The New Creative
at Tate Britain, Wednesday 19 May 2004
is Professor of Media and Audiences, and Director of the Centre for Creative Media
Research, at Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University. He is the author
of the books Moving Experiences (John Libbey, 1995; new edition, 2004),
Video Critical (John Libbey, 1997), TV Living (with Annette Hill;
Routledge, 1999), Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction (Routledge,
2002) and editor of Web.Studies (Arnold, 2000; second edition, 2004). His
next book will be The New Creative Audience Studies (2005). He produces
the websites ArtLab, about this visual/creative
approach to qualitative research, and Theory.org.uk.
is Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media (CYM) at
the Institute of Education, London, and at Sussex University. She has researched
and written on young people and 'violent' media such as horror films, on media
education and on young people's participation rights in schools. In her presentation
she will discuss the use of visual research methods ('diaries' and scrapbooks)
to explore young people’s responses to media images of love, sex and relationships
- a research project with David Buckingham at the CYM, published as Young People,
Sex and the Media: The facts of life? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). See webpages
at Sussex and
is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds, conducting a study into men's lifestyle
magazines and the construction of male identity. He co-edited the second edition
of the book Web.Studies (Arnold, 2004), and has taught classes in Web design
and social theory. A website about his research can be found at www.readinginto.com/magazines.
is a lecturer in the Dept of Theatre, Film & Television, University of Wales Aberystwyth.
With an academic background in Education, she is interested in the sociological
construction of children and 'childhood' and how children make sense of and interact
with their media-saturated worlds. She is fascinated by the advertising industry
and her research in this field focuses on the targeting of child-consumers. She
also has research interests in visual culture, 'representation' and gendered readerships
of media texts. She became interested in the use of visual research methods as
a way to escape reliance on verbal communication when conducting research with
young children in bilingual contexts (Welsh/English). See website.
is Associate Professor in Screen and Media Studies, University of Waikato, New
Zealand. One aim of his study leave in the UK (at the University of London and
Cardiff University) is to explore new ways of understanding and appreciating children's
use of media, through drawings and role play. As an example of such research (for
a piece on The Lord of the Rings and the child audience), he spent a Saturday
morning observing three New Zealand boys who re-enact long battles from the films.
He notes, 'The more you explore the connections between children and media and
contemporary culture, the more you realise the old research methods of questionnaires
and focus groups are of diminishing value. To produce inventive research, you
have to use inventive methods'. See webpage.
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