Louisa Wray

Human to Robot Relationships

This dissertation explores the concept that romantic human-to-human relationships will be replaced with human to robot relationships in the future. The range of relationships covered will vary from friendship to lovers. I will also be examining the influence Sci-Fi has on the human perception of the issue of robot lovers, as well as how Sci-Fi can be used to show the possible futuristic outcomes involving robots. I will also be exploring sexual fetishes directly connected to sexual relationships with robots.

Natalia Santos-Correia

The Emotional World of Social Media

Discussing the world of social media through the metaphorical. This paper will look at the emotional world of social media, and how the users become lost within this new world of ‘virtuality’ that Van Doogh(2011) expresses. This paper will take note of characters who lose themselves within the real world, and how emotions that are prevalent coexists with emotions produced through the world of social media. It will, at the same time, shed light on how this new world of social media produces a world of raw authenticity. A new haven for ‘weirdos’ as Eddie Huang (2013) speaks about. This paper will look to see whether, in conclusion, the emotional impact of the world of social media is so powerful that it hinders our beings and, changes us into what Marx & Engels(1848) suggests: ‘lifeless human robots’; stripped from all organic consciousness.

Katie Loader

Catfishing

Since the digital revolution technology has changed the way in which society communicates with the decline in face-to-face communication and the shift towards communicating online. This dissertation will explore how ‘Catfishing’ as a phenomenon has impacted the way in which social media is used as people have become less connected to each other. Catfishing is the term used to describe the creation of a false identity online normally with the premise to lure someone into a relationship. The issue that surrounds Catfishing is that social networking sites have presented a new platform in which identities can be performed. Catfish the TV Show introduced ‘Catfishing’ when it was first premiered in 2012 in America before airing in the UK. The TV show highlighted existing themes on gender and sexuality relating to Judith Butler’s theory on gender performance. Building on the theories of Judith Butler and Sherry Turkle the research will consist of four case studies to analyse how Catfishing has changed our ideas of constructing relationships, reality and the self.

Varvara Ivanova

Where is your place for inspiration?

The film tells a story of three main characters who found their favourite inspirational place in life.

Renata, art photographer based in London. Her inspiration she found in areas such as Shoreditch, Hoxton and Brick Lane. She is really passionate about graffiti’s on the walls. She combines her art of taking photos with a street art.

Angelika, a 40 years old woman, who is living in countryside house near Moscow. She surrounded by animals. Every weekend she is spending her time in stable, she has her own horse, his name “Voyatel”. Riding a horse it’s not just a hobby for Angelika, it’s her life. It’s better to say that animals are all her life. At home she has 3 dogs and 8 puppies .She finds her inspiration and love in her animals, her life seems to be really different from life of many people in big urban city such as Moscow.

Elena, girl who is travelling to Eastbourne to her favorite place (Beachy Head) and red lighthouse. This place is the most inspirational place for her and represents her life in England.

Maybe everyone has a place for inspiration or maybe favorite places of my characters will become a source of inspiration for my viewers.  I believe that, documentary is the best type of genre where you are able to catch a visibility of language, through the different techniques, which film director will decide to use – Varvara

Lawrence Hills-Walters

Underdog Psychosis

Underdog Psychosis is a documentary that explores young working class males and their attitudes to success. The documentary was inspired by my own experience of growing up in working class London observing the attitudes of my peers. Working class males have the same potential as anybody else but too often they do not believe they can achieve the things someone from a privileged background could. The documentary asks these men first hand what the barriers are and if there is a solution.