Putting it together: examining new media arts and creative practice

Ride, P. 2012. Putting it together: examining new media arts and creative practice. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

TitlePutting it together: examining new media arts and creative practice
TypePhD thesis
AuthorsRide, P.
Abstract

This Ph.D. by Published Work examines projects that have taken place over a period of ten years and that address new media practice. The projects include new media arts exhibitions and publications. The argument of the Exegesis
is that taken together these works demonstrate how curatorial practice operates in an integrated way between practice and theory and that it is possible to trace how insights about new media are generated, evolve and contribute to discourse in different parts of the arts sector. The Exegesis argues that curatorial practice can be understood as demonstrating reflection­‐in-­action and reflection-­on-­action. It presents a framework for understanding how knowledge is developed through curatorial projects, and thus constitutes practice-­based research.

In particular the research addresses the role of the curator in new media arts: how the audience for new media is understood, how practitioners’ knowledge, skills and
expertise can be articulated and how cultural concepts
around digital technology such as ‘newness’ and ‘innovation’
affect the way that new media practice is understood and experienced.

The study examines the curated three exhibitions: Lyndal Jones, Demonstrations and Details from the Facts of Life (2001); Timeless: Time, Landscape and New Media (2006)
and David Rokeby: Silicon Remembers Carbon(2007)/ David Rokeby: Plotting Against Time (2008); a co-authored
book The New Media Handbook (2006); and three articles and chapters, ‘Enter the Gallery’ (2011) & ‘The Narrative
of Technology’ (2012) and ‘Shiny and New’ (2010)

Year2012
FilePeter_RIDE_2012.pdf
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Publication dates
Published2012

Related outputs

Hands-on, Shoes-off: Multisensory Tools Enhance Family Engagement Within an Art Museum
Eardley, A.F., Dobbin, C., Neves, J. and Ride, P. 2018. Hands-on, Shoes-off: Multisensory Tools Enhance Family Engagement Within an Art Museum. Visitor Studies. 21 (1), pp. 79-97. doi:10.1080/10645578.2018.1503873

Suspended: Art in the threshold
Ride, P. 2018. Suspended: Art in the threshold. in: Parry, R., Page, R. and Moseley, A. (ed.) Museum Thresholds: The Design and Media of Arrival London Routledge.

Enriched Audio Description: Working towards an inclusive museum experience
Eardley, A.F., Fryer, L., Hutchinson, R., Cock, M., Ride, P. and Neves, J. 2017. Enriched Audio Description: Working towards an inclusive museum experience. in: Halder, S. and Czop Assaf, L. (ed.) Inclusion, Disability and Culture: An Ethnographic Perspective Traversing Abilities and Challenges Springer.

Redefining Access: Embracing multimodality, memorability and shared experience in Museums
Eardley, A.F., Mineiro, C., Neves, J. and Ride, P. 2016. Redefining Access: Embracing multimodality, memorability and shared experience in Museums. Curator: The Museum Journal. 59 (3), pp. 263-286. doi:10.1111/cura.12163

The digital media handbook. 2nd edition
Dewdney, A. and Ride, P. 2014. The digital media handbook. 2nd edition. Abingdon Routledge.

The narrative of technology: understanding the effect of New Media artwork in the museum
Ride, P. 2012. The narrative of technology: understanding the effect of New Media artwork in the museum. in: Macleod, S., Hourston Hanks, L. and Hale, J. (ed.) Museum making: narratives, architectures, exhibitions Abingdon Routledge. pp. 267-276

#CitizenCurators
Ride, P. 2012. #CitizenCurators.

Enter the gallery
Ride, P. 2011. Enter the gallery. Public: Art, Culture, Ideas. 44, pp. 80-90.

David Rokeby: plotting against time
Ride, P. 2008. David Rokeby: plotting against time.

David Rokeby: silicon remembers carbon
Rokeby, D. and Ride, P. 2007. David Rokeby: silicon remembers carbon. Liverpool

Timeless: time, landscape and new media
Ride, P. 2006. Timeless: time, landscape and new media. Harbourfront Centre, York Quay, Toronto, Canada

The new media handbook
Dewdney, A. and Ride, P. 2005. The new media handbook. London, UK Routledge.

Active daydreaming: the nature of collaboration
Prophet, J. and Ride, P. 2004. Active daydreaming: the nature of collaboration. in: Fusco, M. (ed.) Wonderful: visions of the near future book UNKNOWN. pp. 66-70

Tide
Jerram, L. and Ride, P. 2002. Tide. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

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