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The environmental impact of virtual culture –I am interested in the operational and physical impact of computer simulations and digital media on the physical environment. How can media materialist approaches impact public understanding of ‘the cost of digital production’? What areas of digital production are not seen?

The ontology of computer simulations – I use the term computer simulations to mean animation, videogames and VFX processes across commercial and artistic contexts. I am interested in the ontological form and behaviour of computer simulations – what they are, how they work, and what impact they have on contemporary life. This is informed by theories of ontogenesis and theories of becoming in Giles Delueze and Gilbert Simondon.

How digitally produced time impacts our lives – I am interested in how time is constructed in real-time computer simulations. My research challenges the simplicity of the term ‘real-time’ and offers an Assemblage Theory-based approach to understanding heterogenous temporalities that cut across human, non-human, physical and virtual domains. I am interested in Sarah Sharma’s term ‘power chronography’ and how temporal agency and structures impact our lives.

Cosmotechnical approaches to sustainable technologies

What might a cosmotechnics for the UK look like? What technological myths and cosmologies play into technology production and usage? How might we overcome the negative impacts of globalization to renegotiate locally constituted forms of technology? How can we challenge ubiquitous and dominant forms of technology?

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  • Renewable Blue: group exhibition, Dolan, P. 17 Jul 2023
  • Tributary, Davoll, J., Dolan, P., Howson, P. 8 May 2023
  • Recalcitrant Temporalities: Heterogenous Time and the Simulated Image, Dolan, P. 1 Mar 2020, Machinic Assemblages of Desire, Leuven, Leuven University Press
  • Expanded Animation, Convento Sao Pedro de Alcantara: 31st Society for Animation Studies, Dolan, P. 17 Jun 2019
  • From Silicon to Pixel: Exploring the material origins of the simulated image, Dolan, P. 18 Jun 2019, The 31st Conference of the Society for Animation Studies
  • In Silico: A practice-based exploration of computer simulations in art, Dolan, P. 1 Jun 2019
  • Spruce Pine, North Carolina (2018) - 8 minute HD video, Dolan, P. 1 Sep 2018
  • Records and Wireframes: NEON Festival, CentreSpace, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Dolan, P. 9 Nov 2017
  • Learning extended writing: Designing for children's collaboration, Heslop, P., Kharrufa, A., Balaam, M., Leat, D., Dolan, P., Olivier, P. Jun 2013, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, New York, ACM
  • Self-Organised Learning Environments (SOLEs) in an English School: an example of transformative pedagogy?, Dolan, P., Leat, D., Mazzoli Smith, L., Mitra, S., Todd, L., Wall, K. Nov 2013, In: Online Education Research Journal

Alice Oldfield The (Re)Wilding of the In-terra-net Start Date: 07/05/2024

  • Arts (general) PhD July 04 2019
  • Teaching & Learning PGCE September 01 2004
  • Higher Education Academy Fellowship FHEA 2018

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