|Post:||Associate Tutor (Media and Film)|
|Other posts:||Helpdesk Advisor (Information Technology Services - Internal group)|
|Research Student (Media and Film)|
|Location:||Silverstone Sb 128|
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I am a DPhil Researcher and member of the Centre for Material Digital Culture.
MA Digital Media University of Sussex
Member of the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, involved in SCCS Conference 2011: Staging Illusion, which will take place on 4th November, 2011.
I am also involved with the SCCS Working Paper Series, which will launch in early 2012.
I am investigating the cultural impact of the emergence of the e-book, with a project called 'The impact of the virtual book on readers, reading and the book'. How do they change how we use and view books, do they retain their sense of value for us, do we have the same sense of pleasure (or otherwise) when we read? Also, the e book offers up lots of opportunities, from seamless revisions and speed of distributions, to the options provided by open source formats like epub. What economic or political issues are raised by the use of proprietary systems and consolidation in the publishing industry.
My other research interests are in video gaming and web enabled media. In 2009, I investigated the development of downloadable video games and the impact this change is having on the sense of professional value of the developers involved. This formed the basis of my MA disertation, 'Where does the disc go? What is the impact of the end of the videopgame as a physical object'.
Debates in Media Studies - Associate Tutor
Office Hour Tuesdays 2 - 3pm