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Posted: Thursday 20 October, 2016

Unfixed: the meeting point of art, disability and technology

a table littered with lego

Rachael Burton the coordinator for Watershed's creative technology and talent development projects writes about Unfixed 2.0. In September, we welcomed the Unfixed artists to spend a week in the Pervasive Media Studio to further investigate the notion of a ‘fixed’ and an ‘unfixed’ body. With the controversial ‘superhuman’ and ‘disabled’ rhetoric...

Posted: Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Media Representation – Me Before You

A young women in a blue dress sits on a man's lap smiling at him. Her left arm wraps around him with her hand resting on the back of his wheelchair. The young man wearing brown suit smiles at her.

Earlier this year, Me Before You was released in cinemas. The film, based on JoJo Moyes’ 2012 best-selling book, explores the decision of a man who wants to end a life because of a severe disability. Will Traynor (played by Sam Claflin), who became a quadriplegic in a pedestrian accident,...

Posted: Monday 25 July, 2016

Tell me a story….

A women wearing a pink top stands in the foreground on the right side of the photograph. She is holding a white folder under her left arm. In her right hand she holds a pencil touching her chin. Her eyes are downcast looking and she looks beyond the edge of the photograph. In the background which is blurred two men sit at their work desks looking at her.

Stories have an amazing way of allowing us to see things in a different light. Here’s a story I heard this week. Research has shown that the most stigma and discrimination a person living with mental illness will receive is not from their family, friends or even their community. In...