Fields of Communication

11.00
Research panel 1
Moderator: Emily Candela
Mallaa Alamoudi, Chenyi Liao, Paul Moody, Claire van Rhyn, Susan Young, Caroline Yan Zheng
 
14.00
Research panel 2
Moderator: Tom Simmons
Carl W. Jones, Sarah Kirby-Ginns, Larissa Nowicki, Kirsty Smith, Kelly Spanou

As our personal intentions reach a broader community of researchers, in environments where the impregnation of media and technological change is commonplace, questions about the means and materials of telling, writing, and translating, are hard to ignore. We ask: Are these activities a chain of competences, or abilities, that enable communication? Or are they the product of media technology? Furthermore, our inquiries also raise questions about the very nature of communication: How has the essence of what is being communicated changed, if at all? What effect does language and media have upon information as it is being shared through a variety of modalities? At what point and how, does a story, a place, a person, an object, become something other? These and other questions provide a basis for what promises to be an insightful and lively discussion on research in the broader field of communication.

•  What is the nature of communication? (What is the nature of your research? What are the innate means of communication within your research?)
•  What effect does culture have upon information? (What cultures are dominant in your research? What is the impact of your research on culture?)
•  How does technology transform our environments? (In what ways does technology affect your field of research? What is the technological impact you observe in your fields of research?)
•  At what point does one story, a place, a person, an object, become something else? (How does your field of research move, change, transform, or become somethings else. how does it relate or overlap with other fields?)

 
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PROGRAM:

 

10.00         Introduction Professor Teal Triggs

10.15         Research presentation Dr.Yiyun Kang

11.00         Research panel 1 + moderator Dr. Emily Candela
                  
Malla Alamoudi, Chenyi Liao, Paul Moody, Claire van Rhyn, Susan Young,
                  Caroline Yan Zheng

12.00        Research presentation David Benqué

13.00        Lunch break

14.00        Research panel 2 + moderator Tom Simmons

                  Carl W. Jones, Sarah Kirby-Ginns, Larissa Nowicki, Kirsty Smith, Kelly Spanou

15.00        Keynote: Professor Janis Jefferies,
                  Goldsmiths, University of London

16.00        Afternoon break

16.30        Film screening Dr.Emily Richardson
                  
Spender House and Beach House

 

Location The Westworks, White City Place, 195 Wood Lane, White City, London, W12 7FQ

 
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ADDITIONAL LINKS:
 
Videos recorded for the "Research Through Design Conference"
Cambridge, Uk / March 25–27, 2015
 
(6:07 minutes) RTD 2015 Provocation by Sir Christopher Frayling Part 1: Research Through Design Evolution
 
(7:08 minutes) RTD 2015 Provocation by Sir Christopher Frayling Part 7: Design-led research - the next chapter
https://vimeo.com/129780632
 
 
 
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Fields of Communication took place at the Royal College of Art on 30th October 2018