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Biography

Jonathan has been an active interdisciplinary practitioner and academic leader with Higher Education for nearly 20 years. Over the past 10 years he has been instrumental in driving innovation within curricula design, envisioning next generation learning spaces and leading the implementation of cutting edge educational technology initiatives.

He co-founded and now Directs the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University, which prompted by the radical, profound and systematic changes affecting Higher Education in a digital era, seeks to challenge the existing status quo, by opening up education to provide a safe space for students and staff to re-model existing teaching and learning practices in new and disruptive technological spaces.

His work has published alongside photographic pioneers such as Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton and can be seen as part of a long tradition of experimentation whereby the camera becomes both an instrument of scientific record and a tool for aesthetic exploration. He has been described as being part of an early generation of artists responsible for the emergence of a new school of photography which blurs the boundaries between the still and moving image. He has four publications: NEWFOTOSCAPES (2014) featured in Lens Culture’s 2014 best photo book list, Crash (2009), (re)collect (2006) and Time|Motion (2003).

He is also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) at Bournemouth University, the outgoing Chair of the Association for Photography in Higher Education (APHE). As an Adobe Education Leader, Jonathan forms part of their worldwide community championing creativity in education. He was awarded a Direct Fellowship of Royal Photographic Society (RPS), and a Fellowship of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), in recognition for his achievements in Photography and innovative educational practices.

Jonathan also works in an advisory capacity as Chair of the Board of Directors for Birmingham Open Media (BOM) UK, International Academic Board member for Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Australia and as a Trustee for The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

Vision Statement

I am inspired by the scale of invention at photography’s genesis, the desire to create transformative experiences, and energised by exploration and innovation. My research seeks to challenge a number of assumptions and open up new horizons surrounding photography and photography education, with a particular focus upon technology and open education as drivers for reformed practices.

External positions

Chair of Board of Directors, Birmingham Open Media (BOM)

1 Sep 2015 → …

Trustee, The Photographers' Gallery

1 Mar 2015 → …

International Academic Board Member, Photography Studies College

1 Aug 2014 → …

Chair, Association for Photography in Higher Education

1 Jul 201431 Jul 2017

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

1 Feb 2014 → …

Keywords

  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • TR Photography

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Research Output 2012 2018

Disrupting the Journal of Media Practice

Centre for Disruptive Media / Disruptive Media Learning Lab, 2018, In : Journal of Media Practice and Education. 19, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice

Centre for Disruptive Media / Disruptive Media Learning Lab, 2017, In : Journal of Media Practice . 19, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Communication
Education
Experiments
Acoustic waves
communication

Crash

Shaw, J., 2014, Walsall: New Walsall Art Gallery.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Art
Viewer
Folding
Walsall
England

Creating robust online photo experiences

Shaw, J. & Adams, A., 2014, In : Unseen Magazine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

NewFotoScapes

Shaw, J. (ed.), 2014, Birmingham, UK : Library of Birmingham.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
File
photography
social media
license
twenty-first century
community

Activities 2008 2015

  • 9 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Digital Public Services: designing and delivering usercentric services conference

Jonathan Shaw (Speaker)
12 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Creative reuse of cultural heritage and contemporary practices: challenges and opportunities in the digital world

Jonathan Shaw (Participant)
10 Dec 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Association of Photography. Continents of Photography

Jonathan Shaw (Speaker)
1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Association of Photography. Continents of Photography

Jonathan Shaw (Chair)
1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Digital Future Round Table

Jonathan Shaw (Participant)
13 Aug 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course