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Animation in Context – A Practical Guide to Theory and Making

This course reader, written by Mark Collington and published by Bloomsbury (2016), is designed to help animation practitioners apply cultural theories, such semiotics and montage, to the development of both independent and commercial animation projects.  It contains examples of animation work by several AUB alumni and staff.

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Moyses Stevens Logo

Flower fairy motif design by Mark Collington for re-brand of Moyses Stevens Florist (2005).

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West Pier

West Pier is an animated documentary by Mark Collington, about the history of Brighton’s once iconic tourist attraction, which he made for his MA Animation Final Project, Royal College of Art (2001).  The image is a panning background from the animation, showing an interior view of the ‘carcass’ of the decaying pier concert hall.

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Workshop: On-site/Off-site…. Insight …Out of Sight? – Commuter Students in Art and Design Higher Education

Workshop at GLAD (Group for Learning in Art and Design) annual conference, 7 Dec. 2018, Manchester Metropolitan University

This workshop aims to consider ‘commuter students’ – students who live and study at home and travel to university (Thomas and Jones, 2017). Through group discussion and creative mapping activities, the session aims to explore learning and teaching issues that ‘commuter students’ can experience, and, importantly, how art and design learning and teaching can support such students.

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Fireworks: The visual imagination of Angela carter

Delivered a conference paper titled ‘Magic Realism: figurative painting as political oracle’. 

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Bare Foot Prophet

Solo exhibition at Charlie Smith London. 

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Aspiring National Teaching Fellows’ Symposium Nov, 2018. Bournemouth University

Kirsten co-organised this event with Professor Debbie Holley, fellow National Teaching Fellow at Bournemouth University. The symposium aimed to support staff who wish to develop a national profile and who aim to pursue a National Teaching Fellowship. The event provided networking opportunities and offered discussion of examples of excellent pedagogic practice that all may learn from.

Kirsten was invited keynote and provided colleagues with an overview of National Teaching Fellowship Schemes and detailed advice on key considerations when submitting a statement to become an NTF. She provided a rich illustrated discussion of her innovative and creative pedagogic practice.

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A general aesthetics of American animation sound design

From the inception of sync sound in the late 1920s to the modern day, sound in animation has assumed a variety of forms. This article will propose four principal modes that have developed in the commercial realm of American animation according to changing contingencies of convention, technology and funding. The various modes are termed syncretic, zip-crash, functional, and poetic authentication. Each one is utilised to different aesthetic effect, with changing relationships to the image. The use of voice, music, sound effects and atmos will be considered along with the ways in which they are recorded, manipulated and mixed. Additionally, the ways in which conventions bled from one period to the next will also be illustrated. Collectively, these proposed categories will aid in understanding the history and creative range of options available to animators beyond the visual realm.

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(2018) The bones of the book: Schematic structure and meaning made from books

PhD Thesis

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Design and Theories of Things Symposium

A conference concerning what theories of things mean, to, for, and in design both in their historical and contemporary contexts.

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(2017) The graphic thing: Ambiguity, dysfunction, and excess in designed objects pp. 179–189

This chapter seeks to distinguish between ‘objects’ and ‘things’ and to discuss the ways in which these different understandings are evident in graphic communication.

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Hands On: active and experiential learning & Tool Kit Creation: objects as tools for learning and teaching – consideration of the value of object-based learning

The two workshops were delivered following the invitation from Bournemouth University PGCE course staff for Dr Hardie to work with PGCE students, as guest speaker/workshop facilitator regarding her object-based learning teaching and learning and research work. The session utilised in part objects from AUB MoDiP museum.

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