Dr Erica Wright arrived from the Gambia and dropped by Play Space

Posted by erinmaochu | Uncategorized | Saturday 4 December 2010 4.54 pm

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Erica is an artist-academic researching patterns generated by the brain. She combines her interests in poetry, music to create and curate in virtual worlds. Erica has just come back from the Gambia where she’s been hooking up with artists working in the Gambia on the Wide Open Walls project (link) with Lawrence Williams. We were also researching and exploring around Ecotourism. We met lots of indiginous makers and people creating hi-tech stuff and street art which used eco-spray paint (biodegradeable).

Now back in Manchester, Erica is hitting the ground running to take part in the unconference at PlaySpace and recording a provocation for Comixed Playback: Identities.

Dr Steve Millington wants to know your views on Christmas lights?

Posted by erinmaochu | Uncategorized | Saturday 4 December 2010 11.02 am

Steve Millington, human geography at MMU gives a provocative insight for us to consider how christmas lights contributes to place identity and giving a sense of community. What do you think? Listen to the provocation and express your thoughts…. #cmxd. Come down to Contact for the identity Remixed workshop and hear Steve live at Contact, 5.30pm today.

China Mills provocation on how drugs shape identity…

Posted by erinmaochu | Uncategorized | Friday 3 December 2010 2.06 pm

China Mills gives a provocative insight for us to consider how drugs might shape our identity. What do you think? Listen to the provocation and express your thoughts…. #cmxd. Come down to Contact for the identity Remixed workshop and hear China live at Contact, 5.30pm tomorrow. 

China Mills is a PhD student at the Education and Social Research Institute, at Manchester Metropolitan University. China researches alongside survivor and user-led organisations within mental health and disability, in the UK and in India. She is particularly interested in the representation of people with mental health problems within pharmaceutical advertising, and in the role of the pharmaceutical industry in regulating and medicalising personhood; setting limits on who counts as a person and what counts as a life. She is currently doing some work around the production and clinical trialling of psychiatricdrugs in India, and has previously done research exploring alternative approaches to working with children and adults who hear voices.

The Global Threat to Food Security – The Conversation

Posted by julian | Uncategorized | Wednesday 25 November 2009 8.49 am

In our last conversation, Kate Bailey, Senior Research Associate, Food Process Innovation Unit, Cardiff Business School, questions whether the predicted rise of the global population from 6 to 9 billion can be sustained with current methods of farming, food distribution and water management.

The Global Threat to Food Security – Comixed from Manchester Beacon on Vimeo.

The Ageing Timebomb – The Conversation

Posted by julian | Uncategorized | Wednesday 25 November 2009 8.44 am

In our fourth conversation, Professor Remco Polman, Director of the Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Central Lancashire asks whether society fully understands the implications of an ageing population and how this will impact on already scarce resources.

The Ageing Timebomb – Comixed from Manchester Beacon on Vimeo.

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