Dr Hannah Drayson

Dr Hannah Drayson

Lecturer in Digital Art & Technology/Immersive Media Design

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)


Intermedia artist and lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Architecture. Co-convenor of Transtechnology Research group. 

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Research groups

  • Transtechnology

Key publications are highlighted

Drayson H 2019 'Don’t Sugar Coat It' Feast Journal (1) PEARL
Drayson HE 2018 'Design(ing) and the placebo effect– a productive idea' Design Issues , DOI PEARL
Loesche F & Lucznik K 2017 'Our GIFT to All of Us: GA(Y)AM: Preface' AVANT. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard VIII, (Special) 13-16 , DOI PEARL
Drayson HE 2017 'Academic carelessness, bootstrapping, and the cybernetic investigator' AVANT. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard , DOI PEARL
Drayson H 2017 'RitualsRituals by Vincent Moon. Commissioned by CTM and CTM X New Geographies, Berlin, Germany, 30 January–7 February 2016. Festival website: www.ctm-festival.de/festival2016/2016/01/30/programme/event/rituals_installation_opening' Leonardo 50, (1) 100-101 , DOI
Drayson H 2016 'Delete: A Design History of Computer VapourwareDelete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware by Paul Atkinson. Bloomsbury Press, London, U.K., 2013. 256 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-85785-346-2' Leonardo 49, (1) 94-94 , DOI
Drayson H 2014 'Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America by Tanya Sheehan. Pennsylvania State University Press, PA, U.S.A., 2012; Thames & Hudson, London, U.K., 2012. 216 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-271-03792-9; 978-0-271-03793-6' Leonardo 47, (2) 187-188 , DOI
Drayson H 2013 'When Biometrics Fail: Gender, Race, and the Technology of Identity by Shoshana Amielle Magnet. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, and London, U.K., 2011. 224 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-82-235135-1' Leonardo 46, (2) 187-189 , DOI
Drayson H 2012 'Players Unleashed! Modding The Sims and the Culture of Gaming by Tanja Sihvonen. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, Holland, 2011. 224 pp., illus. Paperback. ISBN: 978-90-8964-2011' Leonardo 45, (5) 491-493 , DOI
Drayson HE 2017 'Debunking the Self; Jastrow, Münsterberg and the Automatograph' in Steinmetz R Munsterberg Life Universitätsverlag/Leipzig University Press
Drayson HE 2009 'Constructed Bodies; How can physiological instruments become tools of self-perception?' in Ascott R; Bast G; Fiel W; Jahrmann M; Schnell R New Realities: Being Syncretic Wein Springer Verlag 90-93
Conference Papers
Drayson HE 2017 'Being fooled on purpose; historical reflections on the voluntary and involuntary in experimental manipulations of embodiment and agency'
Drayson HE 2017 'Cognitive innovation, bootstrapping and neology' OFF THE LIP Collaborative Approaches to Cognitive Innovation Plymouth University
Drayson HE 2017 'All kinds of magic; instrumental representations of mind-body medicine as a way to make things happen' Creative Encounters with Science and Technology. Legacies, Imaginaries and Futures Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Bangalore 18/02/2017 19/02/2017
Drayson HE 2012 'Keynote presentation; Instrumentation, Objectivity and Poetics' International Symposium of Innovation in Interactive Media Media Lab/UFG, Goiânia, Brazil 09/05/2012 11/05/2012
Tahiroglu K, Drayson HE & Erkut C 0 'An Interactive Bio-music Improvisation System' International Computer Music Conference Belfast 24/08/2008 29/08/2008
20150409 20150809 The Island of Nova Santos: Portfolio of visualisation performances. Old City Nicosia. 9th-11th April, 2015, SuperNormal festival, Oxfordshire UK. 9th August, 2015,
20110813 0 Shokku AV performance at BFI Dark Fibres. BFI SouthBank, Dark Fibres
20100806 0 Shokku AV Performance. BFI Stage at Big Chill Festival
20080101 0 “The Control Group”. Club NIME, Genova, Italy