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Dr. Denise Doyle




Thesis Title

Art and the Emergent Imagination in Online Avatar Mediated Space


To be continued....



With over 20 years of experience in arts and new technologies Dr Denise Doyle has a significant international research profile and currently hold the title of Distinguished Woman Researcher in Digital Media 2021 awarded from the Venus International Foundation for her contribution to research in the field. She is currently a Reader in Digital Media at the University of Wolverhampton and Visiting Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. Her research in digital media and arts and new technologies has resulted in over 65 high quality publications (including Journal articles, an Edited Book, a Monograph, Project Exhibitions, and Book Chapters). She is a pioneer in early virtual worlds research and more recently her research in digital embodiment and immersive technologies has been disseminated in a monograph Digital Embodiment and the Arts (2024) The book charts the significance of the growing hybridised and embodied experience enabled through current digital technologies through VR, MR, AR and XR and consider the range of digital bodies we inhabit in virtual space. Doyle continues to research the impact of emerging technologies on practices across a diverse range of creative fields. In 2019 she was awarded a research grant to join the STARTS Prize initiative co-ordinated by Ars Electronica on behalf of the European Commission. Together, with a team of inter disciplinary researchers from the University of Wolverhampton, she investigated successful STARTS (Science, Technology, and the Arts) methodologies in projects recognised by the Prize. She is currently developing a new book on Immersion and Embodiment.

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