Dr Jem Mackay

Job title
Senior Technician, The School of Film & Television
Email
jem.mackay@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 370456 Ext: 1456

Dr Jem Mackay is a filmmaker/artist who has been exploring collaborative systems within creative projects for the last sixteen years. He studied audio-visual communication at St Martins School of Art; and has just completed his PhD at Falmouth University, looking at non-hierarchy through open-source approaches to distributed filmmaking. He was previously awarded a distinction for his MA in Digital Art from the University of the Arts London and has experimented with group art events in non-art public venues. He initiated several art collectives including Explosure and the House Art Gallery in London, which was an artist-led exhibition space that showed works by Sir Terry Frost and Anthony Gormley alongside local artists. He has also written a chapter entitled The Philosophical Importance of Collaboration in a collection of writings by artists entitled Philosophy of Art. He is the senior technician for the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2015
PhD
University of the Arts London
2011
PGCHE
Falmouth University
2006
MA in Digital Arts (Distinction)
University of the Arts London
1985
BA Hons in Graphic Design(2.1)
St Martin's School of Art

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Open, Collaborative and Non-hierarchical filmmaking structures. Also self-organisation, emergence and group dynamics. Online community development.

Research centre and group affiliations

Pedare: Centre for Pedagogic Arts-based Research

Research topics

Augmented Intelligence
Group Thinking

Research outputs

Externally funded research grants information

Year startingYear endingProject titleFunderValueCollaboratorsHESA Category
2013
2013
ISEA Swarm
BT
£1,000
13 Other sources

Research students

Current research students

Patrick Campbell (MFA part-time student in Photography).

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Audio for Film & Television

Courses taught

Film
Animation
Television
Journalism
Digital Media
Photography
Pop Music