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, the Philosophy of Time, and Material Practice: the idea of time in the sculpture of William Turnbull and in contemporary material practice

Despite the existence of extensive literature on Turnbull and on the art-historical period in which he was working, there has been little philosophical analysis of his work. While the overall idea of timelessness in art has been challenged in some contexts these tend to be art-historical rather than philosophical.

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.

Dan Drage

PhD title

Sacred Space, Place, Time: Extra-material realities in and through the material

This project will explore human interaction with the material world, broadly, with particular interest in the more-than qualities of matter which elicit recognition of the sacred in Space, Place and Time.

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?

Ewan Allinson

PhD title

Hefted to Hill: Valuing the aesthetic & ontological expertise of marginal farming communities

Using an a-disciplinary artistic-research approach, I will explore the potential within contemporary aesthetics and ontology to give voice to hill farmers' and crofter’s embedded ways of knowing about land and nature.

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.

Katie  Hart Potapoff

PhD title

Inhabiting the Unknown

My research methodologies focus on intuitive practices and perceptions of the numinous, allowing the qualities of the journey to take precedence rather than the destination. Combined with philosophical readings, writing and a making practice, this place-based research weaves ontologies with material responses.

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.

Louise Ritchie

PhD title

Hybrid States: A Practice-Led Enquiry Exploring The ‘Artificial’ Union Of Materials And Their Properties Within Contemporary Art Forms

My research examines materiality within creative processes inherent in Contemporary Art forms. In this investigation the physical and non-physical properties of materials will reveal a dual nature, demonstrating the inherent capacities to work spatially in different ways, and to signify complexity.

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