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.

Cayla Key

PhD title

Everyday Living: Towards A More Open Design of Trusted Things

My work has focused on breaking open the normative assumptions attached to the term ‘home’ and in turn the homogeneity of current domestic IoT approaches and values.

Daniel Herron

PhD title

Digital Separations

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lauren Baker

PhD title

Making a Difference – The longer-term impact of the Craft Scotland programme on the development of maker careers and the Scottish creative economy

Focussing on the topic of craft business development, the research seeks to uncover the long-term impact that Craft Scotland, Scotland's national development agency for craft, has on a makers' career, and consequently the creative economy.

Lee Cheatley

PhD title

Continued Bonds: Computationally Creative Grief Support

People are increasingly turning to technology for support when someone they care about dies.

Lucy Robertson

PhD title

Sonic Textiles for Wellbeing

This research investigates adding to the natural qualities of textiles through the addition of sound, creating sonic textiles.

Miriam Mallalieu

PhD title

Taxonomies of Knowledge: a practice-led investigation into the organising, structuring and archiving of information.

I intend to use Michel Foucault's The Order of Things as one point of focus for the investigation, expanding his analysis of structures to look at systems and taxonomies with specific attention to On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Thompson.

Sang Hun Yu

PhD title

Capturing, communicating and collaborating with Virtual Reality in forensic science

This project aims to develop workflows to capture scenes (e.g. crime scenes, archaeological sites, etc) accurately, repeatedly and reliably, without decontaminating scenes using modern 3D capture technologies

Sara Nevay

PhD title

Textile Connections: E-textiles for social connectedness

By combining textiles with sound, this research has produced a series of e-textile prototypes designed to encourage interaction, conversation and bonding.

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