Research and related Scholarly/Professional Activity/Consultancy
Follow my profile on on Academia https://shu.academia.edu/ChristopherWatson
A large portion of my research practice is Research through art design, Practice based Research, my interactive portfolio of work is available for download from Dropbox (please forgive the file size, has embedded video’s of work explored):
April 2016 Presenting ‘The Nature Chamber – plug in your ear phones and listen to microcosmic sounds made by insects you place into the chamber’ at Electromagnetic Field Camp https://www.emfcamp.org/line-up/2016/external/283-the-nature-chamber-with-the-minusonic-board
February 2016 I co-authored ‘Cooking up a Remix: Investigating the use of Max MSP graphical programming environment to develop a new software design’, a follow up paper to the presentation given at Making Futures published in Making Futures Journal Volume IV ISSN 2042-1664
September 2015 – Presenter, ‘Designing Software and Hardware to improve our health, cost and creativity in relation to food consumption’ for a Workshop/Lecturer presentation based on my project Food Monitor, software made using MAX/msp to Making Futures international research conference 2015, Plymouth College of Art http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/
October 2014 – ‘Using Social media for teaching and learning to develop visual literacies’ presented at Digital Teachnologies and Mobile Learning, University of Hull #hullmobilefutures2014
May 2014 – Completed revisions of a paper ‘An Exploration of Narratives through Augmented Space’ and submitted to UCD Research & Scholarship Journal. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jv2wkhi2g25qnsc/An%20Exploration%20of%20Narratives%20through%20Augmented%20Space%20by%20Chris%20Watson%20-%20March%202014-proofed-FINAL.docx?dl=0
April 2013 – Collaborated with a colleague from Dance to create ‘Ambient’ video, Narrating Place: a collaborative exploration of narrative cartography Online
August 2013 – Wrote a conference presentation proposal for Dresden ICA workshop Games and Mapping and was accepted. ‘Pervasive Electronomadic Gaming through Augmented Space’ https://www.dropbox.com/s/ma96brxo3hurjf5/Pervasive%20Electronomadic%20Gaming%20through%20AS%20by%20Chris%20Watson.docx?dl=0
5th Sept 2012 – Speaker talking about ‘Augmented Reality and its relationship with cartography’, NeoCartography UCL, London
11-13 June 2012 – Speaker presenting ‘Augmented Reality and Hyperreal Maps’ Cartography & Narratives Workshop ETH, Zurich
5 May 2012 – Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention: ‘Alice in apps land: explore your smart phone and your environment’ workshop Victoria Baths, Manchester
August 2013 – I am co-editor of ArtCarto blog where I post about Art, Cartography & GeoCriticism’s. Online
October 2012 – I am the creator, editor of Creative Maps, where I curate creative locations collaborating with a network of artists, for instance Edinburgh was made in collaboration with and featured at http://creative-edinburgh.com.
2010 – 2012 – I designed, devised, contacted and networked with vast array of leading contemporary innovative artist/businesses to produce Visualisation Magazine. I produced these in my spare time which has received more than positive response from leading practitioners in the graphic data arts field.