New Moving Screens (850P4B)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Looking at the evolution of mobile and location-based technologies, this module investigates the emergent fields of pervasive media and locative media. You will investigate the ways that mobile technologies and portable media have evolved to become defining elements of pervasive and locative media. You will explore cultural and creative activities in the fields, including (but not limited to) artistic practice utilising mobile phones and gps devices, and you will create your own projects utilising pervasive and/or locative media. While leading to the production of a creative project, work done on this module will be heavily informed by study of the key critical debates and historical moments surrounding the evolution pervasive and locative media.


100%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: