Seminar Five


Lisa Whiting    

 Date: Friday 13th May 2011   

Venue: Library Meeting Rooms, The Open University, Milton Keynes


This seminar will examine the uses of new visual technologies, media and practices in social research, their capacity for understanding, sustaining and diminishing inequalities and their potential for informing an equalities agenda. Its focus will be upon: 

     • the ways in which individuals and/ or communities make use of new visual technologies, media and/or      practices; 

     • how, as researchers, we might ourselves understand, develop and use these in our research 

     • the ways in which they might be used to inform policy and practice 

10.00 – 10.30: Registration & refreshments

10.30 – 10.45: Welcome & introduction 
Dr Janet Fink, Dr Helen Lomax, Professor Gillian Rose and Lisa Whiting

10.45 –12.45:  Session 1
Crossing the line: visualising youth leisure and urban music
Dr. Brett Lashua, Leeds Metropolitan University

Research with, on and about video
Dr Eric Laurier, University of Edinburgh

Older people video blogging and Wii bowling: Using multimodal interactional analysis to explore issues of access and digital inclusion with older people.
Dr Dave Harley, University of Brighton

12.45 – 13.45: Lunch 

13.45– 15.45: Session 2 
Photographic self-portraiture: Empowerment through user generated content?
Dr Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield

Rethinking teacher professional development: Valorising gaming literacy and digital game paratexts in the literacy classroom
Dr Christopher Walsh, The Open University

New visual technologies and quantitative data
Jo Mack and Peter Mitton, The Open University

15.45 - 16.00: Concluding remarks



The seminar will be held The Library Seminar Rooms, The Open University. Directions and other useful information can be found here:

The Library Seminar Rooms are located on the second floor of the library which is marked on the campus map . It can be found on St Michael's Drive on the left just past the main entrance and security lodge (off the University roundabout on Brickhill Street/ V10).

A ‘Souls’ coach leaves the railway station and drops off at the Open University (library) at 8.50 (arrives 9.05); 9.25 (arrives 9.55) and 10.15 (arrival time not stated) and returns to the station from the OU at 16.30 (arrives 16.55) and 17.10 (arrival time not stated).

For further information and to book your place contact: Dr. Helen Lomax This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it