We are extremely pleased to announce that students on our Masters in Media Psychology this September will have the opportunity to collaborate with FutrSocial, an international communications and storytelling agency based in South West England.
FutrSocial specialises in creating content such as photography, mobile video, audio creation; running campaigns and projects; collecting analytical information; writing social media policies and also delivering social media training and consultancy. Founder of FutrSocial Marcus Lilley said “Because we are driven by the principles of creativity and innovation, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to tell stories and communicate ideas through social and mobile technologies”.
Marcus added “Collaborating with students enables FutrSocial to pursue new knowledge around how people interact with social media and mobile handsets. Technology is moving quickly and is transforming the way in which we engage with information across different platforms. It is important for FutrSocial to be a part of the research efforts being made to understand these processes and how they impact upon creativity”. Media Psychology students working with FutrSocial will do so in a ‘future social’ way via Skype and social media platforms to develop their research proposals, establish their research aims and objectives, and carry out the research for their dissertations.
Marcus is also an international artist who creates theatre work which investigates how social media can be used creatively in theatre performances, photography and digital art. His recent theatre performance ‘Something Perfectly Innocent’ had its world premier at the Anywhere Theatre Festival in Australia in May 2012. More information about Marcus’s work can be found here: http://marcuslilley.tumblr.com/.
The Media Psychology team are excited to be working with FutrSocial and look forward to the creativity Marcus will bring with his background in the contemporary arts.
To find out more about being an industry partner, please contact Dr Adam Galpin, Programme Leader E: email@example.com