Thursday, February 19, 2004

Symposium Announcement: Visual Studies, Interactive Design, Media


A free symposium at Tate Britain, London
Wednesday 19th May 2004 (1.30 - 5.00)

The Centre for Creative Media Research is holding a symposium about new visual, creative research methods being used to understand the place of popular media in people's lives.

These qualitative research methods typically ask participants to *make* something (e.g. drawings, video, collage, photographs) as part of the exploration of their relationship with media culture.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend, to discuss or just to look and listen. The event is free, and tea/coffee will be provided.

If you will be coming, all we ask is that you send an email to David Gauntlett at so that we can monitor the expected numbers.

Further info about the event can be found at

There will be presentations from:

David Gauntlett -- Studied young people's relationship with media celebrities through drawings, and environmental beliefs through video-making. (Bournemouth Media School)

Sara Bragg -- Studied young people's feelings about sexual material in the media through scrapbook-making. (Institute of Education, London)

Geoff Leland -- Studied young people's media use and experience of popular film through drawings .(University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Merris Griffiths -- Studied children's attitudes to advertising through drawings. (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)

Ross Horsley -- Studied young masculinities through making covers for men's magazines. (University of Leeds)

The Centre for Creative Media Research is part of Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University, UK