Education and Qualifications
1980 - B.Ed (Hons.) - Exeter University (Marjon)
1982 - MA - (BNU)
2012 - PhD. - The University of Chester
Teaching at Hope
Digital Design (including 2D & 3D CAD & Digital Manufacture)
Professional Practice (Masters and Undergraduate levels).
Research Interests and Expertise
The pedagogical aspects of new technology in design education.
The application of new technology to contemporary studio practice in design.
Recent research outputs include;
Hooper, R. (2015). Sine Bowl ‘Remarkable Image’. Craft Research Journal. Vol. 5 (2). http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2748/
Hooper, R. (2015). Portents, Catalysts, Barriers and Possibilities in the Development of Digital Sculpture. Presented at The Fabrication of Art and Beyond: Making and Inventing in Digital Culture. CHArt'15 - 30th Conference of Computers and the History of Art. Part of the King’s College London FABRICATION Arts & Humanities Festival. http://www.chart.ac.uk
Hooper, R. (2015). Thomian luminosity in CNC fabricated Cast Acrylic Sculpture. Paper presented at the Provocative Plastics Conference. Bournemouth University of the Arts. http://provocativeplastics.com/ and http://www.modip.ac.uk/resources/seminars/provocativeplastics
2011 - Cores Exhibition, CWA, Philadelphia, USA.
2011 - Online Digital Gallery Exhibition D-ART 2011 for the International Conference Information Visualization iV 2011, and the International Conference “Computer Graphics, Imaging and Vizualization” CGIV 2011 Exhibitions. The virtual sculpture Bone was exhibited and can be seen at: http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/DART/DART2011/Home.html Conversations with Wood. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Waterbury Accession Collection Exhibition. Piece Vector Warp exhibited. http://artgallery.yale.edu/press-release/conversations-with-wood
2010 - Bridges2010, Pecs, Hungary as Part of Maths and Art Conference. The sculptural piece Trinity was exhibited and may be seen at; http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/single-artist?uid=Richard%20Hooper