Dr Marques Hardin

Learning Technologist – Simulated Learning

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Marques is a creative technologist and researcher. He investigates methods in which immersive and interactive mediums can support knowledge exchange and promote social impact. Previously, he worked with our StoryLab Research Institute on the Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays project funded by the British Academy.

Email: marques.hardin@aru.ac.uk

Website: mjhardin.com

Background

Marques started his career at ARU as a research fellow investigating the use of new media and technology to develop immersive, interactive, and user-driven narratives aimed at driving social impact. Presently, he explores the use of simulation-based technology and effective practices of its incorporation into teaching and learning.

Marques has background experience in commercial and corporate audio-visual production, as well as computer programming and digital circuit prototyping. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Audio and Video Technology, and his PhD focused on practice-based research investigating the development and opportunities of the Internet of Things and networked technologies for facilitating distributed real-time audio production with interconnected audio hardware.

Research interests

Marques’ primary research interests revolve around utilising interactive technology and embedded, co-created narratives to generate impactful user experiences, particularly for enhancing teaching, education, knowledge dissemination, and understanding wider community/social issues.

Areas of expertise

  • Audio-visual Technology
  • Interactive Media and Technology
  • Simulated Learning
  • Co-creation & User-driven Narratives

Areas of research supervision

  • “Storytelling, Workflow and Language in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Exploring ‘forced displacement’ and ‘limbo’ through extended realities”

Teaching

  • Emerging Media and Platforms

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Digital Culture and Economy, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc. Audio and Video Technology, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BSc. Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS), Audio-visual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies

Selected recent publications

López, M., Hardin, M., Wan, W. (2022). The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays: Playing with Medieval Sonic Histories. In Houghton, R. (2022). Teaching the Middle Ages through Modern Games: Using, Modding and Creating Games for Education and Impact. De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Berlin. Chapter DOI: 10.1515/9783110712032-012

Hardin, M. and Toulson, R. (2021). Music Production Utilising Internet of Things Technologies. In Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Paterson, J., and Toulson, R. (2021). Innovation In Music: Future Opportunities, Routledge, New York.

Toulson, R. and Hardin, M. (2020). Evaluating the accuracy of musicians and sound engineers in performing a common drum tuning exercise. In Audio Engineering Society Convention 149, New York, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/aesconv.2020.978-1-942220-33-6

Hardin, M., (2019). Development and Evaluation of Internet of Things Enabled Applications for Music Production and Creative Practices. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Hardin, M. and Toulson, R. (2019). Quantitative Analysis of Streaming Protocols for Enabling Internet of Things (IoT) Audio Hardware. In Audio Engineering Society Convention 146, Dublin, Ireland. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/aesconv.2019.978-1-942220-26-8


Recent presentations and conferences

Presentations

Schneider, C., Hardin, M., Guha, M., and Patel, S. (2021). ‘Arriving at a New Place’: Enhancing Two-way Integration via and Arts-based Project. In 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference: Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures, Online.

Patel, S., Hardin, M., and Horvath, M. (2021). Communicating Emotion Through Creative Data. In Arts/Data/Health Seminar Series, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

Hardin, M. and Toulson, R. (2019). Music Production Utilising Internet of Things Technologies. In Innovation in Music, University of West London, London, UK.

Hardin, M. and Toulson, R. (2019). Development and Evaluation of Internet of Things Technologies for Music Production and Creative Collaboration. In Art of Record Production 2019, Boston, Massachusetts.

Hardin, M., & Toulson, R. (2019). Quantitative Analysis of Streaming Protocols for Enabling Internet of Things (IoT) Audio Hardware. In Audio Engineering Society Convention 146, Dublin, Ireland.

López, M. and Hardin, M. (2017). The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays: applying virtual acoustics and sound design to the study of medieval acoustical heritage. In Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage, Berlin, Germany.

López, M. and Hardin, M. (2017). The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays: sound design techniques applied to medieval drama studies. In International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK.

Hardin, M. and López, M. (2017). The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays. In CoDE Symposium, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Hardin, M. (2016). An Evaluation of the Internet of Things for Creative Application. In Innovation in Music Conference, University of Westminster, London, UK.

Invited Talks and Lectures

Internet of Things Applications for Music Production and Performance (2019). New Media and Performance Course, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Innovative Music Production Approaches Empowered by Internet of Things Technologies (2018). Technology and New Media Research Cluster, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Exhibitions and Creative Works

Hardin, M., Patel, S., Horvath, M. (2021). The Frontline. StoryLab Research. [Multimedia Archive & Film] Available at: https://storylabresearch.com/projects/the-frontline

Schneider, C., Baxter, J., Guha, M., Hardin, M., Johnson, J., Kaziukonyte, G., Patel, S., and Preston, C. (2019). Arriving: Objects & Discoveries. In Being Human Festival: A Festival of the Humanities, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Hardin, M., López, M., and Wan, W. (2018). The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays Virtual Interface. The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays. [Online Interface] Available at: http://soundscapesyorkmysteryplays.com/