I am a dedicated cinema, philosophy of film, AI personalisation, critical data, ethics and spectatorship Doctoral researcher with a professional background in film criticism, curation and programming for exhibition concepts and practices, ranging from international film festivals to independent, community-led, volunteer-run cinemas. In 2018, I completed my Masters’ Degree at the Digital Humanities Department, King’s College London, achieving a distinction for my dissertation on audience formations and spectators’ engagement in object-based media ecosystems.
In my doctoral research I explore critically the figuration of the spectator, her agency and conceptualisations of the cinematic image in the context of a data-intensive, aesthetico-political milieu of personalisation. Interdisciplinary in nature, my study draws on film theory and philosophy of film, aesthetics, post-humanities and critical data studies in order to consider the effects of personalised algorithmic curation and exhibition processes on emerging notions of the cinematic image and spectatorship.
In 2014 I co-founded and became editor-in-chief of Frame !ndependent, a film criticism initiative bringing quality independent film to the fore through reviews, interviews with filmmakers and long-form analytical pieces about cinema. Frame !ndependent was created out of the need to redefine the way film exhibition and criticism connects with filmmakers, audiences, spaces and professionals in a post-digital, post-exposure context and bridge the gap between independent filmmaking, professional film criticism, traditional and emerging modes of distribution and exhibition.
Digital Humanities, Master of Arts, Digital Asset and Media Management, King's College London
Award Date: 28 Sept 2018
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Frame !ndependent
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