Alejandro Ball

Post-Internet or Point of Transition? An investigation into the net art from the 90's to the new media contemporary practice - from internet 1.0 to 3.0

Allan Davies

'Imaging the Imageless : addressing the paradox and presence of the simultaneously physical and metaphysical through visual interpretation and representation of religious signification in the Christian Holy image'.

Andrea McSwan

PhD title

Light for the Blind: Exploring 3D Animation and Immersive Digital Film, to Represent the Perceptual-Experiences of the Blind

This thesis introduces the advanced capabilities of 3D animation and haptic film technology to help facilitate the communication between the blind and the sighted.

Annie Runkel

PhD title

Unlocking the Utopian Potential of Boredom

In response to a growing body of work in the field of boredom research which sees the experience of boredom as an important incentive for a change in human behaviour, the project sets out to explore the energising potential of boredom in the context of socially engaged artistic practice.

Cate Newton

PhD title

William Turnbull, Process Philosophies, and Material Practice

My research explores Turnbull's place in the Modernist movement, challenging frequently-used descriptions of "timelessness" in that movement and establishing how his work can be recast as a means of addressing questions around history and contemporaneity in contemporary art.

Daniel Herron

PhD title

Digital Separations

How can technology be used to support people as they experience sensitive life transitions?

Deirdre MacKenna

PhD title

Duration, Cultural Programming and Sensemaking

This Ph.D. seeks to understand the role of durational programming in human sensemaking processes.

Drew Walker

PhD title

The Importance of Place: Gugging, Patient, Art, Doctor und Die Welt

What is the nature of the artistic and psychological process between patient-artist and artist-doctor in the psychiatric facility of Maria Gugging, in Lower Austria?

Dylan Gauld

PhD title

Beneath the Surface: A practice-led investigation and development of the 3D visualisation of subsea survey data

By using the latest in acoustical imaging technology, we are able to gather data about these underwater environments, and the objects and structures that they may contain… offering us new insight into these exciting and previously unseen worlds.

Eleni Vlachaki

PhD title

The Kapodistrian Orphanage and Aegina Prison: Can the arts function within a social context as a catalyst for change in our relationship with our past and our immediate environment?

Within this historical and social context this practice led research explores the potential of material objects and practices through first-hand exposure to connect us to our past and with each other.

Giles Sutherland

PhD title

The Road to Meikle Seggie: Richard Demarco’s Pedagogical-Creative Journeys, 1972 to 1990

The purpose of this study is to document, illuminate, analyse, comment on and explicate Richard Demarco’s pedagogical-creative journeys, between 1972 and 1990.

Hamer Dodds

PhD title

The sublime and the unimaginably unpresentable.

My research interests itself the 'emergent biosciences' and sublime qualities associated with them using scientific techniques within artistic practice.

Helen Roger

PhD title

A New Culture of Learning, University of the Highlands and Islands

This research will inform our future holistic and strategic approach to lecturer training, Creative Industries curriculum development; connect communities and enable wider access and collaboration internationally and within the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Irene Orr

PhD title

Craft: Process and Wellbeing

In what ways does making things contribute to our health and wellbeing?

Jade Lauren Gunnell

PhD title

Co-created Citizen Science for Community Action

This project aims to identify what co-created citizen science can achieve for science and society, and to ascertain the core features of a successful co-created project, developing models of practice and/or interventions to support practitioner’s delivery.

Joanna Foster

PhD title

The Artist As Troubadour: Exploring Creative Encounter through Song, Travel and Story

I aim to uncover a process of creative exchange in live musical performance that develops in real-time between, and in relation to, the performer, audience and environment.

Judith Fieldhouse

PhD title

Digital Memory and Photographic Memory – New Media Art, Archives and Exhibiting for a Future Life.

The research seeks to determine how the archive is viewed by artists and audiences alike, with an aim to altering the way that artists collaborate with archivists and archives.

Karen-Ann Dicken

PhD title

Integrating 3D printing and hand fabrication in contemporary craft practice

This study seeks to establish the relationships between makers, technology and society through a practice based investigation of how contemporary creators are integrating 3D printing and traditional hand fabrication through tool making.

Katerina Gorkovenko

PhD title

Second Screens for Political Discourse

Second screens and social media are introducing new ways for members of the general public to play a role in a discussion that has traditionally been the domain of politicians and journalists.

Katie Brown

PhD title

Exploring hearing aids and super normal design

The research aims to understanding the different social and cultural relationships that exist and their link to hearing aids. It will involve the experiences and perspectives of wearers, non-wearers, health care professionals and manufacturers of hearing aids.

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