Extra Sonic Practice (ESP)is a group of scholars and artists from the University of Lincoln who work with sound in multiple contexts and configurations. Playfully and knowingly (re)appropriating the abbreviation from its origin – Extra Sensory Perception – ESP is a response to the growing prevalence of sound within various disciplinary contexts.
Phil Stevens, LSM’s 2010 graduate and one of our media mentors, is a film director & co-runs Red Dog Film with another LSM 2010 alumnus Sam Wardhan.Red Dog Film said “we were lucky enough to be able to record a short interview with Sir David Attenborough when he came to Lincoln to open the Sir Joseph Banks exhibition at The Collection on 14th February. The interview will form part of the interactive website & film that the company is making with StrikeMedia, funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund.”The short called ‘Sir Joseph Banks – Endeavour’ had LSM graduates, students and staff (see credits below) working on it. The film’s about the life and legacy of the British botanist, explorer, naturalist and High Sheriff of Lincolnshire who has been hailed as ‘one of the great men of his age’. According to the Natural History Museum, Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was long-time President of The Royal Society who “steered the course of British science for the first part of the 19th century”. In honour of Banks, the University of Lincoln will be re-naming a building, as part of its Science and Innovation park development, the ‘Joseph Banks Laboratories‘. The filmmakers describe their short doco as a ‘unique insight into the journey of one of science’s greatest unsung heroes’. Continue reading →
Frequency Festival 2013 is almost here! Fly the flag from 18th to 26th October in Lincoln. It’s a great opportunity to view, listen to and interact with a wide range of digital art & media. Head of LSM, Sarah Barrow wanted to signpost a couple of highlights from the Lincoln School of Media:
The screening of a 13 hour video installation by our very own Visiting Professor of Science and Media Chris Riley, Apollo Raw and Uncut, on Saturday 19th October, 9am-10pm, in LPAC. You can drop in any time. It’s incredible work. Another highlight for us is the provocative multimedia work of our colleague and LSM’s graduateMike Downing. Look out for festivals pocket guide on campus and in Lincoln city. You can preview most of the artists’ work online and follow the Festival on Facebook. The Frequency 13 trailer’s created by LSM alumnus Graham Cooper and sound track from LSM’s Senior Lecturer David McSherry.
The launch party is on 17th October on the Cornhill from 6pm ’til late…
Graham wore the Frequency Fest flag on his t-shirt (top left!)
“I’m a bit sore now, but chuffed I did it.” Well done to LSM’s Senior Lecturerand graduateGraham Cooper on his Cycle for Life on 8th September 2013. The 70km bike ride was in aid of his chosen charity Farleigh Hospice. So far Graham’s raised £220 and he said you can still donate at hisJust Giving page. “Any contribution however big or small would be gratefully received. Don’t forget to add gift aid so the tax man does his part, too! Thank you.” Continue reading →