Asia Color Association Conference 2018 by Thomas Groves

On, December 5-7, 2018, I attended the 4th Asia Color Association Conference 2018 hosted by the Faculty of Mass Communication Technology Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, RMUTT, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. With more than 150 colour specialists from all over Asia participating under the theme “Inspiration in Color”; I was excited to be selected to present his paper titled “Visual Ethnography: Photography and Color”.

SSAMIC Conference 2018 by Thomas Groves

The 5th Social Sciences, Arts and Media International Conference


I recently participated in the 5th Social Sciences, Arts and Media International Conference, 14-15 June 2018 ( The conference was hosted by Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok and organized in collaboration with Burapha University, Ubon Ratchathani University, College of the Holy Spirit Manila (Philippines), Dali University (China), Illinois State University (USA), Indonesia Institute of the Arts - Yogyakarta (Indonesia), University of Essex (UK), University of Missouri - St. Louis (USA) and Virginia Tech University (USA). Every year the objective of SSAMIC is to bring together academics, artists and culture industry specialists and to provide them with a platform for discussions and cultural exchange.

On the second day the “Creative Work Exhibition” section counted well over forty visual art presentations and art performances. I presented his photographic art work entitled “Long Wa: The Last of the Head Hunters” to a crowd of appreciative conference attendees. He explained a series of his photographs that document the last living head hunters of Nagaland (North-East India), whereby the medium used was intended to capture a moment in time to help preserve a disappearing culture.

This opportunity to network with researchers and artists from Thailand and abroad and to engage in thought-provoking discussions. Their papers are currently undergoing peer review and will be published in the proceedings made available on the conference website in September.

Booze Bruise Campaign Delivers Positive Change by Thomas Groves

Very proud of my INTM 2350 Digital Production students for the unique approach to solving a serious issue. Pema Tshoki and Sunee Chaemprem developed a PSA to raise awareness about a serious problem unfortunately taking place all over the world. After mush research they decided to aim their campaign towards students aged 18-21 with the slogan "[d]rink responsibly, limit your alcohol before it limits you".  After running the campaign they did follow up research and shared their findings in a final presentation. Congratulations Pema and Sunee!

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