Mapping place, politics, literary locations: learning from Lancaster University

I’ve started the final draft section of my PhD thesis on how Rochdale is read, mapped, and written.  In this section I’m trying to pull together the literary survey and the maps sections in order to inform creative responses to the borough*.  This has, in part, been inspired by other work in this area (for … More Mapping place, politics, literary locations: learning from Lancaster University

Python palaver perhaps I should have used JavaScript (or: trying to code without a clue / running before walking)

As part of my PhD thesis, I’m arguing that there are other ways of mapping Rochdale both collaboratively and creatively. One of the maps that I’m “making” is a text game map that tries to explore the more phenomenological side of Rochdale in a creative, and collaborative, way. This game works with the premise of … More Python palaver perhaps I should have used JavaScript (or: trying to code without a clue / running before walking)

A poem a day: Thresholds (and a bit of PhD pondering)

When I talked to my students a little about my work yesterday, there were many questions I had by the end of the session that snuck into my brain during the morning coffee. As mentioned yesterday, there are still many questions around this idea of communities and collaboration.  Secondly, I’m once again questioning my research … More A poem a day: Thresholds (and a bit of PhD pondering)