The research part of my practical project includes various information sources – books, articles, documentaries, artist vlogs, conference speeches, online courses… Some more valuable than other, however each had some kind of direct or indirect influence on myself, the process of learning and the process of making. Below is a reference list which I believe I will come back to in future as well.

Some of the most informative for me include:

  • Sennett, R. (2008) The Craftsman. Yale University Press
  • Alexenberg, M. (2011) The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age. Bristol, Intellect Books Ltd
  • Classen, C. (2012) The Deepest Sense. Urbana, University of Illinois Press
  • Pye, D. (1968) The Nature and Art of Workmanship. Cambridge University press
  • Lee, C. (2014) Crafting Creativity and Creating Craft. Sense Publishers
  • Kunneman, H. (2012) Good Work: The Ethics of Craftsmanship. Amsterdam
  • Knudsen, B. T. (2015) Affective Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • Ludemann, S. (2014) Politics of Deconstruction. Stanford University Press
  • Guimaraes, M. L. (2008) There is no such thing as art. There are only artists
  • Wyman, S. (2010) The dyers Hand
  • Hudson, M. (2015) The joy of craft in a digital age. Telegraph

When I was creating I often had a video source playing:

  • Erik Renssen – Short Documentary of the Artist/ Renssen Art Gallery
  • A Documentary Filmmaking Master Class – Full Interview with Kevin Knoblock/ Film Courage
  • Breaking into Documentary Filmmaking – Full Interview with Patrick Creadon/ Film Courage
  • What do artists do all day?/ BBC Documentaries
  • Why create art?/ Various artists vlogs
  • David Lynch – Meditation, Creativity, Peace; Documentary of a 16 Country Tour
  • Turning The Art World Inside Out/ BBC Imagine Series
  • What makes art valuable/ BBC Documentary
  • Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? | TED Talk
  • Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED Talk
  • The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival | TED Talk

Beside these, there are a lot of Do-It-Yourself videos which were incredibly helpful when I needed to learn how to do something, how to use material or learn a technique. The list include candle making, air dry clay sculpting, wire crafting, book binding and many more.

In the beginning when I was after creating 360 documentary I found very helpful the learning platform Lynda.com where I undertake several courses which enrich my video skills:

  • Course: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015)/ Lynda.com
  • Introduction to Documentary Video Storytelling/ Lynda.com
  • Introduction to Video Dialogue Editing/ Lynda.com
  • Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro/ Lynda.com
  • The art of VR storytelling/ Various
  • VR Photography and Video: The Basics/ Lynda.com
  • Storytelling with VR Video and Photography/ Lynda.com
  • 360 Video Workflow/ Lynda.com
  • Course: Ricoh Theta: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques/ Lynda.com

And finally, I decided to include some of the speeches about the virtual reality, as it was big leap for me altering the project and probably there are ways in the future where the handmade work and virtual reality have cross points creating an immersive experience:

  • Virtual Reality Storytelling | Kate Gardner | TEDxPrincetonU
  • How Virtual Reality Will Change Us | Sarah Hill | TEDxCosmoPark
  • Real change through virtual reality | David Sackman | TEDxEastEnd
  • The birth of virtual reality as an art form | Chris Milk | TEDtalks
  • Native VR Narrative: Learning from Cinema and Games
  • Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine
  • The Era of VR Storytelling/ TeckCrunch
  • The Remarkable Possibilities of VR Storytelling/ Samsung Bedtime VR Stories at VRX London
  • The Art of Storytelling with VR/ Banff World Media Festival

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