Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Yesterday, February 25th I successfully defended my PhD thesis (An exploration of hybrid art & design practice using computer-based design and fabrication tools) at Gray's School of Art (Robert Gordon University) in Aberdeen, Scotland. I passed with minor amendments. My examiners thought the thesis made a contribution and that the contextual review was particularly strong. They have asked me to make explicit reference in my conclusion to the assertion throughout the thesis that there are new economic opportunities available for practitioners and to reflect on the curation of an exhibition as a research method. I was examined by Dr. Beryl Graham and Professor Stuart MacDonald, OBE. The examination was convened by Dr. Bernice West. My supervisors were Dr. Jon Pengelly and Dr. Julian Malins.