My name is Christine Horn, I currently work as an academic consultant / freelance or part-time researcher for several projects at RMIT University, Swinburne University and for private consultancies.
This blog contains photographs and texts about, or created for projects I have been involved in. Some of them are related to research for my PhD and postdoc. These include posts about research methods, publications, conferences and other events which I attended during my research, and in the course of my fieldwork. I spent these last years traveling between Melbourne, Australia and Sarawak, Malaysia.
Long Nawang, 2012, picture taken by Simpson Njock Lenjau
I have a particular interest in visual methods and data visualisation, which is a result of my background in communications and graphic design. Some posts published in this blog, such as the exhibitions I curated before tackling the PhD research, were carried out while I was a lecturer for Communication Design at Swinburne’s Sarawak Campus in Kuching, Malaysia.
Other posts are about my teaching methods and materials. I taught on tertiary level since 2006, mostly in the fields of graphic design methods, software, history and concepts, but I have also taught animation, typography, and more recently photography and illustration. Even more recently I have taken up video as a method of data collection and knowledge exchange. I use this blog to share some of the lecture material, ideas and topics that came up in class.
This blog is about my professional practice and also about my personal interests. Personal interests and work interests are closely related for me, and can’t really be separated. This blog is also about my personal investment in my work, which often finds little attention in academic outcomes although it is of course always present.
I created all the material posted in this blog, unless otherwise stated. This includes texts, photographs, infographics, illustrations and other material.
Group picture in Camp Putai near the Indonesian border, on the way to Long Nawang cultural festival taken by Simpson Njock Lenjau.