Kieran Baxter received his PhD in landscape heritage visualisation from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. His research is based in creative practice and explores the interaction between visualisation technologies, filmmaking, science communication and landscape issues. In 2016 he received the AHRC Research in Film doctoral award for his short film which combined aerial photography and computer modelling to tell the story of a prehistoric cultural landscape in his native Scotland. His interest is in how creative practice – facilitated by the latest in aerial and digital technologies – can communicate specialist knowledge of our environment to a general audience. This line of enquiry has led his visual practice from the cultural heritage of Scotland to the glacial landscapes of Iceland and the Alps. By better understanding how visualisation technologies operate in the context of visual culture and art practice, his research aims to improve the outreach tools available to scientists and environmental specialists.
Kieran’s heritage-focused work: www.topofly.com
Kieran’s climate-focused work: www.climatevis.com.