Writer and Researcher Mark Grindle from Nautilus Interactive explores the Power of Digital Storytelling to Influence Human Health Behaviours. Mark has extensive screenwriting, producing and training experience in Film, TV and Interactive Entertainment.
Thursday 05th February – Barnes Lecture Theatre, West Graham Street – 11:30-12:45
In his guest talk on Thursday 29th January, Duich Mackay highlighted the every changing nature of design. During a career that has seen Duich’s job title change from Graphic Designer – Web Designer – Communication Designer to User Experience Designer, he emphasised the need to detach skills from the craft of design. Now, working as a user-experience designer of mobile apps at J.P. Morgan within development teams of business analysts and developers Duich makes a significant contribution to the usability of their mobile apps. The ability to do this stresses the importance of understanding the craft of design.
Tim Wright from Twintangibles presented a thought-provoking lecture to Glasgow School of Art students on 22 January 2015. He used the hypnotic phenomena of murmuration – flocks of swarming starlings – to demonstrate complex, adaptive systems before exploring the topic of crowd as an asset and presenting his innovative framework.
Calum Stirling’s talk on Thursday 15 January will focus on his recent data cornicing project Gadroon Baguette Cartouche for Edinburgh Arts Festival. Calum used digital technology to produce an update of traditional Scottish cornicing by combining social, political and economic data, with bespoke data visualization software and an artist built CNC milling machine.
Thursday 15th January – Barnes Lecture Theatre, West Graham Street – 11:30-12:30
On 8th January 2105 Stephen Whitelaw gave his fascinating lecture “The Future of the Web”. This immensely engaging talk is relevant to everybody who lives in the 21st c. It covers information we all should know, and includes items we may not want to know, but need to be aware of.