Dr Dan Strutt

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Position Lecturer
Email daniel.strutt (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Dan Strutt

Strutt’s work straddles the fields of Screen Studies and Creative Economy, with some productive cross-pollination between the two.

Having studied his UG, Masters, and PhD all within MCCS at Goldsmiths, he now convenes both undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the department in film, digital, virtual and immersive media.

Alongside his own theory research with his 2019 book ‘The Digital Image and Reality: Affect, Post Cinema, and Metaphysics’ (AUP), Strutt engages in practice-based research with digital visual artists, creative technologists, and dancers.

Since 2020 he has been P.I. on AHRC-funded projects in digital dance; using motion capture streaming tfor remote collaboration, sustainability, and accessibility in metaverse-type performance practices.

Dan has a strong track record of Creative Economy research with CREATe, Creativeworks London, and the Creative Economy Programme, with a forthcoming co-authored book ‘Fashion as Creative Economy’ (Polity).

Research interests

Strutt is actively researching in areas of motion-captured performance practice, mocap streaming and telematic performance, virtual embodiment, post-cinema, and immersive media.

He also addresses issues around creative enterprise and the creative economy.

Publications and research outputs

Book

Strutt, Daniel. 2019. The Digital Image and Reality: Affect, Metaphysics and Post-Cinema. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 9789462987135

Book Section

Strutt, Daniel; Schlegel, Andreas; Coghlan, Neal; Debaig, Clemence and Peng, Youhong ‘Friendred’ . 2022. New Telematic Technology for the Remote Creation and Performance of Choreographic Work. In: Joanna Zylinska, ed. The Future of Media. London: Goldsmiths Press, pp. 197-222. ISBN 9781913380144

Article

Strutt, Daniel. 2022. A Simple Tool for Remote Real-Time Dance Interaction in Virtual Spaces, Or “Dancing in the Metaverse”. Critical Stages/Scènes critiques, 25, ISSN 2409-7411

Strutt, Daniel; Schlegel, Andreas; Coghlan, Neal; Debaig, Clemence and Peng, Youhong ‘Friendred’ . 2021. New Telematic Technologies for Remote Creation, Rehearsal and Performance of Choreographic Work. Journal of Embodied Research, 4(2), 4 (14:57). ISSN 2513-8421

Strutt, Daniel and Cisneros, Rosa. 2021. Virtual relationships: the dancer and the avatar. Theatre and Performance Design, 7(1-2), pp. 61-81. ISSN 2332-2551

Strutt, Daniel. 2020. Mystical-type experience at the virtual reality interface: Technics, aesthetics, and theology in the search for cosmic connection. Iluminace, 32(2), pp. 71-95. ISSN 0862-397X

Performance

Strutt, Daniel; Debaig, Clemence; Coghlan, Neal and Clyne, Keir. 2021. Dancing into the Metaverse - a digital dance showcase. In: "Dancing into the Metaverse - a digital dance showcase", Sonics Immersive Media Labs (SIML), Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, 12 - 13 November 2021.

Debaig, Clemence; Strutt, Daniel; Peng, Youhong (Friendred) and Coghlan, Neal. 2021. Virtual Touch, Virtually Dancing - Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer Showcase Performance. In: "Virtual Touch, Virtually Dancing - Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer Showcase Performance", Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, 7 May 2021.

Thesis

Strutt, Daniel. 2012. The Difference the Digital Makes: The Affective Synthesis of Reality by Digital Screen Media. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London

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