Dr Jane Norris has a cross disciplinary background in Speculative Material Design, Critical Writing and Digital Media. Before joining Richmond University, she structured and led a BA Hons in 3D Design Craft for ten years, teaching material engagement and design theory. She has recently undertaken post-doctoral research in the Critical Writing department at the RCA. She gained her PhD: Viatopias – exploring the digital language of urban travel spaces. at Chelsea College of Art. UAL.
I am currently assembling research for a book: Listening to Materials – de-colonializing our relationship with matter. This work investigates the impact of digital theories of crumpled time, aerial viewpoints, posthuman audio and de-colonial making on our material use. My writing employs outside-enlightenment tactics such as material fiction short stories, para-fictional public projects and sonic design fiction workshops. These are published in near future fiction anthologies, magazine articles, academic papers in journals, and essays in books.