I’m a lecturer in social sciences at Loughborough University. My research asks how taste, aesthetics, and value are produced through social interaction. I study conversation, audiences, and performance, teaching & learning in the arts because these are uniquely human and hard to quantify or emulate. Machines may never be able to appreciate art, but we should at least understand why not.
upcoming & recent:
- Latest publication: Albert, S., Heath, C., Skach, S., Harris, M. T., Miller, M., Healey, P. G. T. (2019). Drawing as transcription: how do graphical techniques inform interaction analysis? Social Interaction Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality, 2(1), DOI: 10.7146/si.v2i1.113145
- I contributed a short, accessible article on ‘repair’ for Prof. Stokoe’s (ed) intro to CA for The Psychologist Mag.
- On November 28th 2019 I’m running a workshop on Drawing, Multimodality and Interaction Analytics for the National Centre for Research Methods in London.