• The Alhondiga project: glocalising culture for the community

      Larrea, Carlota; University of Bedfordshire (2015)
      Positioned as a local, community alternative to the Guggenheim Museum, the Alhondiga cultural centre is one of the many projects of urban regeneration through culture in the city of Bilbao, Northern Spain. It is a multipurpose leisure and arts centre extending over 43,000 square meters, built in the early XXth century as a wine warehouse and redesigned recently by Philip Starck. While the Guggenheim Museum has maintained its international outlook and connotations, oriented towards cultural tourism and being filled primarily by tourists visiting the city, the Alhondiga project is a usable, open space used primarily by the local community, offering an experience that straddles the local and the global, the traditional and the contemporary, the everyday and the cutting edge achieved through a mix of material space design and cultural programming. The presentation will analyse how elements of material and immaterial culture blend in order to foster education, leisure and citizenship agendas in a community which in the past was culturally inward looking. It will evaluate the contrasting understandings of culture and its consumers that emerge from the venue and its programme and the attempt to combine the local and the global both in content and in terms of audience appeal and engagement. It will do so through a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the different activities and events, both regular and occasional, over a period of two years, and what they reveal about how community inclusivity and engagement are targeted through cultural programming.
    • The American Friend

      Larrea, Carlota (Senses of Cinema Inc., 2012)
      Annotations on film Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend, 1977) by Wim Wenders
    • Buster Keaton and the sunshine players

      Randell, Karen; Southhampton Solent University (2014)
    • Digital broadcasting – challenges and opportunities for European community radio broadcasters

      Hallett, Lawrie; Hintz, Arne; University of Westminster; Central European University (Elsevier, 2010-05)
      Access to broadcast infrastructure is vital for community radio services, however the switch-over from analogue to digital, as envisaged by European policy-makers, creates challenges for such stations. In this article, we will set out the general environment within which the transition to digital is occurring, illustrate the current state of the digital migration debate, identify potential difficulties for community radios, but also highlight opportunities that digital technologies may provide. Challenges include the historical tendency of European policy-makers to prioritise the requirements of larger Public Service and commercial broadcasters which has resulted in the promotion of platforms such as DAB that are not designed to cater for smaller-scale local and non-profit’ media. Furthermore the existence of a variety of jurisdiction-specific approaches to digital switch-over in Europe creates uncertainty as to the emerging technical and policy environment.
    • Dotazione e uso dei media: la Svizzera italiana nel contesto elvetico

      Cola, Marta; Prario, Benedetta (Peter Lang, 2009)
    • Duty over love: WWI nurses on film

      Randell, Karen; Southhampton Solent University (2014)
    • Faithless

      Larrea, Carlota (Senses of Cinema Inc., 2014-01)
    • Forbidden love

      Piotrowska, Agnieszka (2015)
    • Frames of mind: a post-Jungian look at film, television and technology

      Hockley, Luke (Intellect, 2007)
      Frames of Mind provides a fresh and stimulating introduction to the world of Post-Jungian film and television studies. To orientate the reader the book starts with an overview of analytical psychology and how it has been used to analyze films. From that starting point it broadens out to include topics such as: why we have genuine emotional responses to films which we know to be unreal; how and why we watch television; the unconscious motifs of advertising; and the psychological role that technology plays in contemporary society.
    • Full of noises.

      Bye, Daniel (2008)
    • The 'H' in HCI: enhancing perception of the interactive through the performative.

      Biggs, Simon; Dima, Mariza; Ekeus, Henrik; Hawksley, Sue; Timmons, Wendy; Wright, Mark (SpringerLink, 2010)
      Motion sensing technologies are well developed at the bio-mechanical (motion capture) and geo-locative (GPS) scales. However, there are many degrees of scale between these extremes and there have been few attempts to seek the integration of systems that were designed for distinct contexts and tasks. The proposition that motivated the Scale project team was that through such systems integration it would be possible to create an enhanced perception of interaction between human participants who might be co-located or remotely engaged, separated in either (or both) time or space. A further aim was to examine how the use of these technologies might inform current s discourse on the performative.
    • The happiness illusion: how the media sold us a fairytale

      Hockley, Luke; Fadina, Nadi; University of Bedfordshire (Routledge, 2015-06)
      The Happiness Illusion explores how the metaphorical insights of fairy-tales have been literalised and turned into commodities. In so doing, their ability to educate and entertain has largely been lost. Instead advertising and television sell us products that offer to magically transform the way we look, how we age, where we live –both in the city and the countryside, the possibility of new jobs, and so forth. All of these are supposed to make us happy. But despite the allure of ‘retail therapy’ modern magic has lost its spell.
    • House: the wounded healer on television : Jungian and post-Jungian reflections

      Hockley, Luke; Gardner, Leslie (Routledge, 2010)
      House: The Wounded Healer on Television employs a Jungian perspective to examine the psychological construction of the series and its namesake, Dr Gregory House. The book also investigates the extent to which the continued popularity of House MD has to do with its representation of deeply embedded cultural concerns