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Month December 2011

Old website

Re-invented cover image produced for Unknown Public issue 17

It is going to take me a while to upload all of the content I’d like to show you…

in the interim you might like to have a look at my old website.

Here is a link: Jamie Dobson

Pointless endeavour?

I was inspired by a presentation Katy Macleod gave at a practice based doctorates conference in June 2011 about her work with the Centre for Useless Splendour, an unofficial research hub at the Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston University.

I aspire to useless splendour… pointless endeavour is a more accurate description of my current practice.

Sites that link to my site

I hadn’t taken much interest in web related things for a number of years and left my website to wither.

Recently motivated I was surprised to discover a few sites linking to my own.

Here they are:

indexhibit.org/history/
moregood.co.uk
nodeberlin.com/about/links
weareforager.co.uk/links.html 

Also, some sites showing my work:

dtail.com
fairspot.com (thanks for the post, I would like to point out that I am a man)
justanotherdesignblog.blogspot.com
nextleveluk.com (scroll down, down, down)
salutpublic.be

Thank you.

UCA Research Institute Staff Seminar

UCA Research Institute poster

On Thursday 15 December 2011 I’m going to give a presentation at a University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Research Institute Staff Research Seminar entitled “transitioning from design practice to research practice”.

Here’s a synopsis:

“Through an education in architecture and communication design I came, via commercial and personal practice, to work at UCA.

My commercial practice was sometimes innovative, sometimes award winning, it was mostly at the behest of a client and undertaken as part of a team. My personal practice was undertaken independently without deadlines or commercial constraint.

I will talk about the history, context and aspirations of my own creative practice, my experience of the transition from design practice to research practice and the challenges of maintaining and developing this practice 
in an academic environment.”

Dr Seymour Roworth-Stokes will also give a presentation at this event about his research entitled “vulnerable territories”.