Martyn delivers teaching across all levels of LSFM undergraduate and postgraduate programs, specialising in contemporary media practice, photography, multi-camera production, and numerous critical studies areas.
Martyn is an active researcher of critical media theory, digital culture and networked technology, and has contributed to several international academic conferences and symposiums. He is particularly interested in developments to ‘media studies’ and ‘media education’ in the 21st Century, examining the creative and disruptive potential of participatory, networked media in the production and dissemination of knowledge. His research explores entanglements of media theory with media arts practice, alongside entanglements of media technology with everyday life. Much of Martyn’s research draws from ‘non-representational’, ‘post-humanist’ and ‘performative’ approaches to media analysis, questioning the notion of agency and affect within contemporary networked societies. This work seeks to address the role(s) of media objects, processes, algorithms and assemblages in the operations of power, labour and subjectivity.
He is a founding member of the co_LAB Research Network, which experiments with digital media and hybrid pedagogies to support collaborative modes of creative innovation. co_LAB projects typically utilise practice-based research methods to facilitate interdisciplinary student partnerships and communities of practice that respond to critical issues in contemporary culture. co_LAB is focussed on exchanging knowledge and skills across a network of European partner universities. Martyn is also a member of The Centre for Entangled Media Research (CEMR), which is concerned with the ways in which entanglements with life sciences, software studies, and new directions in political and ethical thinking, are transforming media studies in the 21st century. The work of CEMR can be considered experimental, participatory, open-ended, collaborative and transdisciplinary.
Martyn teaches both theory and practice modules within the Lincoln School of Media. He is module coordinator of ‘Introduction to Lens Media: History and Theory’ for BA Photography and ‘Contemporary Media Practice 3’ for BA Media Studies. He also coordinates Erasmus exchange partnerships with Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), University in Liepaja (Latvia), The Hague University of Applied Science (Netherlands), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Contemporary Media Practice, Digital Culture, Photography, Multi-Camera Production, Media Pedegogy
External Examiner for BA (Hons) Digital Film Production - University of Suffolk
Reviewer - Journal of Education and Information Technologies
Reviewer - British HCI Conference 2015
Reviewer - International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning
Chair - Here We Are Everywhere Workfield Conference, ‘Microtopia - Beyond Gluttonous Growth’, Hanze Academy of Popular Culture, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, September 24th, 2015
Organising Committee & Review Board - Cross Media Conference 19-20 February 2016, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences