Judith Ricketts
20212021

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Scholarly biography

I am an exhibiting New Media Artist and Lecturer in Digital Media, specialising in mobile, screen-based and real-world immersive Serious Games.

I am Senior Lecturer teaching into in games art, and Module Leader across; Games Art BA (Hons), Design for Digital Media BA (Hons), Animation BA (Hons) Course Leader Animation and Visiting Lecturer Graphic Design MA at the University of Brighton. 

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a STEM Ambassador, member of Brighton & Hove Heritage Network, Crossing Cultures Decolonising the Curriculum, and Board member Centre for Digital Media Cultures at the University of Brighton and Lighthouse, an arts charity specialising in connecting art, technology, science and society.

Research interests

My research interests are focused on extended reality (XR), through immersive room-based, screen-based, or city-wide mobile media. My work is designed to tell stories about imagined, forgotten, or unremembered others. 

 

I have a transdisciplinary practice which investigates and combines areas of British colonial history, archival data, computer science, digital geographies, and digital humanities.  The focus of the work is on the interplay between spatial memory and physical space in the built environment as an intersectional backdrop to examine contemporary, retro, and historical stories.

 

Methodologies I use in my practice intersect across practical and theoretical frames such as computer vision, human-to-computer interaction, human-to-human looking, and by extension machines that see.

These methods are highly experimental using media which consists in combination of;

 

  • Photographs
  • Moving Image
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality 
  • Data
  • Conversational chatbots
  • Frontend programming (HTML CSS JavaScript React)

 

Knowledge exchange

Resilient cities, ESRC Impact Acceleration Account  (IAA)  | Seas Brighton | MSL Hastings | Southdown Housing | Photoworks, | The Royal Pavilion & Museums | National Citizens Service | Mosaic Brighton | Black History Brighton.

 

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supporting highly experimental work which matches to an extent, the media used in my practice, in combination, through either screen-based, mobile or physical computing.  I am particularly interested in supporting research in subject areas related to the built environment, XR, data, reanimating, or reimagining archives.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Photography BA (Hons) - First , University of Brighton

20142017

Award Date: 14 Jun 2018

Master, Digital Media Arts MA, University of Brighton

20172018

Award Date: 14 Jun 2009

CYF Coding bootcamp

31 Mar 202231 Mar 2023

Master, Facility and Environment Management, University College London

19881989

Keywords

  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Photography
  • Moving Image
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Creative programming
  • Creative Coding
  • Data
  • Archives
  • Chatbots
  • Mobile Media
  • screen based
  • Immersive
  • Storytelling
  • Physical Computing
  • Built Environment
  • frountend programming
  • Playful spaces
  • walking
  • participatory research

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