Dr Hannah Drayson
Lecturer in Digital Art & Technology/Immersive Media Design
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Ph.D. Gestalt Biometrics and their Applications: Instrumentation, Objectivity and Poetics. University of Plymouth.
EPSRC funded research into the use of biometric technologies in interactive arts practice. This project combining theoretical approaches from medical humanities, arts and STS with practice-based interactive artworks focussed on the epistemological consequences of ideas such as objectivity and instrumental realism in creative practices that repurpose medical instrumentation.
MSc. Digital Art and Technology. University of Plymouth.
B.A. (Hons) Critical Fine Art Practice. Brighton University.
Doctoral Research Supervision
Research Degree Completions
Dr. Joanna Griffin, (Transtechnology Research). Changing Space: The Social and Experiential Culture of Spacecraft and the Public Domain (2014).
Edith Doove, (Transtechnology Research). Exploring the Curatorial as Creative Act. (2017)
Eugenia Stamboliev, (CogNovo). The social robot between social, surveying and digital media. (2018).
Abigail Jackson, (Transtechnology Research). Technology and Human Interaction in Autism Movement Therapy (AHRC funded). (2014-2019).
Guy Edmonds, (CogNovo). The Flicker Effect. (2014-2020).
Current PhD Supervision;
Director of Studies:
Stephanie Moran, (3D3 Scholarship) Symbiont Encounters: Ecological Fictioning and Networked Media. (2018-)
Lucinda Guy. Artist designed systems in Community Radio. (2018-)
Finnegan, P., The digital image according to its hieroglyphic and animistic capacities (2018-)
Welsman, L., AI: A deep history (working title) (2019-)
Dorothea-Smith, J., Vision – An excavation of the retinal space, physiological, phenomenological, cultural and spacial (2019-)
Turton, S., Technologies of Soul (2018-)
Amani Alsaad, Art Therapy in a non-western context. (2015-)
Jane Hutchinson, (Trantechnology Research). Not me – not not me: concerning the mediation of dissolving actualities and performing self. (2014-)
Jacqui Knight, (CogNovo). The ‘frisson event’ a unified experience of simultaneity (2014-)
James Sweeting, (Transtechnology Research). The impact of technological constructivism on representation in videogames (2015-)
Nicholas Peres. (Transtechnology Research). Immersive cinematics in medical simulation: interfaces for the patient voice (2014-)
Becalelis Brodskis, (3D3 Scholarship) Re-Imagine your town: Co-created archives of community urban visions. (2016-)
Ph.D. Theses Examined
Ellen Sebring, (2015) University of Plymouth. Visual Narrative; A theory and model for image-driven digital historiography based on a case study of China’s Boxer Uprising (c. 1900)
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