From Feb I will be the brand new Interim Head of an also brand new Department of Art & Media Technology at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
Hopefully if successful I will be able to make it a more permanent role (application and interview dependant)
But from Feb to August I will still be Programme leader for BA Games Design & Art so I will be pretty busy however I have plans…
At the end of Jan I should have internally submitted my PhD text and come the end of March be waiting on my viva dates hopefully end of Easter / early summer so come Sept I will finally officially be Dr. Procter.
So if things go to plan I could be a Doctor running a new department with some exciting approaches to technology and humans from October.
As anyone who has read my blog or knows me I am very keen to push back on big tech, surveillance capitalism and this is something that has been my conversation piece to enable me to be given the interim role so embedding ethical and humane technology thinking and criticality in the new Department will be fundemental.
The Department already has amazing staff and students and a brilliant set of programmes of study.
Combine this with new structures and new programmes to come starting in earnest in October 2022 it is all pretty exciting.
Much hard work to come but it feels like an exciting new chapter awaits.
Of course I’ll keep people up to date on my blog if it all falls apart 🤣😬 or not 😊🙌