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Monday, February 01, 2016
Troubling the Academic Thesis
You are invited to engage in a public seminar with
Dr Chris Dooks (UK) and Dr Nick Sousanis (USA), who along with others will trouble the notion of the academic thesis and consider its alternative.
The primacy of words over images and sounds has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the three are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Chris and Nick and others will trouble this question in relation to the doctoral thesis.
Chris just completed his PhD at the University of the West of Scotland using a mixture of audio-visual materials, music and found sound, encoded into vinyl records with accompanying text, (www.idioholism.com) and Nick completed a comics-based doctoral thesis at Teachers College, Columbia University, as an 'experiment in visual thinking’ (http://spinweaveandcut.com)
They will be in conversation this Saturday 6 February from 11.30 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
ConvenorsThe School of Education (Diarmuid McAuliffe) and School of Media, Culture and Society (Graham Jeffery) at University of the West of Scotland in collaboration with the CCA and Glasgow Museums.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM (GMT)WHERE
Centre for Contemporary Arts - 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD GB