October 2016

‘Digital Technology and Human Vulnerability’ is a mouthful, and an indigestible mouthful at that, outside the context of academia at least. One of the first tasks of the team was to choose a clear and appealing title to carry the offer of our project to the hospice users we hoped to get involved. ‘Life Moving’ chimed with other Arts-oriented projects that had taken place at John Taylor, was immediately familiar as well as catchy. That it conjures both the motion and emotion of film that has been so evocative for my own research, worked very well for me too.

We started slowly in October, building interest in what we are doing amongst staff at JTH especially those in direct contact with outpatients who were increasingly being identified as important potential participants. Briony and I visited the day hospice each week to chat to patients and attend different kinds of staff meetings to reach out to the community nurses. This growing support from JTH teams translated into a good number of participants joining us for the first workshops.

Michele Aaron

Research blog aims and goals

This section of the website is dedicated to the academic concerns and interests of the project.

Our aim is to produce content that will be of use to researchers working in the following areas: end of life studies, film studies, digital humanities, media and cultural studies. More broadly, we expect this blog to be a useful resource for anyone interested in ethical debates around film-making, image-making and/or exhibiting public work in connection with vulnerable groups.

To achieve these aims, we will be posting work from practitioners and academics alike doing work in these areas. In addition, we will use the blog to report and reflect on developments in the Life: Moving project.