Games Design 101 at Garforth Academy

Last year, to celebrate the build-up to Ada Lovelace Day, we invited its founder, Suw Charman-Anderson to Leeds to share the story of how the movement came about.

This year, for ALD13, we were keen to do something practical and hands-on. When we were approached by Paul Conlon of Leeds’ Garforth Academy to host an event to promote ICT subject for girls, we jumped at the opportunity… Continue reading

What’s The Story…Now? – Megan L Smith

Megan L. Smith (@cawsand) is a new media artist, with a PhD in Contemporary Art & Graphic Design from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Her projects probe new systems for delivering syndicated data through narrative structure and she often works with Arduino, geo-location, digital print, video, installation, and community projects as methods for storytelling.

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Satire, Sexuality and the Iranian Diaspora Online – Sanaz Raji

Sanaz Raji (@sanazraji) is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds’ Institute of Communication Studies.

Sanaz RajiSanaz is researching the Iranian Diaspora and the New Media: The Politics of Parody from the 1.5 and Second Generation.

Sanaz is also working for the Media and Citizenship project at the London School of Economics and a contributor for The Guardian.