 2015 (presentation slides forthcoming!) and two day-long workshops on September 18 and October 2 on Digital Media Research and Pedagogy (with “hands on” segment on the audio-visual essay). I will have more to say as I catch my breath — UCC and Cork has been a welcoming and stimulating environment — but I wanted to post the slideshows from today’s workshop on: Digital Media: Principles, Tools, Strategies and Video Editing. Two of the three slideshows begin with a zen garden to put us in relaxed mode for the conversation and practice to follow.