Supervisor Meeting 14 (21 June 2021)

Supervisor Meeting 14 (21 June 2021)

I met with my first supervisor for a very helpful meeting mainly discussing the assignment I had produced for the New Materialisms and Realisms module.  She was pleased to see the 3000-word articulation of my PhD which provided her with a much better sense of what my...
The Flow Experience – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Flow Experience – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I was recently re-reading Creative States of Mind (Townsend 2019) and came across a reference to Miihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book (1996) about creativity.  I decided to skim read it, having done a more detailed read a few years ago. One of the sections that I found...
Period of Reflection bearing Fruit

Period of Reflection bearing Fruit

I have been encouraged by my supervisors to undertake a period of reflection after a hard-working and sometimes frantic level of academic writing, research, and photographic practice in the first eight months of my PhD. It has been hard to take my foot off the gas and...
Thinking Fast and Slow in Photography

Thinking Fast and Slow in Photography

Thinking Fast and Slow (2012) by Daniel Kahneman outlines a two-state model of the mind, and although simplistic has proved very popular. System 1 or intuitive thinking is described as cue-dependent, fast thinking, unconscious and when activated generates automatic...
Reflecting on Reflecting on Images

Reflecting on Reflecting on Images

Last week I spoke of the challenges of trying to make progress with my PhD alongside ongoing major building work on the house in the Isle of Skye.  The continual noise and disruption saps my energy and concentration and so I have taken an enforced break from my usual...
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