Category Archives: Public Information Films: Contextual Research

Research Discussion Presentation February, 2017

    RELATED MATERIAL  Charley Says-Don’t Talk to Strangers (1973)   Dark and Lonely Water (1973)    Joe and Petunia Worn Tyres (1973)

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Synthetic or human? The changing voices behind transport announcements

The recent sound recordings done in train stations and airports got me thinking more about how the synthetic voice has increasingly becoming a ubiquitous characteristic that directs and informs our movements within the environment. This comes after making a few … Continue reading

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Will Self – Isolation, Solitude, Loneliness and the Composition of Long-Form Fiction

In Will Self’s lecture at Brunel University earlier this year, here ,  speaking  with his usual wit and erudition on isolation, the novel and the culture of the codex. A very thought-provoking lecture, on many issues, some we don’t really consider … Continue reading

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Public Information Film Project: Contextual Research Notes

CONTEXTUAL NOTES FROM RESEARCH   “A new medium is never an additional one” McLuhan (Understanding Media)   “All reading is multi-sensory”  Crucial Link: “The sensory-motor experience of the materiality” of written work and “the cognitive processing of the text content” … Continue reading

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Oskar Fischinger-Rhythm is a Dancer

“Well, it’s a bit flat in areas and it could do with more movement if you’re looking to get more energy from the drawings”  Not exactly word for word but enough to make considerations. The comment was from a friend … Continue reading

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Public Information Film: Persuasive Narratives (part 2)

Continuing with a bit of research then some experiments. As my practice which involves persuasive narratives in technology, here I’m documenting, though very briefly, issues related to violent narratives in video games. Many of the public information films I watched … Continue reading

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Digital Human: Series One

As an alternative to reading, generally contextual information for my practice,  to break that cycle, I often switch to listening to podcasts on the BBC i-Player Radio. When I’m not in the UK, like now, I can only listen to podcasts which are ‘available now’ … Continue reading

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Evan Baden-Technically Intimate

Chicago-based photographer, Even Baden’s photographic series, ‘Technically Intimate’ explores an issue, sexting which is briefly documented in my latest project. Baden’s series of photographs, explores adolescent sexting. Incidentally, the word ‘sexting’ became a word in its own right and entered the dictionary in … Continue reading

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Fatal Floor (1974)

Apparently, this rather comical public information film reduced slippery rug accidents by 50% in 1974. Was this a big problem in the 1970s? I always thought you had to be quite well-off to have a polished floor in your interior. … Continue reading

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Helping Johnny Remember

Since researching public information films for my practice and Research Paper, I’ve tried to find artists that have used public information films in their practice. Apart from a few Dark and Lonely Water remixes on Youtube, I’ve not had much … Continue reading

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