Photomediations exhibition launched

I’m delighted to announce, that after 3 years of working on this project with my colleagues from Coventry University and Goldsmiths, the Photomediations exhibition was launched in November at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin. This is the final part of the project which builds on top of the Open Book, and seeks to celebrate the breadth and dynamism of the 300+ works submitted from… Read more →

The story of an experimental learning laboratory

  Disruptive Media Learning Lab A story of an experimental laboratory… 23-24th November 2017 World Education Congress Mumbai India In 2012, it could be said, that Coventry University had the ability to go online in a big way, instead however it sought to invest in its biggest asset – its students and academic staff. It had recognised the potential of… Read more →

Opening up Photomediations | Book | Edu | Exhibition

Opening up Photomediations | Book | Edu | Exhibition from Jonathan Shaw   This is the slide deck from the presentation I gave for the Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine Conference 21-22 November 2016, held at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin. The slides provide a whistle stop tour through our work over the past 3 years; from the motivations, our… Read more →

Revisting Photodynamism in Brussels

I was great to be invited to contribute to this exciting new project by Maarten Vanvolsem and John Ryan Brubaker. This featured the first public presentation of my Chrono-sculptures work-in-progress. Presented at the That Art Exhibits’ conference in Brussels on 13th October 2016. More information about New Photodynamism can be found here and a short summary below. Photodynamism Revisited 100 years after its publication, Anton Giulio… Read more →

Call for Creative Works and Papers – The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice

Although media practice as a field and community embraces a plurality of media, the materiality of its scholarly forms of production and communication remain predominantly text-based. How then, can a journal of media practice (JMP) extend from a speculative focus on what media practice as research could be, to an exploration of the alternative forms of communication and circulation it could enable?… Read more →

Guest editing the ‘disrupted’ Journal of Media Practice

I have been invited to guest-edit the Journal of Media Practice. This special edition called, The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice will provide an exploratory platform to expand and build upon some of the ideas I discussed, together with my colleagues Professor Gary Hall and Dr Shaun Hides, in the interview “Open to Disruption: Education and ‘either/and’ Media Practice“ with the… Read more →

Photomediations Open Call for Creative Works

Photomediations: an open book from Ross Varney on Vimeo. The editors of Photomediations: An Open Book are working with the Europeana Space Best Practice Network to curate an exhibition (both online and physical), and are calling out to the photographic community to submit works for consideration. We are looking for still and/or moving image works (as well as post-digital collages,… Read more →

A disrupted media learning landscape

Digital Public Services: Designing and Delivering User-Centric Services Thursday 12th November 2015 Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK Summary of my talk… What happens if academia critically adopts the business concept: ‘disruptive technologies’? Is it, as the established-dominant form, truly vulnerable in a globally connected world to tech-enabled nimble start-ups? The Disruptive Media Learning Lab opened in 2014 as a semi-autonomous… Read more →

Sharing techniques to enhance student satisfaction

Looking forward to BETT 2016… privileged to be invited to talk at this key moment in the year where the future of education technology is brought to the UK. We will be sharing some of the ‘open’ techniques we have championed, developed within the Media Department and now are at the core of our work within the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at… Read more →