Dr Jem Mackay
Course Leader, Film & Television MA (Online)
Dr Jem Mackay is a filmmaker/artist who has been exploring collaborative systems within creative projects for the last eighteen years. He is course leader for MA Film & Television (Online). He studied audio-visual communication at St Martins School of Art; and 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.
|2015||PhD||University of the Arts London|
|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 and expertise
Open, Collaborative and Non-hierarchical filmmaking structures. Also self-organisation, emergence and group dynamics. Online community development.
Research centre and group affiliationsPedare: Centre for Pedagogic Arts-based Research
- Group Thinking
- Augmented Intelligence
Publications and research outputs
Fox, Neil(2017), 'Wilderness'
Mackay, Jem(2014), www.swarmtv.net : Non-hierarchy Through Open Source Approaches To Distributed Filmmaking., (Submitted)
Mackay, Jem(2023), Movie Maths, In: MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, MAI, Online, 1 (11), ISSN: 2003-167x
Externally funded research grants information
|Collaborators||Currency||Funder||HESA Category||Project title||Value||Year ending||Year starting|
|GBP||BT||13 Other sources||ISEA Swarm||1000||2013||2013|
Current research students
Patrick Campbell (MFA part-time student in Photography).
Areas of teaching
- Audio for Film & Television
- Digital Media
- Pop Music