Media Manipulation

Media Manipulation
Media Manipulation: Ideologies and Political Economies of Intervention in a Digital World Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 29th June 2018 The StoryLab Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and the ERC-funded “Risking Speech” project at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge hosted a workshop on the topic of “media manipulation”. Manipulation—of attention, opinion, action—has been a ... Read more

The Crossing

Human Trafficking
The Crossing is a multi-screen and 2D screen interactive exhibition, which provided new interpretations and understanding of the black-market economy of sex trafficking through the journey of a trafficked woman. The emotionally charged project investigates the exploitation of hope and the black market economy of human trafficking through the story of a young girl sex ... Read more

Could Try Harder

Could Try Harder
An Audiovisual Investigation into Capturing and Creating a Shared Memory Experience   Sophie Jackson’s research investigates ‘memory moments’ through the capture and creation of shared memory experience. It utilizes school reports as artefacts to trigger central memory, documented through a process of participant interviews forming the basis of a series of individual films. In doing ... Read more

Algorithimic Signs

Algoritmic Signs
Tracing the Missing History of Computer Art Through Curatorial Practice Algorithmic Signs - Ernest Edmonds, Manfred Mohr, Vera Molnár, Frieder Nake, Roman Verostko, is a research project exploring the history of pioneering computational art conceived, researched and curated as a major exhibition by Dr Francesca Franco in collaboration with the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice, ... Read more

Forensic Architecture

Foresnsic Architecture
Screening and Presentation Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 30th April 2018 Christina Varvia presented the work of Forensic Architecture, a research agency based at Goldsmiths University of London undertaking advanced architectural and media research. She provided insight into the work they do on behalf of international prosecutors, human rights organisations and political and environmental justice groups. ... Read more

Notes on Blindness

Notes On Blindness
Screening and Presentation Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 23rd April 2018 LENS and StoryLab Research Institute hosted a screening of Notes on Blindness followed by a director Q&A, plus virtual reality experience. The film directed by Pete Middleton and James Spinney is a moving account of personal perseverance: After losing sight, John Hull knew that if ... Read more

StoryLab Symposium ‘Interpret’

StoryLab Symposium Interpret
Presentations Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 14th March 2018 The rapid development of technological innovations in recent years has dramatically reshaped the way people communicate. This has accelerated the exchange of ideas, but has also produced a climate of confusion and misinformation with stable narrative patterns of communication breaking down. Addressing these issues, this StoryLab symposium ... Read more

Mandy Chang, BBC Storyville

Mandy Chang BBC Storyville
Screening and Presentation Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 12th Nov 2017 StoryLab in association with the Royal Television Society and LENS organised a lecture by BBC Storyville’s Mandy Chang. Chaired by Dr Cathy Elliott (LENS),  the new commissioning editor for premier BBC strand STORYVILLE talked about her passion for documentary and showed examples of film storytelling ... Read more

Ways of Machine Seeing

New Ways of Witnessing the World Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Monday 26 June – Wednesday 28 June 2017 Ways of Machine Seeing 2017 was a two-day workshop organised by CoDE, the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network and Cambridge Big Data. The event revisited the 1972 BBC documentary series Ways of Seeing and explored its wide impact ... Read more

Crossing Roads

Crossing Roads
Knowledge Exchange: Storytelling and Policing Human Trafficking Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 20th June 2017 Jointly hosted by PIER and StoryLab, this practitioner-focused workshop centred round the perilous crime of human trafficking, building awareness and recognition of its impact on victims and wider society. In 2016, 3,805 potential victims from 108 different countries of origin were ... Read more