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    Mr Martyn Thayne

    Senior Lecturer

    Lincoln School of Film & Media
    College of Arts

    About Martyn Thayne

    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.

    Department Responsibilities

    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 Liepāja (Latvia), The Hague University of Applied Science (Netherlands), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

    Subject Specialism

    Contemporary Media Practice, Digital Culture, Photography, Multi-Camera Production, Media Pedegogy


    • PGCert Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: social media and e-resources — University of Lincoln
    • MA (by Research) Media and Cultural Studies — University of Lincoln
    • BA (Hons) Media Production — University of Lincoln

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    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

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Cybernetic Subjects and the Mediation of Trust and Empathy: A Symposium — Awarded £3,000 by EMoTICON Projects Network in 2016
    • co_LAB Academic Book of the Future — Awarded £5,000 by AHRC / British Library in 2016
    • co_LAB @ Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, London — Awarded £3,000 by Various in 2015
    • co_LAB Magna Carta — Awarded £1,500 by EDEU, Fund for Educational Development in 2014
    • OnCreate: Strategic Partnership in Creative Processes in Online Collaboration — Awarded £360,000 by EU Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships in 2014
    • co_LAB: #Project1 - Converging Learning Environments — Awarded £1,500 by CERD, Fund for Educational Development in 2014
    • Media Culture 2020 — Awarded £100,000 by EU Erasmus Programme for Lifelong Learning in 2012

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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