Emma Whittaker

Creative Industries Industrial Research Fellow, EDRF Low Carbon Devon Projectat University of Plymouth
United Kingdom
Focus area: Art Theory, Critical Theory, Augmented Reality, Design, Digital Art, New Media, Ecology, Environment, Electronic, Digital Literature, Geography, Geo-Locative, Mapping, Optics, Visual Perception, Psychology, Cognitive Studies, Sound, Acoustics, Writing, Literature, Poetry

Dr Emma Whittaker's research is concerned with the philosophies and practices of narrative, experience, perception and the environment. Her academic writing covers aesthetics, ambient literature, narrative and complexity, sound design for narrative worlds, engagement with the earth, belief and realities. She is a producer of mixed reality experiences and lectures in arts, media and design at University of Plymouth. She is currently the Creative Industries Research Fellow for the EDRF funded project, Low Carbon Devon. 
Some of her recent writings: (2019) ‘The Wave Crest: Narrative Complexity and Locative Narrative’. In. Narrative Complexity, Cognition, Embodiment, Evolution. Grishakova, Marina and Poulaki, Maria. eds. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. University of Nebraska Press; (2020) ‘An Aesthetics of Ambient Literature: Experience, Narrative, Design’. In.  Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices.  Abba, Tom, Dovey, John and Pullinger, Kate. Eds. London: Palgrave Macmillan; (2021) ‘Sound Art as Locative Narrative’. In ‘The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art’. Grant, Jane., Matthias, John., and Prior, David., Eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. She has recently developed Discriminate-AR, a porous and reflexive approach to producing augmented and mixed reality at heritage sites outdoors, presented at, SEIF2019, ‘Discriminate AR, Immersive Explorations in Pilgrimage Experiences’.
More info: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/emma-whittaker

Journal Articles:
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Listening to Locative Narratives: Illusion and the Imaginative Experience

December 2013