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 definitely having a very hectic summer so far with lots of travel, and I just returned from the Domitor conference held this year in Brighton. It was a good conference and highlight for me was an evening magic lantern performance.
Now that I am settling in a bit I hope to post an interview with Sumiko Higashi on stars from silent and contemporary era once I get some time to hit the audio editor. In the meantime, there is a very cool site featuring some great research and resources on the silent star Nita Naldi put together by Donna L. Hill, Joan Myers, and Christopher S. Connelly.
Also, just to remind me of my wonderful UK trip, which included a short stay in London and time with friends, I will post a picture from Covent Garden.