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Transitions

Date: 20 June - 7 July
Private View: Tuesday 28 June, 17.00 (including talk at 16.00 by Dr Barbie Clarke)

Transitions explored the extent to which teenage engagement in online social networks offers new realms of image construction and emotional expression across three very different but technically sophisticated cultures: USA, UK and China. Transitions looked at the role of desire/desirability in image creation, how it is projected online and how modern teenagers swap and change between virtual and 'real' selves, irrespective of historical or cultural influences. The exhibition featured video, sound and slide projection.

The exhibition showcased the newly digitised Ruskin Gallery.

The Private View included a talk by Dr Barbie Clarke at 16.00 in Ruskin 203, entitled 'The way young teenagers interact using social networking sites'. Barbie set up Family Kids and Youth with a small team of expert researchers nine years ago. An international youth researcher for over 25 years, she was formerly Director of the Family division of GfK NOP. She completed her PhD in child and adolescent psychosocial development at the University of Cambridge where her research looked at early adolescents' (10-14 year olds) use of digital media. Barbie is a trained child psychotherapist, has worked with teenagers in schools, and sits on the BBC Children's Editorial Advisory Board.

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Transitions UK

Transitions UK

Transitions China 1

Transitions China 1

Transitions China 2

Transitions China 2

Transitions USA

Transitions USA

 
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The Transitions project is funded by the Arts Council England.







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