Media Research Initiatives
Research by Professor Darren Newbury examines the photographic cultures of South Africa
Research by Dr Philippa Lyon investigates the impact of graphic artist Max Gill
Research explores societal, cultural and policy implications of digital engagement.
Research from Dr Katy Shaw examines the marginalised literary cultures surrounding the Miners' Strikes of the 1980s
3D-COFORM research brings digital imaging solutions for museums and heritage sites
Media research engages with some of the most exciting issues of our time, exploring the effects of advances and changes in media technologies upon everyday life, the cultural economy and social well-being. How has the digitization process changed ‘old’ media? What price have certain communities and groups paid for the introduction of new technologies? How are social bonds sustained in a context of intensifying cultural difference and diversity?
At Brighton we have supported research illuminating popular culture and the place of popular memory in people’s lives, the potential of the creative industries to reshape a polity and cultural economy, the contribution of information technologies to fuel community engagement, and the ethics of new media and environmental communication. In REF2014 these strengths were brought together in three thematic groupings:
Digital Heritage and Culture explores the future of, and opportunities for, digital cultural heritage across the museum and heritage sector. Based in the established Cultural Informatics Research Group, and extensive international networks of users and researchers, the research provides a foundation and trajectory for establishing 3D implementation in heritage as a fully integrated and accepted practical proposition whereby the past can be brought to life for citizens and consumers worldwide.
Marginal Cultures and Identity examines and challenges orthodox and contested constructions of the literary, exploring cultural and creative forms of expression and engaging with marginalized cultures and communities. This has included research on the previously hidden voices of cultural producers such as striking miners in Britain in the 1980s, and hauntological analyses of constructions of sexuality and gendered identities in various spheres of the popular.
Digital Economy, Society and Media explores innovation and theories of the creative and digital economy and its societal, cultural and policy implications and applications, including the use of ICTs in community empowerment. The research will contribute to policy and discourse on, and understandings of, new media processes and technologies, also informing community transformation and policy-related critiques of technological processes.
As these thematics are further developed and refined, clusters will advance scholarship and research in the following areas: Digital Economy; Community Media; Gothic Transformations; Sexualities.
Contact Media Research at Brighton:
Professor of Digital Economy
Faculty of Arts
University of Brighton
t: +44 (0)1273 642291
f: +44 (0)1273 642405
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