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Patricia (Stein) Routh

Academic, Digital Artist and Media Specialist

Professional Status
Employed
Open to opportunities
About Me
Lecturer in Media Production, Employability and Critical theory.
Freelance Digital Designer/Producer and Doctoral Candidate in Media and Communications.
Research interests cover a range of topics related to digital media and visual culture.
  • Module Leader-Interactive and Convergent Media
  • Experimental Film Practices
  • Making Meaning
  • Structures of Narrative
  • Key Concepts in Media Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Documentary Praxis
  • Final Media Project
  • External supervision of MA Dissertation students
  • Supervision of both Practice-based and Traditional.

Digital Artist, Photographer, Digital Media and Web Practitioner

Freelance
Since January 2002
Freelancer
Leicester
United Kingdom
  • Operate a freelance business that provides photography, digital imagery, web design, web usability, web content, video production and technology for live event support.
  • IASTE Journeyman. Founded and run in Los Angeles for 8 years, then in United Kingdom for 10 years.
  • Creative images and video work have been exhibited and broadcast internationally.
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Lecturer, Faculty of Technology

De Montfort University
August 2018 to December 2019
Part-time
Leicester
United Kingdom
  • Module Leader -Foundation Media.
  • Image Analysis and Production
  • Web Content and Management.

Lecturer, Art's and Humanities

Nottingham Trent University
August 2016 to June 2019
Part-time
Nottingham
United Kingdom
  • Lead modules, lectures, seminars and workshops in Media Production, Employability and Contemporary Media Theory and Critical Studies.
  • Acting Module Leader for undergraduate level six module, 'Media Practice in the Workplace'.
  • Dissertation Supervisor for BA , BAM and MA dissertaions.
  • Academic Advisor for Personal Tutor Group. Provide academic and pastoral support to students through their academic journey at NTU.
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Director Information Design & Architecture

StoreRunner Network
December 1999 to May 2001
Full-time
San Diego
United States - California
  • Managed and represented the creative department in discussions of front-end design and structure. Oversaw 4 employees.
  • Developed taxonomy and usability design for e-commerce shopping site StoreRunner.com, it's partner sites and micro-sites.
  • Researched and initiated usability tests for StoreRunner.com, it's partner sites and micro-sites.
  • Development of photography, graphics and animated flash corporate website.
  • Insured optimised fast loading graphics.

Director, Carolyne Roehm Digital Arts Center

Washington University, School of Art
August 1994 to March 2000
Full-time
St. Louis
  • Oversaw direction of technology, purchases and improvements, as well as scheduling and training of technical staff of multi-campus digital media facility devoted to creative pursuits. Provided instruction for students, faculty and staff in computer and digital media laboratories devoted exclusively to digital art making and creative endeavours for the Sam Fox School of Art and interdisciplinary collaborations within University and community.
  • The Creative Practice of Selfies: Playful Expression and Subversion in Digital Culture., PhD Seminar 2019, University of Leicester, Department of Media and Communication, Bankfield House.
  • Routh, Patricia. 'The Politics of Transformation: Selfie Production of the Visually Marginalised' in Karatzogianni, A., Nguyen, D. and Serafinelli, E. (eds) The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018
  • Routh, Patricia. A poststructuralist review of selfies: Moving beyond heteronormative visual rhetoric. for(e)dialogue, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 4-14, mar. 2016. ISSN 2398-0532.
  • The Politics of Transformation: Selfie Performativity Beyond of the Hegemonic Visual Rhetoric', PhD Seminar 2015, University of Leicester, Department of Media and Communication, Bankfield House.
  • Gender Performativity and Selfie Creation: Beyond the Binaries of Heteronormative Visual Rhetoric, 2015, NDiMR New Directions in Research, University Of Leicester, Department of Media and Communication.
  • November 26th, 2014 - Gendering Happiness: The Power of Pleasure. "Affect and Identity in Selfie Production". University of Hull, WISE
  • November 13 - 15, 2014 - Material Matters in Times of Crisis Capitalism, "Affect and Memory in Selfie Production". Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • January, 16th 2014 - The Curated Ego: "What Makes a Good Selfie? " National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • April11-12 2013-Conflict and Dialogue in Transnational and Digital Diaspora Networks, New Aesthetic Nostalgia as a Bridge to the Present.". University of Hull, WISE
  • November 7, 2012 - The Media & Memory Research Initiative (MaMRI) "New Aesthetic Nostalgia as a Bridge to the Present.".- Department of Digital Media, University of Hull, SANM
  • June 12, 2018 Music, Technology & Innovation/Performance DMU, Postgraduate Concert, "Golden Turtle" video to live performance of Golden Turtle sound composition by Susanne Grunewald.
  • March 22, 2017 Music, Technology & Innovation/Performance DMU, Postgraduate Concert, "Golden Turtle" video to live performance of Golden Turtle sound composition by Susanne Grunewald.
  • * 2009-2016 – Photographic work featured regularly within Paraphilia Magazine. USA
  • January 2014, The Curated Ego: What Makes a Good Selfie? "The Personality Surgeon" images screened at National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • August 3 - August 29, Photography & Video Backdrops for Open Wide Tour, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • April 6th, 2013 Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LACDA Ninth Anniversary Exhibit
    Los Angeles, California
    Featured five digital prints.
  • March 2013- the video, "End Begins", broadcast on FRANK MOORE'S UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES on Berkeley TV (BTV), Ch. 28. Berkeley, California, USA
  • August 2012- the video, "Torch me up,with the olympics", broadcast on FRANK MOORE'S UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES on Berkeley TV (BTV), Ch. 28. Berkeley, California, USA
  • March 2012 -LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, New Aesthetic Prints.
  • December -2011, Mobile phone photography as featured illustrations for Michael Butterworth's, "Christmas Story".
  • December 2011- the video, "End Begins", broadcast on FRANK MOORE'S UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES on Berkeley TV (BTV), Ch. 28. Berkeley, California, USA
  • September, 2011, videos shown at Dilston Grove and Matt's Gallery , London UK . ”Something just behind your back”, ”Phil the Messenger”, “ ’and Inhabited the Spaces’ “, and “Adventures in the House of Memory”.
  • April 2011 - the video, "Gangster State", will broadcast on FRANK MOORE'S UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES on Berkeley TV (BTV), Ch. 28. Berkeley, California, USA
  • March 2011- the video, "Jimmy Carter 1979", broadcast 4 times on FRANK MOORE'S UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES on Berkeley TV (BTV), Ch. 28. Berkeley, California, USA
  • October 1, 2010 - October, 2011, the videos, "The Edge of my World", "Persephone", "Alveolus", "The Ancient Old Ones", "Mysterium Tremendum", "Lusion Plain", "Skin", "Normal", "Funky Bacon", and " Swimming Upside Down" screened on loop at the Plaza Eventi hotel in NYC, giant outdoor screen. New York , New York, USA
  • * September, 2010, videos shown at Dilston Grove and Matt's Gallery , ”Something just behind your back”, ”Phil the Messenger”, “ ’and Inhabited the Spaces’ “, and “Adventures in the House of Memory”. London UK
  • * July 8th – 24th, 2010 – LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; “FEEDBACK”; shown “Phil the Messenger”.
    Los Angeles, California, USA
  • * March 13th, 2010, “Brixton’s Smallest Cinema”; screened ”Beelzebub’s Breath “.Brixton UK.
  • * January, 2010 , On-line , OXHOUSE, An online alphabet supported by The Arts Council of England; streamed ”la la la la la”. On-line
  • * August, 2009, Featured Photographer of the month for Zoom Street Magazine. San DIego, California, USA
  • * September, 2008 MOCA, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Screened, “Persephone”. Los Angeles, California, USA.

PhD (Predicted)

University of Leicester

August 2015 to December 2021
PhD Topic: The Creative Practice of Selfies: Playful Expression and Subversion in Digital Culture.
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MPhil

University of Hull

September 2012 to June 2014
Digital Arts and Media Research

MSc

School of Art and New Media, University of Hull

September 2009 to September 2010
Digital Media
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BFA

Kansas City Art Institute

September 1982 to August 1985
Sculpture, Experimental Media Arts
  • Current Interests; Media Studies, Visual Culture, Digital media cultures; theories of posthumanism, identity, race, gender performativity, cultural capital, aesthetics and class, play and subversion. Relational Aesthetics, Experimental narratives; and the relationship between humans and technology, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression.
  • Experienced in semantic analysis of social and cultural constructs.
  • Researched in areas of memory and identity surrounding mobile digital imaging, new aesthetic, nostalgia, the machine gaze, the Uncanny Valley.
  • Familiar with quantitative and qualitative visual research methods and analysis.
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Visual design and narrative.
  • Digital Video
  • Digital Photography
  • Image and Web Content
  • Motion graphics
  • Creative Writing
  • User Interaction Design.
  • Branding, Graphic Design
  • Digital Painting
  • Sonic synced motion graphics
  • Audio
  • Programming
  • Digital Workflow
  • Media Writing
  • Highly skilled at developing and managing social media strategies.
  • Worked in Industry as Director of Information Architecture and Information Design
  • Paper plan/Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Branding and Personas
  • In possession of equipment and software needed to produce work.
  • Advanced knowledge of digital video editing systems, including Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere.
  • Very creative, able to conceptualise innovative ideas and bring into fruition.
  • Video work has been recognised and screened Internationally.
  • Experienced designing workflow and organisation for large projects
  • Media Literacy
  • In possession of equipment and software needed to produce work.
  • Advanced knowlege of compression techniques and algorithms.
  • High competence with digital audio, image and video formats and applications.
  • Understand the implications of psychological and sociological influences on web design.
  • Awareness of the factors involved in Multimedia systems and the implications of multimedia formats, and types.
  • Can perform web design and development, adhering to W3C web standards and can critically comment on graphic design and standards based web development.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Actionscript, Javascript, Ajax and PHP.
  • In possession of equipment and software needed to produce work.
  • In-depth knowledge of new & emerging modes of photographic production, graphic file types, file sizes, preparing files for all levels of resolution and postproduction distribution and consumption.
  • Extremely knowledgeable of new and emerging post-production digital workflow.
  • Reliable interpersonal skills in working with clients, advertisers, publishing agencies, and designers.
  • Meet all deadlines on time, very fast post production workflow.
  • Patient, comforting and strong ability to place novice clients at ease.
  • Exercise originality and have advanced technical proficiency with professional DSLR equipment.
  • Exceptional talent for capturing images that visualize a story or require a visual narrative of an event.
  • In possession of equipment and software needed to produce work.
  • Video art has been screened internationally and have received high artistic accolades.
  • Solid knowledge of designing storyboards and screen decks.
  • Extensive experience with motion graphics, typography and design.
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion and Adobe Flash.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with clients, advertisers, publishing agencies, and designers.
  • In-depth knowledge of graphic file types, file sizes, resolution and broadcast colour.
  • Meet all deadlines on time, very fast post production workflow.
  • In possession of equipment and software needed to produce work.