This is the blog of Gina Fierlafijn Reddie. I am a postgraduate student, MSc in Digital Education, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, and started in in 2010.
This is my final module before embarking on the dissertation.
I started off my learning journey at the University in Brussels, graduating in 1983 (in communication studies, on film semiotics). Back then I developed an interest in computer graphics, doing some freelance writing and bits of research on the topic. I ended up spending time at St Martin’s School of Art in London, which ran the (very first ?) course (also modular) on ‘Graphic Design with Computers’ organised by John Lansdown and Gillian Crampton-Smith, two pioneers in the field. I relocated to London and joined, almost by chance, a couple of CAD studios but my intention was never really to be a designer, I wanted to research and write on the topic of CGI but found it hard to get research funding. So eventually after 25 years or so I am finally getting there…
My real passion is art, especially painting. I have an interest in aesthetics and hope to develop a focus in these next few months around the topic of digitally mediated art spaces.
My partner is the abstract painter Ian Reddie and we have a studio in the Art’s Complex in Edinburgh. I am always on the look out for exhibition opportunities, so do get in touch if you know of large, preferably, industrial spaces.
The day job is spent at the University of Edinburgh supporting a research community.
The image on the website mast is by Ian Reddie and entitled, Craigleith and the Bass, a digital composition he produced in 2006.