James Dyer

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20152018
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Biography

Dr James Dyer writes on design and cultural theory. Before lecturing in Graphic Design at the University of Huddersfield, he was a freelance designer and programmer. He gained his Bachelors in Multimedia Design (UK), his Masters in New Media and Digital Culture (NL), and his PhD from the department of Art and Communication (UK). His recent (generally cynical) writings on New Media and Speculative Design have lead him towards wandering projects increasingly concerned with realist accounts of everyday graphic designs. He is currently final year lead of the undergraduate course Graphic Design and Animation, in which he also leads the advanced studio and theory modules. James is currently collaborating on a project of Graphic Events. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • design
  • graphic design
  • product design
  • cultural theory
  • philosophy
  • process philosophy
  • literary realism
  • multimedia design
  • transdisciplinary design
  • new media
  • critical design
  • new realism
  • specualtive design
  • anti-design
  • critical interaction design
  • posthumanism
  • transhumanism
  • data studies

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Research Output 2015 2018

Failing by Design: Self-Tracking and the Failed Individual

Dyer, J., 12 Jun 2018, The Failed Individual : Amid Exclusion, Resistance, and the Pleasure of Non-Conformity. Motyl, K. & Schober, R. (eds.). Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, p. 357-374 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

lifestyle
food
energy
rate
health

On Fiction: Reality is Fiction/Fiction in Reality?

Dyer, J., 2016, EP Volume 2: Design Fiction. Coles, A. (ed.). 1 ed. Berlin: Sternberg Press, Vol. 2. p. 129-130 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Fiction

Quantified Bodies: A Design Practice

Dyer, J., 1 Mar 2016, In : Digital Culture & Society. 2, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
renunciation
subjectivity
Values
new media
cognition

Bastard​ ​Design​ ​Practices: An​ ​Archaeological​ ​Perspective

Dyer, J., 17 Aug 2015, In : Journal of Contemporary Archaeology. 2, 2, p. 252-254 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
experience
Communion
Ethos
Archaeology

Activities 2015 2018

  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Through the Optic of Design: Self-Tracking and the Permanence of Change

James Dyer (Speaker)
13 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Self-Tracking: An Everyday Creativity

James Dyer (Speaker)
12 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Design,​ ​Archives​ ​and​ ​Genealogy

Alex Coles (Speaker), James Dyer (Speaker)
21 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Flusser’s​ ​Fiction Objects​ ​and​ ​Design​

James Dyer (Speaker)
26 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Being-As-Body: Quantification, Self-Affectivity and Resistance

James Dyer (Speaker)
12 Nov 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation