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Are you muddled by Minecraft? Is it really worth 2.5 billion dollars? Are there any positive benefits to it? What happens when you actively engage with young people and Minecraft? Are you worried that your children spend far too much time in a world you simply don’t understand?
Lecturer Tom Flint has been studying Minecraft from a psychological point of view for the past 4 years. His latest project is a mixed reality game created in collaboration with Jupiter Artland and pupils from Ratho Primary School for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. This talk will cover 3 topics:
A tourist’s guide to Minecraft
Positive uses of Minecraft.
Jupiter Artland in Minecraft.
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Edinburgh napier lecturer Dave Hook today gave an impressive hip hop performance with his group Stanley Odd. The music recital featured an hour long set to a number of students in Napiers own music rooms.
Scottish Hip hop has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with many groups realising untapped potential within the harsh lyricism and powerful beats that the genre provides.
take a look at our gallery below:
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Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney
Two teams from Edinburgh Napier have triumphed in the inaugural IPA Scotland Student Advertising Awards.
Corina Cristea & Julie Geiger and Kendra Bodles & Laura Scott joined Edinburgh University student Mo Sriskulpinyo in lifting the prestigious prizes on the night.
Their winning ideas ranged from creating a campaign which encourages parents to be their children’s green superheroes, to using worms to highlight human food waste, to an app that connects to energy meters to display usage in real-time.
All five win paid placements within leading Scottish advertising agencies and the overall Grand Prix winners – Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger – also share the £1000 prize money.
Here is a full list of awards (cash prizes) given by Brian Coane, Chairman IPA Scotland, at the Degree Show:
Best in Show and Planning in Advertising – Kendra Bodles.
Best Achievement for Campaign Creation and Digital Creative – Megan Bryden.
Best Achievement for Digital Creative – Jake Bartanus, Laura
Best Achievement for Concept Creation- Mairi Wilson, Niall
McKenna, Danny Hill.
Consistently Good Work – Aisling Holling, Corina Cristea, Judit Kajel.
Also awarded were Graduates from 2014 Yme Gorter and Paul de Ridder into the
Alumni Hall of Fame.
Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger were the IPA winners for Media Strategy and the overall President’s Award winner.
Our very own multiple award-winning Susie Henry (recently retired Programme
Leader of MSc Creative Advertising) presents the inaugural IPA Award for
Creativity to Laura Scott and Kendra Bodles.
The evening at Summerhall gave our students a valuable opportunity to
network and meet many of the industry professionals that have provided guest
lectures and live projects, and the potential to make new contacts which may
lead to work experience over the summer trimester.
Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.
It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!
You can see all the images from the evening below.
Edinburgh Napier 2016 graduates enjoyed a fantastic preview of their film projects on Wednesday at the Historic Edinburgh Filmhouse.
Friends and family as well as members of the public gathered in the retro screening area to enjoy a two hour preview of this years students’ final film projects. Graduate projects covered a whole range of themes from dark but humorous “Oh, Morris” created by Lewis Kyle and David Fraser, to the frank documentary discussing how society views women “it’s her body” by Miranda Stevenson.
This year saw a high number of female directors come through the screen academy with a total of five female students undertaking their own creative endeavors. Directors Olivia Middleton (Isla) and Rebecca Kilburn (Small Venture) discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a film masterpiece.
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Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney
Staff from Product Design are running a Foam Modelling Workshop tomorrow for students and teachers interested in product design at all levels.
Year 4 and 5 students who are thinking of applying to study product design at University can use this event to develop visualization and their modelling skills and to add a new project to their protfolio, while school teachers can learn alongside their students and have a new project to take back to the classroom.
Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Craig Yule will be exhibiting new work in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Craig Yule is a London born Photographer and Retoucher who has been living in Fife for the last 12 years.
After completing his HND in photography at Carnegie college he joined Edinburgh Napier and is now in his 4th year working towards his photography Honours Degree.
Craig’s work is influenced by emotion, surrealism, symbolism, fine art and colour. He is interested in Portraiture, fashion and Advertising and has worked for many different clients including sports magazines, restaurants, advertising agencies, makeup artists and fashion designers.
Craig Will be exhibiting his work at the Free Range exhibition, being born in London to a Scottish family Craig has felt very removed from his Scottish heritage so his work with be showcasing his interpretation of Scottish Folk tales.
Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Eleni Kollatou will be exhibiting new work from her final year project “In Limbo” in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
In Limbo explores how the landscape reflects our greedy desire for power generation.
Eleni Kollatou is currently based in Edinburgh-UK where she moved three years ago in order to pursue studies on Photography and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. She is in her final year of studies and has developed a great interest in long-term documentary projects. Through her lens she investigates environmental and social issues.
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Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Carla Cornwell will be exhibiting new work from her final year project in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Carla’s current work is based on the Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. It is predicted that by 2016 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. Over the past two years, she has explored how the degenerative disease has affected people physically, socially and economically.
She will also be exhibiting this project at Free Range in June.
Carla Cornwell was born in the City of York, but moved to study in Edinburgh four years ago. She has an interest in documentary photography, focusing on topical issues.
Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Sarah Burns will be showing new work as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Here’s an example of one of her previous projects from the series – “Home Hailesland”
Sarah says about the project…
“Wester Hailes is a mildly run down area of Edinburgh, going through regeneration. This particular area of Hailesland is where I spent a great deal of time as a child, visiting and being watched over by my relatives. This series looks at the indoor and outdoor relations of the area, exploring the space and aesthetics along with people I met there. This revisitation of Hailesland allowed me to remember my past as well as evaluate this areas place in todays society.”
Sarah Burns is an Edinburgh based Photographer who has spent her whole life living next to the Scottish capital. Her first experience with photography began when she was seven with an old child-design film camera on a family holiday and she has been enjoying learning more about the medium ever since.
Sarah focuses her work on people who share similar interests/experiences, and day to day life.