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Sylvie Prasad

Senior Lecturer, Media and Communications

Arts and Digital Industries (ADI)

Sylvie Prasad is a visual artist and a senior lecturer in Media and Communications. She has published work on lifestyle television and celebrity culture. Media and screen work have been exhibited widely and her short film May Days was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Pocket Cinema and Pick of the Week. Her forthcoming book Creative Mobile Media is to be published by World Scientific.

    Advisory board member for New Formations: Journal of Culture and Politics


    Media Exhibitions and Screenings

    2012 'Office no 47' International Mobile Media Innovations Conference, Wellington, New Zealand

    'May Days'
    International Mobile Media Innovations Conference, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

    2009 Who are Ya? screening at London Gallery West, UK April-May 2009 and Old Lumiere cinema, Regent Street, London, UK


    2014 Documentary, Mobile Film-Making and the Classroom, UEL Research Conference, Docklands, UK

    2012 'May Days': An examination of mobile film making, family and memory

    Family Ties: Recollection and Memory

    Centre for the study of Cultural Memory, University of London, Senate House, London, UK

    2012 Documenting the Self: Mobile phone technology, sociability and belonging Documentary Now! conference, UCL, London UK

    2010 Mobilefest

    Invited speaker, 'The making of May Days': mobile phone use and the everyday, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, London and the University of Westminster, UK.



    Creative Mobile Media: A Complete Course to be published by World Scientific April 2017

    2010 Powell H & Prasad S 'As seen on TV' How taste is shaped by lifestyle media in The Journal of Cultural Politics Volume 6: Issue 1|


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    Powell H & Prasad S (2007) ‘Lifeswap: Celebrity expert as lifestyle advisor’ in Heller D Reading Makeover Television: Realities Remodelled I.B Tauris

    Conference papers 2009 Please Sir, can I do Some More? Jamie Oliver and the engineering of a national lifestyle (co-authored with Helen Powell) for The Big Reveal 2 Conference, University of Brighton, UK

    2008 Who are ya? Screening and presentation for the Filmobile International conference, University of Westminster, Old Lumiere cinema, Regent Street, London

    2008 Who are Ya? Screening and paper for the JMP4 symposium, University of Leeds, UK

    2005 Celebrity as Lifestyle Advisor (co-authored with Helen Powell) for Celebrity Culture: an interdisciplinary conference, University of Paisley, UK

    2004 Mind the Gap: The limitation of the photographic image in contemporary consumer culture. (co-authored with Helen Powell) for The Photography in Consumer Culture conference. University of Brighton UK

    2003 Making it Real: An examination of the changing practices in documentary photography. ‘Inadmissible Evidence: New Strategies for the photographic Document’ at Swansea Institute of Higher Education and ADC-LTSN UK

    2003 The Kindness of strangers: contexts and connections in teaching, learning and creative practice. (joint paper and presentation with Helena Blakemore) ‘Beyond two digits’ –AMPE conference Sunderland University UK


    2008 Who are ya? screening at London Gallery West, UK

    April-May 2008 and Old Lumiere cinema, Regent Street, London, UK

    2007 ...To be continued Image and Text for Field Study International, Field Report, Melbourne, Australia

    2005 What Time is it Mr Wolf? Image and Text for Hong Kong, Biennale

    2005 Night Flight group show for Museum MAN, Liverpool (curated by Adam Nankervis)

    2004 Shadow Cities solo show at The Foundry for the London Biennale

    2003: ‘Unreal City’ video/ installation/performance with contribution to ‘Gates Planetary Project- beyond net art website curated by Catrina Davinio, Lecco, Italy

    2003 Concept & direction ‘Unreal City’ Performance - Interactive installation Abney Park Cemetery, London, UK. The work explored the random connections made between those who inhabit our cities and included an invitation to members of the public to participate in an on going mail art project. The work took the form of a live performance with video and photographic documentation.

    2003 Video and photographs ShadowCities and Unreal City CD-Rom contribution to the ‘Gates -beyond net art’ web site curated by Caterina Davinio, Lecco Italy



    Mobile phone technology, photography and 'mobile-documentary'
    New developments in photography, documentary and the contemporary metropolitan experience
    Cultural transformations in television: the rise of the 'new' celebrity expert .



    MS6101 Media Production 3: Production Dissertation

    MS6103: Mobile Media, Promotion and Exhibition

    MS4101: Media Production 1

    CC5704: Photographing the City

    CC5703: Researching Audiences, Texts and Media Industries

    BA (Hons) Media and Communications
    BA (Hons) Advertising
    Senior Fellow of HEA
    Member of APHE
    Member of MeCCSa
    Panel member for UEL PSF
    ADI Learning and Teaching Committee- M&S rep.