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Simon Perkins is an academic and design researcher in the Faculty of Media & Communication. He is a Pākehā, originally from Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) in Aotearoa New Zealand.
His current research focuses on the form of the video cut-up as a contemporary means of meta-textual content production and cultural critique. The form centres on the process of generating creative works through appropriating, reinterpreting and re-authoring existing published material. In doing so such video cut-ups represent a direct challenge to accepted concepts of authorship, ownership and copyright as well as further exposing the divide between high culture and popular culture (where despite the significant number of video cut-ups being created, such works are easily dismissed as amateur cultural-production and therefore tend to be seen as a purely cultural and not a critical phenomenon).
Simon has taught across both undergraduate and post-graduate levels; including PhD supervision. His teaching is primarily focused on contemporary cultural theory and creative practice, and in doing so has significance lecturing experience and dissertation and major project supervision in areas including: digital culture and theory; communication, information and graphic design; web software development and project-management; social media identity construction and performance; as well as short-form screenwriting and experimental film-making...
Additionally, he also has 10 years combined experience managing academic programmes, including Programme Leader for Bournemouth University's BA (Hons) Digital Media Design degree programme and Course Leader for Nottingham Trent University's BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Multimedia courses. He also has significant experience working in quality assurance areas including: External Examining, Franchise External Verifier, Degree Validation and Programmatic Review panel member.more
- Perkins, S., 2019. Rerouting the Ideologically Coercive Advertising Messages of Lancôme’s La Vie Este Belle. SAGE Visual Communication.
- Perkins, S., 2020. Academic Research: Process or Product? In: BERA Annual Conference 2020 8-10 September 2020 University of Liverpool.
- Perkins, S., 2017. Reorder TV. Available from: http://reorder.tv/.
- Perkins, S., 2016. This Unruly. Available from: http://thisunruly.com/.
- Perkins, S., 2008. The Folksonomy: a digital culture and creative practice knowledge commons. Available from: http://folksonomy.co/?p=about.
- Perkins, S., 2015. Constellations: A Participatory, Online Application for Research Collaboration in Higher Education Interdisciplinary Courses. PhD Thesis. Queensland University of Technology, School of Design.
- School of Informatics and Engineering, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, University Programmatic Review panel member (2015-), https://www.itb.ie/AboutITB/QualityAssuranceReports/Annual%20Institutional%20Quality%20Report%202014.pdf
- University Programmatic Review panel member, University Programmatic Review. Programmatic review of the school of Informatics and Engineering, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.
- PhD in Communication Design (Queensland University of Technology, 2015)
- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Fine Arts (RMIT University, Australia, 1998)
- Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Filmmaking (University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand, 1991)
- MeCCSA, Member,
Social Media Links
- LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/in/perkinss
- Reorder TV: A video stream of video ad cut-ups, which have been selectively appropriated, reinterpreted and critically re-authored using détournement publicité methods., http://reorder.tv/stream/commercialcuts/
- Software architect and primary content author., http://folksonomy.co/