Research Outcomes


French, M., (2020) ‘Designing Climate Crimes’, International Planetarium Society, IPS 2020 Virtual Conference Proceedings: Fulldome Production Techniques Session [online]. (See Posters/Fulldome Production Techniques).

French, M. & Warren, L. (2020) ‘Climate Conversations’, in Scott-Stevenson, J. & Clark, J. (eds.) Immerse, Issue #33, May 2020, i-Docs Conference in collaboration with MIT Open Documentary Lab [online].

French, M. (2019) ‘An Emerging Spherical Infinity’ in The New Infinity: Visual Art and Music in Planetariums, ed. by Thomas Oberender, Berliner Festspiele (Köln, Germany: Buchhandlung Walther König) 

French, M. (2018) ‘If a Tree Falls in the Forest‘ and ‘Cosmology and the Art of Falling TreesPlasma Art & Science Magazine, ed. Judit Agui, [online].

French, M. (2017) Bodies in Light: Mediating States of Presence in Digital Bodies: Creativity and Technology in the Arts and Humanities, Broadhurst, S & Price S. eds. Palgrave Macmillan.

French, M. Spanou, K. Howey, T. (2016) Extending the Language of Fulldome Space, Panel Discussion, Biennial Conference of the International Planetarium Society 2016 Proceedings.

French, M. (2015) A Year of Light: 365 Observations. Article for International Year of Light 2015 Official Blog, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

French, M. & Gazzard, A. (2013) Maps of Time: exploring the rhythms of a mediated world, Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney.

Conference Papers and Presentations

French, M. (2020) ‘Fulldome Space as Artistic Medium’, British Association of Planetaria Society Virtual Conference, [online] UK.

French, M. (2020) ‘Artistic Experience in Fulldome Space’, Surround Stories Lab Symposium & Workshop, Live Cinema UK in partnership with CultVR Lab and Centre for Immersive Technologies (CFiT) Leeds University. Supported by XR Stories Strategic R&D Grant (AHRC Creative Cluster, University of York).

French, M. (2019) ‘Expert Meeting: Domes & Planetariums’, DocLab 2019 R&D Summit, International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam. Moderated round table discussion of industry experts to examine future directions for fulldome content development, production and distribution.

French, M. (2019) ‘360° Fulldome as Artistic Medium’, DocLab: Interactive Conference, International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam, Compagnietheater, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

French, M. (2018) ‘Taking the Long View’ School of Communication, PGR Summer School, Royal College of Art, London, UK

French, M. (2018) ‘Using the layers of presence as a framework for artistic practice in fulldome space‘. International Planetarium Society Conference, Cite De La Space, Toulouse, France

French, M. (2017) ‘Taking the Long View – An ecological approach to artistic light observation‘ International Day of Light, Symposium and Exhibition Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

French, M. (2017) ‘Light, Place and Presence‘ (including fulldome screenings) Balance Unbalance Conference and Exhibition Plymouth University, Plymouth UK

French, M. (2016) Practice-based Research in Fulldome Space, RCA Fulldome Research Group presentation and screening for the Artist Lead Network Symposium at Fulldome UK Festival, National Space Centre, Leicester, UK

French, M., Howey, T., Spanou, K. (2016) Extending the Language of Fulldome Space, Panel Discussion at Biennial Conference of the International Planetarium Society. Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, Poland.

French, M. (2015) RCA Fulldome Research Group, Presentation and screening at British Association of Planetarium Conference, Winchester Science Centre, UK

French, M. (2015) Light, Space and Immersion, Paper presented at BFX Academic Conference 2015, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

French, M. (2015) Light and the Experience of Wonder, Paper presented at Ruminations on Space and Time Symposium, The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs, UK

French, M., Gazzard, A. (2013) Maps of Time: exploring the rhythms of a mediated world Paper presented at 19th International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Sydney, Australia

French, M. (2013) Light and the Experience of Wonder, Paper presented at Working Wonder Conference, Newcastle University, UK

French, M. (2012) Art Meets Science, Artist presentation and exhibition at Institute of Physics, Higher Education Group Meeting, University of Hertfordshire, UK