IMprints: Public Responses to Future Identity Management Practices & Technologies is a major EPSRC multidisciplinary research project, asking about the influences on UK and US publics to engage and/or disengage with identity management practices, services and technologies of the future. These involve, among others, new forms of biometric authentication; innovative ‘smart’ tokens like ID or customer cards, jewellery, garment, or further enhanced smart phones.
With funding from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland I was able to explore the historical relationship between jewellery and wellbeing. This involved studying supersitious jewellery in the collections of the V & A London and spending time in the Library of the Goldsmiths Company in London exploring old Lapidaries.
Evoke: The Meaning of Jewellery in the Digital Age was funded by an Arts & Humanities Research Council small grant to explore the ways in which digital presentation of contemporary jewellery mediates and in some cases alters its meaning. I also curated the exhibition and managed the research project.
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Jewellery & Superstition