Mick's Academic Work on Creative Media
"The finest MA-level dissertation I have seen" - Prof. T. Brabazon
Co-authored books and
Masters of Arts, Creative
This dissertation probes, connects and applies current research into sound, sonic semiotics and ostranenie (defamiliarization/enstrangement). The aim is to deploy the use of shock, counterpoint and incongruity to elicit the attention of a listener to trigger consciousness, provocation and thought, initiating a new perspective on the subject matter. Developing three short sonic works, I activate practice-led research methods to probe the use of sound, incongruity, defamiliarization and imagination to increase the social consciousness of the listener.
"We didn't need superheroes, we had dialogue:" Memes, morphic fields and memorable movie lines
Mick's PhD was awarded posthumously.
Mick's thesis advisors Tara Brabazon and Steve Redhead discuss the process of evaluating a thesis for a deceased doctoral candidate. Listen here.